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College of Education: Elementary Education Curriculum

Professional Education Requirements

This program consists of a minimum of 120 total hours.

EDST 2450 3
EDST 2480 4
EDEX 2484 3
ITEC 2360 3
EDST 3000 3
EDST 3550 2
EDEL 4109 5
EDEL 4309 5
EDEL 4409 5
EDEL 4500 15-16

Major Content

LIFE 1020 4
GEOL/ASTR 1070 4
PHYS 1090 4
EDEL 1430 1
EDEL 1440 1
EDEL 1450 1
EDEL 1410 1
EDEL 2410 1
MATH 1100 3
MATH 1105 3
MATH 2120 3
EDEL 2280 3
EDEL 4320 3
HLED 2006 1
GEOG 1000 or 1020 3
EDEL 3170 3

 The above major content courses must be taken prior to enrollment in EDEL 4109, 4309, 4409. EDST 3500 must also be completed before EDEL 4109, 4309, 4409.

Additional Content Courses

Each of the following areas must be represented in the program. An additional content course may fulfill one University Studies requirement or be part of the area of concentration. No courses may be double counted within these four areas. Courses for speech and acting and American diversity must be selected from lists of designated courses, which are available from the Teacher Preparation and Advising Office, or the college web site.

American Diversity 3
EDEL 3170 3
Music 3
Speech and Acting - Choose one: COJO 1010 or 2010, COJO 1030, COJO 1040, THEA 1100, or EDCI 4140 3

Areas of Concentration

Elementary education majors must take a minimum of 18 semester hours in a specific area of concentration. The following approved areas provide specialization in:

Creative arts
International Education Studies or American Cultural Diversity
Environmental studies
Interdisciplinary early childhood
Individual and society (at UW/Casper College Center only)

A list of required courses and specific requirements for each area of concentration may be obtained from The Office of Teacher Education, or the college website.


As part of the requirements towards graduation, students in the Elementary Education program can use a university approved minor in lieu of an area of concentration.

Two additional minor programs are offered by the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education: Literacy Education (ELIE), and Early Childhood Education (ECE). Either one may be substituted for the Area of Concentration. A list of required courses and specific requirements for each minor program may be obtained from the Teacher Preparation and Advising Office, or the college web site.

Please note that all required courses and the chosen elective(s) must be completed before the student plans to graduate from the major program.

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