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Elementary Education (B.A.)

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Education Student receives feedback from professor Do you want to teach elementary school?  Our program in elementary education prepares our majors to meet eligibility requirements for teacher licensure in elementary education (grades 1-6) in the District of Columbia. Once licensed, candidates may apply for reciprocity in other jurisdictions.

You will complete field-based experiences during your first and second years of study, two semesters of a practicum during your junior year (four hours/week), and a final semester in a school for the student teaching internship (full-time). Student teaching internships are in public, charter and private school systems in the Washington metropolitan area, and placements are made by the university.

Our courses provide a  of knowledge, skills and field-based experiences and include performance assessments designed to demonstrate a teacher’s ability to impact student learning.

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Featured Courses

EDCC 220 Foundations of Education EDCC 250 Technology in Education EDTE 301 Classroom Management EDTE 321 Reading Materials EDTE 330 Education of Exceptional Children & Youth EDTE 421 Emergent Literacy

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Career Paths

  • Elementary School Teacher

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The program is state approved and nationally recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (A.C.E.I.) and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (N.C.A.T.E.). Course syllabi and classroom activities reflect the standards of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (I.N.T.A.S.C.).

The College of Arts & Sciences offers the undergraduate degree in elementary education in partnership with the School of Education.

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