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Elementary Education (B.A.)


EDUOur program in elementary education prepares majors to meet eligibility requirements for teacher licensure in elementary education (grades 1-6) in the District of Columbia. Our students who minor in education and major in another academic field are exceptionally positioned for an M.A.T. program in secondary education as well as other aspects of education.

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

CAS offers the undergraduate degree in education in partnership with the School of Education.

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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

  • Majors: Elementary School Teacher
  • Minors (after completing an M.A.T. program):
    • High School Teacher
    • Special Education Teacher
    • Reading/Literacy Specialist

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Students complete field-based experiences during their freshman and sophomore years, two semesters of a practicum during their 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.

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