Early and Elementary Education Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Elementary Education program leads to a Michigan Elementary Standard Teaching Certificate for teaching all subjects in grades pre-school through 3rd grade or 3rd grade through 6th grade.

Grade Bands

Grand Bands Cr. Hrs. Minimum
PK-3 79
Grades 3 - 6 76
Combined PK-3 & 3-6 90

A student must select one grade band but are encouraged to complete both or add an additional endorsement from the options below.

Additional Endorsement Areas

Majors Cr. Hrs. Minimum
Foreign Language - Arabic K-12 42
Foreign Language - French K-12 42
Foreign Language – Spanish K-12 42
Bilingual-Bicultural Education K-12 24
English as a Second Language K-12 24

Additional Endorsements include: Bilingual-Bicultural Education, English as a Second Language, and World Languages. A Bilingual-Bicultural Education and English as a Second Language student will be certified to teach in grades K-12. A World Language student will be certified to teach in grades K-12.

Course Requirements

No grade below "C" may be used to meet requirements specific to elementary education, the major, the minor (including the planned minor), or professional education courses; grades of "C-minus" are not acceptable.

Curriculum

Students in this program complete an individualized Plan of Work with their advisor and the Elementary Education Advising Guide for their chosen band(s).

Accreditation

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CAEP_Accreditation

The College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  

Contact

Kathryn Roberts, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Interim Assistant Dean
313-577-1509
K.Roberts@wayne.edu

Primary Advisors in Academic Services

Last Names A-K:
Shawntae Harris Mintline

Academic advisor III
313-577-1601 
gs4241@wayne.edu
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Last Names L-Z
Jeffrey Lisiecki

Academic services officer II
313-577-1601
gc2394@wayne.edu
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Teacher Education Division
Phone: 313-577-0902

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