Oct 23, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 

Elementary Education (Grades K-8) Major (BSED)

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Elementary Education (Grades K-8) Major - Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED)

Please see the UNLV Department of Teaching and Learning web page at http://tl.unlv.edu/undergraduate for more information about department programs, faculty, and facilities.

Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Education Advising and Field Placement Center at http://education.unlv.edu/afp/


Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
Program - 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Plan learning experiences based on assessment analysis, content knowledge, curriculum standards, and digital tools to meet the needs of all learners.
  2. Create and manage an effective learning environment conducive to positive social interactions recognizing individual differences related to culture, learning styles, levels of achievement and experiences.
  3. Model professional dispositions as a foundation for professional practice and demonstrate ethical and collaborative advocacy for students and the teaching profession.
  4. Consider students’ prior knowledge in planning lessons, actively engage students in learning, make assessment an integral part of the lesson, and reflect on instruction and student achievement using assessment data.
  5. Use data to inform instruction, make decisions about student learning and demonstrate that teaching behaviors produce verifiable student learning and informs future practice.
  6. Incorporate digital tools to engage students, document student progress, and provide a digital record of professional growth as a teacher.

University Graduation Requirements

Elementary Education (Grades K-8) Degree Requirements - Total: 120-123 Credits

Completion of all program requirements will lead to eligibility for the Bachelor of Science degree in Education. To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts in Education, students must also complete two courses in the same foreign language.

Elementary Education students must earn a C or better in each UNLV and transfer course that applies to the Elementary Education program. This includes university core as well as education course work.

All elementary professional teacher education courses for initial licensure (including

  and  ) must have been completed no more than five years prior to admission to T&L.

Student Teaching in Elementary Education Program:

Approval for a student teaching placement is contingent upon:

  1. Admission to T&L.
  2. Completion of all program of study course requirements except  , and    or   with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher and no grade below C.
  3. Filing of a completed T&L student teaching application by the announced deadline.
  4. Recommendation of the Department of T&L.
  5. Students who take   and do not receive a grade of “B” or better will not be able to enroll in  . If a student does meet the “B” standard, they will be allowed to retake the course only one time; if they do not meet the standard the second time, they will be unable to complete the program.
  6. Students who do not receive a grade of “B” or better in   will not be able to move on to  , their internship. If a student does not meet the standard of “B” or better the second time they take  , they will not be eligible to complete the program.

Student teaching is a full-time, full-semester experience in an elementary classroom. It involves a mandatory, on-campus orientation; observation and supervised teaching during which the student gradually assumes classroom teaching responsibilities; regularly scheduled observations and evaluations by the classroom teacher who serves as a preservice mentor teacher and by the assigned university site facilitator; and weekly student teaching seminar sessions or

 . Because student teaching is a full-time responsibility, outside employment during that time is strongly discouraged, and the student may enroll in no courses other than   and  ,   , or   without department approval.

General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 45-48 Credits

First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3

English Composition - Credits: 6

Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3

Constitutions - Credits: 4-6

HIST 100   or PSC 101   (US & NV)


HIST 100 106  or URST 241  (US only)


 , 271 or   (NV only)

Distribution Requirement - Credits: 24

Please see Distribution Requirement  for more information.

(see note 1 below)

Multicultural and International

Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students

Major Requirements - BSED in Elementary Education (Grades K-8) - Subtotal: 72 credits

Education Core Requirements - Credits: 12

Electives - Credits: 0-3

 (see note 3 below)

Total Credits: 120-123


  1. Please select a Humanities or Fine Arts elective to satisfy International requirement.
  2.   requires the following 12 credits of science as prerequisites:  ,  , and  , and either   and  .
  3. Total degree credits will be 120-123 depending upon how student fulfills the Constitutions and First Year Seminar requirements.


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