Jun 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 

Elementary Education Major (BAEd)

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Elementary Education (Grades K-8) Major - Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAEd)

Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Education Student Services Center at https://www.unlv.edu/education/essc


Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
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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 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 MATH 122  and MATH 123 ) 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. Completion of all program of study course requirements except EDEL 482  and EDEL 481 EDEL 483  or EDEL 485  with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher and no grade below C.
  2. Students who take EDEL 311  and do not receive a grade of “B” or better will not be able to enroll in EDEL 313 . 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.
  3. Students who do not receive a grade of “B” or better in EDEL 313  will not be able to move on to EDEL 481 , their internship. If a student does not meet the standard of “B” or better the second time they take EDEL 313 , 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. 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 EDEL 482  and EDEL 481 EDEL 483 , or EDEL 485  without department approval.

General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 39-43 Credits

First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3

English Composition - Credits: 6

Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3

Constitutions - Credits: 3-6

Distribution Requirement - Credits: 19

Please see Distribution Requirement for more information.

(see note 1 below)

  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 Credits
  • Social Science:
    • Automatically satisfied by Major requirements
  • Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking: 10 Credits
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Two courses from the Life and Physical Sciences (at least one of which must be a laboratory course).

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 - BA in Elementary Education (Grades K-8) - Subtotal: 75 credits

General Electives - Credits: 2-6

See note 3

Total Credits: 120


  1. Please select a Humanities or Fine Arts elective to satisfy International requirement.
  2. EDU 280  will be used to satisfy the Multicultural requirement.
  3. Total credits to earn degree must be at least 120.

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