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Elementary Education

Realize your potential and fulfill your promise as teacher. Our program helps you acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed to deliver optimum learning experiences for diverse pupils in changing classroom environments.

  • Small class sizes
  • State-of-the-art laboratory facilities
  • Combined hands-on experience and fundamental education
  • Courses and labs taught by faculty, not graduate students
  • Opportunities to meet and work with educators and students in the community
  • Up-to-date on legislation and regulations affecting the teaching profession
PERSONALIZE YOUR DEGREE

Several focus tracks are offered, and specializations are available in Early Childhood and Special Needs.

Gain real-life experience – all before your graduate.

Student Teaching and Practicum

Obtain work experience and make informed career choices through supervised internships and student teaching.


Student North Dakota United

Students are encouraged to join Student North Dakota United, a professional organization that exposes members to greater knowledge in their field.


Pi Lambda Theta

Eligible students are invited to join this international honor society and professional association in education.

Employment Options
  • Elementary School Administrator
  • School Psychologist
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Child Care Center Administrator
  • Camp Director
  • Youth Services Specialist

READY TO
TAKE THE
NEXT STEP?

98%

Placement Rate1Rate based University of Jamestown 2018 bachelor’s degree graduates 1

22K-95K

Expected salary range for an
elementary education professional2Based on data from “FOCUS 2 CAREER 2



COURSEWORK


Course

Title (credits)
Educ 100 Praxis Preparation (0)
Eng 101 Freshman Composition (3)
Eng 102 Freshman Composition/Literature (3)
Comm
or
Comm
102

201
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)

Oral Interpretation of Literature (3)
Math 102 Intermediate Algebra (3)
Or higher level
Pols
or
Hist
or
Hist
104

207

208
American National Government (3)

The United States to 1865 (3)

The United States since 1865 (3)
KNS 184 Health Education (3)
Hist Non-Western History (3)
Educ 201 Introduction to Teaching (3)
Educ 202 Science for Elementary Teachers (3)
Psyc 203 Developmental Psychology (3)
Educ 203 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (3)
Educ 205 A Study of Native American Cultures (2)
Educ 210 Curriculum and Teaching in the Elementary School (3)
KNS 261 Methods & Activities for Teaching Elementary PE (3)
Educ 301 Methods: Elementary Mathematics (3)

Course

Title (credits)
Educ 303 Introduction to Teaching Students with Exceptionalities (3)
Comm
or
Soc
305

320
Cross Cultural Communication (3)

Comparative Cultures (3)
Educ 305 Managing and Monitoring the Learning Environment (3)
Educ 314 Creative Arts in the Schools (3)
Educ 315 Methods: Elementary Social Studies (3)
Educ 316 Assessment/Evaluation (3)
Educ 319 Instructional Media and Technology (3)
Educ 342 Methods: Elementary Language Arts (3)
Educ 343 Children’s Literature and Reading across the Curriculum (3)
Educ 344 Young Adult Literature (3)
Educ 351 Geography for Teachers (3)
Educ 353 Applied Cognitive Theories (3)
Educ 398 Junior Seminar (1)
Educ 399A Classroom Practicum (Elementary) (1)
Educ 405 Methods: Elementary Content Reading (3)
Educ 415 Methods: Elementary Science (3)
Educ 418 Student Teaching in the Elementary School (16)

Total Semester Credits Required: 104




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