The Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary (BSEd-E) is an undergraduate degree program preparing candidates for teacher licensure. The guiding philosophy of the BSEd-E program is to provide students with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to become competent and effective educators. This program focuses on elementary student learning by developing the skills of the educator responsible for that learning.

Student teaching is an integral component of the program. It provides students with a field-based experience at the appropriate grade and content level. Student teachers work with a cooperating teacher from a school site and with a University of Phoenix faculty advisor. The student teaching experience is designed to emphasize the achievement of state standards leading to certification and to present individuals with growth opportunities that best prepare them to assume the duties of a certified classroom teacher.

Throughout the program, students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of verified field experiences, covering a variety of developmental levels. The focus of each observation will relate to specific course content. Documentation will be maintained in the student’s professional portfolio.

Course #Course Title CreditsPrerequisite(s)
*GEN 300Skills for Professional Development3 —
EDU 300Orientation to Teacher Education0 —
EDU 301Foundations of Education3 GEN 300
EDU 305Child Development3 GEN 300
EDU 310Models and Theories of Instruction3 EDU 301
EDU 310E**E-portfolio Evaluation forEDU 310 0 —
EDU 315Legal and Ethical Issues in Education3 GEN 300
EDU 390Elementary Education Seminar 1EDU 305, EDU 310
EDU 390E**E-portfolio Evaluation forEDU 390 0 —
Progression/program requirements must be completed by the end of EDU/390. These include passing scores on the basic skills exam or equivalent, fingerprint clearance, letters of recommendation, passing scores on formal interview, and personal statement regarding teaching. Evidence of these requirements must be uploaded to the Teacher Education Program Requirement DRF in the e-portfolio. In some states, candidates may need to provide verification of immunizations.
EDU 320Classroom Management 3 All General Education and content areas credits must be completeEDU 390, EDU 310E
EDU 320E**E-portfolio Evaluation forEDU 320 0 —
EED 400Assessment in Elementary Education3 EDU 390E
SPE 300Orientation to the Exceptional Child3 EDU 390E, EDU 310E
SPE 300E**E-portfolio Evaluation forSPE 300 0 —
SEI 300Structured English Immersion3 EDU 390E
RDG 350Children’s Literature3 EDU 390E
RDG 410Elementary Methods -Reading/Language Arts3 EDU 390E, EDU 320E,SPE 300E, EED 400
RDG 410E**E-portfolio Evaluation forRDG 410 0 —
EED 415Elementary Methods – Mathematics3 EDU 390E, EDU 320E, SPE 300E, EED 400
EED 415E**E-portfolio Evaluation forEED 415 0 —
EED 420Elementary Methods – Science3 EDU 390E, EDU 320E, SPE 300E, EED 400
EED 425Elementary Methods – Health/PE3 EDU 390E, EDU 320E,SPE 300E, EED 400
EED 430Elementary Methods – Social Studies3 EDU 390E, EDU 320E,SPE 300E, EED 400
EED 435Elementary Methods – Fine Arts 3 EDU390E, EDU 320E,SPE 300E, EED 400
RDG 415Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties3 RDG 410E
EED 490Elementary Student Teaching, Seminar I4 EDU 390E, SEI 300 EED 415E, EED 420, EED 430
EED 490E**E-portfolio Evaluation for EED490 0 —
EED 495Elementary Student Teaching, Seminar II4 RDG 415, EED/490
EED 495E**E-portfolio Evaluation for EED