What You’ll Learn
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Elementary Education K-5 program of study offers an academic major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Development and Learning of the Child and Young Adolescent for grades K-5. Successful completion of this major leads to the Bachelor of Science degree and the TN initial teaching license in elementary education for grades K-5.
The major is a comprehensive program of study that includes a general education core, the academic major, and a professional education core for the development of candidates who will become exceptional instructional teacher leaders with the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions and commitments necessary to help all K-5 students learn. Coursework is supplemented by classroom experience, during which you must complete two student teaching placements in grades K-3 and 4-5, for a total of 16 weeks of full-time student teaching.