Elementary Education (K-6) & Early Childhood Education (Age 3- Grade 3)
A program that prepares individuals to teach students ranging in age from infancy through grade three and students in the elementary grades, which include kindergarten through grade six and includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter. Students who complete this field endorsement may teach children in all elementary subjects in kindergarten through grade 6, in all schools. They may also teach in grades 7 and 8 in self-contained classrooms. Self-contained classrooms exist when students spend more than half the school day with one teacher who provides instruction in more than half of the academic areas of the curriculum. They will also have an emphasis on early childhood education. This program requires coursework beyond a single endorsement and therefore exceeds 120 hours.