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Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science

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The Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education is for students seeking employment opportunities as grades 1-8 certified classroom teachers. The degree serves transfer students who have taken education related classes at their previous institution and are looking to continue towards certification. Topics covered in the first two semesters are devoted to developing a teaching foundation, the third semester to teaching methods, and in your final semester students will put their learned concepts into practice during a 12-week student teaching internship. Students may begin taking classes in fall, spring or summer sessions.

WUE This major is eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program at the following location: UA South Campus. Students from Western states who select this major and campus may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition at a rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees.

Major Details

College: University of Arizona South
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the CAST website for more information.

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 3
1st Semester Second Language or Elective 4
MATH 105: College Mathematics 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 3
2nd Semester Second Language or Elective 4
TEDV 300: Introduction to Education 3
TEDV 302: Introduction to Special Education 3
Additional Science Course 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
MATV 302A: Understanding Elementary Mathematics I 3
LCEV 404: Cultural Diversity in Education 3
Additional Science Course 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
4th Semester
MATV 302B: Understanding Elementary Mathematics II 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
LCEV 408: Methods of Teaching English to English Language Learners 3
TEDV 311: Literacy in Elementary School 3
TEDV 322: Creative Arts in Context 3
TEDV 324: Teaching Exceptional Children 3
TEDV 394B: Field Studies 1
6th Semester
TEDV 326: Learning and Development 3
TEDV 411: Technology for Educators 3
TEDV 420: Classroom Management and Instruction 3
TEDV 430: Assessment in Education 3
TEDV 394C: Field Studies 1
7th Semester
TEDV 330: Reading Instruction and Assessment 3
TEDV 331: Language Arts Instruction and Assessment 3
TEDV 332: Mathematics Instruction and Assessment 3
TEDV 333: Science Instruction and Assessment 3
TEDV 334: Social Studies Instruction and Assessment 3
TEDV 494A: Field Studies 1
8th Semester
TEDV 493D: Student Teaching in Elementary School 12
TEDV 498: Senior Capstone 2

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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