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BS in Elementary Education Courses

A total of 120 credit hours are required to each a Bachelor of science in elementary education. The courses you need to complete to be eligible for licensure in Indiana may change from what is presented. New requirements for licensure have been approved by the IDE/OEEL and the governor. When new standards are developed and additional interpretations of the new licensing requirements are made, changes will be made on this website. 

General Education Requirements - 42 Hours

MA 184 Math for the Elementary Teacher I
MA 194 Math for the Elementary Teacher II
BIO 1003 Plants and People
ART 253 Art Appreciation
ENG 153 Introduction to Literature
HIS 103 American History I
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
ENG 103 English Composition I
ENG 113 English Composition II
SP 203 Effective Speaking
OR COM 163 Interpersonal Communication
EXS 102 Lifetime Wellness
POLS 113 Introduction to Government
HIS 113 American History II
EDU 242 Physical Education for the Elementary Teacher 

Professional Studies Requirements, Grades K-6 - 57 credit hours

EDU 111 Freshman Practicum 
EDU 211 Sophomore Practicum
EDU 212 Introduction to Music Fundamentals 
EDU 222 Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers
EDU 301 **Instructional Design Practicum 
EDU 303 **Instructional Design
EDU 312 Exceptional Children in the Schools
EDU 322 Culturally Responsive Teaching 
EDU 353 Children's Literature
EDU 362 Classroom Behavior and Environment
EDU 372 Teaching of Literacy (3-6)
EDU 441 **Teaching of Literacy Practicum
EDU 445 **Teaching of Literacy (K-2)
EDU 452 **Art for the Elementary Teacher
EDU 454 **Methods of Teaching Math/Science
EDU 462 Educational Measurement
EDU 463 *Educational Media and Technology
EDU 464 **Methods of Teaching Language Arts/Social Studies
EDU 470 **Supervised Student Teaching
EDU 473 Issues in American Public Education 
EDU 482 **Student Teaching Seminar

Additional - 21 credit hours

PH 104 Physical Science
MUS 272 Music Appreciation
ECO 213 Microeconomics
OR ECO 223 Macroeconomics
SOC 323 The Family
GEO 303 Human Geography
GEO 323 World Geography
EDU 252  School and Community Health
UE 101 University Experience

*Course meets general education computer literacy requirement
**Course must be taken at Trine

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.