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Elementary Education (BS)

Hours — 44-62 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2018
Last Revision 5/02/2020

Program Requirements


Pre-Professional Area — 8-11 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
EDU 212 Foundations of Education F, W, S 2.0
EDU 200 Human Growth and Learning in Schools F, W, S 3.0
MATH 305 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers F, W 3.0

Recommended Electives

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
HWST 101 Introduction to Hawaiian Studies F, W, S 3.0
EDU 333 Developing an Effective School Culture S 2.0
EDU 340 Multiculturalism and Culturally Responsive Teaching Through Sheltered Instruction F, W 2.0
ELED 240 Children's Literature in Elementary Schools S 2.0


Academic Support Area — 29 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
SPED 300 Education of Exeptional Students F, W, S 3.0
EDU 305 Computer and Technology Assisted Instruction F, W, S 2.0
EDU 312 Effective Pedagogy F, W, S 3.0
EDU 385 Education Assessment in the Classroom F, W, S 3.0
ELED 320 Methods of Literacy Instruction for the Emergent Reader F, S 3.0
ELED 343 PE and Health Methods for Elementary Teachers F, W, S 2.0
ELED 347 Math Methods for Elementary Teachers Part I F, W 2.0
ELED 360 Science Methods for Elementary Teachers F, W 3.0
ELED 369 Writing Methods for Elementary Teachers F, W 3.0
ELED 378 Music Methods for Elementary Teachers F, S 1.0
ELED 380 Social Studies Methods/Multicultural Education and Constitution for Elementary Teachers F, W 3.0
ART 336 Art Methods for Elementary Teachers F, W 1.0


Professional Year — 7-23 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours
ELED 421 Methods of Literacy Instruction for the Fluent Reader F, W 2.0
ELED 430 Classroom Management F, W 2.0
ELED 451 Mathematics Methods for Elementary Teachers Part II F, W 3.0
ELED 491 Observation and Practicum F, W 3.0
ELED 492 Student Teaching F, W 12.0


Program Outcomes


Upon completing a major in Teacher Education, students can demonstrate an understanding of these outcomes:

  1. Learner Development - The teacher candidate designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
  2. Learning Differences - The teacher candidate creates inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.
  3. Learning Environments - The teacher candidate works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  4. Content Knowledge - The teacher candidate understands the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
  5. Application of Content - The teacher candidate uses differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
  6. Assessment - The teacher candidate uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.
  7. Planning for Instruction - The teacher candidate plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals.
  8. Instructional Strategies - The teacher candidate uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
  9. Professional Learning and Ethical Practice - The teacher candidate uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.
  10. Leadership and Collaboration - The teacher candidate seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, and to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals.