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Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Designed for undergraduate students and working adults, we offer a convenient program that allows you to earn your Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree online, with the exception of field/clinical hours and student teaching. Through a combination of professional education and liberal arts courses, the elementary education program prepares you for success with a well-rounded body of knowledge and competencies.

As a School of Education student, you will build essential knowledge, skills, and competencies that will assist you in finding employment and succeeding as an educator in a public or private school. Online course delivery, high-quality instruction, an accessible support system, the flexibility to advance at a pace that accommodates your life, and a vibrant learning community are all hallmarks of our elementary education online program.

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Required Courses for Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Degree:

The University of the Cumberlands’ online Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education requires a minimum of 72 semester hours. A number of degree requirements will have been met by transfer students through the Educator Preparation programs currently in place in the Kentucky Community College system. The following are courses that will typically be taken at the University of the Cumberlands.

P-5 Professional Education Courses – 48 credit hours

EDOL 331 Studies in Education: Special Topics in Literacy
EDOL 237 Effective Teaching Practices
ELOL 331 Reading and Language Arts I
MAOL 332 P-5 Teaching Math
EDOL 334 P-5 Teaching of Social Studies
EDOL 338 Reading and Language Arts II
EDOL 339 P-5 Teaching of Science
EDOL 430 Classroom Management and Behavior
EDOL 491 Supervised Student Teaching: P-5
PSOL 238 Psychology of Learning and Exceptionality (prerequisite: PSYC 131*)
SPOL 233 Survey of Individuals with Exceptionalities (P-12)

Required Related Studies – 24 credit

AROL 331 School Art
EDOL 233 Children's Literature
HLOL 438 Health Education in the School and Community
HSOL 337 Race and Diversity
MUOL 331 School Music

Academic Emphasis Area – 21-23 hours One area of emphasis to be chosen from various electives or transfer coursework.


For a full description of Education degrees and graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Catalog.

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