Oct 02, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Elementary Education, B.A.

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Degree Requirements for Elementary Education:

University Studies:

Students should follow university studies requirements of the University of North Carolina Wilmington as outlined in the Academic Programs  section of the catalogue.

The major in elementary education requires 82 hours (64 hours of education courses and 18 hours in an academic concentration) as follows:


Students wishing to pursue teacher preparation programs must be formally admitted to the Watson College of Education and to the Teacher Education Program. Students in all programs should consult their advisors for admission procedures and for a list of courses requiring Watson College admissions. A grade of “C-” or better is required in all education courses, as well as courses in the interdisciplinary specialty and the professional semester. Students may repeat courses in which they earn a grade lower than a “C-” only with the permission of the dean of the Watson College of Education. A cumulative grade point average of 2.70 is required for eligibility for the practicum semester.

Academic Concentration:

An academic concentration of 18 semester hours is required. Academic concentrations may be chosen from one of the following nine concentrations:

Practicum for Elementary Education Majors with EYC Concentration

EDN 411  is a typical 14-week internship for Elementary Education majors. It must be conducted in a kindergarten classroom. Grades for EDN 411 , EDN 413  and EDN 419  (Practicum) will be based entirely on the intern’s performance in the kindergarten classroom. Practicum semester will conclude with 3 full days of participant observation in an approved preschool setting during the final three days of the last week of the internship, the transition week. Interns pursuing the EYC Academic Concentration will be placed in a preschool classroom. For the entire school day of each of the three days of observation, interns pursuing EYC Academic Concentration will observe the children, the teacher and the routines of the day and work with children under the direction of their partnership teacher.

International Studies

Semester Abroad - Minimum 12 hours from any of the following areas:

Anthropology Economics Literature
Art/Music Environmental Studies Political Science
Conversational Language Geography Religion
Comparative Education Geology Sociology
Cultural History History  


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