Curriculum in Elementary Education Grades 1-5

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science

(see footnotes at bottom)


First Semester

ENGL 101G Freshman Composition 3 hours
††MATH 105 or
MATH 151/161G
Finite Mathematics
College Algebra with FundamentalsCollege Algebra
3 hours
GBIO 106G Introduction to Biological Principles I 3 hours
ART 105 or
MUS 151G
Survey of World Art History
Introduction to Music
3 hours
††GEOG 103G Introduction to Geography 3 hours
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern 2 hours
  Total: 17 hours


Second Semester

††ENGL 102G Critical Reading and Writing 3 hours
††MATH 241G Elementary Statistics 3 hours
GBIO 107G Introduction to Biological Principles II 3 hours
POLI 201G American Politics 3 hours
HIST 202G American History since 1877 3 hours
††COMM 210G Communicating in the Classroom 3 hours
  Total: 18 hours



First Semester

ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
†††EDUC 202 Introduction to Education 3 hours
ESSC 101 or
ESSC 102
Earth and Space Science I
Earth and Space Science II
3 hours
††MATH 177 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Education I 3 hours
††EPSY 301 Educational Psychology of Children and Adolescents 3 hours
††SPED 200 Characteristics of Individuals with Exceptionalities 3 hours
  Total: 18 hours


Second Semester

††EDUC 304 The Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School 3 hours
††EDUC 307 Instructional Planning and Assessment 3 hours
††EDUC 309 Integrating Music into the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom 3 hours
††EDUC 315 Classroom Management and Motivation for Beginning Teachers 3 hours
††MATH 287 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Education III 3 hours
  Total: 15 hours




First Semester

††EDUC 3201* Foundations of PK-8 Mathematics Education 3 hours
††EDUC 3221* Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading 3 hours
††EDUC 3321 Current topics in Technology for Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Education 1 hour
PHSC 101G Physical Science I  3 hours
††LSED 401 Books and Related Materials for Children 3 hours
  Total: 13 hours


Second Semester

††EDUC 3242 Struggling Readers and Writers 3 hours
††EDUC 3272 Teaching Science and Social Studies in Elementary School      6 hours
††EDUC 3332 Elementary Curriculum and Instruction in Language Arts and Literacy 6 hours
††ART 371 Art for the Elementary Teacher 3 hours
  Total: 18 hours




First Semester

††EDUC 4493 Mathematics Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary Classroom 3 hours
††EDUC 4523 Elementary Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy 3 hours 
††EDUC 4533** Student Teaching I in the PK-12 Schools 6 hours
  Total: 12 hours


Second Semester

EDUC 427 Student Teaching in the Elementary or Middle School 9 hours
  Total: 9 hours


Total semester hours required 120

Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. Those students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of electives.

GGeneral Education Courses

††A grade of “C” or better is required.

†††A grade of “B” or better is required

1Take EDUC 320, 322, and 332 concurrently.

2Take EDUC 324, 327, and EDUC 333 concurrently.

3Take EDUC 449, 452, and 453 concurrently.

*Completion of an approved Introductory Portfolio is a prerequisite for EDUC 320 and EDUC 322.

**Completion of an approved Developing Portfolio is a prerequisite for EDUC 453.