Degrees and Deadlines

B.S. in Elementary Education with ESL Endorsement (K-6th)

Elementary school teachers work with a classroom of students, aged five to twelve years old depending on grade level. Usually, elementary school teachers teach multiple subjects to the same group of students. Therefore, proficiency in math, science, language, and social studies is required. Elementary school teachers can work full-time for a nine-month traditional school year with summers off or year-round school with various breaks throughout the year.

Requirements:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Education program prerequisite course requirements
  3. One semester of foreign language to fulfill Diversity Requirement
  4. Admissions into the BS of Elementary Education Program through application
  5. Professional course requirements

Licensure Requirement

Students are required to pass the PRAXIS II Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Test before entering the program.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 125 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative university GPA 3.0 or higher.
  5. USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses”.
  6. GPA 3.0 or higher in all program prerequisite and professional courses.

 Dates / Application Deadlines

  •  Spring 2017 Elementary Cohort Deadline: October 28th at 12:00 noon.
  •  Fall 2017 Cohort Deadline: February 28th at 12:00 noon.

 

Secondary Education Emphasis (6-12th)

Middle and high school teachers work with classrooms of students, aged eleven to eighteen years old depending on grade level. Usually, middle and high school teachers teach one or two subject areas, depending on qualifications. Middle and high school teachers typically work full-time for a nine-month traditional school year with summers off although many teachers participate in professional development programs during the summer months.

The DSU Secondary Education Licensure program MUST be paired with a bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in a Utah State Office of Education approved content area.

Students who have already completed an acceptable BA/BS degree may complete the courses required for secondary licensure only. The following degrees offered at DSU include secondary education licensure:

Secondary Education Emphasis (6-12th)

Secondary Education Minors

  • Minor in Biology Education Program
  • Minor in Chemistry Education Program
  • Minor in English Education Program
  • Minor in Mathematics Education Program

Requirements:

  1. General Education & Institutional Requirements
  2. Secondary Education Teaching (SET) Licensure Program Requirements
  3. Discipline Core Requirements
  4. Emphasis Requirements
  5. Emphasis Electives
  6. Admission into the SET program through application
  7. Secondary Education Teaching (SET) Licensure Program Admission and Professional Requirements

Licensure Requirement

Students are required to pass the PRAXIS II in appropriate subject.

Dates / Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2017 Cohort Deadline: August 26, 2016
  • Fall 2017 Cohort Deadline: January 27, 2017