Elementary Education

College of Education

B. S. Elementary Education Degree with an ESL Endorsement

After completing an Associate of Science degree or equivalent, and certain pre-professional classes (see below), students are eligible to apply to the Elementary Education Program. The Junior and Senior years include coursework and educational experiences leading to the Utah State Level I Educator License. The Level I license qualifies graduates to teach grades K-6. Students will also graduate with an ESL Endorsement, which gives them the skills and training to teach students who are learning English as a second language.

GE Requirements:

Minimum of 63 college semester hours or an associate’s degree including GE’s electives, institutional requirements and pre-professional courses.
MATH 1050 (C or better)
Either PSY 1010, 1100 or FCS 1500
Either HIST 1700 or POLS 1100
Diversity component: Minimum 1 semester of any college-level foreign language or equivalent (including ASL)

NOTE: Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to be accepted into the program.

Pre-Professional Courses:

  • EDUC 1010 – Foundations/Introduction to Education
  • EDUC 2010 – Introduction to Teaching Exceptional Learners
  • EDUC 2400 – Foundations of Multicultural/ESL Learners
  • EDUC 2500 – Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms
  • EDUC 3110 – Educational Psychology
  • MATH 2010 – Math for Elementary Teachers I
  • MATH 2020 – Math for Elementary Teachers II

NOTE: Grade C or better (no C- credit) in all program GE and prerequisite courses. A grade C or better required in MATH 2010 and a passing score on MATH 2020 exit exam required.


To be admitted to the program, students must also pass the PRAXIS II (5001 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects). This the official teaching license exam for the Utah State Board of Education. It can be taken as a whole or individually by subtest. More information can be found on the ETS website. Minimum scores for each section: