Education Major [Elementary K-6] (BA)

The Education Major prepares teacher candidates for teaching at the K-6, 7-12, and K-12 levels in specified content areas. This course of study combines a solid foundation in disciplinary content, coursework focusing on educational theory and pedagogy, and professional training and extensive field experience in partner school classrooms appropriate for the selected teaching emphasis. Students may prepare for licensure in the following licensure levels and content areas:

K-6 level (multidisciplinary – includes English language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science); 

7-12 level in English, life science, mathematics, or social studies  

K-12 level in health, physical education, and coaching; vocal and/or instrumental music

The major offers flexibility to teacher candidates in scheduling student teaching internships. One option allows candidates to complete the internship (EDU 495) across two semesters, with half-days spent in the placement classroom both semesters. Candidates may request an alternative full-day one-semester internship (EDU 496) provided that they have completed all other course requirements and have obtained approval from the major advisor and the Director of Teacher Education. 

Candidates will be individually advised concerning their need for additional coursework in order to meet licensing requirements or to prepare for the Praxis II content knowledge exam(s). These courses may or may not be included in the required major.

* Additional content requirements satisfied by the Core Curriculum include: ENG 105 World Literature, POL 105 American Experience, HIS 110 World Civilization I, and HIS 112 World Civilization II

NOTE: To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from Lyon College, students must successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours comprising of our required Core curriculum (44-48 hours), the requirements of at least one major (credit hours vary per major), and a selection of our Liberal Arts electives. They must also earn at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average for all work taken at Lyon College and a 2.00 cumulative grade point average in their major, minor, and concentration.


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