Bachelor of Arts
Elementary education majors (grades K-6) must complete a discipline-specific concentration of at least 24 hours which meets Briar Cliff University and the State of Iowa Department of Education endorsement requirements. Each discipline-specific concentration is in a single discipline or a formal interdisciplinary program, plus a methods course in that area (e.g., mathematics, reading, social studies, science). Endorsements differ from majors or minors in that the semester hours may include courses which fulfill other institutional requirements.
All students intending to seek an elementary education degree must first be admitted into the Teacher Preparation Program (See Education Dept.).
Praxis II Testing for Licensure
The Federal Department of Education states that all elementary education majors must take a standardized test in all content areas prior to completing their Teacher Preparation Program and applying for their teaching license.
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