Degree-Completion: Elementary Education
Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Apply Now! USM’s adult degree-completion program offers you the same high quality education of as the university’s traditional undergraduate program in a more convenient and flexible accelerated evening format.
Elementary Education is a requirement for those who want to teach in elementary school, grades K-6.
The USM adult degree-completion program is geared toward students who have completed roughly two years of college (approximately 60 credit hours).
USM requires the successful completion of 128 credit hours to earn a bachelor’s degree.
General Education Courses
IDEA Seminar I
IDEA Seminar II
History — six credit hours from the following areas
English — nine credit hours, comprised of two electives and a literature course
Oral Communications — three credit hours
Art — three credit hours
Social and Behavioral Science — six credit hours from the following areas:
Science and Math — nine credit hours from the following areas:
Elementary Education Core Classes
Professional Educational: Foundation Core
ED 402 — Foundations of Education: Social, Cultural, Philosophical, and Historical (includes field Experience)
ED 428 — Psychological Foundations
ED 430 — Educating Exceptional Children & Youth
Professional Educational: Curriculum Core
ED 411 — Teaching Social Studies in Diverse Settings
ED 412 — Seminar I: Curriculum & Assessment in Diverse Settings (includes field experience)
ED 466 — Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School
ED 460 — Aesthetic Experience in Elementary School
ED 522 — Methods of Teaching Diverse Learners
ED 467 — Teaching Science and Health in Elementary School
ED 573 — Integrated Reading and Language Arts Methods
ED 579 — Supervised Reading Instruction (includes field experience)
ED 590 — Seminar III: Professional Collaborations
ED 594 — Classroom Management and Student Motivation
ED 595 — Student Teaching