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Southern Illinois University



Teacher Education Program

College of Education and Human Services

Elementary Education

The B.S. degree in education, with a major in elementary education, meets the objectives of students interested in teaching grades 1-6 and prepares them to fulfill the minimum requirements for a standard Elementary School Teaching License. Elementary education majors are prepared to accept jobs in self-contained or departmentalized classrooms.  Advancement in the major is based not only on continued satisfactory academic performance, but also on acceptable professional behaviors and competencies as reflected  in the state standards for licensure: the Illinois Core and Professional Teaching Standards; Elementary Education Standards; and Technology, Language Arts, and Special Education Standards for all teachers; and Common Core Standards