May 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education Major, BS

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Student in field experiences will be required to complete a criminal background check through the MUW Office of Field Experiences. Students are required to meet with their faculty advisor to schedule classes and discuss degree requirements, see Section 10.4.

General Education Curriculum: (38-39 Semester Hours)

See General Education Curriculum Requirements  

BS Degree Requirements:

Bachelor of Science Requirements  

Professional Semester:

(Minimum grade of C or above)

Non-Transfer of Professional Education Courses

In order for MUW to recommend licensure, ALL required professional education courses must be taken at MUW.

Repeat Coursework:

Each undergraduate education student may repeat an education course or core required course once. Students who do not achieve required minimum grades after two attempts will not qualify to continue in the respective program(s) depending upon each program’s minimum grade requirement. This restriction applies to all current new undergraduate education students either in Early Childhood Development Major, BS or the Elementary Education Major, BS.


Each undergraduate education student who has previously earned MUW education coursework beginning with the ED prefix more than five years older than the most current published MUW Undergraduate Bulletin will be required to (1) retake the course(s) or (2) as an exception for this purpose may take and must pass the validation credit test corresponding to the course in question, if a validation test is available, to receive credit. Qualified students may attempt to pass a validation examination once only. Qualified students interested to learn more about validation credit should contact the School of Education’s Navigator or the Education Department Chair for more information.


For the K-6 licensure programs, all above requirements must be met. In addition, two areas of concentration must be completed, with a minimum of 18 semester hours in each area, and a minimum grade of “C” in each course. Concentrations include: English, General Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies.

For a Pre-K add-on endorsement, all above requirements must be met. Required courses: ED 307, 317, 319, and 320.


*Education course requirements are currently being reviewed by the Mississippi Department of Education and may change prior to the next catalog printing.

General Education-Special Subject Areas (Grades K-12 Music, Spanish and Theatre)

Teacher Licensure is offered in the following special subject areas: BM in Music Education, B.A. in Spanish, and BA in Theatre Education, all with Teacher Certification requirements. For specific degree requirements, consult the section of the catalog for the Music, Spanish, and Theatre programs.

General Education - Secondary Subject Areas (Grades 7-12):

Licensure at the secondary level is offered for Biology, Physical Science, Mathematics, English, and Social Studies. For specific degree requirements, consult the section of the catalog for the specific departments associated with each discipline.

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