Offered by the School of Education, the undergraduate program in Elementary Education is designed for students who wish to obtain teaching credentials in elementary education. The major in elementary education offers a licensure specialization that meets certification requirements in the District of Columbia and establishes eligibility for certification in over 40 states. The major in elementary education also offers a non-licensure specialization. Students should consult with the director of Teacher Education to coordinate their general and subject-area certification requirements with other university and major requirements.
Admission to the Program
Formal admission to the program requires a grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and departmental approval.
Requirements for Teacher Certification: Elementary
To qualify for teacher certification, students must have completed all of the requirements for the specific curricular area listed below. This requirement may overlap with university requirements. Consult a School of Education advisor for more information.