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Elementary Education Program Curriculum

The Elementary teacher education program curriculum is built on the belief that it is critical for KU students to not only gain a broad-based teacher education preparation, but to supplement that education with hands-on practical experience in the field. This powerful combination allows our students to excel in any classroom environment. Freshmen and transfer students will complete the KU Core Curriculum for general education requirements. Review the Academic Catalog or consult the program detail sheet (pdf) for more comprehensive information. 

Admission Requirements (Prerequisite Courses)

MATH 101: College Algebra

GEOG 104: Introduction to Physical Geography

ENGL 101: Composition

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

HIST 128: History of U.S. through Civil War

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

C&T 100: Intro to the Education Profession

Please note: This is only a potential plan of study. Consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

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