Dec 01, 2022  
2022-2023 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 EIU Undergraduate Catalog

Elementary Education: Education Studies Option (B.S. in Education)

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Total Semester Hours Required for the Degree: 121

The B.S. in Elementary Education, Education Studies option is a non-licensure degree focusing on children ages six thru twelve years old.

This major requires that all students (including native, transfer students from community colleges or senior institutions, internal transfers, and post-baccalaureate) follow and meet the requirements for Admission and Retention in Teacher Licensure programs as described in the “Teacher Licensure Programs” section of this catalog. Additional information on Admission and Retention is found on the College of Education website at

Students must receive a “C” or better in all courses used toward graduation, regardless of where they are taken. This includes general education, professional education, major and minor courses, all university required courses, and electives. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.65 in order to continue in the program.

Professional Course Work (59-62 semester hours)

All professional education coursework must be completed with a “C” or better prior to internship.

Departmental Requirements (in addition to University General Education Requirements)

University General Education and additional departmental required courses: 55-58 semester hours

Some courses may also count toward University general education requirements.  Consult with Departmental Advisor.


Elective from General Education Humanities courses. Credits: 3


Art, Music, or Theatre course from General Education Fine Arts courses. Credits: 3


1 A complete program must include a lab in chemistry, physics, or earth science.

The student should consult with his/her advisor to develop the study plan best suited to his/her needs and interests.

Selection to Teacher Education programs should occur following the freshman year but no later than the end of the sophomore year (for transfer students this should occur no later than the end of their first semester).

Major GPA based on all coursework taken at EIU.

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