The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Grades Education is an interdisciplinary teacher education program designed to develop educators who will become effective professionals certified to teach in grades 1-5.
Undergraduate students may enter basic teacher education programs after 24 semester hours of college-level course work with a minimum 2.20 GPA, cumulative and LSU. Formal admission to a specific undergraduate teacher education program/concentration requires a 2.50 GPA, cumulative and LSU, and passing scores on the PRAXIS I: Pre-Professional Skills Tests or minimum ACT composite of 22 or minimum SAT composite of 1030. Admission to upper division professional education courses (3000 level and above) is restricted to students who have been formally admitted to a teacher education program/concentration.
Students anticipating careers in teaching should contact the Office of Student Services, College of Human Sciences and Education, 236 Peabody Hall, to declare their interest and to obtain additional information. The variety of routes to teacher certification and specific general education requirements for all programs necessitate early and continuous advising by the Office of Student Services.
Undergraduate teacher education students are required to meet the following requirements:
Satisfactory scores on the PRAXIS Series are required for teacher certification by the state of Louisiana. Students in teacher education curricula or concentrations must pass all required sections of the PRAXIS Series prior to graduation.
Undergraduate students must have passing scores on the PRAXIS I assessments or minimum ACT composite of 22 or minimum SAT composite of 1030 to be formally admitted to a specific undergraduate teacher education program/concentration .* Undergraduate students should take the required PRAXIS II assessments during the last semester of course work prior to student teaching.
(For in-depth information about student teaching, visit the Office of Field Experiences)
Application for student teaching must be made to the Office of Student Services no later than three weeks after classes begin in the semester prior to student teaching. Late applicants cannot be guaranteed consideration.
The student teaching semester is scheduled as an all-day, all-week experience. LSU requirements for the student teaching experience far surpass the state minimum requirements of 270 clock hours, 180 of which must be actual teaching with a substantial portion thereof on an all-day basis.
All course requirements must be completed prior to student teaching, other than those courses requiring concurrent enrollment with student teaching. No student may schedule course work in addition to that required during the student teaching semester(s) without prior approval by the dean of the College of Human Sciences and Education through the Office of Student Services. Students are advised to schedule no more than 15 hours of employment weekly during student teaching. To be permitted to student teach, students must also meet the following requirements:
TOTAL SEM. HRS. • 120-128
|ANTH 1003 or 2051||3|
|ART 1001 or ARTH 1440 or 2470 or MUS 1751 or 1755 or 1799 or 2000||3|
|BIOL 1001, 1002, 1005||8|
|ENGL 1001 or 1004||3|
|HIST 2055 or 2057||3|
|MATH 1021 or 1023 and 1029||6-8|
|Area of concentration courses||0-3|
|EDCI 2030, 2271, 2400, 2700||12|
|ENGL 2148 or 2220||3|
|MATH 1201, 1202||6|
|Area of concentration courses||0-3|
|ENGL 2270 or 2593 or 2673||3|
|Professional Practice Block I (EDCI 3127, 3137, 3200, 4460)||15|
|EDCI 3625 - Student Teaching||9|
|GEOL 1001, 1601||4|
|Professional Practice Block II (EDCI 3124, 3125, MATH 2203)||12|
For more information, please contact:
Office of Student Services
College of Human Sciences and Education
236 Peabody Hall