You are interested in helping students achieve a strong educational foundation.
About Elementary Grades Education
This interdisciplinary teacher education program has three available tracks: a four-year program; a five-year program that leads to a Master of Arts in teaching; and the dual certification in general and special education. You will specialize in grades 1-5.
Four-year Teacher Certification
Our Bachelor of Science in elementary grades education is a four-year program that provides students with a broad academic background and the skills necessary for teachers of elementary children in grades 1-5.
Five-year Certification with Master’s Degree (Holmes Certification: Grades 1-5)
For students who wish to spend extended time developing expertise, the Holmes Elementary Program is a one-year master’s program for those who have completed the Holmes concentration in elementary education from LSU. Students completing this five-year program will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in elementary grades education, a Master of Arts in teaching (MAT), and teacher certification in grades 1-5.
- Grades 1-5 teacher
- School administrator
- Special education teacher
Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.
- 24 hours of credit in 1000-level courses or higher
- 2.5 GPA (LSU and overall)
B.S., Bachelor of Science
Course Load by Subject Area
- Lab Hours or Field Work: Medium Intensity
- History & Law: Low Intensity
- Math: Low Intensity
- Science: Low Intensity
- Technology: Low Intensity
Learn more about course loads and subject areas
- Agricultural Education
- Dual Certification: General/Special Education
- Music Education
- PK-3 Teacher Certification
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