Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Grades 1-5


Department of Teaching and Learning

Southeastern's Elementary Education program helps students develop effectiveness in communication, leadership and other skills necessary for teaching in the area of education. The curriculum requires a solid background of Elementary Education classes as well as essential content courses in math, science and the humanities. A strong emphasis is placed on relevant field experiences throughout the program, and students gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to have a positive impact on student achievement in grades 1 through 5.

Career Information

Types of Jobs

  • Elementary Mathematics Teacher
  • Elementary Reading Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher

Types of Employers

  • Parochial School Systems
  • Private School Systems
  • Public School Systems


  • Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation / National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

  • Course objectives and learner outcomes aligned COMPASS/ National Institute for Excellence in Teaching , and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium

  • The TeachLivE virtual-rehearsal classroom featuring real-time avatars with unique characteristics is available for students to practice classroom management, pedagogy and content teaching skills in a virtual environment

  • A variety of field experiences prepare candidates for a successful teaching career at the appropriate grade level

  • Service-learning opportunities such as the regional science fair competition

  • Honors curriculum available


  • Total semester hours required: 120

  • Pass all parts of the PRAXIS Core: Pre-Professional Skills Test in Reading, Writing and Mathematics

  • Approximately 110 hours of field experience prior to student teaching

  • Have a 2.75 cumulative or degree grade point average and a 2.75 cumulative or degree grade point average in work completed at Southeastern

  • Complete and earn a grade of "C" or better in all required professional courses in Education and Educational Psychology

  • Complete and earn a grade of "C" or better in all required courses in first teaching fields (identified on the curriculum sheet)

  • Pass PRAXIS II examinations in Principles of Learning and Teaching and Content Area Specialty Tests

  • Complete and earn a grade of "B" or better in Education 202

  • Successfully complete portfolio submissions during the program
  • Successfully complete student teaching or ear-long residency


  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, PK-3

  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

  • Master of Education in Special Education

  • Certification in English as a Second Language


  • Kappa Delta Pi

  • Phi Delta Kappa

  • Phi Kappa Phi

  • Southeastern Education Association for Students

Contact Information

Ms. Beth Berry, Undergraduate Coordinator


Mailing address: SLU Box 10749, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus: Cate Teacher Education Center, Room 2018 A

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