Elementary Education

Elementary Education (BA)

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education requires completion of the Foundational Core, courses in professional education, and courses in the subject matter concentration, for a minimum of 120 semester hours. The student must complete an approved concentration or complete a double major in Special Education Mild Intervention (All Grade).

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Degree Courses

  • Foundations of Education
  • Exceptional Children
  • The Early Childhood Profession
  • Math for Elementary Teachers
  • Children’s Literature
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Creative Arts
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Teaching of Reading
  • Classroom Management
  • Language Arts
  • Emerging Literacy
  • Social Studies
  • Corrective Reading
  • Science Methods & Technology
  • Elementary Math Concepts


  • Education Licensure candidates must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 overall and 3.0 in their major.

My experience at OCU was terrific. I was able to start observations in the classroom within my first semester of college. My observations, student teaching, and lesson planning activities made me feel more than prepared and confident to teaching my own class right out of college.

Alecia Harmon

Teacher, Class of 2013, Majored in Elementary Ed and Special Ed

I really loved how close knit the entire University is. The professors actually care about you and give you the time of day and support that I needed to succeed.

Dustin Meuser

Elementary Teacher, Basketball Coach, and Track Coach, Class of 2018, Major Elementary Education and Special Education

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