Elementary Education Minor

Curriculum Requirements

Candidates must complete 21 credits to qualify for an Elementary Education minor.

The Elementary Education minor meets the majority of requirements for the California Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. See the Professional Teacher Preparation section of the catalog under the Liberal Studies, Elementary Education, B.A. program. Students must consult with an advisor in the School of Education.

Program Courses
Behavioral Science Coursework
PSYC 200Introduction to Psychology 13
Teacher Preparation Coursework 2
Candidates must complete 18 credits from the following:18
Introduction to Teaching
Elementary Math/Science Methods
Psychological Foundations of Education
Elementary Health Curriculum and Methods
Elementary History-Social Science Curriculum and Methods
Methods of Teaching Linguistically Diverse Students
Children's Literature
Elementary Reading/Language Arts
Elementary Curriculum, Differentiation, and Assessment
Elementary Art Workshop
Elementary Physical Education Methods and Activities
Elementary Music Workshop
Total Credits21

PSYC 200 will count toward the Core Curriculum requirement for Behavioral Science.


In order to apply the Teacher Preparation Coursework classes towards any California credential, students must earn at least a B- in each of these classes.