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Elementary Education Yuma, Bachelor of Science in Education


Academic Information

NAU-Yuma's Education Department offers courses in teacher preparation in partnership with Arizona Western College. This transfer program is designed specifically for AWC and NAU-Yuma students and is only available at the NAU-Yuma branch campus.

Along with learning what to teach and how to teach, you have opportunities to experience increasingly complex assignments in classrooms with master teachers. We consider fieldwork and practicum experiences to be integral parts of your professional teaching preparation.

Our teacher education programs lead to professional preparation and state teaching certification in Elementary Education. To be accepted into the Elementary Education Program, you must meet criteria established by our Teacher Education Committee.

This program is accredited by the ***The program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Education.

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Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Elementary Education Yuma?

No job is more challenging, rewarding, or important than teaching small children. As an elementary educator, you'll help shape the character—and future—of every child in your classroom. It's a big responsibility. Our elementary education program will prepare you to succeed.

Here, you’ll develop the skills to meet challenges in today’s classrooms with professional practice and lifelong learning. In addition to earning a baccalaureate degree, this plan leads to an Institutional Recommendation for Elementary Teacher Certification in the State of Arizona; you must take and pass the National Evaluation Series (NES) Elementary Education Subtest I and II subject knowledge tests.

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University Requirements

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Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.5
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Required
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Purpose Statement

The purpose of the bachelor's degree in elementary education is to prepare professional teachers qualified to teach grades 1 through 8 in school districts serving the Lower Colorado border region of Arizona. Specifically, it is the objective of this program to address the needs of the culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse population of the region. In partnership with Arizona Western College, and using the 2NAU joint admission program, students receive the academic support services they need to successfully complete their degree. Our students become critical and reflective teachers for meaningful learning and practical application in a global community in a digital world. Students benefit from a culturally-relevant curriculum including rich, meaningful, and authentic practicum and clinical experiences preparing them to become competent and committed professionals literate in inquiry, technology, data-informed decision-making, and the academic language of the discipline. True to the academic and research interests of our department faculty, our graduates are prepared to be community leaders of environmental sustainability and capable of engaging students in regional and global citizenship.

Student Learning Outcomes

Learner and Learning
Demonstrates knowledge of the patterns and differences in cognitive, social, linguistic, emotional, and physical development of children to create inclusive learning environments that support the diverse needs of learners through engagement, self-motivation, and autonomy. 

Content
Demonstrates knowledge of central concepts and tools of inquiry of content areas to build and implement accessible and meaningful learning through the use of critical thinking, creative and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.

Instructional Practices
Demonstrates knowledge of assessment, planning, technology, and instructional strategies to design and deliver rigorous, engaging and integrative learning experiences.

Professional Responsibility
Demonstrates professional growth through continuing education, reflective practice, and collaboration with the school community to support all learners and advance the profession.

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Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
Teacher Preparation
General Electives
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