Elementary Education (Grade Band)

Prepares you to teach in a self-contained classroom within the grade band(s) selected.

The B.A. in Elementary Education provides students with the content knowledge needed to instruct all subjects (Language Arts, Science, Math and Social Studies) to children in elementary grades. The major has a set of core requirements that students in all concentrations are required to take. These requirements include content, foundational, and methodological coursework.

Students pursuing the major in Elementary Education will be required to take two Apprenticeship courses and a semester long internship. Field experience is an integral component of teacher preparation.

What will I Learn?

Candidates for certification in Elementary Education will be:

  • Knowledgeable in content relevant to their chosen grade band.
  • Capable of translating pedagogical knowledge into practice.
  • Capable of integrating educational technology to support learning.

Degree Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA overall and in major
  • Minimum 129 credit hours
  • Completion of general education, major, and upper level credit requirements

Concentration Areas

Students in the Elementary Education major are required to select a minimum of 2 concentrations from the options below.

At least one of the two concentrations must be a grade band (PK-3 or 3-6).

Contact Information

CEHHS Office for Student Success
262 Fairlane Center South (FCS)
cehhs-oss@umich.edu
313-593-5090