Curriculum

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits (35 courses)
    • General education courses (71 cr.)
    • Lower level courses (15 cr.)
    • Professional core courses (60 cr.)
    • Elective courses (25 cr.)
    • Demonstration teaching (10 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 115 credits. At least 66 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment specialist at 855-646-5286.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Other General Education Courses

BS in Elementary Education students must take an additional 65 general education credits (71 total) as follows:

  • 10 credits in Written and Oral Communications (must include ENGL 1010)
  • 15 credits in Arts/Humanities (must include ENGL 2050 or other Literature course, and 10 credits in Fine or Performing Arts)
  • 20 credits in Mathematics/Natural Sciences (must include MATH 1040 or STAT 3001, one science course with lab, one additional course, and one additional math course)
  • 20 credits in Social Sciences (must include HIST 2015C, SOCI 4080C, one world history course, and one course in Global Studies, Multicultural Studies, Culture/Ethnic Studies, Linguistic/Language Studies, or Global Religion)

Lower Level Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 1004 Course Child Development Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 1000 Course Concepts of Health Promotion Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code POLI 1001 Course American Government and Politics Credits (5 cr.)

Professional Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code EDUC 2400 Course Child, Family, and Community Relationships Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 2401 Course Diverse and Exceptional Learners in the Elementary Classroom Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 2402 Course Exploring Dimensions of Literacy K-6 Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 3050 Course Child Development, Motivation, and Learning Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 3051 Course Collaboration to Support All Learners Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 3052 Course Effective Practices: Planning, Instruction, and Assessment Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 3053 Course Community Building for Effective Classroom Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 3054 Course Literacy K-6: Instruction and Assessment Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 3055 Course Social Studies and the Arts K-6: Instruction and Assessment Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 3056 Course Integrating Content and Technology to Enhance Learning Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 4010 Course Mathematics K-6: Instruction and Assessment Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code EDUC 4020 Course Science K-6: Instruction and Assessment Credits (5 cr.)

Electives

Choose five courses from any general education category.

Demonstration Teaching

Professional Standards

The program learning outcomes are guided by the Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice and Minnesota Teachers of Elementary Education (K–6) Standards.

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