Sep 20, 2021
120 S.H. (no minor required) Birth - Grade 6
2.75 GPA required.
Letter grade required in all major courses unless otherwise noted.
A major in Elementary Education with Early Childhood Emphasis (Birth - Grade 6: ELEC) is designed to prepare teacher candidates to design, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children from birth through grade 6 in a variety of early childhood or public school P-6 settings. The early childhood education/elementary teacher collaborates with families, colleagues, and related service personnel to enhance the learning of all children. Students who successfully complete this program and program-related assessments will be eligible to be recommended for Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education Licensure in MN.
Teacher Education Licensure Program Information
Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Unit before taking Professional Education courses. This process is competitive; the number of students admitted each semester is limited. Admission is based on grades (2.75 GPA), passing Basic Skills Exams and other measures. For more information on this Admission process, visit the Teacher Education Program Admissions page.
All Winona State University Teacher Education Licensure Programs are continuously updated to reflect new licensure requirements from the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Please contact your program advisor for the latest information about program requirements whether you are (1) applying to a teacher education program, or (2) currently enrolled in a teacher education program.
Elementary Education General Education Courses
These courses are typically taken as part of the General Education Program (GEP) prior to admission to Teacher Education.
GEP Goal 5 Recommendation
Choose one recommended course to count under GEP Goal 5.
Other GEP Goal Recommendations
Required Elementary Education/GEP Courses (21 S.H.)
These required courses also meet GEP goals.
Choose one section of a 180 course
Choose one section of a 185 course
Required License-Related Courses (18 S.H.)
Professional Educational Sequence (30 S.H.)
Note: Teacher education majors must complete all Professional Education Sequence courses in addition to content area courses. Refer to Teacher Education Licensure Programs for more information.
Student Teaching (12 S.H.)
◎ = Oral Intensive
◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive
△ = Writing Intensive
✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement
✪ = Civic Engagement and Service Learning