Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Education in elementary education is a two-part program that allows candidates who have earned an Associate of Science in elementary education to obtain licensure as a K-6 teacher. The 60-hour program, which is in exclusive partnership with the University of Arkansas Community College Batesville (UACCB), is designed to develop and prepare first-year teachers who are ready to effectively teach young children from the very first day.

Candidates will participate in synchronous discussions at a distance with their instructors and peers, as well as participate in hands-on field experiences in kindergarten, primary, and intermediate classrooms in respective schools close to their residence.

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Required Courses (58-60 hours)

Note: ELEM 3200 Field Experience II may be waived if student can document field experience (personal or coursework).

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Required courses

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This field experience will acquaint candidates with a variety of primary school experiences. Candidates will be oriented to the structure of school district, the school, and the classroom setting. Students are placed wit...

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ELEM 2200 Field Experience I

2 credit hours

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Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Co-requisite: ELEM 2301 Field Experience I. Candidates explore a broad range of children’s literature genres, including literature from different cultures and informational texts...

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ELEM 2301 Children’s Literature

3 credit hours

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Prerequisites: Admission to elementary education program. Emergent Literacy focuses on the foundations of emergent and early literacy in a natural learning environment for the grades K-2. Emphasis will be given to learni...

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ELEM 2303 Emergent Literacy

3 credit hours

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Prerequisite: Admission to the Program. This course teaches science content knowledge for K-3. This course involves planning and facilitating of research-based science teaching strategies, the selection and use of materi...

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ELEM 3304 Integrated Science I

3 credit hours

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Prerequisite: PSYC 2300 or consent of instructor. Introduction to the psychological, sociological, philosophical, legal, and educational implications of educating exceptional learners in the mainstream; the role of teach...

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SPED 4301 Education of Exceptional Learners

3 credit hours

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Candidates spend one full day a week in a classroom with young children in grades 2 or 3 for 14 weeks. Requirement waived if student can document field experience (personal or coursework).

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ELEM 3200 Field Experience II

2 credit hours

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Candidates spend one full day a week in a classroom with children in grades 4, 5, or 6 for 14 weeks. Candidates are required to submit a “field reflection” each week to their University Supervisor.

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ELEM 4200 Field Experience III

2 credit hours

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Prerequisite: Admission to the Program; ELEM 2200 Field Experience I; ELEM 2302 Child Growth and Development Co-requisite: ELEM 3200 Field Experience II. Candidates will learn how to design, establish, and maintain effec...

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ELEM 3300 Building Learning Environments

3 credit hours

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Prerequisite: Admission to the Program This course teaches science content knowledge for 4-6 students. This course involves planning and facilitating of research-based science teaching strategies, the selection and use o...

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ELEM 4302 Integrated Science II

3 credit hours

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Prerequisite: Admission to Program. This course provides the opportunity for candidates to analyze and develop integrated curricula in social studies from a variety of historical and current perspectives, within the cont...

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ELEM 3302 Social Studies Methods

3 credit hours

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Prerequisite: Admission to program. This course addresses assessment strategies for K-12 special education. A specific focus will be given to the principles of assessment. Various aspects of the learning environment are ...

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SPED 4326 Assessment in Special Education

3 credit hours

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Prerequisites: admission to program and ELEM 2303 Emergent Literacy. This course focuses on the foundations of early and fluent stages of literacy in a natural learning environment for second grade through third grade ch...

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ELEM 3301 Integrated Lit. and Language I

3 credit hours

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Prerequisite: Admission to Program Co-requisite: ELEM 4304 Internship Seminar I; ELEM 4305 Collaboration with Families Internship I is one full semester in a K, 1, 2, or 3 classroom. It is designed such that the candidat...

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ELEM 4600 Internship I

6 credit hours

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Prerequisite: Admission to Program This course focuses on understanding parental issues and concerns within diverse family systems; understanding the dimensions of parenting children from birth to adolescence; and knowle...

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ELEM 4305 Collaborations w/ Families

3 credit hours

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Prerequisite: Admission to Program Co-requisite: ELEM 4600 Internship I This seminar is designed to advance the knowledge, skills, and dispositions introduced and developed throughout the program. Topics address all four...

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ELEM 4304 Internship Seminar I

3 credit hours

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Prerequisites: Admission to the program; ELEM 2301 Children’s Literature; ELEM 3301 Integrated Literacy and Language I Co-requisite: ELEM 4200 Field Experience III. This course focuses on effective literacy instruction...

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ELEM 4301 Integrated Lit and Language II

3 credit hours

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Prerequisite: Admission to Program Co-requisite: ELEM 4306 Internship Seminar II. Internship II is one full semester in a 4, 5, or 6 classroom. It is designed such that the candidate begins with observation and selected ...

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ELEM 4900 Internship II

9 credit hours

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Prerequisite: Admission to Program Co-requisite: ELEM 4900 Internship II Internship Seminar II is concurrent with the candidate’s final field experience (4-6). It further advances the knowledge, skills, and disposition...

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ELEM 4306 Internship Seminar II

3 credit hours

Program Details

Admission Requirements

Regular admission requirements

• Students must be formally admitted to UALR.
• Students must complete all core requirements, or an Associate’s Degree, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7.
• Students must have a grade of “C” or better in speech, written communication, and math core courses. Due to state licensure requirements, UALR will not be able to apply the transfer of any “D” grade credits toward any of the program requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education K-6. This includes the following courses in the core curriculum: RHET 1311, and 1312, SPCH 1300, MATH 1302 or 1321 (or courses equivalent to these courses).
• Submission of Praxis CORE test scores to licensure advisor in DKSN 323 (Passing Scores: Math 150, Reading 156, Writing 162).
• ACT scores of 24 or above may be substituted for the reading and math section of the Praxis Core exam. The ACT may be substituted for Praxis “writing” if student took the open response version.
• Completion of all background checks (FBI, State Police, Child Maltreatment)

See Arkansas Praxis Requirements.

For conditional admission requirements, please contact the program advisor.

Graduation Requirements

Program completion and licensure requires that students meet all general graduation requirements and earn a grade of C or greater in all professional education courses. Documentation of successful completion of all required Praxis examinations must be provided as a condition for graduation from the undergraduate elementary program. Students must submit complete Praxis exam scores to the College of Education and Health Professions as documentation of their successful completion of these tests.

View a full-time block schedule of courses for this program.

See Arkansas Praxis Requirements.

Program Advisor

Dr. Katina Leland | 501.683.7018 | kmleland@ualr.edu
Associate Professor of Elementary Education
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Accreditation

UALR School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation. CAEP advances excellent educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

UALR is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.

Disabilities

“Your success in the classroom is important to me, and it is the policy and practice of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to create inclusive learning environments consistent with federal and state law. If you have a documented disability (or need to have a disability documented), and need an accommodation, please contact me privately as soon as possible, so that we can discuss with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) how to meet your specific needs and the requirements of the course. The DRC offers resources and coordinates reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are established through an interactive process among you, your instructor(s) and the DRC. Thus, if you have a disability, please contact me and/or the DRC, at 501.569.3143 (V/TTY) or 501.683.7629 (VP). For more information, please visit the DRC website at ualr.edu/disability.” – Dr. Katina Leland

  • Cost per credit hour: $280