BS in Elementary Education

Trine University, United States Ranked #60 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 47,649

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

You’ve had teachers who have made a positive impact on your life. The Bachelor of Science with a major in elementary education at Trine University will prepare you to be the teacher who changes children’s lives.

The degree: Education based on how children learn

The Bachelor of Science with a major in elementary education program at Trine University focuses on scientifically based instruction and the application of theories on how children in grades K-6 learn best. The program prepares you to design and implement classroom learning through innovative, research-based strategies, including project-based learning, STEM initiatives and the latest educational technology.

Most education majors can earn more than one area of licensure within their four-year program, and elementary education majors have the opportunity to earn certifications in areas such as Google Classroom and Project Lead the Way.

Trine University offers a dual special education licensure program for preschool through 12th grade, allowing you to add special education mild intervention licensure within your four-year degree program at Trine. If you are interested in pursuing special education licensure, please talk to your faculty advisor.

The experience: Extensive time in the classroom

Like all Franks School of Education programs, extensive field experiences in diverse school settings are required beginning in the first year of coursework. You will spend more than 1,000 hours in clinical settings prior to graduation. The Bachelor of Science with a major in elementary education program is grounded in state and national standards in order to help you prepare your future students with 21st century skills.

Teaching in completely redesigned campus classrooms, our passionate, student-centered faculty come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, all related to classroom teaching, advanced research and preparing future teachers. Our academically rigorous teacher education program focuses on:

  • Student-centered instruction in a safe learning environment
  • Evidence-based instructional strategies
  • Classroom management techniques
  • Innovative integration of classroom technology

The result: Be prepared for your teaching career

Graduates from the Franks School of Education have demonstrated high levels of success, including:

  • 100 percent of recently surveyed principals indicated the Franks School of Education provided teacher training that was relevant, effective, and improved P-12 student learning.
  • 100 percent of recently surveyed graduates indicated the Franks School of Education provided teacher training that was relevant, effective, and improved P-12 student learning.
  • 100 percent of graduates shared they would recommend others coming to Trine University to become a teacher.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours - 120

General Education Requirements - 33 Hours

• MA 184 Math for the Elementary Teacher I

• MA 194 Math for the Elementary Teacher II

• BIO 1003 Plants and People

• ENG 153 Introduction to Literature

• HIS 103 American History I

• PSY 113 Principles of Psychology

• ENG 143 College Composition

• SP 203 of COM 163 Effective Speaking /Interpersonal Communication

• PH 104 Physical Science

• Additional - 16 credit hours

• GEO 303 Human Geography

• GEO 323 World Geography

• HIS 113 American History II

• POLS 113 Introduction to Government

• SOC 323 The Family

• UE 101 University Experience

Professional Studies Requirements, Grades K-6 - 57 credit hours

• EDU 111 Education Exploration  

• EDU 211 Education Immersion

• EDU 212 Music for the Elementary Teacher  

• EDU 222 Educational Psychology for the Elementary Teacher

• EDU 242 Physical Education for the Elementary Teacher

• EDU 252 School and Community Health

• EDU 273 Issues in American Education

• EDU 301 Instructional Design Practicum  

• EDU 303 Instructional Design

• EDU 312 Exceptional Learners

• EDU 322 Culturally Responsive Teaching  

• EDU 353 Children's Literature

• EDU 362 Classroom Behavior and Environment

• EDU 372 Teaching of Literacy (3-6)

• EDU 441 Teaching of Literacy Practicum

• EDU 445 Teaching of Literacy (K-2)

• EDU 452 Art for the Elementary Teacher

• EDU 454 Methods of Teaching Math/Science

• EDU 462 Educational Measurement

• EDU 463 Educational Media and Technology

• EDU 464 Methods of Teaching Language Arts/Social Studies

• EDU 470 Student Teaching

• EDU 482 Student Teaching Seminar

• Free Elective - 10 credit hours  

Electives are determines in conjunction with an advisor and based on student career objectives.

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