Elementary Education

Program Type: Major
Program Level: Undergraduate
Department: Education

The mission of the Mount Marty University Teacher Education Department is to prepare high quality teachers. The department uses a developmental approach within a context of relationships to help students grow in their sense of self and in their ability to serve as competent teachers.

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major

Bachelor Degree Requirements: 128 credits

Major Course requirements: 59 credits

  • EDN 150 Orientation to Teaching
  • EDN 156 Child and Adolescent Development
  • EDN 214-18 Field Experience in Elementary/Middle/Secondary
  • EDN 233 Educational Psychology
  • EDN 234 Measurement, Evaluation and Management
  • EDN 266 Middle School/Junior High Education
  • EDN 314-18 Practicum in Elementary/Middle/Secondary
  • EDN 341 Elementary Science and Social Studies Methods
  • EDN 342 Reading: Philosophy, Psychology and Methods
  • EDN 346 Reading: Children’s Literature/Language Arts Methods
  • EDN 347 Reading: Methods, Diagnosis and Remediation in Reading
  • EDN 350 Elementary School Mathematics Methods
  • EDN 360 Indian Studies
  • EDN 376 Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning
  • EDN 377 Human Relations Skills
  • EDN 453 Student Teaching Seminar
  • EDN 454 Elementary School Student Teaching
  • EDN 490 Seminar: The Teaching Profession
  • SPE 260 Psychology of the Exceptional Individual

Related Course Requirements:

  • ART 240 Elementary School Art Education
  • Science - Four credit lab science course
  • ENG 103 Composition I: The Essay
  • ENG 104 Composition II: Critical Writing
  • HIS 228 U.S. History & Government
  • Mathematics - Four credits to include College Algebra or higher
  • MUS 315 Elementary School Music Methods
  • PED 315 Elementary Methods of Physical Education
  • Social Science - Three credits social science elective
  • STH 130 Speech Communication

Dr. Nicholas Shudak
Professor of Teacher Education

Daniel Slowey
Instructor of Education

Jamie Van Winkle
Instructor of Education

Dr. Jennifer Weber
Associate Professor of Education

A unique characteristic of the teacher education program at Mount Marty University is the integration of theory with practice throughout the entire academic career. Each education student has the opportunity to work in area schools from their freshman orientation class observations through the field experiences, practica and into the student teaching semester during the senior year. A student completing a major in elementary education is eligible to teach all subjects in kindergarten through eighth grade. Elementary education majors will student teach their final semester in one of the the elementary level grades. Special education and elementary education double majors are eligible to teach students with disabilities in grades K-12.

Education students have a 100% pass rate on certification exams and 100% of those seeking employment acquire teaching positions.

  • Mount Marty Teacher Education Club
    • Students majoring in education have the opportunity to participate in the Teacher Education Club.  Members meet monthly to plan service projects for students and families of the local community. Through this service, Education Club members grow professionally, creating networks to assist them in their future as educators.
  • South Dakota Education Association/National Education Association-Student Program
    • Students join the state education organization which provides professional growth opportunities through newsletters, current research, and networking. SDEA-SP also provides liability insurance to teacher candidates. 



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