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Concentrations

All Elementary Education Majors must complete a 30-hour concentration in an academic area.

In order to provide the in-depth experience required by the state, 18 credits of each concentration must be at the 300 or 400 level. Since many concentration courses may also be used in completing the college's Intellectual Foundations (IF) requirement, a concentration should be selected as early as possible. A teacher candidate should be aware of the possibility for double- or triple-dipping some of their concentration courses with either distribution or IF requirements.

Note: A course taken to meet the concentration, distribution, or professional sequence requirement cannot be taken Pass/Fail.

Early and careful planning with an advisor will be necessary in order to meet all requirements within the 120 credit hour minimum requirement for graduation. However, it must be noted that students might exceed the 120 credit hour minimum in order to complete the degree.  Students must indicate their choice of concentration when declaring their full major.  Once a concentration is chosen and recorded, it will appear on the student's DegreeWorks.

The eight approved concentrations include:

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