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Elementary Education (Mountain View & Salem, MO)

Elementary Education Major
(Mountain View & Salem, MO Campuses)

Do you have a passion for teaching and enjoy working with young children? Study elementary education at a university that has set itself up as one of the leading producers of teachers in the region.

As an elementary education major at SBU, you will become certified to teach in elementary school settings (grades 1-6 in Missouri). Coursework and experiences in local school settings will prepare you to meet the needs of young students and to be aware of young students' growth and development.

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Visit the SBU-Mountain View campus page or the SBU-Salem campus page to learn more about the campus, admissions process, cost and financial aid, and more.

Mountain View Campus Information

Salem Campus Information

SBU students

The SBU Advantage

  • Be equipped for a lifetime of success by a school that is committed to doing what it takes to help you graduate and succeed.
  • Receive a high-quality, Christian higher education close to home.
  • Further your education while remaining active in the workforce through afternoon and evening classes that work with your schedule.
  • Benefit from small class sizes that provide opportunities for individualized instruction, academic guidance and networking.

Faith Integration

Southwest Baptist University is a Christ-centered university and is committed to the integration of faith and academics in all programs and degrees. Class discussions include open dialogue about how faith impacts the academic discipline. Students are encouraged to consider their own faith and how they will incorporate their faith in their chosen career paths. SBU's goal is to produce academically qualified career professionals who are also servant leaders in today's global society.

Elementary Education Four-Year Plan


Fall Semester

BIB 1023 New Testament History 3
MAT 1143 College Algebra 3
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
CIS 1103 Computer and Information Management 3
KIN 1162 Foundations of Physical Fitness/Wellness 2
UNI 1111 University Seminar 1
UNI 1121 Introduction to Critical Thinking 1
Total hours 16

Spring Semester

BIB 1013 Old Testament History 3
ENG 2213 English Composition II 3
HIS 2213/2223 U.S. History I or II 3
ECO 2003 LIFE Economics 3
COM 2393 Interpersonal Communication 3
Total hours 15


Fall Semester

BIO 1004 Principles of Biology 4
FAR 10_3 Intro. to Art, Fine Arts, Music or Theatre 3
POL 1113 American Government and Politics 3
PSY 1013 General Psychology 3
MAT 2393 Geometry, Data and Probability for Elementary and Middle School Teachers 3
Total hours 16

Spring Semester

PHS 2005 Physical Science Elem/Middle Teachers 5
GEO 1103 Geography 3
EDU 2283 Methods of Teaching Number Theory 3
SOC 1003 Introductory Sociology 3
Total hours 14


Fall Semester

EDU 2113 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 2313 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 2121 Field Experience Level 1 1
EDU 2343 Emergent Literacy 3
EDU 2353 Children’s Literature 3
  Social Science Elective 2-3
Total hours 15-16

Spring Semester

EDU 3003 Teaching Social Sciences 3
EDU 3114 Teaching Reading/Language Arts 4
EDU 3143 Integrating Art, Music and Movement 3
EDU 3163 Teaching Integrated Math 3
PSY 3053 Child Development through Adolescence 3
EDU 3311 Field Experience Level 2 in Lower Elementary 1
Total hours 17


Fall Semester

EDU 3124 Teaching Reading/Language Arts II 4
EDU 3183 Teaching Integrated Science 3
EDU 3483 School, Home & Community Collaboration 3
EDU 3823 Behavior and Classroom Management 3
EDU 3321 Field Experience Level 2 in Upper Elem. 1
SPF 2012 Introduction to Spiritual Formation 2
Total hours 16

Winterfest/summer terms

EDU 2003 Curriculum Planning and Assessment 3
EDU 2823 Technology for Educators 3

Spring Semester

EDU 4691 Student Teaching Seminar 1
EDU 4623 Teaching Diverse Learners 3
EDU 4929 Student Teaching Elementary School 10
Total hours 14

This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.

Download in PDF format:
Elementary Education (Salem and Mtn. View) Plan (PDF)