Academics

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

The Department of Teaching & Learning is dedicated to preparing students to excel as elementary teachers. Students who complete this program will earn a bachelor’s degree and be licensed as a K-8 teacher by the State of Nevada. Students who already have a degree and want to become an elementary teacher need to take course work through the teacher licensure program.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Create an environment in the classroom that supports children’s growth and learning;
  • Develop instructional plans based on current child development and learning theories;
  • Generate instructional opportunities that meet the needs of diverse students based on the cultural, developmental, and language needs of the student;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the content areas they will teach including English language arts, science, mathematics, and social studies;
  • Use technology appropriate to the teaching and learning situations;
  • Devise a classroom management plan and maintain a positive learning environment;
  • Foster active inquiry, collaboration, critical thinking skills and supportive interaction in the elementary classroom;
  • Develop a variety of formative and summative assessment instruments;

Career Possibilities

Possible career options after receiving this degree:

  • Teacher in an elementary school in public or private institutions
  • Teacher in a child care facility for young children
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