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.
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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;
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
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
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