Jun 16, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

Elementary Education, BS

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Elementary Education

In addition to receiving a comprehensive liberal arts background, students in the Elementary Education Program are prepared for teaching and instructional leadership in elementary schools. With extensive site-based instruction, students learn alongside their professors, through guided practice and reflection that increases in scope over time, culminating in a full year of student teaching. Students will be in the classroom, working with children and program faculty, for seven of their eight semesters. The Elementary Education Program and its faculty emphasize learning through doing, collaborative inquiry, a nurturing environment, and the development of a professional identity. By completing the program and all required standardized tests, students will meet state licensing requirements for grades K-6. Pathways/minors are also available for-Special Education-Mild Interventions, Diverse Learners, Teachers of English Learners, and Sport Coaching. Specific curriculum requirements are available at www.butler.edu/education.

Elementary Education Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the COE College-level outcomes, students will:

  • apply knowledge of content specific pedagogy to engage K-12 students in inclusive, equitable, and just learning opportunities.

  • demonstrate the ability to skillfully plan for instruction, meaningfully assess learning, and use a variety of instructional methods to effectively teach diverse K-12 students.

  • cultivate a sense of belonging among the diverse families, community members and stakeholders of students in their classrooms.


126 Total Credit Hours (Includes Butler University Core Requirements)

University Electives (14 hours)

University Core Requirements (27 hours)

  • First-Year Seminar
  • Global and Historical Studies
  • Perspectives in the Creative Arts
  • Text and Ideas
  • Natural World
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Physical Well Being

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