The Bachelor's of Science in Education/Elementary Teacher Education is a program designed to prepare candidates for teacher licensure. The goal of this program is to provide students with both the skills and knowledge that are needed in order to become competent and effective educators. This program has a focus on elementary student learning, and develops the skills of the student according to that focus. Student teaching is an essential part of the Teacher Education Program. Students are given field-based experience and will work with both a cooperating teacher and a faculty advisor. This student teaching experience is structured as such in order to emphasize the achievement of state standards, which leads to certifications, as well as help students grow through experience on their way to becoming certified teachers. A minimum of 100 hours of verified field experience is required for program completion. Documentation is kept in the student's professional portfolio.
This program requires field experience, clinical work, practicums, internships or student teaching experiences which may not be completed online.
University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. Notice is a Commission sanction indicating that an institution is pursuing a course of action that, if continued, could lead it to be out of compliance with one or more Criteria for Accreditation. An institution on Notice remains accredited. At the end of the Notice period, The Higher Learning Commission Board of Trustees may remove the sanction, place the institution on Probation if the identified concerns have not been addressed, or take other action. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.