A hallmark of the SBU program is that you learn to teach by teaching. There are field experiences associated with almost every course in your major. Get ready to work in classrooms and learn to teach!
The culminating experience for the elementary education major is a full semester of student teaching. One of your student teaching experiences will be in an early childhood setting. All students prepare an electronic portfolio documenting their four-year journey.
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Leading to Dual Certification in
NY: Childhood Education, 1-6; & Early Childhood Education, B-2
The plan of study below is only a suggested sequence. Your semester schedules should be planned in consultation with your adviser.
To see the title of a course in the plan of study below, simply pass the cursor over the course's number. To see an overview of a course, click on its number. A list of all education courses is found on our Course Descriptions page. A summary of the requirements for the degree is provided on our Curricula page and in the PDF Elementary/Early Childhood Education Requirements.
Choose one concentration from among English, Math/Science/Technology (MST), and Social Studies. Within the concentration, take 30 credits of courses, as indicated below. Note that the courses include several of the requirements listed in the table above.
- Social Studies
- 127 credits are required for graduation.
- A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation.
- Course sequence depends on when you plan to student teach (fall or spring).
- The courses in the Field Block semesters cannot be moved.
If you wish to apply to this program please contact the St. Bonaventure
University Admissions Office
at 1 (800) 462-5050 for admission materials.
For more information regarding early childhood, please contact
Dr. Nancy Casey, Chair
Plassmann Hall B48, St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY 14778