Application & Program Requirements for Elementary Education

During the first two years, students complete program requirements designed to build knowledge of content across multiple disciplines. During the final two years, students are admitted into a cohort. Admission to Blocks is based upon an application process and is competitive based upon cumulative GPA.

Admission to the Major

Requirements: 

All students must submit a copy of their DARS. Transfer students should submit a copy of their transfer credit evaluation form, which is available from the Campus Access HUB. Elementary Education students must complete the following requirements to be admitted to the major: 

  1. Credits: 30 completed 

  1. GPA: 3.0 cumulative 

  1. English 101: Minimum of B 

  1. CMST 100 or 102: Minimum of B

How do I apply for admission? 

The application is now open for Spring 2020 program start. This is Mankato-cohort only. Priority consideration is October 1.

Apply Now: Elementary education major

 

Admission to Professional Education 

Requirements:

All students working toward a teaching degree in the Elementary Education major must be admitted to Professional Education prior to enrollment in Blocks. Application to Professional Education should be made when the following requirements have been met: 

  1. Credits: 40 completed 

  1. GPA: 3.0 cumulative 

  1. English 101: Minimum of B 

  1. CMST 100 or 102: Minimum of B 

  1. Completion of or enrollment in EEC 215, 222W, and Math 201 

  1. Completion of or registration for Essential Academic Skills test 

  1. Completion of national criminal background check 

  1. Proof of liability insurance 

How do I apply for admission to Professional Education? 

For application and deadlines for Professional Education contact the Office of Academic Advising (AH 117). 

Do I have to apply for any courses before the Blocks? 

Select courses in the ELE department require applications for admission. These courses generally fill early. Applications are due approximately one month before registration begins. Access forms on the Forms and Applications page and turn them in to the ELE office (Armstrong Hall 328). 

Admission to Block One 

Block 1 Requirements 

Admission to Block 1 is based upon an application process and is competitive based upon cumulative GPA. 

Requirements While in Blocks 

Continuance throughout blocks is not automatic. Students will be monitored for: 

  1. A Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 

  1. A Professional Education GPA of 3.0 or higher 

  1. Successful completion of field experiences 

  1. Successful completion of coursework with a grade of C or higher 

  1. Evaluation of professional dispositions 

  1. Completion of Student Teaching Application  

  1. Completion of national criminal background check