Sep 19, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Elementary Education, B.S.


SEHS ADVISING OFFICE
Pawley Hall, Room 363
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-4182

SEHS Advising

Students who wish to pursue an elementary education major are admitted by the Admissions Office and given pre-elementary education status. Students who hold a baccalaureate degree in another discipline seeking a second undergraduate degree must meet the undergraduate degree program requirements, excluding General Education Requirements. After admission, students meet for course selection with Academic Advisers in the SEHS Advising Office, Pawley Hall (Room 363), 456 Pioneer Drive.

Requirements for the major in elementary education, B.S.


Admission to major standing in the Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies is required before beginning the professional sequence. Elementary education students plan their course work with an adviser in the SEHS Advising Office. Students using this catalog to meet major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements and published in a later catalog.

To earn the BS degree - students must:


  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits

A minimum of 32 credits must be completed at Oakland University

A minimum of 32 credits must be at the 3000 level or above

Earn a minimum grade of C in each general education course

Earn a minimum grade of B in WRT 1060 Composition II

  • Complete the pre-professional and professional education coursework with B or better in each course unless otherwise noted

Program notes


In order to be recommended for a Michigan Teaching Certificate, in addition to the B.S.
requirements, candidates must successfully complete their assigned Michigan Tests for Teacher
Certification and be in compliance with all legal requirements for Michigan certification. Link to
Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies  for more details.

Admission to the major


Admission to major standing in Elementary Education is required before taking professional education courses. Elementary education students plan their course work with an adviser in the SEHS Advising Office. Students using this catalog to meet major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements and published in a later catalog.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the major. Qualitative criteria may be required as well. The program seeks students who are committed to teaching in diverse schools or districts. Underrepresented students are especially encouraged to apply. Minimum criteria for admission to the elementary education major are:

1. A cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.80 or higher at Oakland University

2. Complete EED 2000 with a minimum grade of B

3. Complete or place out of MTH 0662 with a minimum grade of C

4. Complete WRT 1060 with a minimum grade of B

5. Read and acknowledge the Michigan Code of Educational Ethics

6. Submission of a completed major standing application to the SEHS Advising Office.


Students can apply for major standing once they are registered for EED 2000. Major standing will be approved pending successful completion of all requirements.