DePaul University College of Education > Academics > Undergraduate > Undergraduate Majors > Elementary Education (BS) > Major Requirements
The requirements below are those approved by the Illinois State Board of Education December 2015.
A concentration is a single area of study in liberal arts (cannot include coursework in Education).
Possible concentrations areas include: Anthropology, Arabic, Art, Bilingual Education, Biology, Catholic Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Communications, Economics, English, Environmental Science, ESL, French, Geography, General Science, German, History, Italian, Japanese, Language Arts, Math*, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Sociology or Spanish.
* Students pursuing a Math concentration are required to take:
Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours. The following cannot be used to fulfill an open elective: WRD 98, MAT 94, and MAT 95.
Registration in student teaching requires completion of all requirements and procedures indicated in the college core section. EDU 95 indicates to the Illinois State Board of Education that all field experience hours are complete. All students also take EE 387 Capstone Experience (2 hours) with student teaching (listed in the Liberal Studies section).
All individuals licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are required to complete licensure tests specific to their teaching license. Elementary majors must complete the following tests:
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