Programs of Study
Elementary Education Route
75.3 Elementary Education Route
75.3.1 General Information
The Department of Elementary Education prepares teachers to teach all subjects and to facilitate the learning of all children at the elementary school level within our multicultural society. Teaching proficiency depends on knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, professional ethics, sensitivity to and respect for children and the sociocultural contexts in which they live, and an understanding of schooling in their social/political/economic environment. Developing attributes, fostering a sense of community, and developing a strong professional commitment reflected in a personal philosophy of education are the intent of the Department of Elementary Education.
75.3.2 Components of the Program
All students in the Elementary Route are enrolled in a generalist program that prepares prospective teachers in the required elementary school subjects. This degree consists of 120. Students entering the Elementary Route must take at least 42 of the 51 required Non-Education Elements courses prior to registration in Year 3 of the program. Students should consult the program sheet provided at admission and seek advice from the Faculty of Education Undergraduate Student Services Office.
Program Requirements (120)
Years 1 and 2
Education Courses (9)
EDU 100 (3), 210 (3), 211 (3)
Note: It is recommended that students take all three Education courses of Years 1 and 2 prior to registration in Year 3 of the program.
Non-Education Elements Courses (51)
Chosen from the following eight areas:
Note: Students must take at least 42 of the Non-Education Elements coursework (a – h above) of Years 1 and 2 prior to registration in Year 3 of the program.
Fall Term: Course Requirements
EDPY 302 (3)
EDEL 305 (3)
3 chosen from EDEL 302, 316, 321, 325, 330, 335
Open Option (6) [3 EDEL (300-Level) Recommended]
Winter Term: Introductory Professional Term
EDFX 325 (6)
6 chosen from EDEL 302, 316, 321, 325, 330, 335
EDPY 303 (3)
Note: EDEL 316 must be taken in Year 3.
Fall Term: Advanced Professional Term
EDFX 425 (9)
3 chosen from EDEL 302, 321, 325, 330, 335
EDPY 301 (3)
Winter Term: Course Requirements
EDPS 410 (3)
EDEL (300-Level) Option (3)
EDEL (400-Level) Option (3)
Education Elective (3)
Open Option (3) (Education Coursework Recommended)