The elementary education major at Lyon is designed to prepare students to be effective, committed, caring teachers at the elementary level (K-6).
Through a course of study grounded firmly in the liberal arts, the major fosters intellectual skills, humane instincts, content and pedagogical competence, and an understanding of the developmental processes of children. Students majoring in elementary education must submit to a criminal records check prior to practicum placement in their junior year, and the Liberal Arts Teacher Education Committee must formally admit them prior to enrolling in the senior internship. Candidates must earn passing scores on the state-approved content assessment prior to completing the program and on the state-approved pedagogical assessment prior to recommendation for licensure.
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