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    Apr 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalogue 
2022-2023 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education K-6, B.S.

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Candidates majoring in Elementary Education are required to take the courses listed in sections 1-4 below. The student must also meet the university’s core and other requirements as outlined for a Belhaven University degree. Transfer hours may vary.

1. General Education Core Courses for Teacher Education

  • English (ENG) (12)
  • Science (BIO & PHY) (8)
  • Mathematics (MAT) (6)
  • Social Studies (12 hours HIS & 2 hours HUM) (14)
  • Mosaic (EDU) (1)
  • Bible (BIB) (6)
  • Kingdom Life (WVC) (3)

Total: 50 hours

2. Two Areas of Endorsement for Licensure

Teacher candidates are required to have their first Area of Endorsement in Reading with a minimum of 18 credit hours. The 18 hours will give candidates an Endorsement in Reading added to their Mississippi Teaching Certificate. Teacher candidates are also required to have a second Area of Endorsement in a content area of study with the specified number of hours required by the Mississippi Department of Education. The hours in the second Area of Endorsement will give candidates an additional Endorsement of their choosing to be added to their Mississippi Teaching Certificate. Core university courses may be counted toward Areas of Endorsement.

Areas For Endorcements

Degree   First Endorsement   Second Endorsement
Elementary Education K-6 Reading (K-12) Art Education (K-12)
Elementary Education K-6 Reading (K-12) Drama/Performing Arts (K-12)
Elementary Education K-6 Reading (K-12) English (7-12)
Elementary Education K-6 Reading (K-12) General Science (7-8)
Elementary Education K-6 Reading (K-12) Physical Education (K-12)
Elementary Education K-6 Reading (K-12) Music Education Instrumental (K-12)
Elementary Education K-6 Reading (K-12) Music Education Vocal (K-12)
Elementary Education K-6 Reading (K-12) Social Studies (7-12)

Total: 18 Hours

Total: 49 Hours

* Course can be taken only by special permission prior to admission to TEPP.

5. Second Area of Endorsement

Two to Six additional courses may need to be added to include the candidate’s choice for a Second Licensure Endorsement 9 or more hours


  • General Education Courses: 50 hours
  • Elementary ED - Hours in Major: 67 hours

Degree Total: 126-138 hours

(hours vary depending on hours needed for Licensure Endorsements)

*Transfer Students should refer to degree requirements and receive individual advisement from the School of Education.

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