Retention in elementary education is contingent on maintaining an NIU cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, having a grade of C or better in all requirements in department, requirements outside department, areas of sciences, Emphasis 1, Emphasis 2, Emphasis 3, and Emphasis 4 courses, and successful completion of all clinical/field education courses.
All candidates pursuing the B.S.Ed. degree with a major in elementary education must choose an emphasis in one of the following areas: Bilingual/ESL, Elementary Mathematics Education, Reading Teacher, or Special Education. Coursework in Bilingual/ESL, Reading Teacher and Special Education lead to recommendation for additional endorsements on a teaching license.
The student learning outcomes for this degree are located at http://www.niu.edu/assessment/clearinghouse/outcomes/index.shtml.
Check departmental information for any additional requirements.