B.A. Degree with a Major in Elementary Education
Buena Vista University Graduate & Professional Studies is exclusively for students seeking to complete degrees begun elsewhere. We facilitate the smooth transfer of credits from Southwestern Community College. This advising guide is effective for students entering BVU in the 2011-12 academic year. As course and degree requirements change, students are encouraged to consult with BVU personnel.
Southwestern Community College has a full articulation agreement with Buena Vista University. Students who have completed an approved associate's degree at SWCC can seamlessly move on to complete a bachelor's degree through Buena Vista University.
Courses Required for an Elementary Education Major
(99 Credit Hours)
SWCC Courses That Fulfill BVU Requirements
EDCO 250 - Educational Psychology/ Human Development.........................PSY 281 - Educational Psychology and
PSY 121 - Developmental Psychology
EDCO 260/261* Directed Observation
EDCO 280 - Structure/Philosophy American Ed
EDCO 290 - Supervised Participation or
EDCO 300 - Exceptional Learner
EDCO 370 - Human Relations
EDCO 390 - Instructional Technology
EDCO 401 - Classroom Mgmt/Evaluation Techniques
EDUC 317 - Foundations of Reading/Language Arts
EDUC 332 - Childrenʼs Fiction and Non-Fiction...............................................LIT 105 - Childrenʼs Literature
EDUC 360 - Elementary Health & PE
EDUC 371 - Analysis & Correction of Reading Difficulties
EDUC 393 - Elementary Math
EDUC 394 - Elementary Science
EDUC 405 - Field Experience/Methods
EDUC 410 - Elem Curriculum/Social Studies
EDUC 429/430 - Student Teaching (K) or (1-3)
EDUC 440 - Student Teaching (4-6)
* EDCO 261, 291 & 292 may reduce hours required.
Area of Concentration: Must complete a 12 credit hour concentration that is unduplicated course work that includes three credit hours at the 300/400 course level. See catalog for current listing of areas.
Support Work: See catalog for listing of required courses for support work.
Students must earn a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 300/400 level in their major from Buena Vista University. All transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis. If questions should arise, please contact Buena Vista University Graduate & Professional Studies Creston location at 800.556.7151 or 1501 West Townline, Room 726, Creston, Iowa 50801.