School of Arts and Sciences
Elementary Education Certification (Grades K - 9)

Students planning to pursue elementary education certification when they transfer to a four-year school should use the following as a guide for course selection while attending Triton College.

General Education Core
11 courses (35 - 37 credit hours)
  • Communications
    Three courses (nine credit hours)
    RHT 101, RHT 102, SPE 101
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences
    Three courses (nine credit hours)
    PSC 150, HIS 151, and one additional course in this category
  • Humanities & Fine Arts
    Three courses (nine credit hours)
    At least one humanities course
    At least one fine arts course
  • Physical & Life Sciences
    Two courses (eight - 10 credit hours)
    At least one physical science course
    At least one life science course
Students must complete at least one three-hour course in "non-Western or Third-World cultures" either in the Humanities & Fine Arts category or the Social & Behavioral Sciences category. The courses the student can select from are: ART 114 or HIS 156 or HIS 191 or HIS 192 or HUM 165 or PHL 105. 

Additional General Education Core
Six courses (18 - 19 credit hours)
  • Mathematics
    Two courses (six credit hours)
    MAT 116 & MAT 117
  • Physical & Life Sciences
    One course (four - five credit hours)
  • Humanities & Fine Arts
    Two courses (six - seven credit hours)
    RHT 112
    One other course in this category
  • Health/Physical Development
    One course (two credit hours)
    HTH 104
Area of Concentration
(up to nine hours) 

Up to nine semester hours of credit in one academic discipline at the sophomore level. Acceptable disciplines are: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, a single Foreign Language, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Theater. 

The student, in cooperation with the counselor for education, should carefully select one discipline for additional study because an additional nine semester hours of upper division course work will be completed in the chosen discipline at the transfer school. 

Professional Education Courses
Up to three courses (up to seven credit hours)
EDU 204, EDU 205, EDU 206 

Additional General Education Core Courses
0 to 11 credit hours