May 19, 2022  
2021-2022 General Catalog [Current] 
2021-2022 General Catalog [Current]

Elementary Education (A.S.)

Program Learning Outcomes


  • Collaborates with families, colleagues, and other professionals to promote student growth and development.
  • Creates developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences based on each learner’s strengths, interests, and needs.


  • Is responsible for compliance with federal and state laws, State Board of Education administrative rules, state assessment policies, local board policies, and supervisory directives.
  • Is responsible for compliance with all requirements of State Board of Education Rule R277-530 at all levels of teacher development.


  • Allows learners multiple ways to demonstrate learning sensitive to diverse experiences, while holding high expectations for all.


  • Develops learning experiences that engage and support students as self-directed learners who internalize classroom routines, expectations, and procedures.
  • Collaborates with students to establish a positive learning climate of openness, respectful interactions, support, and inquiry.
  • Utilizes positive classroom management strategies, including the resources of time, space, and attention, effectively.


  • Bases instruction on accurate content knowledge using multiple representations of concept.
  • Supports students in learning and using academic language accurately and meaningfully.


  • Uses data sources to assess the effectiveness of instruction and to make adjustments in planning and instruction.
  • Engages students in understanding and identifying the elements of quality work.
  • Documents student progress and provides descriptive feedback to student, parent, and other stakeholders in a variety of ways.


  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Utah Core Standards and references them in short- and long-term planning.
  • Integrates cross-disciplinary skills into instruction to purposefully engage learners in applying content knowledge.


  • Practices a range of developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate instructional strategies to meet the needs of individuals and groups of learners.
  • Provides multiple opportunities for students to develop higher-order and meta-cognitive skills.
  • Supports and expands each learner’s communication skills through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • Uses a variety of effective technology and resources to support learning.
  • Develops learners’ abilities to find and use information to solve real-world problems.
  • Uses a variety of strategies, including questioning, to promote engagement and learning.


  • Adapts and improves practice based on reflection and new learning.


  • Participates actively in decision-making processes, while building a shared culture that affects the school and larger educational community.
  • Advocates for the learners, the school, the community, and the profession.

Program Information

  • Students are strongly encouraged to consult their advisor before making coursework selections. 
  • All courses must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better to be counted in the major.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Elementary Education Curriculum (24 Credits)

Required Courses (24 Credits)

Free Electives (1-12 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, A.S. Degree: 60