Nov 30, 2023  

Elementary Education, B.A.

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College of Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in elementary education prepares students to teach in grades 1–6. 

Special Education Concentration: Elementary Education students with an interest in Special Education take the additional 12 upper division credit hours required to complete the Special Education concentration.

For a general overview of the Education department see School of Education 

To find which courses will fulfill core requirements, search the Course Schedule by “Attribute Type” to locate courses in the current and upcoming semester that fulfill specific core requirements. The Course Schedule is located on the Rockhurst Registrar’s webpage at www.rockhurst/registrar. 

Total ED hours required: 60

Special Education Concentration:

The concentration in Special Education provides the opportunity for students to gain additional knowledge and skills to support diverse learners in the general education classroom.


Twelve hours of related courses are also required. A grade of C or better is required in each upper-division course of the major. (A grade of C- will not satisfy the requirement.)

*May be co-listed as a 6000-level graduate course. Courses taken at the 4000-level do not apply to the M.Ed. degree. For the M.Ed., the student must take the course at the 6000-level or take another graduate course in the domain of the M.Ed. core.

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