BA – Elementary Education

2017 College Choice Elementary Education Best Bachelor's


The CIF (Curriculum, Instruction, & Foundations) Program includes elementary, secondary, educational foundations, and educational computing for pre-service teachers. The elementary program is designed for those interested in teaching K-6. Students receive broad content knowledge in the core academic areas as well as in the art and science of teaching children.

Prerequisites (students typically enter the program at the end of their sophomore year)

  • Undergraduate grade point average of 2.80 (both MU and overall)
  • Grade of “C” or better in EDF 201
  • Completion of Level I clinical
  • Passing scores on the PRAXIS Core exam (exempt from exam if SAT 1240 or ACT composite 26 or higher)
  • Passing score on admission portfolio
  • Completion of a minimum of 26 credit hours (at least 12 at Marshall University)

Plans of Study

Click here to see the plan of study for the Elementary Education degree.

    • Click here to see an optional add-on endorsement for Special Education.
    • Click here to see an optional add-on endorsement for Early Childhood (Pre-K)


For questions or further information regarding the Elementary Education program please contact:

Dr. Paula Lucas
Program Director
Education Building 104
Phone: 304-696-2882

Faculty & Staff Directory

For information on the program faculty and staff, click here.

Huntington Campus
Education Building Room 220
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
Phone: 304-696-3131

South Charleston Campus
100 Angus E. Peyton Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: 304-746-1992

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