The Elementary Education program, leading to a Bachelor of Science, emphasizes human development and its importance in teaching children in the age span from birth through grade 8, and focuses on constructivist teaching and place-based education.
Grades of C (2.0) or better in all Pre-Education coursework (years 1-2); grades of B- (2.7) or better in all courses in all Elementary Education cohort program coursework (years 3-5).
Passing score on the measure of basic skills required by the Michigan Department of Education and completion of the Pre-Education curriculum required prior to application to the program.
GPAs of B- (2.7) or better in the program, in all minors and/or specializations, and at UM-Flint overall are required for progression through and completion of the program. (Note the Education Department uses grades in transferred courses in its GPA computations.)