Elementary Education majors develop skill and competency in educating children in grades one through eight. The student acquires an academic foundation in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies by completing at least twelve semester hours in each of these content areas. Elementary Education majors expand their teaching knowledge and skills in the use of teaching methods, materials, various assessment instruments, and appropriate technologies toward meeting the educational needs of elementary students. The candidate develops perspective and skills in planning, organizing, implementing, and evaluating learning activities and lessons. Students also learn appropriate classroom management skills that provide a setting and climate conducive to learning and growth.