While more information will be given at the beginning of the semester, here is some basic information about the elementary block.

The elementary block consists of five courses taken at the same time to prepare you for teaching students. Provisionally, classes will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (see table below). Attendance is required pass the elementary courses of the block.

  • ELED 3460, Language Arts Methods
  • ELED 3470, Mathematical Methods
  • ELED 3480, Scientific Methods
  • ELED 3490, Social Studies Methods
  • ELED 3570, Classroom Management Methods

*Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. will be reserved for block meetings, group work, debriefings, etc.

Provisional schedule of weekly lessons/workshops:







Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9h00-11h00 Traineeship Traineeship Methods course Methods course Traineeship
11h00-13h00 Group work
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Methods course Methods course Methods course Workshop from *1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In addition to the five Basic Methods courses, you’ll spend time in three different internship settings throughout the semester to provide you with a variety of teaching experiences. These internship experiences are obligatory pass the elementary courses of the block. The internship is a service-learning experience, so internship students cannot be paid for time spent in schools. You will plan and teach lessons, supervise children and learn from your teacher mentors in different practicum settings.

  1. Iron County School District
    1. Spend 2-2.5 hours a day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (approximately 90 hours during the semester)

  2. Charter School in Washington County (St. George area)
    1. Spend a full week, Monday to Friday (approximately 35 hours)
    2. This date is only fixed at the start of the school year.
    3. Carpooling with peers is encouraged

  3. Canyons School District
    1. Spend a full week, Monday to Friday (approximately 35 hours)
    2. This date is only fixed at the start of the school year.
    3. Carpooling with peers is encouraged

*There will be an overnight retreat at the SUU cabin to learn about lesson plan integration. The date will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

*Course assignments, lesson planning, content knowledge, positive disposition, effective teaching, group work and reflection are required in the block.