Elementary Teacher Licensure

Required Courses

Introductory Courses

TEP 207Foundations of American Education3
TEP 222Child Development for Teachers3
TEP 224Exceptional Child for Teachers3
TEP 227Educational Psychology for Teachers3
Total Hours12

Core Courses

TEP 305Technology For Teaching3
TEP 315Managing the Diverse Classroom3
TEP 318Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment3
Total Hours9

Methods Courses

TEP 211Wellness for Elementary Teachers1
TEP 423Methods of Elementary Reading and Language Arts3
TEP 424Methods of Elementary Mathematics3
TEP 425Methods of Elementary Social Studies and Humanities3
TEP 426Methods of Elementary Science3
Total Hours13

Important Note:  TEP 211 is a one credit hour Physical Education methods course. This methods course does not require any pre-clinical hours. 

Clinical Practice/Student Teaching

Elementary candidates who have completed all general education requirements; all introductory, core, and methods courses; and all other requirements will be eligible to complete Clinical Practice. For elementary candidates, the Clinical Practice semester includes two courses:

TEP 448Elementary and Middle Level Clinical Practice Seminar3
TEP 450ECCE: Clinical Practice - Elementary and Middle Level9
Total Hours12

Candidates are required to apply for clinical practice (student teaching). Applications are to be completed with the TEP advisor within the prescribed time frame. Candidates must complete a state and federal background check as directed by the host district prior to the start of student teaching.