Elementary Teacher Licensure

Required Courses

Introductory Courses

TEP 207Foundations of American Education3
Select one of the following:3-4
Child Development for Teachers
Child Development
Select one of the following:
TEP 224Exceptional Child for Teachers3
or PSY 324 Exceptional Child
Select one of the following:3-4
Educational Psychology for Teachers
Educational Psychology
Total Hours12-14
1Candidates majoring in Psychology should consult with the TEP Program advisor and Psychology advisor concerning appropriate psychology course work.

Core Courses

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

2Candidates majoring in Psychology should consult with the TEP Program advisor and Psychology advisor concerning appropriate psychology course work.

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 Wellness for Elementary Teachers can be completed at any point in the program.  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; all course work for their academic content major (area of concentration for non-degree seeking licensure candidates), 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 Level 39
Total Hours12
3

This course fulfills the ECCE Engagement Experience requirement. 

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: All TEP candidates should consult with their academic content major advisors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to confirm any additional ECCE requirements.