Elementary Education

Course work for candidates falls into five categories: general education, introductory courses, core courses, methods courses, student teaching, and academic content area.


Introductory Courses
TEP 207Foundations of American Education3
Select one of the following:3-4
Child Development for Teachers 1
Child Development
Select one of the following:3-4
Exceptional Child for Teachers 1
Exceptional Child
Select one of the following:3-4
Educational Psychology for Teachers 1
Educational Psychology
Total Hours12-15
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 field experience hours.  

Student Teaching

Elementary candidates who have completed all general education requirements; all introductory, core, and methods courses; and all course work for their academic content area (area of concentration for non-degree seeking licensure candidates), and all other requirements will be eligible to complete student teaching. For elementary candidates, the student teaching semester includes two courses:


TEP 448Elementary and Middle Grades Student Teaching Seminar3
TEP 450ECCE: Student Teaching - Elementary and Middle Grade 29
Total Hours12

Candidates are required to apply for 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. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: All TEP candidates should consult with their academic content advisor to confirm any additional ECCE requirements.