Elementary Education

Grading Policy

Students must receive a C- or better in all School of Education course work and a cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Program Learning Outcomes 

  1. Exhibit a deep understanding of subject matter, embrace the latest technological advancements, and showcase advanced pedagogical skills, all while integrating restorative practices and cultural responsiveness into teaching across various content areas and grade levels.

  2. Create a nurturing and safe learning space that creates a sense of belonging and ensures every student feels valued and respected.

  3. Design and deliver dynamic instruction, enriched with relevant technology, to foster an engaging learning environment that caters to the diverse needs of all students, while emphasizing cultural responsiveness in every aspect of teaching.

  4. Uphold the highest standards of professional ethics.

  5. Partner, collaborate, and engage with families and/or communities to develop relationships and build networks of support for student success.

  6. Actively advocate for students, families, and schools to support equity and social justice.

  7. Apply research-driven strategies to improve teaching methods and student learning outcomes, focusing on practices that promote equity in the classroom.


Elementary Education Foundation Requirements 1
Elementary education licensure includes specific courses for general education.
Behavioral and Social Sciences (3 courses, 3 hours each)
Foundations of American Education
Two courses in political science, history, economics, or environmental studies
Humanities (3 courses, 3 hours each)
Introduction to Music Education
One course visual, creative, or performing arts
One humanities (any)
Math (1 course)
Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers
Science (3 courses) 2
One course in physical science
Two courses in life, earth, or space science
School of Education Core 3
EDL 456Strategies for Teaching Children with Exceptionalities3
EDL 493Cross-Cultural Studies for Multilingual Students and Families3
TEP 222Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers3
TEP 224Exceptional Child for Teachers3
TEP 227Educational Psychology for Teachers3
TEP 301Induction into Teacher Education1
TEP 305Technology For Teaching3
TEP 315Classroom Community and Belonging3
TEP 318Curriculum Theory and Development3
TEP 375Cultural Studies and Identity in Education3
TEP 448Student Teaching Seminar3
TEP 450ECCE: Student Teaching9
Total Hours40
Elementary Education Core
TEP 211/EXR 233Wellness for Elementary Teachers3
TEP 321Assessment with Early Childhood and Elementary Students3
TEP 422Early Childhood and Elementary Literacy and Writing Methods3
TEP 423Methods of Elementary Reading and Language Arts3
TEP 424Early Childhood and Elementary Math Methods3
TEP 425Methods of Elementary Social Studies and Humanities3
TEP 426Methods of Elementary Science3
Total Hours21

Equivalent course work may be accepted upon approval by the student's advisor and an approved Student Petition.


One course must include a lab.


TEP 301 is a prerequisite for all TEP 400 Level courses.