Elementary Education B.A.

Course work for TEP Candidates falls into six categories:  general education, introductory courses, core courses, methods courses, clinical practice (student teaching), and concurrent academic content major area.

Introductory Courses

TEP 207 Foundations of American Education 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Child Development for Teachers 1
Child Development
Select one of the following:
TEP 224 Exceptional Child for Teachers 1 3-4
or PSY 324 Exceptional Child
Select one of the following: 3-4
Educational Psychology for Teachers 1
Educational Psychology
Total Hours 12-15
1Candidates majoring in Psychology should consult with the TEP Program Advisor and the Psychology Advisor concerning appropriate Psychology course work.

Core Courses

TEP 305 Technology For Teaching 3
TEP 315 Managing the Diverse Classroom 3
TEP 318 Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment 3
Total Hours 9


Methods Courses

TEP 211 Wellness for Elementary Teachers 1
TEP 423 Methods of Elementary Reading and Language Arts 3
TEP 424 Methods of Elementary Mathematics 3
TEP 425 Methods of Elementary Social Studies and Humanities 3
TEP 426 Methods of Elementary Science 3
Total Hours 13

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 course work for their concurrent 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 448 Elementary and Middle Level Clinical Practice Seminar 3
TEP 450 ECCE: Clinical Practice – Elementary and Middle Level 3 9
Total Hours 12

Candidates are required to apply for clinical practice (student teaching). Applications are to be completed with the TEP Faculty Advisor within the prescribed timeframe. 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 concurrent academic content major advisors to confirm any additional ECCE requirements.