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
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
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 which 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; 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 3
TEP 450 ECCE: Clinical Practice – Elementary and Middle Level 9
Total Hours 12

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 concurrent academic content major advisors to confirm any additional ECCE requirements.