Elementary Teacher Licensure

Required Courses

Introductory Courses

TEP 207 Foundations of American Education 3
TEP 222 Child Development for Teachers 3
TEP 224 Exceptional Child for Teachers 3
TEP 227 Educational Psychology for Teachers 3
Total Hours 12

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 other requirements will be eligible to complete Clinical Practice. For elementary candidates, the Clinical Practice semester includes two courses:

TEP 448 Elementary and Middle Grades Student Teaching Seminar 3
TEP 450 ECCE: Student Teaching – Elementary and Middle Grade 9
Total Hours 12

Candidates are required to apply for clinical practice (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.