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Plan of Study

Requirements:

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

New # Course Title Credits
TED 505 Issues in Education 3
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 515 Multicultural Perspectives in Education 3
TED 500 Lives of Children

Before moving on to Tier II or after completion of first 12 credits, students must:

  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Pass the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST)

Tier II: Methods Courses (31 credits)

New # Course Title Credits
TED 520 Language and Literacy
3
TED 525 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 1-6
3
TED 530 Teaching Social Studies/The Arts 1-6
3
TED 535 Teaching Science/Technology 1-6 3
TED 540 Teaching Math/Technology 1-6
3
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom
1
TED 610 Assessing Students with Literacy and Learning Problems
3
TED 620 Collaboration in Inclusive Settings
3
TED 625 Interventions in Reading
3
TED 640 Phonological Awareness and Beginning Reading Instruction
3
TED 710 Practicum in Literacy for Students with Learning Problems Gr. 1-6 3

Before moving on to Tier III, students must:

  • Pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W)
  • Demonstrate competency in writing
  • Pass the Content Specialty Tests (CST) in Childhood Education and Literacy

Tier III: Field Experience (4 credits)

New # Course Title Credits
TED 705
or
TED 706

Seminar and Student Teaching: Childhood
or
Seminar and Supervised Teaching: Childhood

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Portfolio Requirements

Initial portfolios should be submitted after 12-15 credits. A student must have a passing first portfolio submission in order to apply for student teaching.

Final portfolios should be submitted one semester prior to the final semester in the program. Portfolios need to be judged as satisfactory or better before the degree will be granted.

See Portfolio Guidelines