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Degree Requirements

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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Portfolios:

• Initial portfolio should be submitted after 12 credits
• 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