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Additional Certification Requirements for all Childhood Education programs

  1. Liberal Arts concentration of at least thirty credits, with a minimum of 18 credits in one liberal arts area
  2. College-level work in artistic expression, oral or written communication, history and social sciences, humanities, science, math, written analysis and expression, and a language other than English, competency in information retrieval.


Tier I: Core Courses (9 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

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 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 650 Second Language Acquisition 3
TED 655 Fundamentals of Linguistics 3
TED 660 English and Its Structure 3
TED 665 Literacy K-12 in the TESOL Program 3
TED 670 Teaching the Content Areas in TESOL Programs 3
TED 675 Methods and Materials for TESOL 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 TESOL

Tier III: Field Experience (6 credits)

New# Course Title Credits
TED 775 Field Experience: Childhood Education and TESOL 2
TED 780


TED 781
Seminar and Student Teaching: Childhood Ed. And TESOL
Seminar and Supervised Teaching: Childhood Ed. And TESOL

Total 46 Credits

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