Course descriptions

TED 2250 Becoming a Professional Educator (3 Cr.)

An examination of issues surrounding social justice in urban schools and society through the exploration of the historical, political and social trends that influence education.  Course includes a 40-hour Service Learning Clinical experience.

Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Education initial teacher certification program.

TED 5150 Analysis of Elementary School Teaching (*5 Cr.)

Organization and management of classrooms. Lesson planning, teaching strategies and testing procedures. Work in classroom assigned by both an experienced public school teacher and a University faculty member.

Pre-Student Teaching PreReqs - Elementary

  • COE Level 2 status
  • ELE 6310 Rdg. Instruction – Pass with C or higher
  • ELEM: Pass methods course with C or higher
  • Undergrad GPA of 2.5+; Grad GPA of 3.0+
  • Satisfactory academic progress with no unresolved I (Incomplete) grades
  • Passing grades in all professional sequence courses

TED 5650 Pre-Student Teaching Clinical Experience for Secondary Majors (*5 Cr)

Clinical experience in secondary school settings prior to full-time student teaching.

CoReq: TED 5160. Offered for S and U grades only.

Pre-Student Teaching PreReqs - Secondary

  • COE Level 2 status
  • SEC: Pass methods course in major/minor of internship area with C or higher
  • Undergrad GPA of 2.5+; Grad GPA of 3.0+
  • Satisfactory academic progress with no unresolved I (Incomplete) grades
  • Passing grades in professional sequence courses

TED 5780 Directed Teaching and Conference (*6-9 Cr)
Offered for S and U grades only.

Directed teaching in schools for students preparing elementary level certification. Includes regular conference in which teaching methods in various fields are explored.

Student Teaching PreReqs - Elementary

  • Undergrad GPA of 2.5+; Grad GPA of 3.0+
  • Successfully completed pre-student teaching
  • 90% course completion (ALL methods courses must be successfully completed)
  • ELEM: Pass RLL 6121 Dev. Rdg, & two methods courses, with C or higher
  • Satisfactory academic progress with no unresolved I (Incomplete) grades
  • Passing grades in professional sequence courses

TED 5790 Directed Teaching and Conference in Secondary Level (*6 - 9 Cr)
Offered for S and U grades only.

Directed teaching in schools for students seeking certification in area major at secondary level. Includes regular conference in which teaching methods in various fields are explored.

Student Teaching PreReqs - Secondary

  • Pass pre-student teaching
  • Undergrad GPA of 2.5+; Grad GPA of 3.0+
  • 90% course completion (two methods courses must be successfully completed with C or higher grade)
  • SEC: RLL 6121 Rdg. & Secondary Subject Areas with C or higher
  • Satisfactory academic progress with no unresolved I (Incomplete) grades
  • Passing grades in professional sequence courses

Additional Student Teaching PreReqs Specific to Program Areas

MED Majors

  • MED majors must pass MTTC prior to Student Teaching

SED Majors

Starting Fall 2018, students in the Special Education program will be eligible for students.

teaching in Special Education when they fulfill the criteria stated below.

  1. Maintain an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or graduate (MAT) GPA of 3.0.
  2. Completion and a passing grade of all elementary and special education coursework with one exception, SED 5130 (3 credits), which can be taken during student teaching without requesting a policy waiver.
  3. Inclusive and Special Education teaching candidates who wish to enroll full-time (12 credits) during student teaching may enroll in 9 credits of student teaching and 3 credits of SED 5130. No other enrollment option is permitted without a waiver by the Inclusive and Special Education faculty. Waivers will be granted by the program faculty on a case-by-case basis.

*Credit hours designated to clinical courses are subject to re-evaluation-see advisor for additional information.