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Elementary Teacher Education

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College of Education and Human Development

School of Education

Make a difference in the classroom


Students in Elementary Teacher Education (ETE) develop the skills to become outstanding elementary, middle school, and special education teachers, prepared to meet the challenges of educating today’s diverse student population.

Our program allows students to become dually certified in elementary education (K-8) and one of six areas of concentration: English as a Second Language, special education, middle school mathematics, middle school English, middle school science or middle school social studies.

Graduates are eligible for teacher certification in Delaware and most states. Having a second teaching certificate makes our graduates even more marketable.

An Honors Degree is available for this major. Students can also enroll in a 4+1 program and begin pursuing a master’s degree in Exceptional Children & Youth or Teaching English as a Second Language, while still an undergraduate.

Our Graduate Program is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 40 by US News & World Report and nearly 95% of our education students are employed or are accepted into graduate school within six months of graduation.  

 

Areas of study

  • Classroom Management
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Exceptional Children
  • Instructional Methods
  • Educational Technology
     

Career options

  • Teacher in public/private school
  • Special education teacher
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Program director
  • School administrator
  • Professor/researcher
     

Graduate Programs

  • Autism/severe disabilities
  • Special education
  • School psychology
  • Instruction
  • Media specialist
  • Literacy specialist
  • Teacher leadership

 

What’s special about this program?

 

Education students are taught by nationally recognized faculty. In addition to comprehensive coursework, students begin their field experiences freshman year, working with diverse populations in a variety of settings. In their final year, our students engage in two semester-long student teaching placements, gaining real world experience in the classroom.

 

Our college offers study abroad courses and student teaching placements in Greece, Italy, Cayman Island and more!

 

ETE is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Get involved

 

We offer students support academically, socially and professionally.

 

ETE majors can work with faculty conducting research or gain professional and leadership skills through Association of Pre-Professional Leaders in Education, ASPIRE, Student Literacy Council, Kappa Delta Pi and Student Council on Children with Special Needs.

Sample curriculum

EDUC100

 

Introduction to Elementary and Middle School Education
EDUC205

Human Development

 

EDUC240

Law and Ethics in Education

 

EDUC258

 

Cultural Diversity

EDUC286

 

Educational Technology: Professional Tools
ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

GEOG102/120/203/210

 

Human, World, Cultural, Economic Geography

HIST103/104/205/206

World or American History
MATH251

Math for K-8 Teachers: Number and Operations

 

MATH252

Math for K-8 Teachers: Rational Numbers and Probability

 

SCEN101

Physical Science

 

  Elective Courses
BISC104

Principles in Biology

 

EDUC210

Beginning Literacy Instruction

 

EDUC230

Introduction to Exceptional Children

 

EDUC410

Assistive Technology

 

EDUC440

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners

 

EDUC451

Educational Assessment

 

ENGL

English Course 200 or higher

 

GEOL113

Earth Science

 

MATH253

Math for K-8 Teachers: Geometry, Algebra, and Measurement

 

POSC102/150

Civics and Economics for Teachers 0r American Political Systems

 

  Elective Courses
ECON100/101/102

Economics Issues & Policies, Introduction to Microeconomics

 

EDUC310

Reading and Writing in Elementary School

 

EDUC335

Elementary Curriculum: Math

 

EDUC341

Elementary Curriculum: Science

 

EDUC346

Elementary Curriculum: Social Studies

 

EDUC389

Integrating Technology in Education

 

EDUC390

Classroom Management for Social and Emotional Learning

 

 

Fine Arts elective

 

  Elective Courses
EDUC400

Student Teaching I and II

 

EDUC433

Student Teaching Seminar

 

EDUC431

Applied Behavior Analysis

 

EDUC432

Curriculum for School-Aged Exceptional Children

 

EDUC435

Educational Evaluation for Exceptional Children

 

EDUC437 Diagnosis and Instruction: Literacy Problems