Elementary Teacher 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
- Teacher in public/private school
- Special education teacher
- Curriculum specialist
- Program director
- School administrator
- Autism/severe disabilities
- Special education
- School psychology
- 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.
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.
|Introduction to Elementary and Middle School Education|
Law and Ethics in Education
|Educational Technology: Professional Tools|
Seminar in Composition
|Human, World, Cultural, Economic Geography|
|World or American History|
Math for K-8 Teachers: Number and Operations
Math for K-8 Teachers: Rational Numbers and Probability
Principles in Biology
Beginning Literacy Instruction
Introduction to Exceptional Children
Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners
English Course 200 or higher
Math for K-8 Teachers: Geometry, Algebra, and Measurement
Civics and Economics for Teachers 0r American Political Systems
Economics Issues & Policies, Introduction to Microeconomics
Reading and Writing in Elementary School
Elementary Curriculum: Math
Elementary Curriculum: Science
Elementary Curriculum: Social Studies
Integrating Technology in Education
Classroom Management for Social and Emotional Learning
Fine Arts elective