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Elementary Teacher Education Major

The Elementary Teacher Education (ETE) program prepares outstanding elementary and middle school teachers to meet the challenges of educating today’s diverse student population.

ETE students choose a concentration in one of the following six areas: English as a second languagemiddle school Englishmiddle school math, middle school science, middle school social studies, and special education. Students who pursue a middle school or special education concentration are eligible for certification in those areas in addition to elementary education certification.  They can gain expertise in a high-needs area through their concentration, making them very marketable.

ETE students begin their field experiences and education courses in their freshmen year. Their numerous experiences in diverse school settings enable them to apply what they learn from their coursework and to develop their skills with children throughout the four-year program. The coursework provides students with the content and pedagogical knowledge needed to be effective classroom teachers.

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