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

Program Coordinator: Laurie Palmer

ETE students are eligible for teacher certification in elementary education and in the area of their concentration. They choose a concentration in one of the following five areas: English as a second languagemiddle school Englishmiddle school math, middle school science, and special education. Having a second teaching certificate makes our graduates very marketable and provides them with the additional expertise for the elementary classroom.

ETE students begin their field experiences and education courses in their freshman 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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