Minor: Education

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • The candidate understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
  • The candidate uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.
  • The candidate works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  • The candidate understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
  • The candidate understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
Core Courses
TCH-ED 160Introduction to Teaching3
TCH-ED 400Child Development3
or TCH-ED 420 Adolescent Development
TCH-ED 403Educational Psychology3
TCH-ED 404Education of the Exceptional Child and Youth3
Electives (some recommendations below): 16
Number Systems and Related Topics
Geometry for Elementary Teachers
Children's Literature
Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Teaching
Cultural Diversity and Teaching English Language Learners
Teaching and Learning with Technology
Introduction To Early Childhood Education
Language Development
Middle School Philosophy and Organization
Elementary Music Methods
Introduction to Language Acquisition and Diversity
Teaching Healthy Behaviors in the Schools
Language & Literacy across the Disciplines (with permission)
Strategies For Effective Classroom Management (with permission)
Practicum I - Middle and High School (with permission)
Total Credits18