Elementary Education, BS
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Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Requirements
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125 - 126 credits
Utah Tech General Education Requirements
All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.
|General Education Core Requirements|
|Social & Behavioral Sciences||3|
Program Prerequisite Requirements
One of the following:
|Minimum 63 college semester credits|
|Completed Associate of Arts degree|
|Completed Associate of Science degree|
Complete one of the following to fulfill the Diversity Component:
- Minimum 1-semester of any college-level foreign language (including ASL)
- Evidence of having lived in a non-English speaking country or environment for a continuous period of one (1) year or more
- Evidence of testing out of college-level foreign language coursework (CLEP or other standardized test accepted for credit at Utah Tech)
|MATH 1030||Quantitative Reasoning (MA) (recommended)||3-4|
|or MATH 1050||College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA)|
|FSHD 1500||Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)||3|
|or PSY 1010||General Psychology (SS, GC)|
|or PSY 1100||Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)|
|HIST 1700||American History (AI)||3|
|or POLS 1100||American Government (AI)|
|EDUC 1010||Foundations/Intro to Education||3|
|EDUC 2010||Intro to Exceptional Learners||3|
|EDUC 2400||Foundations Multicultural/ESL (SS, GC, ALCI)||3|
|EDUC 2500||Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms||3|
|EDUC 3110||Educational Psychology||3|
|MATH 2010||Math for Elementary Teachers I||3|
|MATH 2020||Math for Elemen Teachers II||3|
|EDUC 2700||Graduation Planning, Program Application & Career Prep||0|
NOTE: USBE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses". Passing grade on MATH 2020 Math for Elemen Teachers II exit exam required.
Admission to the Utah Tech Elementary Education program.
|ELED 3100||Curriculum Design Plan Assess (ALPP)||2|
|ELED 3150||Principles of Early Childhood Education||2|
|ELED 3250||Effective Classroom Mgmt (ALPP)||2|
|ELED 3350||Literacy Acquisition of Young Children (ALPP)||3|
|ELED 3410||Language Acquisition Cognition ESL (ALCI)||3|
|ELED 3200||Practicum Seminar 1||3|
|ELED 3650||Assessment of K-8 Learners (ALPP)||3|
|ELED 3300||Literacy Intermediate Grades (ALPP)||3|
|ELED 3420||Assessment for ESL Education (ALCI)||3|
|ELED 3500||Healthy Lifestyle/PE for Elementary Teachers||2|
|ELED 3900||Differentiated Instruction for Exceptional Children (ALPP)||2|
|ELED 4100||Methods of Teaching Elementary Math (ALPP)||3|
|ELED 4200||Fine Arts in Elementary||3|
|ELED 3700||Practicum Seminar 2||3|
|ELED 4300||Methods of Teaching Elementary Science (ALPP)||3|
|ELED 4400||Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Science (ALPP)||3|
|ELED 4410||Methods, Strategies & Materials for Language Arts ESL (ALCI)||3|
|ELED 4600||Methods/Teaching Elementary Language Arts (ALPP)||2|
|ELED 4430||Family/Parent Involvement (ALCI)||3|
|ELED 4700||Learning and Behavior Difficulties in the Inclusive Classroom||2|
|ELED 4000||Practicum Seminar 3||3|
|ELED 4900||Student Teaching||10|
|ELED 4989||Student Teaching Capstone||3|
- Students are required to pass the PRAXIS Performance Assessment for Teachers (PPAT).
- Students are required to pass the Foundations of Literacy assessment.
- Complete a minimum of 125 college-level credits (1000 and above).
- Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
- Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
- Cumulative university GPA 3.0 or higher.
- USBE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses".
- GPA 3.0 or higher in all program prerequisite and professional courses.