This program prepares teacher education candidates to teach infants, toddlers, and children from birth through grade 3, including those with disabilities, and to support families and other personnel with responsibilities for their care and education.

Contact Information

School of Education

Office of Admissions
1-800-742-4412 option 1
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Learning Outcomes

  1. Content Area Studies–Teacher education candidates develop content area expertise teacher candidates will have a broad knowledge in the field or subject in which they choose to specialize.
  2. Pedagogical Studies–Teacher education candidates develop pedagogical content knowledge, teacher candidates will demonstrate a repertoire of methods that make content knowledge easily understood and relevant by a variety of learners
  3. Professional Disposition & Integrity—Teacher education candidates develop professional dispositions, character, skills and traits appropriate for the teaching profession. The candidates demonstrate professionalism, dependability, social maturity, a cooperative attitude, enthusiasm, initiative, and confidentiality, especially as it relates to student information.  
  4. Professional Development—Teacher education candidates recognize what is involved in being a lifelong educator, establish their own professional identities, and effectively collaborate within the learning community.

Program Faculty

Dr. Liz Kearney
Assistant Professor
TJM 213

Core Classes:

EDUC 208 Teacher Education: Principles & Practicum
EDUC 209 Teacher Education Orientation
EDUC 255 Differentiated Instruction for the Diverse Learner
EDUC 300 Managing the Learning Environment*
EDUC 315 Educational Technology*
EDUC 317 Assessment for Student Learning*
EDUC 400 Professional & Collaborative Practices*
EDUC 412 Early Childhood Student Teaching*
EDUC 420 Student Teaching Seminar*
SPED 200 Introduction to Special Education
SPED 421 ECE/Special Education Student Teaching*

General Studies Requirements:

PSYC 250 Human Growth & Development

Requirements for B-3 Early Childhood Education Inclusive Option:

EDUC 303 K-3 Elementary Practicum*
EDUC 305 Principles of Early Childhood Education*
EDUC 306 Infant/Toddler Practicum*
EDUC 308 Preschool Practicum*
EDUC 321 Infant/Toddler Development & Methods*
EDUC 331 Emergent Literacy & Language Arts*
EDUC 332 Creative Arts for Early Childhood Education*
EDUC 334 Teaching Reaching in Elementary School*
EDUC 336 Science/Math/Social Science for Early Childhood Education*
EDUC 337 Science/Math/Social Science for K-3 Education*
EDUC 402 Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education*
EDUC 403 Diagnostic & Remedial Reading*
EDUC 428 Organization & Administration of Early Childhood Programs*
EDUC 430 Integrated Curriculum for the Elementary Environment*
EDUC 438 Professional Collaboration with Parents & Families*
SPED 309 Early Childhood/Special Education Practicum*
SPED 353 Speech Correction & Development*
SPED 405 Special Education/Early Childhood Characteristics & Methods*
SPED 430 Special Education Methods*
SPED 440 Behavior Management*

*indicated restricted course

Professional Organizations:

 PSEA – Peru Student Education Association
KDP – Kappa Delta Pi