All TEPD minors must earn a minimum of 2.7 GPA. In addition, 75 percent of the minor (18 hours) must be completed prior to student teaching.
Reading in the Elementary Grades Minor
(Optional BT-Reading Endorsement)
This minor may be used by students following in the BS in Education degree, provisional elementary certification. It consists of 24 hours of course work in reading and related disciplines.
This minor is a multidisciplinary selection of courses intended to prepare the student to teach reading in elementary and intermediate grades. It provides a working knowledge of developmental, remedial, and corrective reading. This minor may not be combined with a language arts major.
Middle Level Education Minor (Optional ZL-Middle Level Endorsement)
This minor may be used by students following the BS in Education degree, provisional elementary certification. It consists of 24 hours of course work in middle level education and related disciplines. Students on the Bachelor of Science in Education, provisional elementary certification program, who choose this minor, must also select two curriculum area minors or a curriculum area major and a minor in addition to this minor.
Students on the Bachelor of Science in Education, provisional secondary certification program must select this minor, in addition to their curriculum area major or minor. Students must select two curriculum areas (subject to advisor approval) which are broad and multidisciplinary, and encompass the major area within those fields.
Language Arts Major/Minor
(Optional BX - Language Arts Endorsement)
The purpose of the Language Arts major is to prepare prospective teachers to function effectively in this integral component of the elementary classroom. The goal of the program is to have the students possess the knowledge, skills, and understanding of the roles of language arts in elementary education. The prospective teacher also should develop the ability to communicate and use this knowledge in all areas of the language arts classroom. This major may not be combined with a reading minor.
Language arts is an interdisciplinary program that combines courses in the departments of Teacher Education and Professional Development, English, and Communication and Dramatic Arts, and may be authorized by faculty in those department.
Students should refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin
in order to select an appropriate combination of majors and minors for teacher education, major/minor requirements, and a complete list of course descriptions.