The Teacher Education department at UTTC in Bismarck, ND is dedicated to making a quality education a reality for every student in the United States, specifically those from culturally, linguistically and ability diverse backgrounds.

Professional educators who graduate from our programs exemplify the unit's conceptual framework as "competent, caring teachers".

Our programs of study include coherent and relevant curriculum that meet North Dakota program approval standards as well as specific industry standards.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Elementary Education AAS degree program will:

  1. Distinguish characteristics of education theories, effective practices, and foundations.
  2. Apply relevant educational technology.
  3. Identify classroom and behavioral management strategies.
  4. Exhibit dispositions of effective educators.

Curriculum

Elementary Education AAS Degree Plan

Core Courses (28 Credits)

  • EDU 200 2cr. Classroom Management
  • EDU 205 3cr. Intro to Exceptional Education
  • EDU 232 3cr. Fund. Elements of Reading Instruction
  • EDU 250 3cr. Introduction to Education
  • EDU 288 3cr. Technology in Education
  • EDU 290 3cr. Multicultural Education
  • EDU 298 2cr. Field Experience for Elementary School
  • ENG 238 3cr. Children's Literature
  • MTH 277 3cr. Math for Elementary Teachers
  • PSY 230 3cr. Educational Psychology

Course Offerings

Course Code Course Description Credits
Fall Offerings
EDU 250 Introduction to Education 3
EDu 232 Fundamentals of Reading Instruction 3
EDU 290 Multicultural Education 3
EDU 298 Field Experience for Elementary School 1
BIO 150 Biology w/Lab 4
ENG 290 English for Elementary Teachers 3
PSY 252 Psychology of Child Development 3
Spring Offerings
EDU 205 Introduction to Exceptional Education 3
EDU 230 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 288 Technology in Education 3
EDU 298 Field Experience for Elementary School 1
MTH 277 Math for Elementary Teachers 3
ENG 238 Children's Literature 3

Bachelor of Science Degree Program

The BS degree program in Elementary Education is approved by the North Dakota Education Standards & Practices Board, the agency in North Dakota that approves all teacher education programs in the state.

For more information about the bachelor of science degree in Elementary Education, visit the Teacher Education Department Website

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Elementary Education BS degree program will:

  1. Demonstrate content knowledge necessary for effective teaching and learning.
  2. Demonstrate skills in teaching methodology that allow for the establishment and maintenance of an environment conducive to the learning of all students.
  3. Use technology as a means of transforming teaching and learning, infusing it across the curricula.
  4. Promote a deep respect for diversity by planning and implementing lessons that are inclusive of all learners.
  5. Encourage reflective practice as a means by which professional educators continually improve the teaching and learning process.
  6. Develop effective communication skills so that viable partnerships between colleagues, students, and families can be nurtured.

Curriculum

Elementary Education BS Degree Plan

Core Courses (28 Credits)

  • EDU 200 2cr. Classroom Management
  • EDU 205 3cr. Intro to Exceptional Education
  • EDU 220 2cr. Geography for Teachers
  • EDU 232 3cr. Fund. Elements of Reading Instruction
  • EDU 250 3cr. Introduction to Education
  • EDU 288 3cr. Technology in Education
  • EDU 290 3cr. Multicultural Education
  • EDU 305 3cr. Creating Inclusive Classrooms
  • EDU 310 2cr. Teaching & Learning: The Student
  • EDU 312 2cr. Teaching & Learning: The Teacher
  • EDU 315 2cr. Integrated Art, Music & Drama Curriculum
  • EDU 338 2cr. Family & School Collaborations
  • EDU 325 2cr. Language Arts in the Elementary Classroom
  • EDU 330 3cr. Teaching Reading in the Elementary Classroom
  • EDU 335 3cr. Principles of Behavior Assessment & Intervention
  • EDU 340 3cr. Elementary Physical Education Curriculum
  • EDU 345 3cr. Assessment of Learning
  • EDU 348, 398 Field Experience II (3 Semesters)*
  • EDU 350 2cr. Social Studies in the Elementary Classroom
  • EDU 352 3cr. Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Children
  • EDU 355 2cr. Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom
  • EDU 360 3cr. Integrated Science & Technology Curriculum
  • EDU 499 12cr. Internship in Elementary Education
  • ENG 238 3cr. Children's Literature
  • MTH 277 3cr. Math for Elementary Teachers
  • MTH 377 3cr. Math for Elementary Teachers II
  • PSY 230 3cr. Educational Psychology

*Credits not included in degree total

Course Offerings

Course Code Course Description Credits
Fall Offerings
EDU 232 Fundamentals of Reading Instruction 3
EDU 290 Multicultural Education 3
BIO 150 Biology w/Lab 4
ENG 290 English for Elementary Teachers 3
PSY 252 Psychology of Child Development 3
EDU 305 Creating Inclusive Classrooms 3
EDU 310 Teaching & Learning: The Student 2
EDU 325 Language Arts 2
EDU 340 Physical Education Curriculum 3
EDU 348 Field Experience II 1
EDU 352 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children 3
EDU 398 Field Experience II 1
SCI 201 Earth Science w/Lab 4
MTH 377 Math for Elementary Teachers II 3
EDU 499 Internship (Student Teaching) 12
Spring Offerings
EDU 205 Introduction to Exceptional Education 3
EDU 230 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 288 Technology in Education 3
EDU 298 Field Experience for Elementary School 1
MTH 277 Math for Elementary Teachers 3
ENG 238 Children's Literature 3
EDU 220 Geography for Teachers 2
EDU 230 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 312 Teaching & Learning: The Teacher 2
EDU 330 Teaching Reading in the Elementary Classroom 3
EDU 335 Principles of Behavior Assessment 3
EDU 338 Family & School Collaborations 2
EDU 345 Assessment of Learning 3
EDU 348 Field Experience I 1
EDU 350 Social Studies in the Elementary Classroom 2
EDU 355 Math in the Elementary School 2
EDU 360 Integrated Science & Technology Curriculum 3
EDU 499 Internship (Student Teaching) 12
PHY 105 Physical Science by Inquiry w/Lab 4

Teacher Ed Contacts

Lisa Azure, PhD
Chair of Teacher Education
701-221-1407 | lazure@uttc.edu

Leah Hamann, MS
Elementary Education Faculty
701-221-1380 | lhamann@uttc.edu

Lezlie McElwee
Elementary Education Faculty
701-221-1752 | lmcelwee@uttc.edu

Jenifer J. Heid
Administrative Assistant
701-221-1428 | jheid@uttc.edu

Website: ted.uttc.edu

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