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.

Praxis Pass Rates

Data from ETS Title II Reporting Services. Current as of February 17, 2017.

PRAXIS PASS RATES
  UTTC Elementary Ed Students Statewide
  Total Delivered Total Passed % Pass Rate Total Delivered Total Passed % Pass Rate
2013-2016 6 6 100% 1749 1635 93%

 

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

Course Offerings

Course Code Course Description Credits
Fall Offerings
EDU 200 Classroom Management 2
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 288 Technology in Education 2
EDU 296 Field Experience for Elementary School 1
ENG 238 Children's Literature 3
PSY 230 Educational Psychology 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

Course Offerings

Course Code Course Description Credits
Fall Offerings
EDU 200 Classroom Management 2
EDU 220 Geography for Teachers 2
EDU 232 Fundamentals of Reading Instruction 3
EDU 250 Intro to Education 3
EDU 290 Multicultural Education 3
ENG 290 English for Elementary Teachers 3
PSY 252 Psychology of Child Development 3
EDU 305 Creating Inclusive Classrooms 2
EDU 310 Teaching & Learning: The Student 2
EDU 325 Language Arts 2
EDU 340 Physical Education Curriculum 3
EDU 346 Field Experience II 1
EDU 350 Social Studies in the Elementary Classroom 2
EDU 360 Integrated Science & Technology Curriculum 2
EDU 396 Field Experience II 1
MTH 327 Math for Elementary Teachers 3
EDU 498 Internship (Student Teaching) 12
BIO 150 General Biology w/lab 4
PHY 105 Physical Science By Inquiry w/lab 4
SCI 201 Earth Science w/lab 4
Spring Offerings
EDU 205 Introduction to Exceptional Education 3
EDU 288 Technology in Education 2
EDU 312 Teaching & Learning: The Teacher 2
EDU 315 Integrated Art, Music & Drama Curriculum 2
EDU 338 Family & School Collaborations 2
EDU 346 Field Experience II 1
EDU 330 Teaching Reading in the Classroom 3
EDU 335 Principles of Behavior Assessment 2
EDU 345 Assessment of Learning 3
EDU 355 Mathematics in the Elementary Classroom 2
ENG 238 Children's Literature 3
MTH 377 Math for Elementary Teachers II 3
PSY 230 Educational Psychology 3
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world - Nelson Mandela

Contact Us

 

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

Brenda Rhone
Program Coordinator
701-221-1788 | brhone@uttc.edu

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