The Elementary Education Associates of Science (AS) program curriculum prepares students to enter a highly demanded profession. Upon completion, the graduate can expect employment as a paraprofessional in a tribal, public or private school setting. Most of the program courses contain a field experience component. This allows the student to gain first-hand knowledge of the best practices in education from experienced teachers. The degree is designed to transfer to a university bachelor degree program for those students who wish to continue their education. Transfer degree options include elementary education teachers, special education teachers, school counselors, physical education teachers, coaching, as well as a number of other areas.
Students considering the field of education must pass a background check that is completed upon registration for the program. Any students choosing this program must be free from certain criminal convictions in order to be eligible for employment upon graduation.
Teachers in the elementary education program withhold graduate degrees throughout the field of education. They have a wealth of classroom experience as well as a teacher licensure for the State of North Dakota. Teacher credentials include online teaching and learning and are certified by the state in vocational education.
Praxis Pass Rates
Data from ETS Title II Reporting Services. Current as of September 9, 2020.
|Praxis Pass Rates|
|UTTC Elementary Ed Students||Statewide|
|Total Delivered||Total Passed||% Pass Rate||Total Delivered||Total Passed||% Pass Rate|
|2016 – 2019||2||2||100%||1804||1456||81%|
Graduates of the UTTC Elementary Education AS degree program will:
- Identify aspects of a supportive and safe learning environment.
- Recognize diversity in learning and developmental processes.
- Apply central concepts to connect with and advance student learning.
- Analyze instructional strategies that support learner goals.
- Display dispositions necessary for being successful in for an education setting.
Graduates of the UTTC Elementary Education BS degree program will:
- Implement appropriate strategies for learner development.
- Recognize learning differences and diversity.
- Create supportive and safe learning environments.
- Demonstrate understanding of content knowledge.
- Utilize differing perspectives for application of content.
- Monitor learner progress by using multiple methods of assessment.
- Plan for instruction that supports every learner.
- Apply instructional strategies to encourage learner development.
- Demonstrate ongoing professional learning and ethical practice.
- Facilitate opportunities for leadership and collaboration.