The Teachers of Tomorrow Advancing Learning Program affords strong academic preparation and continuous immersion in school cultures through working with children in educational and community settings. Teacher candidates graduate with a thorough understanding of best practices in education through early field experiences, an internship semester, and student teaching.
The student who desires to be an elementary teacher must remain in good standing in the Teacher Education Program and complete the program outlined below which satisfies requirements for the bachelor of science degree or the bachelor of arts degree, provided the foreign language requirement is fulfilled. Satisfactory completion of the program also makes the individual eligible for the Standard Instructional License in the state of Indiana provided that the individual satisfies the test requirements. Upon completion of this degree, the holder can be licensed in the elementary, primary, and intermediate school setting.
General Education and Additional Subject Matter (71 credits minimum):
A grade of C or better is required in each course as well as a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
The professional education component in elementary education consists of a sequential pattern of course work integrated into phases. Each subsequent phase has the previous phase as a prerequisite. Prior to enrolling in Phase II, the student must have been admitted to Becoming a Complete Professional I.
Early and continuous experiences with children in school settings are included throughout the professional education component and are an integral part of the professional courses. These practicum experiences are required to successfully complete each professional course, but do not carry course credit.