School of Education

Post-Baccalaureate Elementary Education

The Post-Baccalaureate Elementary Education licensing program leads to an Elementary Generalist license (K-6). The Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education is comprised of the following:

In order to graduate, the student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.65 with a minimum grade of C in each EDUC course. Progress towards the degree will be monitored by the faculty to insure each candidate has the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of a highly effective educator.

Professional Education Requirements

Professional Education courses are intended to develop the knowledge, dispositions, and skills required for entry to the profession. The Pre-Professional courses are taken during the freshman and sophomore years and prior to formal admission into the Teacher Education Program (TEP). These courses develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that underlie all teacher education regardless of the developmental focus. These include inquiry, learning theory, introduction to exceptional learners, diversity, technology and general methods. Within the Professional Education component of the degree, there are both foundational and specialized requirements. During the junior and senior years, students must be formally admitted into TEP and complete all content courses, education courses, and program requirements assigned to Movements A-D. At Decision Points, faculty review and approval are required as conditions for program continuation.

Pre-Professional Education Courses (19 credit hours)

  • EDUC-F 205* Study of Education/Practice of Teaching (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 205* Intro to Exceptional Children (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 311 General Methods-Elementary Education (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-N 102 Math for Elementary Education (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 251* Educational Psychology for Elementary Teachers (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-Q 200 Intro to Scientific Inquiry (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-W 200 Using Computers in Education (3 cr.)

*Expanded Criminal Background Check required. Details found on the IU Kokomo School of Education website.

Movement A (13 Credit Hours)

  • EDUC-E 339 Elementary Language Arts Methods (3)
  • EDUC-E 343 Elementary Math Methods (3) 
  • EDUC-M 300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society (3)
  • EDUC-M 333 Elementary Art Methods (2)* (Offered in FA/SU only)
  • EDUC-P 290 Movement Experiences for P-6 children (2)

Movement B (14 Credit Hours)

  • EDUC-E 325 Social Studies Methods (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-E 340 Elementary Reading Methods I (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-H 340 Education and the America Culture (3 cr.)** (Offered in FA/SP/SU)
  • EDUC-M 323 Elementary Music Methods (2 cr.)* (Offered in SP/SU only)
  • EDUC-X 460 Books for Reading Instruction (3 cr.) (Offered in SP/SU only)

Movement C (12 Credit Hours)

  • EDUC-E 328 Science Methods (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-E 341 Elementary Reading Methods II (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 305 Teaching the Exceptional Learner (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 490 Assessment I (3 cr.)

*M 323 and/or M 333 may be taken in Movement A, B, or C and must be completed before Movement D.

**H 340 and/or X 460 may be taken in Movement B or C and must be completed before Movement D.

Movement D (15 Credit Hours)

  • EDUC-M 425 Elementary Education - Student Teaching (12 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 440 Student Teaching Seminar (3 cr.)

Prior to student teaching (Movement D) the student must:

  • apply for Student Teaching by the stated deadline,
  • attempt required state-mandated pedagogy (Test Code-005),
  • pass Content Area Assessment (see below),
  • attend mandatory Student Teaching Orientation,
  • and successfully complete CPR-AED training, Universal Precautions, and Suicide Prevention Training.

Content Area Assessments (Attempt required prior to Student Teaching)

  • Required Test: Elementary Education Generalist
  • Test Numbers: 060/061/062/063
  • Required Score: 220 on each sub-test

TEP Application Requirements

  1. Admitted to IU Kokomo as a degree-seeking student
  2. All Year 1 and 2 pre-professional courses have been successfully completed or currently in progress.
  3. Basic Skills Competency Test
  4. Expanded Criminal Background Check on file in the School of Education office
  5. Minimum Overall GPA 3.00
  6. Completion of minimum 50 credit hours
  7. Completion of W 131, W 132, S 121, M 118, T 109 and/or T 110
  8. TEP application submitted to the School of Education office with all necessary and required information by the deadline

TEP Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester admission due third Friday in April
  • Spring semester admission due third Friday in November

Applications are available on School of Education website under Resources.

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