Elementary Education

Programs that offer elementary certification:
Master of Initial Teaching (MIT)
This certification is also available with any undergraduate degree

Undergraduate General Education Form
Complete this form to review the appropriate content areas for elementary certification with the MIT.
[ EleContentRevFormMIT.doc ]

These are the documents used to evaluate progress toward an elementary certification.
[ Elementary Advisement Draft ]

Total Required credits: 53

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Level 1: Admission/Acceptance into Teacher Certification
  • EDTE 101 Foundations of American Education -- 3 credits
  • EDTE 101L Professional Skills Lab -- 0 credits
  • EDTE 121 Educational Technology -- 2 credits
  • EDSE 150 Psychology of the Exceptional Child -- 3 credits
  • ENGL 101 English Composition/Grammar -- 3 credits
  • SPOC 101 Introduction to Speech Communication -- 2 credits

Level 2: Specific Teacher Education Course Work

  • EDTE 201 Learning Theories -- 3 credits
  • EDTE 221A Differentiated Instruction & Assessment --3 credits
  • EDTE 221L Field Experience I --1 credit
  • EDTE 231 Instructional Methods Reading, Writing, Comm. I --3 credits
  • EDTE 304 Physical/Earth/Space Science --3 credits

The following courses must be completed by the end of Level II

  • BIOL wtih Lab --4 credits
  • HIST 112 Survey of World Civilization -- 3 credits
  • HIST 273 or 274 History of the U.S. I or II --3 credits
  • HIST 276 Washington State History --1 credit
  • MATH 203 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers --3 credits
  • POLS 101 American Politics --3 credits

Level 3: Admission to Methods

  • EDTE 301L Field Experience II --1 credit
  • EDTE 303 Math Methods --3 credits
  • EDTE 404 Science Methods --3 credits
  • EDTE 303 Instructional Methods Reading, Writing, Comm. II --3 credits
  • EDTE 400 Music Methods --1 credit
  • EDTE 401L Field Experience III --1 credit
  • EDTE 402 Social Studies Methods --3 credits
  • EDTE 403 Art Methods --1 credit
  • EDPE 415 Physical Education Methods --1 credit
  • EDPE 416 Health Education Methods --1 credit
  • EDPE 417 Abuse Prevention --1 credit
  • EDTE 460A Classroom Management and Communication --3 credits

Level 4: Approval to Enter Student Teaching

  • EDTE 496A Elementary Student Teaching --12 credits

Criteria for Admission to Student Teaching

  1. Minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  2. Minimum GPA in Professional Education courses of 3.0
  3. A completed major within a degree program/GPA in major determined by academic department
  4. Completion of prerequisite Professional Education courses
  5. two satisfactory evaluations from faculty or K-12 professionals
  6. Assessment of the student teacher candidate's potential for success as a teacher by teacher Education Faculty who have knowledge of the student teacher candidate's work
  7. A competed application for student teaching submitted the semester prior to student teaching
  8. State standardized content testing required
  9. FBI/Washington State Patrol fingerprint clearance

Level 5: Certification



Certification :
Cathy Dieter, Director of Certification:
dieter@gonzaga.edu
(509) 313-3504