Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Candidates who wish to teach in grades pre-K -8 can select authorization levels in early childhood and elementary. The curriculum provides content knowledge, methodology, and strategies to enhance student learning in reading, science, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and the arts. Through clinical experiences, you will have the opportunity to teach early and often. You may begin honing your skills as early as your freshman year, serving as a tutor in an area classroom. During your junior and senior years, you will gain valuable field experience (i.e. a combination of observing and teaching at a local school) while concurrently taking courses in content area methods and strategies. During your final semester, you will spend 15 weeks in one classroom completing your student teaching.
Students apply to the College of Education during their sophomore year, or if a transfer student, during their first semester on campus. To be admitted, you must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average, have received fingerprint clearance from TSPC, earned passing scores on the basic skills test (CBEST, WEST-B, or PPST), and receive a positive recommendation from the Education Faculty Admission Review Committee.
For directions on applying to Concordia University, please visit the Office of Admission.