Elementary Education prepares teachers for grades one through six. A minimum of 120 semester hours, excluding basic military science, is necessary for graduation. Council on Teacher Education policy requires that all candidates for admission to a teacher preparation program pass an Illinois approved test of basic skills. The Illinois test of basic skills options include the Licensure Testing System Test of Academic Proficiency(TAP), or an ACT/SAT score that meets specific criteria.
Who should apply
Undergraduate students who want to:
- Plan lessons that teach students subjects, such as reading and math, and skills, such as studying and communicating with others
- Assess students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses
- Work with students individually to help them overcome specific learning challenges
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