Graduate Teacher Education Program

Elementary

GTEP Elementary Program of Study

Candidates have the option of applying to either the Elementary GTEP or to the Secondary GTEP. Candidates may also select from the full-time (one year) and part-time (two year) options.

The program consists of 46 credits of academic coursework along with 21 credits of work in schools while student teaching.

Be sure to review the estimated program costs for residents, including tuition, tests, and fees.

GTEP Elementary 1-Year Program

Course CR #
Summer
ITP 510 Instructional Design and Assessment 3
ITP 514 Educating for Equity and Social Justice 3
ITP 535 Cultivating Responsive Classrooms 1
ITP 536 Learning and Development 3
ITP 438/538 Integrated Methods and Curriculum Design 4
ITP 442/542 Integrated Elementary Science Methods 2
ITP 543 Professional Collaboration in Elementary Education 1
ED 518 Inclusive Elementary Classrooms 2
ITP 545 Student Teaching I ECE, or
ITP 548 Student Teaching I Elem
1
Fall
ITP 439/539 Elementary Mathematics Methods 2
ITP 540 Foundations of Literacy 4
ITP 510 Inquiry, Assessment, and Instructional Design 2
ITP 534 Foundations of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practice at the Elementary Level 2
ITP 535 Cultivating Responsive Classrooms 1
ITP 543 Professional Collaboration in Elementary Education 2
ITP 545 Student Teaching I ECE, or
ITP 548 Student Teaching I Elem
2
Winter
ITP 510 Elementary Mathematics Methods 2
ITP 510 Instructional Design and Assessment 2
ITP 535 Cultivating Responsive Classrooms 1
ITP 541 Literacies in the Elementary Classroom 4
ITP 543 Professional Collaboration in Elementary Education 1
ITP 546 Student Teaching II ECE, or
ITP 549 Student Teaching II Elem
5
Spring
ITP 510 Instructional Design and Assessment 1
ITP 543 Professional Collaboration in Elementary Education 2
ITP 547 Student Teaching III ECE, or
ITP 550 Student Teaching III Elem
 
13

 

GTEP Elementary 2-Year Program

Course CR #
Summer I
ITP 536 Learning and Development 3
ITP 438/538 Integrated Methods and Curriculum Design 4
Fall I
ITP 540 Foundations of Literacy 4
ITP 514 Educating for Equity and Social Justice 3
ITP 545 Student Teaching I ECE, or
ITP 548 Student Teaching I Elem (10 hours required)
 
1
Winter I
ITP 439/539 Elementary Mathematics Methods 2
ITP 541 Literacies in the Elementary Classroom 4
ITP 546 Student Teaching II ECE, or
ITP 549 Student Teaching II Elem (10 hours required)
1
Spring I
ITP 439/539 Elementary Mathematics Methods 2
ITP 534 Foundations of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practice at the Elementary Level 2
ITP 518 Inclusive Elementary Classrooms 2
ITP 545 Student Teaching I ECE, or
ITP 548 Student Teaching I Elem
1
Summer II
ITP 510 Instructional Design and Assessment 3
ITP 535 Cultivating Responsive Classrooms 1
ITP 442/542 Integrated Elementary Science Methods 2
ITP 543 Professional Collaboration in Elementary Education 1
ITP 545 Student Teaching I ECE, or
ITP 548 Student Teaching I Elem
1
Fall II
ITP 510 Instructional Design and Assessment 2
ITP 535 Cultivating Responsive Classrooms 1
ITP 543 Professional Collaboration in Elementary Education 2
ITP 545 Student Teaching I ECE, or
ITP 548 Student Teaching I Elem
1
Winter II
ITP 510 Instructional Design and Assessment 2
ITP 535 Cultivating Responsive Classrooms 1
ITP 543 Professional Collaboration in Elementary Education 1
ITP 546 Student Teaching II ECE, or
ITP 549 Student Teaching II Elem
6
Spring II
ITP 510 Instructional Design and Assessment 1
ITP 543 Professional Collaboration in Elementary Education 2
ITP 547 Student Teaching III ECE, or
ITP 550 Student Teaching III Elem
12

 


GTEP Field Experience

An important part of learning to teach takes place in schools and classrooms throughout the Portland metropolitan area. Full-time GTEP teacher candidates are involved in field experiences throughout the K-12 public school year; part-time GTEP teacher candidates spend 60 hours in the field during Year One of the program, and then follow the Field Experience sequence below during Year Two.

During the GTEP program teacher candidates complete three field experiences:

  • Initial Field Experience: practicum (late Summer and Fall terms)
  • Student Teaching I: half-time student teaching (Winter term)
  • Student Teaching II: full-time student teaching (Spring term)
  • Field placements are identified and confirmed through the Field Placement Office in the College of Education. Detailed information about field placements are sent along with letters of Admission to the program.

Program completion

Once you’ve completed your program, you’ll need to apply for both your teaching license and degree (Masters of Education).