College of Education and Professional Studies
Black Hall, room 101
Mail Stop 7412
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Faculty and Staff
B. Keith Salyer, PhD
Cory Gann, MA, early childhood education
Tina Georgeson, EdD, early childhood and elementary education
Khodi Kaviani, PhD, elementary education
Keith Salyer, PhD, early childhood and elementary education
Dia Gary, EdD, early childhood education
Teresa Walker, EdD, early childhood education
Judy Backlund, MA, senior lecturer
Trisha Dee, MFA, senior lecturer
Susan Connolly, MEd, senior lecturer
Christine English, EdD, senior lecturer
Melanie Kingham, MEd, senior lecturer
Tina Clark, program support supervisor
Tracy Wise, k-8 advisor
Department Information, Standards, and Requirements
Major and/or minor programs in the TEACH department include early childhood education and elementary education. Additionally the TEACH department contributes to the middle-level teaching programs in mathematics (see mathematics in the catalog) and science teaching (see science education in the catalog).
In addition to a listed major and/or minor, students must maintain full admission status in the Teacher Certification Program (see College of Education and Professional Studies in the catalog) and complete the Professional Education Program (see Department of Education Foundations and Curriculum in the catalog) to qualify for teacher certification in the endorsable area. The early childhood education major and minor offer options in which these requirements do not apply (see descriptions below). At least 75 percent of an endorsable major or minor must be completed prior to the Professional Education Program course, EDCS 442 (Student Teaching).
All students seeking a teacher certification endorsement must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher for the last 45 graded credits. Students must also earn a minimum grade of “C” in all required major, minor, and Professional Education Program courses.
ProgramsBachelor of Arts (B.A.)Minor
CoursesEducation: Early Childhood (EDEC)Education: Elementary (EDEL)