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STEP: Typical Plan of Study

(Effective Summer 2013)

There are four steps in the STEP program:

Step 1
All teacher candidates:
  • Module 1: Foundations
  • Module 2: Teaching, Planning, Assessing
  • Module 3: Diversity
  • Module 4: Educational Psychology


Step 2
All teacher candidates:
  • READ Module:  Disciplinary Literacy
  • *EDUC 5372: Graduate Methods: Models of Teaching

*Includes clinical experience

ALL ELAR teacher candidates:

  • READ Module:  Reading Diagnosis

If teaching:

  • EDUC 53__:  Begin internship

If student teaching in the spring, attend student teaching orientation.  Contact Cynthia Sherman, during the first week of the semester for the date.

Content test must have been passed to be eligible for student teaching.  See advisor for more information.

6 hours of TExES PREP must be completed.

Step 3
All teacher candidates:
  • EDUC 5351: Assessment in Educational Settings

If teaching:

  • Complete internship
  • EDUC 4057:  Seminar

If not teaching:

  • EDUC 4640:  Clinical (student) teaching*
  • EDUC 4057:  Seminar

*Watch for application deadlines early in the Fall

  • Take TExES 160:  Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities
Step 4
Summer I
All teacher candidates:
  • Module 5: Reflection/Professional Development/Goal Setting
  • Complete all required TExES exams if not yet completed
  • Apply for standard certificate when all requirements have been completed
To be taken when offered (any semester

All Grade 4-8 teacher candidates:

  • READ 5303: New & Emerging Media Literacies
  • Substitutes: READ 5302 or READ 5304