University General Course Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    May 16, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2020-2021

Integrated Elementary Teaching, B.S. in Ed.


This innovative program prepares elementary teachers in Nevada for grades K-8. Students earn an additional license or endorsement that enables them to be effective and prepared for teaching in today’s diverse classrooms: (1) Early Childhood Education, (2) Special Education, and/or (3) English Language Acquisition and Development.

Contact Information


College of Education and Human Development Advisement Center
William Raggio Building, Room 2005
(775) 784-4298
coeadvisement@unr.edu

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Print degree planner icon at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement   if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Admission Requirements


In order to apply to the Integrated Elementary Teaching Program (IETP), students must have completed at least 45 credits of college work with an overall grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4-point scale and have completed EDU 201  with a grade of C or better. In addition, applications to the program require:

  1. Documentation of at least 30 hours of experience working with K-8 students in an educational setting under the supervision of a licensed professional who attests to the candidate’s potential to become a highly qualified teacher;
  2. Passing scores on all sections of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (Praxis Core) or the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST);
  3. A grade of C (not C-) or better in all education (EDU) courses.

Additional requirements associated with the application process can be obtained from the Student Advisement Center in the College of Education and Human Development (WRB 2005). A limited number of students will be admitted into each emphasis area each semester, based on admission criteria and space available.

Graduation Requirements


  • Total Units | 120 
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.75
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 3.0
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Units of Major Requirements at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units

I. Core General Education Requirements (24-27 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Quantitative Reasoning (3 units minimum) - CO2


D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6


E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8


II. Additional Core Requirements (0 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9


B. Diversity & Equity - CO10


C. Global Context - CO11


D. Ethics - CO12


E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13


F. Application - CO14


The following courses count in the major requirement:

III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)


IV. Major Requirements (84-91 units)


NOTE: Successful completion of the IETP Portfolio indicates students’ readiness to begin internships. A portfolio is a required program component for all students in the Integrated Elementary Teaching Program. The portfolio is a compilation of reflective essays, coursework assignments, and practicum evaluations that demonstrate a student’s level of mastery on the ten Interstate New Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards. The InTASC standards are effective teaching practices that we expect IETP students to know and demonstrate. You will not progress onto internship if your portfolio is incomplete. 

B. Emphasis Areas (30-37 units)


Students must choose one of the following three areas of emphasis.

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)


VI. Electives (2-15 units)


Students who are undecided about choosing teaching as a career are encouraged to take EDU 110 as an exploratory elective course.

VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Early Childhood Education Emphasis

English Language Acquisition and Development Emphasis

Special Education Emphasis

B. Second Year


Early Childhood Education Emphasis

English Language Acquisition and Development Emphasis

Early Childhood Education Emphasis

English Language Acquisition and Development Emphasis

  • General Elective (3 units) 
  • General Elective (3 units)
Special Education Emphasis

  • General Elective (3 units)

C. Third Year


D. Fourth Year


Early Childhood Education Emphasis

English Language Acquisition and Development Emphasis

Spring Semester (12-16 units)


Early Childhood Education Emphasis

English Language Acquisition and Development Emphasis

Special Education Emphasis