The Department of Education's Teacher Education Program (TEP) - Coursework and Requirements

Overview | Elementary Certification Candidates | Secondary Certification Candidates

General Overview

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For all students, the course of study for the Dartmouth Teacher Education Program (TEP) includes both foundational classes and pedagogy classes in the Department of Education.

Because Elementary candidates will teach in the language arts, social studies, arts, sciences, and math, we require Elementary certification candidates to take a variety of courses outside the Department across those disciplines.

We work closely with Secondary certification candidates and our contacts in the major department to ensure that plans for their major develop broad and deep content knowledge in the discipline through courses that address NH requirements for teacher content knowledge.

Most TEP students complete the program by returning for a fifth fall after they graduate from Dartmouth. Tuition for this fifth fall is waived by Dartmouth except for a $600 fee, and gives students credit through the Graduate Registrarís Office for three courses. Some students, for a variety of reasons, choose to complete the program in four years as an undergraduate. We work individually with those students to ensure they develop a course plan that meets their objectives.

We strongly recommend all certification candidates consider the minor in Education. In addition to prerequisite coursework, we require certification candidates to have prior experience working with developing learners. There are many opportunities over the summer and on campus to work with children and adolescents.

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