Elementary Education Major

| March 26, 2019

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Through our unique partnership with local school districts, JBU students participate in an "Embedded Field Experience" program, putting them in a local classroom from the start. Students can also choose an endorsement in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL).

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Edcite

Edcite is a free online platform providing teachers with the tools they need to create interactive content aligned to the Common Core.Edcite provides free tools and content for rich interactive learning exercises. Edcite allows teachers to create their own content, or mix and match existing content, so they can tailor learning exercises to fit their needs, and use them in the form of online assignments with their students. Teachers can use and share exercises with a growing library of exercise content.

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Edcite

Edcite is a free online platform providing teachers with the tools they need to create interactive content aligned to the Common Core.Edcite provides free tools and content for rich interactive learning exercises. Edcite allows teachers to create their own content, or mix and match existing content, so they can tailor learning exercises to fit their needs, and use them in the form of online assignments with their students. Teachers can use and share exercises with a growing library of exercise content.

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