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  Dec 11, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Early Childhood Education, BSEd


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Program Description:

The Early Childhood Education program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with licensure. The degree program is designed so that students complete general education and content courses as freshman and sophomores and begin the Early Childhood program as juniors as members of a cohort group. The cohort portion of the program consists of three semesters of integrated coursework and field experiences and one semester of student teaching. Recommendation for licensure requires successful completion of the program and passing scores on required licensure examinations.

Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of the program and passing the appropriate licensure exams, candidates are eligible for an Ohio resident educator license Early Childhood (PK-3). Please consult with an advisor for current licensure test information.

Specific courses have been included to ensure that candidates develop theoretical and practical knowledge in humanities, mathematics and technology, social sciences, biological and physical sciences, the arts and personal health and fitness. Included also are the courses that incorporate multi-cultural and global perspectives in the general education requirements.

Admissions Requirements

  • Complete Program Application (https://secure.wright.edu/content/college-education-and-human-services-application). The application includes open-ended question to learn about candidate, list of 3 references - at least one must be a CEHS faculty/staff person)
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Exams scores documenting competency in Reading, Writing and Math via scores at the 50th or higher percentile on the subtests of the ACT, SAT, and/or Praxis Core Academics for Educators exams.
  • Dispositional Assessment
  • Field Placement Application (ECE 3210 )
  • Academic Plan for completion of all WSU Core and ECE Content courses signed by academic advisor

CAEP standards require that the admitted cohort exhibit: 1) a group average ACT/SAT score in the 50th percentile or higher, and 2) a group average cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. In keeping with CAEP standards, it is the goal of the Teacher Education Department to select a diverse set of candidates that meet the academic standards for and display attitudes and behaviors reflective of excellence in the teaching profession. Admission into the ECE program and cohort is not based solely on the attainment of the minimum academic requirements.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: January 15th
  • Spring Semester: September 15th

For additional information:

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State University CORE: 41 Hours


Element 1 Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2 Mathermatics: 3 Hours


Element 3 Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 5 Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Choose 2

IV. Electives: 2 Hours


  • Two hours of elective coursework

Total: 120 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

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