2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED 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:

  • 30 semester credit hours of college coursework
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.5
  • One of the following:
    ACT composite score of 22 or better
    SAT composite score of 1000 or better

    ETS Praxis Core exam:
    Reading score of 156 or higher
    Writing score of 150 or higher
    Math score of 162 or higher

Complete Program Application (https://secure.wright.edu/content/college-education-and-human-services-application).

Submit two recommendation forms (PDF) (http://education-human-services.wright.edu/sites/default/files/page/attachments/application-references.pdf)

  • Writing Sample
  • Interview

For additional information:

Program Requirements:

I. Wright State University CORE: 41 Hours

Element 1 Communication: 6 Hours

Element 2 Mathematics: 3 Hours

Element 3 Global Traditions: 6 Hours

Element 5 Social Sciences: 6 Hours

Choose 2

Total: 136 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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