The Elementary Education P-5 program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with licensure. The degree program is designed so that students complete a variety of general education, content, and pre-professional education courses before beginning the program as members of a cohort. The cohort portion of the program consists of two 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 P-5. Please consult with an advisor for current licensure test information. Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state, and we have not determined if this program meets educational requirements outside of Ohio. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state’s licensure or certification requirements.
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 multicultural and global perspectives in the general education requirements.
Program application due September 15. New cohorts begin every spring semester.
Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.6
Earn grades of “C” or better and “P” for all pre-requisite ED/EDS/EED coursework and EED content courses
Exams scores documenting competency in Reading, Writing and Math via the subtests on the ACT, SAT, and/or Praxis Core Academics for Educators exams. See program website for specific score requirements.
Field Placement Application (EED 3210)
Academic Plan for completion of all WSU Core and EED Content courses prior to admission
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 EED program and cohort is not based solely on the attainment of the minimum academic requirements.
Application Deadline: September 15th
Program Learning Outcomes
To maintain state of Ohio approval, the EED program must demonstrate that it meets all of the following standards and requirements
1. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Accreditation Standards (CAEP) (national accreditation is required by the state of Ohio) - which includes multiple key assessments and dispositions checks; CAEP Standards: http://caepnet.org/standards/2022/introduction
2. Alignment with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium [InTASC Standards; https://ccsso.org/resource-library/intasc-model-core-teaching-standards-and-learning-progressions-teachers-10
3. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation Accreditation Standards (CAEP) K-6 Elementary Teacher Preparation Standards: http://caepnet.org/~/media/Files/caep/standards/2018-caep-k-6-elementary-teacher-prepara.pdf?la=en
4. State of Ohio Educator Standards - the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession; http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohios-Learning-Standards
5. State of Ohio Learning Standards; Ohio Learning Standards: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohios-Learning-Standards
6. Ohio Department of Higher Education, Ohio Educator Licensure Program Standards for PK-5 Primary Licensure Programs, https://www.ohiohighered.org/sites/default/files/uploads/education-prep/documents/Primary%20%28PK-5%29%20standards%20FINAL%20%28July%202021%29.pdf
8. Inclusion of the International Dyslexia Association Knowledge & Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading; IDA Standards: https://app.box.com/s/k77gltlwlwqawgdbdyywjwehzoa1pah2
10. Alignment to the Ohio Transfer Policy and Education Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGS)
11. Ohio Preparation Requirements for the following distinct areas; Ohio Program Requirements: https://www.ohiohighered.org/content/ohio_educator_licensure_programs_standards_requirements_chart#ECE
a. Resident Educator License
b. Ohio School Operating Standards (OAC Chapter 3301-35)
c. Ohio Value-Added Progress Dimension
d. Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
e. Ohio Standards for Professional Development
f. Preparation in Effective Methods of Instruction for Individuals with Dyslexia
g. Opioid Education
h. Alignment to the Core Administrative Requirements
12. A minimum of 100 hours of supervised fieldwork prior to the student teaching internship
13. A minimum 12-week student teaching internship
14. Content knowledge to cover the required licensure assessments on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE): http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Licensure/Prepare-for-Certificate-License/Educator-Licensure-Examinations/Educator-Licensure-Testing-Requirements.pdf.aspx
15. Alignment with Each Child, Our Future: Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education (2019-2024): http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/About/Ohios-Strategic-Plan-for-Education/Final-Strategic-Plan-Board-Approved.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US
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