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.
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.
- Complete Program Application: Application
- 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 (EED 3210 )
- Academic Plan for completion of all WSU Core and EED 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 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://www.caepnet.org/standards/introduction
2. Alignment with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium [InTASC Standards; http://www.ccsso.org/Resources/Publications/InTASC_Model_Core_Teaching_Standards_and_Learning_ Progressions_for_Teachers_10.html
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; https://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/Teaching/Educator-Equity/Ohio-s-Educator-Standards/Rev_TeachingProfession_aug10.pdf 5. State of Ohio Learning Standards; Ohio Learning Standards: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohios-Learning-Standards
6. State of Ohio Reading Core requirement - 4-course/12-semester hour sequence for reading aligned to the Ohio Learning Standards; Reading Core: https://www.ohiohighered.org/content/ohio_educator_licensure_programs_standards_requirements_chart
7. Inclusion of the International Dyslexia Association Knowledge & Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading; IDA Standards: https://app.box.com/s/k77gltlwlwqawgdbdyywjwehzoa1pah2 8. The Council for Exceptional Children; CEC Standards: https://www.cec.sped.org/Standards
9. Alignment to the Ohio Transfer Policy and Education Transfer Assurance Guides (TAGS)
10. 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
11. A minimum of 100 hours of supervised fieldwork prior to the student teaching internship
12. A minimum 12-week student teaching internship
13. 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
14. 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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