BAED - Early Childhood Unified/Elementary Education Apprentice

Admission Requirements

  1. Have continuous employment with classroom instructional responsibilities in a Wichita State University College of Education partner school1 serving students up to 6th grade.
  2. Be admitted to Wichita State University meeting the adult learner or transfer requirements (http://wichita.edu/getadmitted). When completing the admissions application, please select D 21X Early Childhood Unified/Elementary Education Apprentice as the applicant's major.
  3. Have completed a placement assessment indicating readiness for foundation courses (College English I, College Algebra, etc.) or provide official transcripts showing completion of required general education coursework.
  4. References: complete the Reference Request form with names and contact information for three references who are qualified to address the applicant's professional skills, communication skills (oral and written), and potential for success as a classroom teacher and as a student in this program.
  5. Certificate of Health:  provide proof of a completed Certification of Health for School Personnel/TB test form (K.S.A. 72-5213)3 or verification that this has been completed in the last three years per applicant's employer.2 Please submit this completed form or verification to WSU College of Education by fax 316-978-3302.
  6. Criminal Background Check: completed Criminal Background Check and Student Authorization Form.3

Program Requirements

Option 1: For candidates who hold an Associate of Arts in elementary education or an Associate of Arts with general emphasis.

A total of 120 credit hours required to earn the Bachelor of Arts in education.  (Students will take 67 credit hours of WSU program requirements.  Transfer credit from previous degree will likely meet general education requirements.) A grade of B- or better is required for all ECU/elementary education apprentice program (TAP) teacher education program courses.

Required Courses
CESP 433Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory: Evidence-Based Instruction 13
CI 270Introduction to the Education Profession 13
CI 313Reading and Writing Exceptionalities 12
CI 314Principles of Effective Mentoring/Mentee Relationships 11
CI 317Literacy Strategies in the Content Areas 12
CI 320Introduction to Diversity: Exceptionalities 12
CI 323Technology Seminar in Elementary Education 11
CI 324Linguistics for Elementary Teachers 13
CI 326Engaging and Motivating the Learner 13
CI 402EInstructional Strategies, Assessment & Management: Elementary Teaching Early Literacy K-2 13
CI 402IInstructional Strategies, Assessment & Management: Teaching Intermediate Literacy 3-6 12
CI 402MInstructional Strategies, Assessment and Management: Elementary Mathematics 13
CI 414Instructional Strategies, Assessment and Classroom Management: Elementary Social Studies 13
CI 415Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners 13
CI 416Classroom Management and Pedagogy 12
CI 427Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education 13
CI 458Inquiry Based Learning 12
CI 481INoncredit Internship0
CI 502Math for Exceptionalities 13
CI 504Special Education Law 13
CI 604ECU Assessment and Methods: Infants, Toddlers and Preschool (B-PreK) 13
CI 605Internship I 12
CI 606Internship II 12
CI 607Internship III 12
CI 608Internship IV 12
CI 796Family and Professional Collaboration 13
ARTE 311Art Education Curriculum in Elementary School2
HPS 425Methods in Physical Education and Health2
MUSE 351Music Fundamentals for the Classroom Teacher2
Total Credit Hours67

Option 2: For candidates who do not hold an Associate of Arts.

A total of 120-122 credit hours required to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Education.  (Students will take 75 credit hours of WSU program requirements plus meet general education requirements.) A grade of B- or better is required for all ECU/elementary education apprentice program (TAP) teacher education program courses.

Required Courses
CESP 433Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory: Evidence-Based Instruction 13
CI 270Introduction to the Education Profession 13
CI 313Reading and Writing Exceptionalities 12
CI 314Principles of Effective Mentoring/Mentee Relationships 11
CI 317Literacy Strategies in the Content Areas 12
CI 320Introduction to Diversity: Exceptionalities 12
CI 323Technology Seminar in Elementary Education 11
CI 324Linguistics for Elementary Teachers 13
CI 326Engaging and Motivating the Learner 13
CI 402EInstructional Strategies, Assessment & Management: Elementary Teaching Early Literacy K-2 13
CI 402IInstructional Strategies, Assessment & Management: Teaching Intermediate Literacy 3-6 12
CI 402MInstructional Strategies, Assessment and Management: Elementary Mathematics 13
CI 414Instructional Strategies, Assessment and Classroom Management: Elementary Social Studies 13
CI 415Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners 13
CI 416Classroom Management and Pedagogy 12
CI 418Creating a Production Centered Classroom2
CI 427Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education 13
CI 437Field Experience I 11
CI 438Field Experience II 11
CI 439Field Experience III 11
CI 440Field Experience IV 11
CI 458Inquiry Based Learning 12
CI 481INoncredit Internship0
CI 502Math for Exceptionalities 13
CI 504Special Education Law 13
CI 602Social Emotional Learning in the School Community2
CI 604ECU Assessment and Methods: Infants, Toddlers and Preschool (B-PreK) 13
CI 605Internship I 12
CI 606Internship II 12
CI 607Internship III 12
CI 608Internship IV 12
CI 796Family and Professional Collaboration 13
ARTE 311Art Education Curriculum in Elementary School2
HPS 425Methods in Physical Education and Health2
MUSE 351Music Fundamentals for the Classroom Teacher2
Total Credit Hours75

Applied Learning

Students are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from programs in curriculum and instruction. The requirements can be met by the following:

Students who graduate from an undergraduate program must experience at least 600 hours of field experience/internship in various classroom settings throughout their specific program. In addition, all initial licensure students must complete the Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio, which is an action research requirement for licensure.