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. 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) 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.
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Wichita State College of Education partner schools are those with an established Memorandum of Agreement with the College of Education. If a Memorandum of Agreement does not already exist, Wichita State University College of Education will contact the employing school district. Placements with partner schools will be confirmed prior to program admission.

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Requirements per district may vary. Please contact Wichita State University College of Education for approval of acceptable alternative forms.

Degree 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.)

Required Courses
CESP 433Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory: Evidence-Based Instruction 13
CI 270Introduction to the Education Profession 13
CI 313Reading and Writing Exceptionalities2
CI 314Principles of Effective Mentoring/Mentee Relationships1
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 Learner3
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 Studies3
CI 415Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners3
CI 416Classroom Management and Pedagogy2
CI 427Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education 13
CI 458Inquiry Based Learning2
CI 481INoncredit Internship0
CI 502Math for Exceptionalities3
CI 504Special Education Law3
CI 604ECU Assessment and Methods: Infants, Toddlers and Preschool (B-PreK)3
CI 605Internship I2
CI 606Internship II2
CI 607Internship III2
CI 608Internship IV2
CI 796Family and Professional Collaboration3
ARTE 311Art Education Curriculum in Elementary School2
HPS 425Methods in Physical Education and Health2
MUSE 351Music Fundamentals for the Classroom Teacher2
Total Credit Hours67
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 Requires a minimum grade of 2.700.

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.)

Required Courses
CESP 433Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory: Evidence-Based Instruction 13
CI 270Introduction to the Education Profession 13
CI 313Reading and Writing Exceptionalities2
CI 314Principles of Effective Mentoring/Mentee Relationships1
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 Learner3
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 Studies3
CI 415Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Learners3
CI 416Classroom Management and Pedagogy2
CI 418Creating a Production Centered Classroom2
CI 427Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education 13
CI 437Field Experience I1
CI 438Field Experience II1
CI 439Field Experience III1
CI 440Field Experience IV1
CI 458Inquiry Based Learning2
CI 481INoncredit Internship0
CI 502Math for Exceptionalities3
CI 504Special Education Law3
CI 602Social Emotional Learning in the School Community2
CI 604ECU Assessment and Methods: Infants, Toddlers and Preschool (B-PreK)3
CI 605Internship I2
CI 606Internship II2
CI 607Internship III2
CI 608Internship IV2
CI 796Family and Professional Collaboration3
ARTE 311Art Education Curriculum in Elementary School2
HPS 425Methods in Physical Education and Health2
MUSE 351Music Fundamentals for the Classroom Teacher2
Total Credit Hours75
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Requires a minimum grade of 2.700.