BAED - Elementary Education

General requirements for bachelor's degree: 124 minimum credit hours; major GPA 2.500

Other Required Courses 1
CI 270Introduction to the Education Profession 23
ARTE 311Art Education Curriculum in Elementary School2
MUSE 351Music Fundamentals for the Classroom Teacher2
Geography with a global perspective. GEOG 125 or GEOG 210 recommended3
MATH 501Elementary Mathematics 3, 45
CI 520Physical Science in the Elementary Classroom 54
BIOL 370Introductory Environmental Science 63
or GEOL 300 Energy, Resources and Environment
Total Credit Hours22
1

 Can be taken in various semesters.

2

 B- or better

3

 Must complete before CI 519 and Core IIB

4

2.000 or better required

5

 Required before Core IIB

6

 General education course

Teacher Education

Candidates must be admitted into Teacher Education to take any of the following teacher education and core courses. A Grade of B- or better is required for all teacher education program courses. All courses must be completed before candidate is eligible to take CI 446 and CI 447.

Teacher Education Courses
CI 317Literacy Strategies in the Content Areas (Must be complete before Core IIA)2
CI 519Mathematical Investigations (Must be taken after MATH 501 and before Core IIB; 2.000 or better required)3
CI 324Linguistics for Elementary Teachers (Recommended to complete with CI 402E)3
HPS 425Methods in Physical Education and Health2
CI 427Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education3
Total Credit Hours13
Teacher Education Core - Must be taken in sequence
Core I: Foundations of Education
CESP 334Introduction to Diversity: Human Growth and Development2
CI 311Introduction to Diversity: Field Experience1
CI 320Introduction to Diversity: Exceptionalities2
CI 321Introduction to Diversity: Cultural Issues2
CI 323Technology Seminar in Elementary Education1
Core IIA: Methods and Field Experiences
CESP 433Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory: Evidence-Based Instruction3
CI 402EInstructional Strategies, Assessment & Management: Elementary Teaching Early Literacy K-23
CI 402JInstructional Strategies, Assessment and Management: Elementary Social Studies4
CI 411APreteaching Internship: Elementary Core IIA2
Core IIB: Methods and Field Experiences
CI 402IInstructional Strategies, Assessment & Management: Teaching Intermediate Literacy 3-62
CI 402MInstructional Strategies, Assessment and Management: Elementary Mathematics3
CI 402SInstructional Strategies, Assessment and Management: Elementary Science4
CI 411BPreteaching Internship: Elementary Core IIB2
Core III: Teaching Internship
CI 446Student Teaching and Classroom Management Seminar: Elementary2
CI 447Elementary Teaching Internship11
Total Credit Hours44
Additional College Requirements - counted as General Education
HIST 131History of the United States: Colonial to 18653
or HIST 132 History of the United States Since 1865
PSY 111General Psychology3
STAT 370Elementary Statistics3
BIOL 106The Human Organism (Life Sciences course)3-5
or BIOL 210 General Biology I
or BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology
Approved General Education course in ANTH or SOC3
Total Credit Hours15-17
Electives
Select 6 credit hours (to complete 124 credit hours)6
Total Credit Hours6

Official Program Transition Point Requirements:

  1. Admission into teacher education - completed application packet and meet all admission to teacher education requirements as specified in College of Education - Policies.
  2. Admission to teacher internship:
    1. Satisfactory accomplishment of content-area, standard-driven assessments,
    2. B- or better in all professional teacher education courses, with the exception of a 2.000 grade requirement in CI 519,
    3. 2.500 GPA (overall, WSU and content), and
    4. Completed teacher intern application.
  3. Exit from teacher internship:
    1. B- or better in all professional courses,
    2. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU),
    3. Successful completion of all degree requirements,
    4. Final university supervisor evaluation form.
  4. Degree completion:
    1. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU, and
    2. Meets all degree requirements.
  5. Licensure recommendation:
    1. Passes common assessments,
    2. Passing score on Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio,
    3. PLT passed,
    4. Praxis II content test(s) passed, and
    5. Licensure application.