The Department of Instruction and Teacher Education offers a program leading to a B.A. degree in elementary education. Students successfully completing all degree and certification requirements are eligible to apply for a professional credential to teach grades 2 through 6.
Upon completion of 60 semester hours of course work including courses specified by the program area, the candidate may apply for admission to the Professional Program in Elementary Education.
For admission to the professional program, the candidate must:
For admission to the senior internship semesters, the candidate must:
In addition to the above, for admission to EDEL 490 a GPA of 3.00 or higher is required in EDEL 440, EDEL 450, EDEL 460, EDEL 471 and EDRD 431.
Grade of B or better required in EDEL 305 and EDEL 441, - grade of C or better required in all other Education courses.
Achieve a GPA of 3.00 or higher in all education course work.
Requiring a B or better positioned EDEL 305 and EDEL 441 as gatekeepers for progression into the Elementary Education Professional Program. This requirement has not been deemed as an effective indicator for future performance. Thus, in order to look at each teacher candidate holistically the elementary faculty voted to remove this requirement for progression. The Education GPA requirement of 3.0 remains in effect as a progression requirement.
Approved as submitted.
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We have approved the proposal and are moving it forward to the Faculty Senate. It is recommended someone from the department attend the next Faculty Senate meeting in case there are questions from the floor regarding your proposal.
We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
John Gerdes, Chair803email@example.comFaculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
No BOT, CHE, or SACS notification required.
Update will appear in the 19-20 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin to be published 15 February 2019.