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  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Early Childhood Elementary Education (129 hours)


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Michigan Elementary Provisional Certificate plus the Early Childhood: General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement.

The Elementary Education Curriculum is designed to prepare students to assume teaching responsibilities in K-5 all subjects, and in self-contained classrooms in grades K-8 all subjects. The Early Childhood General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement prepares students to assume teaching responsibilities in birth to age 8 settings.

Additional information may be obtained from the CEHD Office of Admissions and Advising, 2421 Sangren Hall.

 

University General Education Requirement (40 hours)

The University General Education Requirement is 37 hours. An additional three hours in General Education courses from the College of Arts and Sciences (nonprofessional courses only) are required for Michigan certification. All of the student’s University General Education Requirements will be met by options within the professional education program and the approved minors. (Two courses at the 3000-4000 level are required.) Successful completion of BIOS 1700, PHYS 1800, and GEOG 1900 will satisfy General Education Area VI for students who complete the Early Childhood Elementary Education program.

 

I. Admission to the Professional Curriculum

All education students are coded Pre-Education upon admission to the University.

Candidates may apply for advancement to the Early Childhood Elementary Education professional curriculum after earning 35 credits toward their degree. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0* must be attained for advancement from the Pre-Education curriculum to the Early Childhood Elementary Education professional curriculum. Pre-Education students are not permitted to enroll in upper-level professional education courses until admission requirements are met and application is approved. See “College of Education and Human Development Office of Admissions and Advising” for all admission requirements.

*Candidates with a cumulative GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 can be granted provisional admission to the Early Childhood Elementary Education professional curriculum. Candidates admitted under “Provisional Admission” can continue in their program provided they receive a “CB” or above in all professional education coursework.

II. Admission to Intern Teaching

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0** must be attained for enrollment in Intern Teaching and for a recommendation for the teaching certificate.

**Candidates with a cumulative GPA below 3.0 may submit an appeal to complete their intern teaching and the request will be considered by an appeals committee. Decisions of the appeals committee are final.

III. Other Program Requirements

An overall grade point average of 3.0 is required in the professional education sequence of courses, and no grade lower than a “CB” may be earned in any professional education courses.

Students may retake professional education courses only one time for a total of two times taking the course.

Professional Education courses are: ED 3090, ED 3500, ED 3690, ED 3710, ED 4010, ED 4070, ED 4090, ED 4100, ED 4300, ED 4500, ED 4700, ED 5750, ES 3950, EDT 3470, ENGL 3690, HPHE 3400, HPHE 3520, LS 3770, LS 3780, MATH 3520, SPED 4270.

 

Professional Level Elementary Education Requirements (50 hours)


Students must meet requirements for Admission to the Professional Curriculum (see above) in order to take the Professional Level Elementary Education classes listed below.

A minimum grade of “CB” must be earned in all Professional Level Elementary Education courses. Students may retake professional education courses only one time for a total of two times taking the course.

Early Childhood Courses (24 hours)


Students must meet requirements for Admission to the Professional Curriculum (see above) in order to take the 3000 and 4000-level Early Childhood classes listed below.

A minimum grade of “CB” must be earned in all Professional Level Early Childhood courses. Students may retake professional education courses only one time for a total of two times taking the course.

Other Requirements


The college-level writing may be met by completing ENGL 1050 - thought and Writing or an equivalent with a minimum grade of “C” or better.

The baccalaureate-level writing requirement is met by completing ES 3950 - School and Society.

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