BS - Elementary and Early Childhood Education

  • Bagwell College of Education
    Education Student Services Department

    Program Information:
    This broad-field program is designed to prepare teachers of young children and leads to certification for pre-kindergarten to grade five in Georgia. The cross-disciplinary nature of the program’s course requirements, with special emphasis on content studies in mathematics and reading, corresponds to the broad and integrated nature of teaching in the elementary grades and the fundamental importance of developing the reading and mathematical skills of young learners. The program provides candidates with an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices and an awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity and individual differences among young learners.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Elementary and Early Childhood Education degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones:

    1. All lower division requirements and major classes must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite or course descriptions.

    This is a gated program. See http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/bcoe/admission-teacher-education for more information.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-6105
    http://bagwell.kennesaw.edu/prospective-students/

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 4
  • MATH 1101 or MATH 1111
    3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.  
    3
  • 3
Total: 19

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Students should begin taking MATH 1st semester.
  2. Students enrolled in a Learning Community without KSU Seminar may select additional 3-hour course.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
Total: 17
Year 1 (Hours: 36)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • TPS 1107 or MUSI 1107 or ART 1107 or DANC 1107
    3
  • ENGL 2110 or ENGL 2111 or ENGL 2112 or ENGL 2120
    3
  • 3
Total: 18

Milestones

  1. Apply to Teacher Education program for next semester.
  2. Pass GACE Program Adm. Assessment if not exempt.
  3. Complete GA Educator Ethics Entry.
  4. Attend ECE Orientation
  5. Achieve a minimum, adjusted or cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all coursework completed at Kennesaw State University.  However, only candidates who have earned a KSU adjusted or cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher will be guaranteed admission when all other admission requirements have been met.  Students with a 2.75-2.99 GPA will be admitted on a case-by-case basis.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Submit Pre-Service Certification Application as soon as admitted to teacher education.
  2. Verify enrollment through GaPSC.

Year 2 (Hours: 36)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 17

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 18

Milestones:

  1. Apply for YearLong Clinical Experience:  January 30 (Fall); August 30 (Spring).

Year 3 (Hours: 35)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 0
Total: 14

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 2
  • 6
  • 2
  • 3
Total: 13

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Attempt GACE Content Assessments.
  2. Submit EdTPA.
  3. Attempt GA Educator Ethics Exit Exam.

Year 4 (Hours: 27)


Program Total: 134 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggest to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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