Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with Early Childhood (ZS) Endorsement

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Early childhood elementary education is available to elementary education students. Beyond the certificate and endorsement eligibility, WMU's early childhood program provides:

  • An opportunity to belong to a community of students and faculty with common interests
  • Experience with children of all ages, with special emphasis on children from birth to eight years
  • A portfolio of evidence of increasing skill level—a valuable tool in securing professional employment

Career Possibilities

Graduates of the elementary education program will be eligible for certification to teach:

  • Early childhood (general and special education) ZS endorsement (birth to age eight)
  • Kindergarten to fifth grade in all subjects
  • Grades K-8 in second and third minors
  • Kindergarten to eighth grade in all subjects when teaching in a self-contained classroom—one in which the majority of instruction is provided by a single teacher

Students seeking a non-teaching degree should visit the child and family developmentfamily studies or youth and community development website.

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FORMS AND RESOURCES

Please submit forms by email to Tammie Klinger.

 

Suggested Program Plan

Please note: Below is a suggested program. Contact the Office of Admissions and Advising for specific program guidance.

TermCore education
courses
Field
experiences
Additional
coursework
Freshman     Content courses
Sophomore ED 2500   Content courses
ES 2900arrow pointing to the right Teacher shadow (8 hours)  

Pass appropriate basic skills examinationApply to elementary education program.

TermCore education
courses
Field
experiences
Additional
coursework
Junior +  ED 3090   Content courses
ED 3500   EDT 3470
ED 5750   ENGL 3690
ED 3690arrow pointing to the right  Field experience
(1 day a week)
MATH 3520
LS 3770arrow pointing to the right  Field experience
(18 hours)
HPHE 3400
ED 4070    

Apply for teaching internship (one year before start of final internship).

TermCore education
courses
Field
experiences
Additional
coursework
Senior   ES 3950    SPED 4270
ED 4010   HPHE 3520
LS 3780   Content courses
ED 4300    
ED 4090    
ED 4700 Field experience
(5 half days)
 

Pass MTTC Elementary Education test #103. Apply for graduation.

Semester before internship
Core education
courses
Field
experiences
Additional
coursework
ED 3710 Two full days
per week
 Content courses
ED 4500    
Final semester internship
Core education
courses
Field
experiences
ED 4100  Five full days
per week
ED 4710