Education

Bachelor of Science

Elementary Education K-6

THIS IS A LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION PROGRAM WITH ADMISSION RESTRICTIONS.

Admission into this program requires students to submit a complete and official Praxis Series Core Academic Skills for Educator score report that meets the passing scores set by the Delaware Department of Education.

Students who have not taken the Praxis Series Core Academic Skills for Educator should apply to the appropriate parallel Education Studies program. Upon submitting a complete and official Praxis Series Core Academic Skills for Educator score report that meets the passing scores set by the Delaware Department of Education students will be automatically transitioned into the appropriate parallel licensure/certification program.

This program is nationally recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Admission

In addition to satisfying general requirements for admission to Wilmington University, effective July 1, 2014, applicants for admission to this degree program are required by state regulation to demonstrate mastery of general knowledge. This program-entry requirement can be met by providing an official score report showing scores (including all sub-scores) on the ETS Praxis Series Core Academic Skills for Educators (ETS # 5712, 5722, and 5732). For complete information about Delaware tests and score requirements for educators, go to this website: regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/1500/1510.shtml#TopOfPage Test codes and minimum score requirements for the ETS Core Series are:

Test Score
ETS 5712 Reading 156
ETS 5722 Writing 162
ETS 5732 Mathematics 150

For more information about ETS exams (including how to register), go to: http://www.ets.org/praxis/

Program Requirements

Teacher candidates are expected to complete all requirements associated with the Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Elementary Education K-6, including both course work and clinical experiences. Teacher candidates are required to register for EDU 102, E-folio as the initial course in the program as this course will allow them to document various course requirements needed to satisfy individual program competencies. . In that course, teacher candidates will learn how to use the E-folio to record their program data. The first course that is required as a pre-requisite for all other education courses is EDU 203 Available Online Instructional Technology. In this course, teacher candidates will learn to use a variety of technological applications and venues to enhance instruction. The College of Education sets a minimum grade of “C-” for all Education core courses (ECE, EDU, RDG, and EPY).

Field and Clinical Experience Requirements

Practicum Courses

These courses require 50 hours of field experience in an approved school/clinical placement in addition to the required seminar classes. The 50 hours of field experience will usually take place in the specific county where the student attends the seminars. A sealed Federal and Delaware CBC (Criminal Background Check) Report, a recent TB/PPD (less than a year old) and a completed CPR (Child Protection Registry Form) are required. For students entering the program as of Fall 2013, passing PRAXIS (core) scores are required.

Student Internship/Teaching

Internship placements are determined by the Office of Clinical studies in conjunction with school district partnerships. Registration for Internship/Student Teaching requires prior approval from the Office of Clinical Studies and includes the following minimum requirements: 3.00 cumulative GPA, passing PRAXIS (core) and PRAXIS II scores, a sealed Federal and Delaware CBC (Criminal Background Check) Report, a recent TB/PPD (less than a year old), a completed CPR (Child Protection Registry Form) and a completed health form

Praxis Testing Requirements

Teacher candidates starting their programs in Fall 2013 or after must pass (using Delaware minimum score requirements) all sections of the PRAXIS (core): Reading, Mathematics and Writing (or relevant exemption test) prior to registration for Practicum I, EDU 390 Available Online and all four sections of the PRAXIS II test (Elementary Education: Content Knowledge: 0014 paper version, or 5001 computer version) prior to registration for any methods courses (EDU 402, EDU 403, EDU 404, and EDU 405). Teacher candidates should designate Wilmington University as a score recipient at the time the tests are taken, and also provide a paper copy of the ETS score report that includes all scores and subscores. COMPLETE score reports must be received in the College of Education main office (Peoples Building, New Castle).

Curriculum

General Education Requirements (48 credits)

Either one:
BCS 205 Personal Computer Operations I
OR
BCS 206 Available Online Computer Applications for Business

ECO 105 Available Online Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 Available Online English Composition I

ENG 122 Available Online English Composition II

HIS 300 Available Online World and Regional Geography

HIS 316 Available Online American History

HIS 320 Available Online Global Civilizations

MAT 201 Mathematics for Teachers I

MAT 202 Mathematics for Teachers II

MAT 304 Mathematics for Teachers III

PHI 100 Available Online  Introduction to Critical Thinking

POL 300 Available Online American Politics

SCI 232 Available Online Life and Environmental Science with Lab

SCI 305 Earth and Space Science with Lab

SCI 307 Physical Science with Lab

General Education/
Behavioral Science Electives (3 credits)

Select 1 course from:

ENG 131 Available Online; PSY 101 Available Online; SPA 301

 

Fine Arts Electives (6 credits)

Select 2 courses from:
ART 101 Available Online, ART 202 Available Online, ART 210, ART 245,ART 301, ART 302, ART 304, ART 310, ART 315; DRA 105, DRA 110, DRA 140, DRA 200; DSN 110, DRA 307, DRA 330; DSN 110; MUS 101 Available Online, MUS 201; TEC 215

Behavioral Science Core (6 credits)

PSY 333 Available Online Psychology of the Exceptional Child

PSY 336 Available Online Child Development

Education Core (36 credits)

ECE 214 Available Online Creating Environments for Learning

EDU 102 E-folio Portfolio

EDU 202 Available Online School Involvement with Families and Community

EDU 203 Available Online (formerly EDU 401) Instructional Technology

EDU 304 Available Online Health and Physical Education

EDU 310 Applied Behavior Analysis and Classroom Culture

EDU 311 Available Online Assistive Technology

EPY 301 Available Online Assessment of Exceptional Children and IEPs

EPY 306 Available Online Educational Psychology and Assessment

EPY 401 Available Online Teaching Diverse Populations/Exceptional Children

RDG 300 Available Online Language Development and Early Literacy

RDG 301 Available Online Teaching of Reading/Writing

RDG 302 Available Online Literature for Children

RDG 306 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties

Clinical Components (27 credits)

EDU 390 Available Online Practicum I

EDU 391 Practicum II

EDU 392 Practicum III

EDU 402 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Elementary Language Arts/Reading

EDU 403 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Elementary Social Sciences

EDU 404 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Elementary Science

EDU 405 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
Elementary Math

EDU 451 Student Teaching

EDU 499 Clinical Assessment in the Classroom
(This course must be taken in conjunction with EDU 451, Student Teaching.)

Program Option

Students with a junior status and a 3.0 cumulative GPA are eligible to enroll in

up to four graduate level courses (MSE 7400 Available Online, MSE 7401 Available Online, MSE 7402, and

MSE 7403 Available Online) in the MSE Program (Special Education) with the permission of the

B.S.in Education Chair. Taking these courses does not, however, provide

certification in Special Education. Teacher candidates, whether they have taken

these courses or not, may attain Delaware Certification in Special Education

(Grades K-6) by meeting the Delaware minimum requirements on the ETS Exam

0354: Special Education: Core Knowledge and Applications.


This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.