This program is nationally recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
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 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).
These courses require 35 hours of field experience in an approved school/clinical placement in addition to the required seminar classes. The 35 hours of field experience will 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 I scores are required.
Internship placements are determined by the Office of Clinical studies in conjunction with school district partnerships. Requirements for Internship include the following: passing PRAXIS I and 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 completed health form.
Teacher candidates starting their programs in Fall 2013 or after must pass (using Delaware minimum score requirements) all sections of the PRAXIS I: Reading, Mathematics and Writing (or relevant exemption test) prior to registration for the first clinical experience, Practicum I, EDU 390 and all four sections of the appropriate PRAXIS II test (Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects #5031) prior to registration for the 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).
ECO 105 Fundamentals of Economics
ENG 121 English Composition I
ENG 122 English Composition II
HIS 300 World and Regional Geography
HIS 316 American History
HIS 320 Global Civilizations
MAT 201 Mathematics for Teachers I
MAT 202 Mathematics for Teachers II
MAT 304 Mathematics for Teachers III
PHI 100 Introduction to Critical Thinking
POL 300 American Politics
SCI 232 Life and Environmental Science with Lab
SCI 305 Earth and Space Science with Lab
SCI 307 Physical Science with Lab
Select 1 course from:
PSY 333 Psychology of the Exceptional Child
PSY 336 Child Development
ECE 214 Creating Environments for Learning
EDU 102 E-folio Portfolio
EDU 202 School Involvement with Families and Community
EDU 203 (formerly EDU 401) Instructional Technology
EDU 304 Health and Physical Education
EDU 310 Applied Behavior Analysis and Classroom Culture
EDU 311 Assistive Technology
EPY 301 Assessment of Exceptional Children and IEPs
EPY 306 Educational Psychology and Assessment
EPY 401 Teaching Diverse Populations/Exceptional Children
RDG 300 Language Development and Early Literacy
RDG 301 Teaching of Reading/Writing
RDG 302 Literature for Children
RDG 306 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties
EDU 390 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
EDU 405 Integrated Approaches to Teaching
EDU 451 Student Teaching
Students with a junior status and a 3.0 cumulative GPA are eligible to enroll in
MSE 7403 ) 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.
Please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.