ACADEMIC MAP
Elementary Education, B.A.

Semester 1

COURSE CR COMMENTS
ENGL 101 : COMPOSITION 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
COMM 111 : ~FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
HIST 152 : ~US HIST THROUGH CIVIL WAR 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 100 : INTRO TO TEACHER EDUCATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 hrs.
MATH 126 : MATH 126 College Algebra (ACT 23, SAT 560, Accuplacer 270, or MATH 119) 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
MATH 121 : ~INTRO TO MATHEMATICS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 200 : INTRO TO EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 hrs.
PSYC 241 : INTRO TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
ENGL 102 : ~COMPOSITION 2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
HIST 153 : ~US HIST FROM RECONSTRUCTION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 3

COURSE CR COMMENTS
MATH 211 : STATISTICS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 300 : THEORIES OF LEARNING 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 hrs.
: PSCI 101/101L: FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: ART 101, THEA 101, OR MUSI 170 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 201 : UNDERSTANDING READERS AND TEXTS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 16

Semester 4

COURSE CR COMMENTS
EDUC 310 : DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 hrs.
GEOG 102 : WORLD GEOGRAPHY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 301 : TEACHING READING GRADES K-2 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 108 : EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
BIOL 101 : ~GENERAL BIOLOGY 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
BIOL 103 : ~GENERAL BIOLOGY 1 LAB 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 16

Semester 5

COURSE CR COMMENTS
EDUC 320 : EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 305 : INSTRUC STRATEGIES IN SCIENCE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 303 : TEACHING READING K-6 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 hrs.
EDUC 304 : EDUC 304 MATH STRATEGIES K-3 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 hrs.
: 1 COURSE CHOSEN FROM ENGL 131, 132, 221, 222, 241, 242, 261, 262 OR 285 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 6

COURSE CR COMMENTS
EDUC 412 : DIAGNOSTIC PRESCRIPTIVE READ 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 412L : DIAGNOST PRESCRIPTIVE READ LAB 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 30 hrs.
EDUC 314 : INSTRUC STRATEGIES IN SOC STDS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 330 : CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 308 : MATH STRATEGIES 4-6 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 322 : INTEGRATING ARTS & MOVEMENT IN K6 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 330L : EDUC 330L CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 17

Semester 7

COURSE CR COMMENTS
EDUC 401 : ORGANIZING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 414 : RESIDENCY I 9 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 12

Semester 8

COURSE CR COMMENTS
EDUC 415 : RESIDENCY II 11 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 410 : RESIDENCY II SEMINAR 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 14

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education prepares students for teaching in the elementary classroom in grades kindergarten to sixth grade. Completion of the program of study provides eligibility to apply for certification in the state of West Virginia.

MILESTONE COURSE:

These courses have a component that requires placement in a school and a background check.

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

These courses have a component that requires placement in a school and a background check.

CAREER PLANNING:

CAPSTONE COURSE:

Student teaching must be completed the final semester of the senior year. All other coursework must be completed prior to student teaching.

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


ADMISSION TO PROGRAM

Courses require full admission into education program.


CERTIFICATION:


ADMISSION TO PROGRAM:

  • Completion of 45 hours
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • No grade below a C
  • Passage of CORE Praxis I Test
  • 50 hours Service Learning
  • Completion of ENGL 101, 102, COMM 111, PSYC 241, AND MATH 121 or higher
  • Completion of EDUC 100, 200, 201, and 300.
  • Dispositional Assessment

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
A grade of “C” or better required in each course in the program of study.

APPLICATIONS TO PROGRAM AND STUDENT TEACHING DUE MARCH 1st AND OCTOBER 1st.

Provisional admission to the Education program for 2.9 GPA: 
Provisional Admission allows students to enroll in the Elementary Education Program under the following conditions: students must have passed all 3 subtests of the CORE Praxis test and have an overall 2.9 GPA in professional education courses and all courses on the Academic Map. If a student desires to seek Provisional Admission, the student will notify the Certification Analyst in the Education Division to submit an application.

PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
120

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

The curriculum for the teacher education program at WVU Parkersburg is a product of the cooperative efforts of faculty, students and practitioners.  This program emphasizes the practical model.  The model focuses on the theoretical, development, and technological aspects of the knowledge base that are pre-requisites to the daily demands required to be a professional educator  in a school environment.

The teacher education program at WVU Parkersburg has been designed to meet these purposes:

Teacher candidates who complete the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education will be certified in West Virginia to teach elementary education, multiple subjects, grades kindergarten through six.  Program reciprocity is available across the nation in most states.

Pre-Education Status

Provisional admission to the Education program for 2.9 GPA

Provisional Admission allows students to enroll in the Elementary Education Program under the following conditions: students must have passed all 3 subtests of the CORE Praxis test and have an overall 2.9 GPA in professional education courses and all courses on the Academic Map. If a student desires to seek Provisional Admission, the student will notify the Certification Analyst in the Education Division to submit an application.

Transfer and Returning Students

It is important that education-related coursework be current.  Current coursework is defined as successful completion of a course within the past 8 years.  Transfer and returning students must request a transcript analysis from the Certification Analyst.

Full Admission to Program

Students must apply for full admission to program.  Applications are due by March 1 for fall admission and October 1 for spring admission.  Application forms are available in the office of the Education Division and the following requirements must be met:

In admitting a student to the program, the Education Division is not promising that the individual will be allowed to remain in the program or that the student will be able to successfully complete the program or be granted a degree.  In addition, admitting a student, the Education Division is not promising the State of West Virginia will grant the student a certificate.

The decision to grant or award certification is within the sole discretion of the West Virginia Department of Education.

Core Academic Skills for Educators Test

All students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Degree must pass all sections of the Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (CASE) before being officially admitted into the program.  The test is in three sections:  reading, writing, and mathematics.  This test is computer-delivered.  Registration and test center information is available at www.ets.org/praxis.  Satisfactory completion of the test is mandated by the West Virginia Department of Education, and portions of the test  not passed on first taking may be repeated.  There is a fee for taking this test.  Under certain circumstances, students may be exempted from this requirement.  Students should check with the Education Division before taking the test.

Retention Requirements

Students admitted to the Teacher Education program must:

Students who fail to meet retention requirements will be removed from the program for one full semester.  A student removed from the program may apply for readmission through a formal letter.  This letter must address the failure to meet retention requirements and how the deficiency(ies) will be remedied within one semester should readmission be granted.

Students granted readmission to the program must be in full compliance with retention requirements within one semester of readmission and must continue to meet retention requirements or be permanently removed from the program.

Dispositions Assessment

The dispositions assessment is used throughout the educational program to assist the candidate in understanding the critical dispositions that will support their efforts to be effective educators.  These dispositions are based on the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Critical Dispositions Indicators and are aligned to the WVU Parkersburg Philosophical Framework and the West Virginia Professional Teaching Standards.

Admission to Residency is governed by the following requirements:

Significant practicum for students pursuing additional certifications will be determined on an individual basis. 

 Graduation/Certification Requirements

To be eligible to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, students must:

  1. Complete at least 16 of the last 32 hours before graduation, including EDUC 401, at WVU Parkersburg. A request for an exemption from this requirement must be made in writing to the Chair of Education and must be accompanied by appropriate recommendations and documentation from the transfer institution.
  2. Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of approved college credit with an overall GPA of 3.0. At least 45 credit hours of the 120 must be in upper division courses (numbered 300 and above).
  3. Complete an approved program in teacher education. Passing licensure exam scores are established by the West Virginia Department of Education.
  4. Successfully complete a significant experience at each programmatic level for which certification is being sought. Teaching skills will be assessed to verify that they are satisfactorily demonstrated prior to exit.
  5. Be at least 18 years of age, and be intellectually, emotionally, physically and otherwise qualified to perform the duties of a teacher.
  6. Students must complete at least 30 hours of credit at WVU Parkersburg.
  7. Complete application for graduation in OLSIS prior to stated deadline.

 

General Requirements for Professional Certification

To teach in the public schools of West Virginia, a candidate must hold a Professional Certificate issued by the West Virginia Department of Education. The individual candidate must apply for such certification.

To be eligible to receive a Professional Certificate, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. On total college credit earned. 
  2. On hours earned in professional education courses.
  3. In each subject specialization.

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honorary society in education.  Those eligible for initation into the society are Education majors who have been admitted to the Professional Education program and who maintain a 3.0 grade point average.  The WVU Parkersburg Sigma Omega Chapter holds initiations in both the fall and spring semesters.

Teacher Education Scholarships

The Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program is awarded by the state on a basis of outstanding academic qualifications.  Recipients are committed to teach in West Virginia's public school system.  Information regarding this scholarship is available in the Financial Aid Office.

The Dr. Joseph L. Badgley Diversity in Elementary Education Scholarship shall provide support to WVU Parkersburg elementary education students who have self-identified as a minority student on their college's applicagtion and admission form and are in good academic standing.  A 3.0 grade point average is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 
General Education Courses

To ensure breadth and depth as students meet these broad education goals, the curriculum focuses on six academic “strands.”

Composition & RhetoricScience & TechnologyMath & Quantitative Skill Society, Diversity & ConnectionsHuman Inquiry & the PastThe Arts and Creativity

 ENGL 101

 ENGL 102

 ENGL 107*

 ENGL 108*

 ASTR 106

 BIOL 101 &
 BIOL 103 L

 BIOL 102

 BIOL 104 L

 BIOL 107 *

 BIOL 108 *

 BIOL 109 *

 BIOL 115

 BIOL 117

 BIOL 171

 CHEM 111

 CHEM 115

 CHEM 116

 CS 101

 GEOL 101 &
 GEOL 102 L

 GEOL 103 &
 GEOL 104 L

 GEOL 105 &
 GEOL 105 L

 PSCI 111

 PSCI 112

 PHYS 101

 PHYS 102

 PHYS 111

 PHYS 112

 MATH 120 *

 MATH 121

 MATH 125 *

 MATH 126

 MATH 128

 MATH 129

 MATH 150

 MATH 155

 MATH 156

 MATH 211

 COMM 105

 COMM 111

 COMM 112

 ECON 201

 ECON 202

 FREN 101

 FREN 102

 GEOG 102

 GEOG 240

 POLS 102

 POLS 220

 PSYC 101

 PSYC 241

 RELI 231

 SOC 101

 SOC 105

 SOC 221

 SOC 232

 SPAN 101

 SPAN 102

 HIST 101

 HIST 102

 HIST 152

 HIST 153

 HIST 250 *

 PHIL 111

 PHIL 150 *

 PHIL 170

History &
Literature of the Arts

 ART 101

 ART 105

 ART 106

 MUSI 170

 THEA 101

Literature

 ENGL 131

 ENGL 132

 ENGL 221

 ENGL 222

 ENGL 241

 ENGL 242

 ENGL 261

 ENGL 262

 ENGL 285

Applied Arts

 ART 109

 THEA 102

Creative Writing

 ENGL 213

 ENGL 214

 ENGL 215

* Serves technical and professional degree programs specific to WVU Parkersburg. Does not transfer to WVU as General Education (March 2018).



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