PreK-5 Primary Education - Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE)

Teacher Education Program 

The PreK-5 Primary Education program leads to an Ohio four-year PreK-5 Primary Education Resident Educator License,  valid for teaching grades PreK-5.  Please note the PreK-5 Primary Education license requires 12 literacy hours, which includes Phonics, EDUC 1700. 

Program Description 

A display of the required courses and recommended course sequences for the PreK-5 Primary Education program is provided below. The recommended sequence should not be changed, if it can be avoided. Be sure to consult your faculty advisor when you make any change to the sequence. 

Course substitutions require the written permission of the Chairperson of the Education Department. 

PreK-5 Primary Education teacher candidates may be able to complete coursework that would add an Intervention Specialist (PreK-5) license. This is optional to the program and should be considered on consultation with your faculty advisor.  

Advising 

Meeting with your advisor is essential for staying on track with university and teacher preparation program requirements. Reach out to your advisor each semester and be sure to communicate your plans for when you want to student teach. Your entire program should be organized around the student teaching semester. 

Program Information

Fall 1 Spring 1
FYS 1000 Level First Year Seminar (3) or TYS 2000 Level Transition Year Seminar (3) (transfer students only). EDUC 1800: Health, Movement, and the Arts in Primary Education (3)
EDUC 1600: Study of the School (4) Writing Intensive; Includes 45-hour field component. INST 1500: Identity Projects: Writing and Literature (3) Writing Intensive
Math 1210: Nature of Mathematics (3) or Math 1500: Introduction to Mathematical Thought (3) Math 2100: Math for Early Childhood Education (pre-req. Math 1210) (3)
EDUC 901-903 (Standardized Test Prep as needed; 1 credit each). EDUC 902 (Standardized Test Prep as needed (1)
Required skills courses (see catalog for options) (3-4)
EDUC 1700: Phonics and Language Study: P-5 Primary (fall or spring) (3)
LFW Series Health and Physical Education Lifestyle series (fall or spring) (1)
EDUC 1600 Study of the School (4) Writing Intensive; Includes 45-hour field component. (fall or spring) (3)

 

For admission to EDUC 1600, students must have a 2.5 overall GPA, have met test score requirements, and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

Fall 2 Spring 2
INST 2000 Level Interconnections (3) *Recommend INST 2011 INST 2200 Level: Reflection & Responsibility (3)
Math 2110: Mathematics in the P-5 Classroom: Geometry, Measurement, and Data Respresentation (3) EDUC 2555: Preschool Intervention Internship  *Includes 25-50 required field hours. Consult with advisor. (1-2)
EDUC 2200: Educational Psychology: Primary Education (3) *Includes 20 required field hours (3) EDUC 2510: Exceptional Children: Primary Education (3)
EDUC 2300: Educational Technology: Primary Education (3) EDUC 2600: Emergent Literacy in Inclusive Environments (3) Writing Intensive
EDUC 3640: Elementary Literacy Assessment and Instruction (3)       *Includes 20 required field hours EDUC 2550: Classroom Management, Teaming, and Collaboration (3) *PreK-5 IS candidates register for section 2
EDUC 3600 Multicultural Education (3) *Not required if INST 2011 is taken

Students must apply for admission to Teacher Education during Year 2, EDUC 2200.

*Note: EDUC 3600 not required if student takes INST 2011

 

Fall 3 Spring 3
INST 2400 Level: Natural Foundations (3)  INST 2600 Level: Creativity and Culture (3) 
EDUC 2400: Pedagogical Content Knowledge in the P-3 Social Studies Classroom (3)  EDUC 3210: Pedagogical Content Knowledge in the P-5 Science  Classroom II (3)
EDUC 2500: Pedagogical Content Knowledge in the P-5 Science Classroom I (3)  EDUC 3230: Pedagogical Content Knowledge in the 4-5 Social Studies Classroom (3) 

EDUC 3200: Integrated Curriculum Internship *50 required field hours. (3) 

*Admission to Teacher Education Program required. 

EDUC 3250: Integrated Curriculum Internship, Grades 4-5 

*50 required field hours. (3)

EDUC 3650: Comprehension and Composition in P-5 Primary Education (3) 

To take any year 3 EDUC course with a field component, students must be admitted to Teacher Education Program (Decision Point 2) and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file. 

 

Fall 4 Spring 4
EDUC 4710: Student Teaching: Primary Education (10)  INST 2800: Global Cultures (3) 
EDUC 4720: Student Teaching Seminar (2)  INST 3000: Integrative Seminar (3) 
  SYE Senior Year Experience (2-3) Consult with advisor. 
Required Skills Course 

Year 4 Note: Student teaching requires successful review at Decision Point 3. 

 

Adding a PreK-5 Intervention Specialist concentration and license

Primary Education Intervention Specialist License

Please discuss this licensure area with your faculty advisor. The coursework listed below leads to a second license for those in the PreK-5 Primary Education major. This is a PreK-5 Primary Intervention Specialist licensure program. An additional licensure exam is required. NOTE: At the time of publication of this program booklet, the state had not yet officially approved the PreK-5 Intervention Specialist program. Some adjustments to what you see here may be necessary to adhere to the state requirements (consult your advisor for questions and details). This optional, add-on program may require an additional semester, or other time spent in courses, for students who may be unable to schedule the required courses due to competing university, major, and other requirements.

 

Recommended Four-Year Plan for Bachelor of Science in PreK-5 Primary Education with Dual PreK-5 Intervention Specialist license

Fall 1 Spring 1
FYS 1000 Level First Year Seminar (3) or TYS 2000 Level Transition Year Seminar (3) (transfer students only). EDUC 1800: Health, Movement, and the Arts in Primary Education (3)
EEDUC 1600: Study of the School (4)
Writing Intensive; Includes 45-hour field component. 
INST 1500: Identity Projects: Writing and Literature (3) Writing Intensive
Math 1210: Nature of Mathematics (3) or Math 1500: Introduction to Mathematical Thought (3) Math 2100: Math for Early Childhood Education (3)
Phonics 1700: Phonics and Language Study: Primary Education (3) EDUC 2200: Educational Psychology: Primary Education (3): Includes 20-hour field placement
INST 2011: Equity and Literacy (3) (serves as dual requirement for EDUC 3600 and INST 2000)
EDUC 901,903 (Standardized Test Prep as needed; 1 credit each). Skills Class
Required skills courses (see catalog for options) (3-4)
LFW Series Health and Physical Education Lifestyle series (fall or spring) (1)

For admission to EDUC 1600, students must have a 2.5 overall GPA, have met test score requirements, and have a current FBI/BCI Background Check on file.

 

Fall 2 Spring 2
INST 2200 Level: Reflection & Responsibility (3) EDUC 2510: Exceptional Children: Primary Education (3)
Math 2110: Mathematics in the P-5 Classroom: Geometry, Measurement, and Data Representation (3)  EDUC 2555: Preschool Intervention Internship (1-2) *Includes 25-50 required field hours.  Consult with advisor. 
EDUC 2300: Educational Technology: Primary Education (3) EDUC 2600: Emergent Literacy in Inclusive Environments (3) Writing Intensive
EDUC 3640: Elementary Literacy Assessment and Instruction (3)       *Includes 20 required field hours EDUC 2530 Behavior and the Learning Environment (3)

INST 2000 Level Interconnections (3)  (Recommend INST 2011)

EDUC 3650: Reading and Writing across the Disciplines (3)
Skills Class INST 2400 Level: Natural Foundations (3)
Students must apply for admission to Teacher Education during Year 2, EDUC 2200

 

 

Fall 3 Spring 3
INST 2600 Level: Creativity and Culture (3) INST 2800: Global Cultures (3)
EDUC 2400: Pedagogical Content Knowledge in the P-3 Social Studies Classroom (3) EDUC 3210: Pedagogical Content Knowledge in the P-5 Science  Classroom II  (3)
EDUC 2500: Pedagogical Content Knowledge in the P-5 Science Classroom I (3) EDUC 3230: Pedagogical Content Knowledge in 4-5 Social Studies (3)
EDUC 3200: Integrated Curriculum Internship *50 required field hours. (3) EDUC 3250: Integrated Curriculum Internship, Grades 4-5
*50 required field hours. (3)
EDUC 3360: Assessment and Progress Monitoring (3) EDUC 3320: Specialized Instructional Planning (3) spring only

 

 

Fall 4 Spring 4
EDUC 4555: Intervention Specialist Practicum (3) EDUC 4710: Student Teaching: Primary Education (10)
EDUC 4550: Early Childhood Special Education Methods * 75 required field hours (3) EDUC 4720: Student Teaching Seminar (2)
SYE Senior Year Experience (2-3) Consult with your advisor
INST 3000: Integrative Seminar (3)
 Student teaching requires successful review at Decision Point 3.