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  • The curriculum sheet for the BSED Elementary can be found here.

  • This major does NOT require a minor.

  • The BSED-El dual subject matter programs (English/Geography, History/English-Linguistics, and History/English-Writing) are being phased out, but curriculum sheets are still available in the department office.

  • On the curriculum sheets the courses students should have COMPLETED before applying to the professional program are marked with an *.

  • Students may apply to the professional program with one or perhaps two of these prerequisite courses not taken (though not EDTE 210/EDT 210) IF they are enrolled in the courses in the semester they apply.  If they do this, their acceptance will be deferred pending the School of Ed receiving grades for those courses, but SEPS does reserve spots in the coming semester’s required first-semester ed classes so the students can drop/add if accepted.

  • Because students in the professional program will need to take 2-3 courses in addition to those prescribed by the program in order to remain full-time students in their first two semesters in the program—and could take even more, especially during the summer—students should be advised to apply to the program when they have five or fewer to go in addition to what they are enrolled in for the semester in which they apply.

  • If a student has taken Children’s Literature elsewhere and transferred it in, send him/her to Chris Doyle with the syllabus for the course to determine whether or not the course fulfills this requirement.

  • There are TWO two-semester sequences for this major: LING 200 and LING 300, and the Writing sequence (ENG 202 and 401; JRN 200 and 235 or JRN 380, 381, or 418 with permission; sequence in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction). Get students started early, as they can NOT take the two courses concurrently in either sequence.

  • El. Ed. students take specific history, math, behavioral science, and natural science courses in Gen. Ed.

  • Don’t miss the “Related Requirement” of PSY 361 or 362, which must be completed ahead of application to the professional program.

  • Students need a 2.70 GPA to apply to the program—if students have poor GPA’s consider advising them to repeat courses in which they received low grades. You should also be aware that there are alternative routes to the classroom—most notably a BA followed by our Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program. Mary Pat Bigley in the School of Ed. (2-2112) is an excellent resource for information of this sort. 
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