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Elementary Education/ Early Childhood/ Special Education


Program Admissions

 

Block 1 Admissions Requirements

Students must meet all of the following requirement:

  • Pass the Reading, Writing and Math sections of either (or through a combination of) the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) or Pre-Professional Skills test (PPST)
    • Passing CAAP Scores:
      • Reading - 57
      • Math - 55
      • Writing - sliding scale including both the written essay and the writing skills multiple-choice sections
    • Passing PPST Scores:
      • Reading - 173
      • Math - 172
      • Writing - 172

  • Core General Education GPA of 2.75 or higher
    • All Core General Education courses must be completed before Block 1.
    • GPA of 2.75 in Core courses is approximately all B's and 2 C's

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • 100 Hours of Supervised Service Work Experience with Children or Youth - Documentation must be turned into the Advising office

  • Pass the Elementary Education Spelling, Reading, and Handwriting tests
    • Tests are given during EL312, Reading and Writing Connections. EL312 must be completed before Block 1

  • You must earn a "C" or higher in each of the following coures (*indicates the courses can be completed concurrently with Block 1)
    • EL312, EL/ED220, EL230, EL310*, EG101, EG102, MA110, MA307, MA308*, SD550, SD560*, SP101, GB303*, and IT371*

  • Junior-level or post-baccalaureate classification in the university 

 

Block 2 Admissions Requirements

Students must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 in required professional studies

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Minimum of "C" grade in Block 1 courses

  • Documentation of Health clearance (TB tests) to enter the Elementary school

  • Participate in personal interview with the PDS coordinators and representatives from the PDS school district
    • The school district must accept you into their classroom

  • Have 5 references on file from faculty members whom the student has taken courses:
    • General Education course- at least 1 reference
    • Professional Education courses- at least 1 reference
      • Courses include: AR324, ED/EL220, ED535, IT325, IT371, LI228, MA308, MU344, PE3581, SD550, or SD560
    • Elementary Education course- at least 2 reference
      • Courses include: EL230, EL310, EL312, EE311, EE313, EE314, or EE316

  • Senior-level or post-baccalaureate classification in the university

 

Block 3 Admissions Requirements

Students must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 in required professional studies

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Minimum of "C" grade in Block 2 courses

  • Satisfactory recommendation from the PDS mentor teacher

  • Satisfactory recommendation from the university supervisor