Department of
Elementary Education / Early Childhood / Special Education

Elementary Education Program

Block 1 Admission Requirements

For an elementary education major to be admitted into the upper-level Block 1 portion of the program, the following requirements must be met:

  1. have a junior-level or post-baccalaureate classification at Emporia State;
     
  2. have a minimum 2.75 GPA in the Core Curriculum General Education Courses;
     
  3. earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5;
     
  4. completed 100 Hours of Supervised Service Work Experience with Children or Youth (the form is available from the department office and needs to be submitted to the Elementary Education Advising Center);
     
  5. demonstrate required dispositions in The Teachers College conceptual framework;
     
  6. completed, signed, and submitted the Disclosure Statement;
     
  7. completed, signed, and submitted the Ethics and Professionalism Statement;
     
  8. have the Elementary Education Admissions Committee approve your application;
     
  9. have passed the Reading, Writing and Math sections of either (or through a combination of) the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) or Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE)
    Passing CAAP Scores:
    • Reading - 57
    • Math - 55
    • Writing - sliding scale including both the written essay and the writing skills multiple-choice sections
    Passing CORE Scores:
    • Reading - 156
    • Math - 150
    • Writing - 162
  10. earned a "C" or higher in each of the following courses (an asterisk - * - indicates the course may be completed concurrently with Block 1)
    • EL 312, Reading & Writing Connections
    • EL/ED 220, Introduction to Teaching
    • EL 230, Using Children’s Literature in the Elementary Classroom
    • * EL 310, Adapting Curric for Diverse Learners
    • EG 101, Composition I
    • EG 102, English Composition II
    • MA 110, College Algebra
    • MA 307, Mathematics for the Elementary/Middle School Teacher I
    • * MA 308, Mathematics for the Elementary/Middle School Teacher II
    • SD 550, Survey of Exceptionality
    • * SD 560, Collaboration & Strategies
    • SP 101, Public Speaking
    • * GB 303, Field and Lab Biology
    • * IT 371, Advanced Instructional Technology for Educators

      

Block 1 Courses

EE 311 Elementary Planning & Assessment 1 hr
EE 313 Elementary Reading Methods I 3 hrs
EE 314 Elementary Social Studies Methods 3 hrs
EE 316 Elementary Science Methods 3 hrs
TOTAL 10 hrs