Teacher of Pre-School through Grade 3, Instructional Certification: Teacher Certification in Preschool through Grade 3

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Program Requirements

Child Development
FSHD 512Child Development I: Theories of Child Development3
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement (complete of by examination)3
Physiology and Hygiene
Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the COP or have UG equivalent course approved by advisor.
Praxis Scores
Submit passing PRAXIS I scores (or qualifying exemption) as part of application.
Completion and passing score on PRAXIS II: Early Childhood.
Core Courses
ECEL 501Perspectives on Early Childhood and Elementary Education in a Diverse Society3
ECSE 502Sociocultural Context of Disability and Inclusive Education3
READ 500Literacy Foundations3
ECSE 528Early Childhood Curriculum and Pedagogy in Inclusive Classrooms3
Content/Methods Courses
ECEL 516Social Studies and the Arts: Understanding Democracy in Elementary Classrooms3
MTHM 577Mathematics Education in the Elementary School3
Professional Sequence
Semester Before Student Teaching
ECEL 502Seminar I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms1
ECEL 510Clinical Practice I: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary2
ECEL 517Integrating Science and Technology in Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms3
Student Teaching Semester
edTPA Assessment Requirement
ECEL 504Seminar II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms3
ECEL 511Clinical Practice II: Inclusive Early Childhood and Elementary Classrooms 16
or ECEL 514 In-Service Supervised Graduate Clinical Practice
(ECEL 514 is for students in full-time teaching positions).
Total Credits39