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The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education equips pre-service teachers with research-based knowledge, skills, abilities and dispositions to engage in socially just teaching practices. Through development of interdisciplinary practices and assessment literacy, with a focus on critical thinking, our pre-service teachers will be equipped to make significant impacts on learning in tomorrow’s elementary classrooms. The diverse needs of PK-6 students, systemic influences on student performance, and ethical considerations are embedded throughout the curriculum.
Opportunities for multiple, diverse field experiences at the beginning, middle, and end of the program
Development of culturally-competent teachers through relevant pedagogical and management strategies
Integration of competencies across subjects and disciplines is enhanced
Focus is on preparing future-ready teachers
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Following a theory into practice philosophy and building on the instructional strategies for specific disciplines, students explore, develop, and use advanced instructional materials, technologies, and activities to promote interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary instruction across the curriculum in grades PreK-6 in support of national standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning. The field experience component (40 hours) includes participation in prek-3 and 4th-6th grade classrooms in an accredited public or non-public school, per program requirement. Prerequisites: TLED 432, TLED 435, STEM 433, STEM 434, and admission to an approved teacher education program.
Course prepares prospective PreK-3 and PreK-6 teachers to provide instruction and management addressing the intellectual, physical, emotional and social needs of PreK-6 learners founded in empirically based practice. The field based component (70 hours) includes participation in PreK-3 and 4th-6th grade classrooms in an accredited public or non-public school. Students in the Prek-3 program are required to complete 35 hours in the Children's Learning and Research Center. Attendance at seminars and debriefing sessions is required. Prerequisites: admission into an approved teacher education program. Pre- or corequisite: TLED 478.
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Elementary Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
For admission to an undergraduate teacher education program, a student must have an overall GPA of 2.75 and “C-“ or better in required courses, or an overall GPA of 2.80 and “C” or better in the BSED program.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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