Academic Catalog

Early and Elementary Education (B.S.)

Admission: Level 1

Entry to the College of Education

All students intending to pursue a teaching curriculum who enter the University directly from high school, or transfer from other colleges are directly admitted by the University Admissions Office into the College of Education in Level 1 status. 

Admission: Level 2

Entry to Professional Education Sequence

The standards listed below apply to those students entering the College of Education at Level 2: those working for a secondary or elementary school teaching certificate; those in a combined degree program; and those previously admitted at the freshman or sophomore level to the College of Education.

Eligibility for admission is based on the following criteria:

  1. Satisfactory completion of fifty-three semester or eighty quarter credits of course work with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or above. In addition, the grade point average for any courses taken at Wayne State University must be 2.5 or above. This coursework should generally conform to the Level 1 courses prescribed by the College for students who expect to prepare for teaching. The quality of work, especially in the major area, must indicate a strong potential for success in a teacher-education program.
  2. Intermediate Composition Competency Requirement: All Education students must satisfactorily complete the University intermediate composition competency requirement prior to admission.
  3. Physical Health: Definite standards of health must be met by all students entering the College. All students are required to present a negative tuberculosis (T.B.) test prior to admission.
  4. Group Work Experience: All students must have verifiable successful group work (forty hours) experience with children.
  5. Criminal History Check: All students must submit a current (within the last six months) statewide criminal history check.
  6. Elementary Education: Students seeking admission to Elementary Education must complete MAT 1110
  7. Special Education: Students seeking admission to Special Education must have completed the following courses:
    MAT 1110Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I (or have appropriate prerequisite math course in progress)3
    PSY 1010Introductory Psychology4
    PSY 2400Developmental Psychology4
    Select one of the following:3-4
    Biology Today
    An Introduction to Life
    Basic Life Diversity
    Basic Life Mechanisms
    Biological Sciences for Elementary and Middle School Teachers
  8. Secondary Education: Students seeking admission to Secondary Education must have twelve-semester credits completed in the major
  9. Specific Prerequisites or other special requirements of the curriculum area for which the student is applying.

Application for Level 2 Standing

Upon completion of a minimum of fifty-three-semester credits of college coursework and all other Level 2 admission requirements, students should apply for College of Education Level 2 standing. Applicants who have completed college work in institutions other than Wayne State must first apply for admission through the University Office of Admissions.

Students who intend to receive degrees from other colleges in the University AND a teaching certificate from the College of Education must apply to the Combined Program through Academic Services, 489 Education Building. All applicants to Level 2 must attend Cornerstone Welcome.

Degree Requirements (PK-3 and 3-6 Grade Bands)

All students must complete the college requirements for the specific grade band concentration as outlined below. A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree. Students have a choice of selecting a single band concentration (PK-3 or 3-6) or they can complete both grade bands to be certified in both bands. Additional Endorsement areas can be added to either of the grade bands which include: Special Education, Early Childhood,  Bilingual-Bicultural Education or English as a Second Language.

Some of the courses cited in each of the two grade bands may satisfy the University General Education Requirements.

PK-3 Grade Band

General Education Courses (28 credit hours) 128
Block 1
TED 2020Technology Integration in Teaching 3
TED 2200Foundations I: Foundations of Education in Urban Spaces2
TED 2205Foundations Field Experience 1
TED 2210Foundations II: Intersections of Culture, Language, Identity & Schooling2
TED 2220Foundations III: Foundations of Inclusive Schooling 2
TED 5100Professional Engagement, Advocacy, and Instructional Planning2
EDP 3310Educational Psychology3
MAT 1110Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I3
MAT 1120Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II3
SCE 2100
SCE 2105
Integrated Science Content PK-6
and Integrated Science Lab PK-6
4
Block 2
ELE 6020Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
ELE 6205Literacy Foundations3
ELE 6200Diverse Children’s Literature for Elementary Teachers3
ELE 6210Literacy Methods I (PK-3)3
ELE 6211Literacy Clinical Experience (PK-3) 1
ELE 6225Literacy Methods II (PK-6)3
ELE 6350Mathematics Foundations (PK-6)3
ELE 6370Mathematics Methods (PK-3)3
ELE 6375Mathematics Clinical Experience (PK-3)1
ELE 6550Science Curriculum and Methods (PK-6)2
SSE 5720Social Studies Disciplines for Elementary Teachers I3
SSE 6720Social Studies Disciplines for Elementary Teachers II3
ELE 6600Social Studies Methods (PK-6)3
ELE 6100Planning and Implementing Preschool Curriculum3
ELE 6800Methods for Integrated Curriculum and Pedagogy (PK-6)3
ELE 6805Clinical Experience for Integrated Curriculum and Pedagogy (PK-6)2
Block 3
TED 5780Student Teaching & Seminar12
Total Credits107
1

The remaining General Education requirements will be satisfied by required coursework. Quantitative Experience (QE) will be satisfied by MAT 1110 or MAT 1120. One of the Natural Scientific Inquiry (NSI) required courses and the Natural Scientific Inquiry with Lab (NSIL) requirement will be satisfied by the combination of SCE 2100 and SCE 2105.

3-6 Grade Band

General Education Courses (28 credit hours) 128
Block 1
TED 2020Technology Integration in Teaching 3
TED 2200Foundations I: Foundations of Education in Urban Spaces2
TED 2205Foundations Field Experience 1
TED 2210Foundations II: Intersections of Culture, Language, Identity & Schooling2
TED 2220Foundations III: Foundations of Inclusive Schooling 2
TED 5100Professional Engagement, Advocacy, and Instructional Planning2
EDP 3310Educational Psychology3
MAT 1110Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I3
MAT 1120Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II3
SCE 2100
SCE 2105
Integrated Science Content PK-6
and Integrated Science Lab PK-6
4
ELE 6205Literacy Foundations3
Block 2
ELE 6200Diverse Children’s Literature for Elementary Teachers3
ELE 6215Literacy Methods I (3-6)3
ELE 6216Literacy Clinical Experience (3-6)1
ELE 6225Literacy Methods II (PK-6)3
ELE 6350Mathematics Foundations (PK-6)3
ELE 6380Mathematics Methods (3-6) (PK-3 ONLY)3
ELE 6385Mathematics Clinical Experience (3-6)1
SSE 5720Social Studies Disciplines for Elementary Teachers I3
SSE 6720Social Studies Disciplines for Elementary Teachers II3
ELE 6600Social Studies Methods (PK-6)3
ELE 6500Science Curriculum and Methods (3-6)3
ELE 6550Science Curriculum and Methods (PK-6)2
ELE 6550Science Curriculum and Methods (PK-6)2
ELE 6100Planning and Implementing Preschool Curriculum3
ELE 6800Methods for Integrated Curriculum and Pedagogy (PK-6)3
ELE 6805Clinical Experience for Integrated Curriculum and Pedagogy (PK-6) (PK-3 Only Courses)2
Block 3
TED 5780Student Teaching & Seminar12
Total Credits109
1

The remaining General Education requirements will be satisfied by required coursework. Quantitative Experience (QE) will be satisfied by MAT 1110 or MAT 1120. One of the Natural Scientific Inquiry (NSI) required courses and the Natural Scientific Inquiry with Lab (NSIL) requirement will be satisfied by the combination of SCE 2100 and SCE 2105.

Early Childhood Endorsement Coursework

(Major: 33 credits minimum)

Block 1
ELE 6200Diverse Children’s Literature for Elementary Teachers3
ELE 6070Family, Community and School Partnerships: Supporting Children's Learning (Choose between one of the following 2 courses)3
Block 2
ELE 6010Equitable Partnerships with Families and Communities3-4
or ELE 6060 Community Contacts: Working with Families in Urban Settings
ELE 6020Foundations of Early Childhood Education3
ELE 6040Intentional and Inclusive Teaching: The Content Areas (PK-K) 2-8
ELE 6050Intentional and Inclusive Teaching: Infants and Toddlers3
ELE 6080Intentional and Inclusive Teaching: Preschool II 3
ELE 6090Introduction to Infant Mental Health Theory and Practice3
ELE 6100Planning and Implementing Preschool Curriculum3
ELE 6340Teaching Reading in Early Childhood Education3
SED 6040Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education3
Block 3
TED 5790Directed Teaching and Conference for Special Groups1-15
Total Credits33-54

Bilingual-Bicultural Endorsement Coursework 

(Minor: 21 credits minimum)

Students must demonstrate an advanced low proficiency in a non-English language through testing.

BBE 5500Introduction to Bilingual/Bicultural Education3
BBE 6560Teaching Methods in Bilingual/Bicultural Education3
BBE 6850Applied Linguistics: Issues in Bilingual Education3
BBE 6590Culture and Language in Bilingual/Bicultural Education3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
LED 6555Integration of Language and Content in Language Teaching3
RLL 6700Second Language Literacy Development: K-123
Optional for K-12 Endorsement
Assessment in Language Teaching
Total Credits21

English as a Second Language Endorsement Coursework

(Minor: 21 credits minimum)

LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
LED 6510Second Language Acquisition and the Teaching of Grammar3
LED 6565Assessment in Language Teaching3
BBE 6850Applied Linguistics: Issues in Bilingual Education3
LED 6580Culture as the Basis for Language Teaching3
RLL 6700Second Language Literacy Development: K-123
LED 6555Integration of Language and Content in Language Teaching3
Optional for K-12 Endorsement
Introduction to Bilingual/Bicultural Education
Total Credits21
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