Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education – Glenville State College

The Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare educators who will teach children from kindergarten through to the sixth grade. Candidates in the elementary education program are required to complete at least one additional teaching specialization, such as PreK-K, Multi-Categorical Special Education or a Middle School endorsement. The program is designed to prepare teacher candidates for their chosen careers in West Virginia and beyond.

In addition to the curriculum, there are a variety of opportunities throughout the program for education majors to work with candidates in educational settings and become a part of the local schools and the community. Through Professional Development Schools, candidates may observe, tutor, participate in instructional activities that relate to their area(s) of expertise, and participate in professional development activities. This interaction enhances the educational experiences and preparation of our teacher candidates.

Admission to Teacher Education typically occurs during the third or fourth semester for a student entering college for four years to earn a certificate to teach in the public or private schools. Alternate paths are to be handled on a case-by-case basis while levels of expected proficiency will be the same for both groups.

Requirements for admission to Teacher Education:

  1. Completion of 42 hours of courses including the following: CART 101, CSCI 267, EDUC 203, EDUC 205, ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and PED 201 with a grade of “C” or better.

  2. An overall 2.75 grade point average.

  3. Achieve a passing score on the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) in areas of Reading (156), Writing (162) and Mathematics (150) effective November 1, 2013. The PRAXIS CORE is a State requirement for certification.

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