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Early Childhood Development - Transfer Students

The “Educator as Reflective Decision Maker” is the model for the conceptual framework for the educator preparation programs at Mississippi University for Women. The programs have adopted the Core Standards of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as goals for teacher candidates, the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders for school administrator candidates, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards for early childhood educators.

Entering transfer students may bring in up to 90 credit hours of coursework toward a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development.

Please note: All entering freshmen and transfer Education students will begin their major as Early Childhood Development. After completing Block 2 Education courses, students who have a 3.0 GPA on the most recent prior 60 credit hours OR who have earned a 21 or higher composite ACT score OR who have completed and passed the MDE Praxis Core exam may apply to become an Elementary Education major if interested.

 

 

Suggested Course of Study for Transfer Students

Transfer students will need to complete the following professional courses at MUW in addition to any courses needed to complete the core requirements:

 

Junior Year

First Semester
Block 1

ED 306 Intro to Exceptional Learners
ED 307 Children's Literature in Pre-K through Grade 3
ED 311 Elementary Residency I
ED 317 Behaviors in Early Childhood
ED 319 Early Childhood Language and Literacy

Total: 15 hrs

Second Semester
Block 2

ED 309 Mathematics in K-3
ED 320 Develomentally Appropriate Materials and Methods in Early Childhood Education
ED 361 Early Literacy Instruction I*
ED 367 Elementary Residency II
PSY 360 Education Psychology

Total: 15 hrs

*Critical Pathway Course - Course requires a B or above

After completing Block 2 Education courses, students who have a 3.0 GPA on the most recent prior 60 credit hours OR who have earned a 21 or higher composite ACT score OR who have completed and passed the MDE Praxis Core exam may apply to become an Elementary Education major if interested.

 

Senior Year

First Semester
Block 3

ED 335 Elementary Residency III
Additional Education elective courses with an ED prefix

Total: 15 hours

Second Semester
Block 4

ED 404 Teacher Internship
Additional Education elective courses with an ED prefix

Total: 12 hrs

 

Notice Regarding Repeat Coursework

Please note: Beginning August 2020, each undergraduate education student may repeat an education course or core required course once. Students who do not achieve required minimum grades after two attempts, beginning August 2020, will not qualify to continue in the respective program(s) depending upon each program's minimum grade requirement. This restriction applies to all current and new undergraduate education students either in the Early Childhood Development Major, BS or the Elementary Education Major, BS.

 
*Updated August 2021 - SOE

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