Elementary Education - 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 Elementary Education.
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:
For 7-12 Endorsement, see page 65 of the MDOE Licensure Guidelines K-12 booklet (.pdf) for Supplemental Endorsements Added with 21 Hours of Coursework in Subject
ED 300 Education as a Profession
ED 302 Art & Science of Teaching*
ED 304 Principles of Early Childhood Learning
PSY 306 Intro to Exceptional Children
ED 311 Elementary Residency I
ED 361 Early Literacy Development I*
Total: 18 hrs
ED 360 Education Psychology
ED 362 Early Literacy Development II*
ED 365 Content Area Literacy
ED 366 Reading Assessment and Intervention*
ED 367 Elementary Residency II
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.
ED 305 Teaching Math in Elementary & Middle Schools
ED 310 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary & Middle Schools
ED 312 Teaching Science in Elementary & Middle Schools
ED 334 Methods for Teaching Reading & Language Arts in Elementary & Middle Schools
ED 335 Elementary Residency III
ED 401 Classroom Management
Total: 18 hrs
ED 351 Educational Measurement
ED 406 Teacher Internship: Elementary
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.
For those students in the Elementary Education Major, BS who completed Critical Pathway Course ED 361, ED 362, or ED 366 with a grade of "C" or better prior to August 2020, that grade will be honored as passing, and the student will not be required to repeat the course.
For K-6 Licensure (requiring 18 hours of Content in two areas), select two of the following concentrations:
Social Studies (ANT, GEO, HIS, POL, SOC, EC): One 3-credit course
English (EN): Two 3-credit courses
Science (BS, BSB, BSM, PS, PSC, SM); One 4-credit course
Math (MA; Recommended MA 114, 123, 318 or 319): Two 3-credit courses
Note: Take additional course for 7-8 (901 Licensure)