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.
The W is ranked as a The Nation's Leading Transfer University by the Chronicle of Higher Education and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. You'll find admissions counselors that will work with you to make your transition from a community college to The W a seamless and simple process. You will also find scholarships and financial aid options designed with you in mind and a welcome and inviting campus community with other transfer students, just like you.
It's not just a tagline. We honestly believe the cost of a college education should not be a deterrent to your pursuit of earning a college degree. We were founded on the belief everyone should be able to get a college education. Year after year, The W ranks as one of the Best Value Universities. The W has kept our tuition among the lowest in the South. We offer that same low tuition to residents of every state. Plus, we have a range of scholarships and grants to help you pay for your education.
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.
ED 200 Education as a Profession
ED 302 Art & Science of Teaching
ED 304 Principles of Early Childhood Learning
ED 306 Intro to Exceptional Learners
ED 311 Elementary Residency
Total: 15 hrs
ED 297 Instructional Technology I
ED 317 Behaviors in Early Childhood
ED 361 Early Literacy Instruction I*
ED 367 Elementary Residency II
ED 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.
ED 307 Children's Literature in Pre-K through Grade 3
ED 309 Mathematics in K-3
ED 319 Early Childhood Language and Literacy
ED 320 Developmentally Appropriate Materials and Methods in Early Childhood Education
ED 435 Elementary Residency III
Total: 15 hours
ED 404 Teacher Internship: Early Childhood
Total: 9 hrs
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