Elementary Education K-6 Comprehensive, B.A.

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Major

Effective fall 2021, all elementary education majors will enter the Yearlong Residency Clinical Experience Model. This model will be built into schedules and give a minimum of 875 clinical hours in the elementary classroom. During the last year as an education major, Resident I candidates will spend a minimum of 14 weeks/250 hours per the first semester of the residency in a classroom placement and Resident II candidates will spend a minimum of 14 weeks/500 hours per the second semester of the residency in the same classroom placement.

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
HST 230 Bison image  Cap graduation image American History to 1877 (CT)3
HST 231 Bison image  Cap graduation image American Hist From 1877 (CT)3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 127 Bison image College Algebra-Expanded3-5
or MTH 130 Bison image College Algebra
BSC 105 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Biology4
Core II Humanities3
HST 103 Bison image The World Since 1850 (CT) (Core II Social Science)3
Core II Fine Arts3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
CI 321ECE Curr and Methods (Writing Intensive)3
HST 103 Bison image The World Since 1850 (CT) (Multicultural or International)3
CI 405 Bison image Student Teaching-Elem Ed (Capstone)12
Teaching Specialization
ART 335 Cap graduation image Art Ed 2D-3D3
CI 101 Cap graduation image Math for Elem Teachers I3
CI 201 Cap graduation image Math for Elem Teachers II3
CI 342 Cap graduation image Lit & Lang Arts Methods3
CI 343The Process of Reading Part I3
CI 446The Process of Reading Part II3
WELL 305HE & PE in Early Child Prog3
GEO 317 Bison image  Cap graduation image World Regional Geography3
HST 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image The World Since 1850 (CT)3
HST 230 Bison image  Cap graduation image American History to 1877 (CT)3
HST 231 Bison image  Cap graduation image American Hist From 1877 (CT)3
MUS 342Mus in Elementary Classroom3
BSC 105 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Biology4
CI 248Intro to Science Elem Ed4
CI 348Phy Sci & Engr for Elem Ed4
Professional Education Core
EDF 201Ed Psych Developing Learner3
EDF 270Level I Clinical Exp0
CISP 421Child with Exceptionalities3
CI 301Teach Elem/Middle Mathematics3
CI 360Social Studies Methods Elem3
CI 448Science Methods: Elem Edu3
CI 321ECE Curr and Methods3
CI 442Instr & Clrm Mgt in Elem Ed3
CISP 422Differentiate Instruction3
EDF 435Classroom Assessment3
EDF 475Schools in a Diverse Society3
CI 447Inte Read/Lang Arts: Elem Edu3
CI 471Level II Clinical Exp0
CI 405 Bison image Student Teaching-Elem Ed (Capstone)12
Additional College Requirement
CI 350 Cap graduation image Inst Tech & Computing3
Free Elective1

Major Information

Admission Requirements for ADMI 4

  1. Grade Point Average of 2.80 or higher (both MU and overall),
  2. EDF 201 Ed Psych Developing Learner (grade “C” or better) and EDF 270 Level I Clinical Exp (credit),
  3. Passing scores on the PRAXIS Core exam – all 3 areas OR exemption,
  4. Portfolio in LiveText which includes:
    • Self-Assessment,
    • Writing Sample and
    • Three Recommendations,
  5. 21 ACT composite score,
  6. MU students: Completion of 26 credit hours,
  7. Transfer students: Completion of 12 Marshall University credit hours.

Admission Requirements for ADMI 5

  1. 12 hours of completed Professional Education Core courses,
  2. 2.8 GPA overall, at MU, and in Teaching Specialization,
  3. 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Core

Admission Requirements for Student Teaching

  1. At least 90% of Teaching Specialization courses completed,
  2. Minimum of 100 credit hours completed,
  3. 2.8 GPA overall, at MU, and in Teaching Specialization,
  4. 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Core,
  5. Completion of all Professional Education Core Courses
  • Many courses require clinical experience in public school during normal school hours. Schedule open time accordingly.
  • Students should monitor their program of study carefully due to ongoing curricular changes.
  • All coursework in Teaching Specialization and Professional Education Core must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • West Virginia law mandates that all persons entering a school or having contact with students must have completed a background check and have not been found on the sexual offender registry prior to entering a school. Each county and school can also use the results of that background check as a basis for admitting or denying admittance. It is the procedure of the Marshall University College of Education and Professional Development that every student will obtain a background check prior to being placed in a school setting.

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Four Year Plan

The College of Education and Professional Development has the distinction of being the oldest part of Marshall University. The elementary program is designed for those interested in teaching K-6. Students receive broad content knowledge in the core academic areas as well as in the art and science of teaching children.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
CMM 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
HST 103 Bison image  Cap graduation image The World Since 1850 (CT) (Core II Social Science) 3
MTH 127 Bison image
or MTH 130 Bison image
College Algebra-Expanded
or College Algebra
3-5
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16-18
Second Semester
CI 350 Cap graduation image Inst Tech & Computing 3
BSC 105 Bison image  Cap graduation image Human Biology 4
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
HST 231 Bison image  Cap graduation image American Hist From 1877 (CT) 3
Core II Fine Arts 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
First Semester
CI 101 Cap graduation image Math for Elem Teachers I 3
CI 248 Intro to Science Elem Ed 4
CI 342 Cap graduation image Lit & Lang Arts Methods 3
EDF 201 Ed Psych Developing Learner 3
EDF 270 Level I Clinical Exp 0
Core II Humanities (WI, 200-level) 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
CI 201 Cap graduation image Math for Elem Teachers II 3
CI 343 The Process of Reading Part I 3
CI 446 The Process of Reading Part II 3
HST 230 Bison image  Cap graduation image American History to 1877 (CT) 3
Free Elective 1
 Credit Hours13
Third Year
First Semester
CI 321 ECE Curr and Methods 3
CISP 421 Child with Exceptionalities 3
WELL 305 HE & PE in Early Child Prog 3
GEO 317 Bison image  Cap graduation image World Regional Geography 3
CI 348 Phy Sci & Engr for Elem Ed 4
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ART 335 Cap graduation image Art Ed 2D-3D 3
CI 301 Teach Elem/Middle Mathematics 3
CI 442 Instr & Clrm Mgt in Elem Ed 3
CI 448 Science Methods: Elem Edu 3
CISP 422 Differentiate Instruction 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
CI 360 Social Studies Methods Elem 3
CI 447 Inte Read/Lang Arts: Elem Edu 3
CI 471 Level II Clinical Exp 0
EDF 435 Classroom Assessment 3
EDF 475 Schools in a Diverse Society 3
MUS 342 Mus in Elementary Classroom 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CI 405 Bison image Student Teaching-Elem Ed (Capstone) 12
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours119-121