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P-5 Education, B.S. in Ed.



Description

The P-5 Education Program offers undergraduate and graduate courses for individuals who are preparing to teach children in preschool through fifth grade. The program is designed for students who are interested in fulfilling leadership roles in early childhood facilities. The purpose of the program is to prepare graduates to implement developmentally appropriate curriculum for children from preschool through fifth grade. Students develop skills to support culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse children and their families. The program includes participation in a strengthened curriculum with more than 700 hours of clinical experience - similar to the preparation used in legal and medical professions. Rigorous preparation helps to include the likelihood that students will be hired upon graduation. Completion of the P-5 Education program results in an undergraduate or graduate degree as well as a P-5 teaching license.

What careers can this major prepare you for?

P-5 education graduates have a wide number of career paths to choose from. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree some people take the teaching licensure exam, which opens up countless opportunities at public and private schools, pre-schools, kindergartens and day care centers. Others who graduate with a master’s degree often obtain a position as a school or educational program administrator. They also have the choice of continuing their education, and carrying out research work in P-5 education in order to address the critical issues in this field. After three to four years of research work, students submit their thesis to professors for approval, and defend their work and findings at a public dissertation. Thereafter, they are awarded they PhD or doctoral degree, which opens up countless opportunities in the academic and research sector at colleges, universities and research organizations throughout the world. Many graduates go on to become:  Preschool Teacher, Childcare Center Director, Elementary School Teacher, Teachers’ Assistant, Child Care Aide, Family Care Provider, Home-Based Service Provider, Family Support Specialist, Librarian, Instructional Coordinator, Consultant, Researcher, Sales Representative, Professor, Museum Educator.

What skills are developed within this major?

Skills developed within this major include: develop age-appropriate curriculum; learn to teach health, safety and nutritional skills, employ principles of child psychology and human development, learn teaching strategies for major academic subjects, Research skills as demonstrated in papers and exams; Visual analysis; Analytical skills; Communication skills; Time management skills; Problem-solving skills; and passion for teaching and learning with young children.

Teaching Credential

Ohio four-year Resident Educator P-5 teaching license (including children with mild/moderate disabilities). Requires successful completion of all program requirements and acceptable scores on applicable state licensure examinations as mandated by the Ohio Department of Education.

Portfolio

All teaching licensure students are expected to maintain a portfolio while completing their professional coursework and field experiences.

Hours Required for Degree


Minimum hours required for degree: 123

College Requirements


See college page  for college requirements.

Major-Field Requirements


GPA Requirement/Grade Restriction

  1. All students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.75
  2. All students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 3.0 for professional coursework in education. No grades of D or F will be accepted.

A. General Education and Prerequisite Requirements


The courses listed in this section are designed to meet GenEd 2008 requirements and provide coursework prerequisite to the professional and major components of the program. In some cases, the listed courses exceed the University GenEd 2008 requirements. NOTE: The list of approved GenEd 2008 courses is continually updated; program and department advisers should be consulted for the latest list or consult http://www.csuohio.edu/gened/gened.

Natural Sciences


Arts and Humanities


B. Professional Core Courses:


Honors Program/Scholars Requirements


Program Objectives

The Education Honors Program is intended to achieve the following objectives:

  • Encourage academically talented students to pursue teaching as a profession
  • Demand rigorous academic written work from honors students, including a capstone action research project during the final two semesters of the licensure program
  • Support reflective professional practice
  • Enhance existing educational coursework by developing opportunities for independent research and/or involvement in faculty research
  • Foster close relationships between an honors faculty advisor and honors students

Admission to the Program

The Education Honors program is open to all honors students in good standing in the CSU Honors Program or students admitted to the University Honors Program as juniors with an interest in pursuing teaching as a career.

Advising

A College Honors Liaison, designated by the Associate Dean of Student and Alumni Services and External Relations, will meet with each student admitted to the education honors program to identify an honors advisor (also a full-time tenure track faculty member with graduate faculty status) appropriate for the student’s intended licensure program. The honors advisor will meet with the honors student to select and develop contract course proposals and to identify a faculty member for an honors research project. As a result of close interaction with and supervision of the honors student, the honors advisor will be able to write a detailed letter of recommendation reflecting the student’s achievements. In addition, the advisor will assist wherever possible in helping the honors student pursue appropriate employment opportunities after graduation.

Program Requirements


The College Honors Program requires that students complete at least 12 credits of honors work as follows:

  1. Honors Experiences (9 credits). Each honors student will work with an adviser to select a minimum 9 credit hours of Honors experiences. These can include any combination of the following:
    1. Contract Course: Any 300-level or 400-level college course taught by a full-time faculty member can be modified to become an honors course. The student, with the adviser’s assistance, will draw up a proposal for increasing the rigor of a course. Course proposals should be approved by the course instructor, honors adviser, and college Honors Liaison.
    2. Graduate Course: Students taking cross-listed classes can complete 500-level requirements for honors credit.
    3. Honors Research: This is research conducted jointly with a full-time faculty member, which may include the honors adviser. Students register for EDB 451 - Individual Projects In Education , 1-4 credits. Course can be repeated for credit. At least 2 credits of this experience are recommended to help students prepare for the Action Research Project during the final two semesters. Students may submit proposals to present their work at regional and national research conferences.
  2. Action Research Capstone Project (3 credits). Each honors student will complete an action research project investigating classroom practices, proposing a plan of action, and evaluating and reporting on intervention. The summer prior to practicum, honors students will generate 2-3 potential topics with the assistance of their honors adviser. During practicum, students will select a topic, design a study, pilot and revise their project methodology. During student teaching, students will register for EDB 495 - Seminar in Educational Inquiry . They will implement their proposed plan of action and write up its outcome by the end of student teaching. The project must be presented to a committee including the mentor teacher, honors adviser, student teaching supervisor (if the honors adviser is not the supervisor), and the Honors Liaison.
  3. Honors Requirement for Student Teaching. In addition to the written requirements, education honors students must demonstrate exceptional teaching practice. Honors students will be supervised by their honors adviser. Documentation of teaching practice must include “outstanding” (3.5-4.0) evaluations from both the honors student’s mentor teacher(s) and supervisor. Such evaluations are required for eligibility for the “University Honors” distinction to be posted on the student’s diploma and transcript but are not required to receive a passing grade in student teaching.