Primary Education PK-5- Bachelor of Science in Education

The Primary PK-5 major leads to a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. Approved by the Ohio Department of Education, this program prepares graduates to teach students in grades PK through 5th in all content areas. In addition to meeting requirements of the Global Miami Plan, students take courses in Teacher Education; Educational Leadership; Kinesiology and Health; Family Science and Social Work; and Educational Psychology. During their study of justice-oriented and critically conscious curricula and pedagogies, students participate actively in urban and suburban/rural classrooms and communities, culminating in a 15-week, full-time student teaching experience in which they work closely with mentor teachers in Head Start facilities, and in area elementary schools, eventually assuming instructional responsibilities for all classes. 

Program Requirements

EDL 204Sociocultural Studies in Education3
EDP 256Psychology of the Exceptional Learner3
EDT 181Physical Science and Society4
or EDT 182 Earth Science and Society
EDT 190Introduction to Education3
EDT 362U.S. Political/Economic Experience for Teachers4
MTH 115Mathematics for Teachers of Grades P-64
MTH 116Mathematics for Elementary Teachers4
EDT/FSW 225Family School and Community Connections3
EDT 242PPhonics and Literacy Instruction for Teachers3
EDP 201Human Development and Learning in Social and Educational Contexts3
EDT 419PTeaching Internship Primary PK-515
Block One
Take the following courses concurrently:
EDT 246PFoundations of Reading, Language, and Literacy3
EDT 272PIntroduction of Childhood Development and Education3
EDT 315PChildren's Literature for PK-5 Classrooms3
KNH 245Issues of Health & Wellness for the Young Child3
EDT 323Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12: Instructional Theories & Practices3
Block Two
Take the following courses concurrently (after successful completion of Block One):
EDT 317PScience PK-5: Child and Curriculum Integration3
EDT 318PMathematics PK-5: Child and Curriculum Integration3
EDT 346PLanguage, Literacy, and Culture in PK-5 Education3
EDP 495EInclusion and Adaptations for Students with Mild/Moderate and Gifted Needs in PreK to 5 Classrooms3
EDT 474PClassroom Cultures, Community, and Climate3
Block Three
Take the following courses concurrently (after successful completion of Block Two):
EDL 318ETeacher Leadership and School Organization3
EDP 432Assessment and Educational Planning for Children in Preschool through Fifth Grade3
EDT 417PSocial Studies PK-5: Child and Curriculum Integration3
EDT 473PNegotiating the Complexities of Teaching: PK-5 Synthesis3
Total Credit Hours91