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Undergraduate icon B.S.E. Elementary Education

Faculty in the undergraduate B.S.E. Elementary Education program prepare teachers to work in classrooms to teach children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and special education inclusive settings. There are two program options for completing the B.S.E. degree in Elementary Education: the Initial Certification in PreK-5th grades with an endorsement to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and the Dual Certification in Early Childhood and Special Education.

The program reflects research and best practice in the field of early childhood education and teacher education. Candidates receive content and pedagogy in all academic disciplines taught in the early childhood classroom. The program further provides integration of the visual, theatrical and musical arts within the context of digital technology. The broad and extensive field-based experiences effectively develop candidates' knowledge and ability to select and implement developmentally appropriate technology, resources and activities for teaching and learning in diverse settings across grade levels. Successful completion of this program leads to a recommendation for P-5 licensure and an endorsement to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or dual certification in Early Childhood and Elementary Education P-5 and Special Education General Curriculum, P-12.

Course description and classes

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All initial teacher preparation program candidates must pass a state mandated teacher performance assessment, the edTPA, at the end of their programs in order to become certified in Georgia. The teacher performance assessment is designed to measure a candidate’s ability to help all students learn. Teacher candidates are required to demonstrate knowledge and skills in planning, teaching, assessing and analyzing student learning. Please see as follows the number of teacher candidates who passed the edTPA out of the total number of candidates who successfully submitted the edTPA in the program, subject-specific area.

Elementary Education: PreK – 5th Grades - 99/100


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