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Elementary Education Certification

As a Graduate of Southern Connecticut's Elementary Education certification program you enter will enter the classroom ready to teach. You will shape the most critical time in child's education. As a teacher you will work with students to build the foundations of literacy and numeracy necessary for life long learning.

Graduates of the program, who successfully pass all state licensing exams, will earn a teacher certificate to teach in 1st to 6th grade.

  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7 for all undergraduate courses
  • Take Praxis Core, SAT, or ACT to satisfy the State Board of Education competency examination requirement.
  • Complete an essay
  • Submit two letters of reccomendation
  • Have a personal interview
  • MAT 105- Mathematics for Elementary Education I
  • SED 225- Introduction to Eceptionalities
  • ENG 122- Writing Arguments
  • ENG 122- Writing Arguments
  • EDU 206 - Principles of Early Childhood Education

48.5 Credits Required
‘C’ or better required

  • SHE 203 – School Health – 3 credits
  • SED 481 – Teaching Exceptional Children in the Elem. Classroom – 3 credits
  • EDF 520 – Child in the Amer. Culture or EDF 523 Social Found. of Edu. – 3 credits
  • EDU 544 – Classroom Management – 3 credit
  • EDU 534 – Curriculum Design and Methods for the Elementary Classroom – 3 credits
  • EDU 539 – Child dev. for Elem Grade Teachers - 3 Credits
  • EDU 301 – Reading – 3 credits
  • EDU 503 – Science in the Elementary School – 3 credits
  • EDU 504 – Mathematics in Elementary School – 3 credits
  • EDU 505 – Social Studies in Elementary School – 3 credits
  • EDU 506 – Language Arts and Children’s Literature – 3 credits
  • EDU 525 – Fieldwork – 1 credit
  • EDU 471 – English Language Learners in the Classroom – 1.5 credits
  • EDU 450 – Student Teaching I – 5 credits
  • EDU 451 – Student Teaching II – 5 credits
  • EDU 509 – Student Teaching Seminar – 1 credits

Praxis II Multiple Subjects

  • Praxis II Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects
  • Subtest 1: Reading Language Arts
  • Subtest 2: Mathematics
  • Subtest 3: Social Studies
  • Subtest 4: Science

 CONTACT:

Dr. J. Gregogy McVerry, Graduate Coordinator
Davis Hall 209D, Department of Elementary Education
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT 06515
Telephone: (203) 392-6653 
Fax: (203) 392-6473
E-Mail: mcverryj1@southernct.edu

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