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Elementary Education

Our program provides 600+ hours of classroom experience before you graduate. You’ll gain a wealth of experience in the local school systems with experienced educators as mentors.

Overview

What is Elementary Education at WVU like?

Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program is a traditional on-campus teacher education program. This program prepares you to earn teacher certification in multi-subjects, grades K-6, upon graduation, along with a bachelor's degree.

We train you to be an outstanding elementary educator and require four semesters of work in schools before your final, student teaching semester.

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At a Glance

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What makes Elementary Education at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

The Program Evaluation and Research Center (PERC) prepares future researchers in the broad field of education by engaging students in the design, preparation, funding and implementation of applied research and evaluation.

Transfer Articulation Agreements

In addition to guaranteed admission agreements WVU has transfer articulation agreements with:

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Careers

What can you do with this degree?

Most students become elementary education teachers in West Virginia or one of the surrounding states. Many also pursue graduate study in Elementary Education, Counseling, Literacy Education, Special Education, Educational Psychology and other areas.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Elementary Education major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

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Courses

What are the courses like in Elementary Education at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Elementary Education major.

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Popular Courses

C&I 365:
Dance and Movement in PK-12 Schools

This course provides a basic understanding of the principles and potential of standards-based dance education as integration as a fine art.

C&I 414:
Creative Experiences in Early Childhood

Examination of creative experiences for young children and their relationship to child development. A special focus on play behavior as a learning medium with emphasis on program planning, curriculum development, and instructional strategies.

EDUC 200:
Professional Inquiry in Education

An examination of students' preconceptions about education and their socialization process relative to the following: aims and purposes of public education, students as learners, curriculum, instruction.

SPED 460:
Differential Elementary Instruction

Strategies for individualizing instruction for diverse learners in core content/tool skills for grades K-6, including universal design for learning, response to intervention, curriculum modifications, specialized interventions, ongoing assessment, and co-planning and co-teaching processes.

Cost and Aid

How much does Elementary Education at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $396
Per Semester $4,752
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,504
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,077
Per Semester $12,924
Fall and Spring Semesters $25,848
International
Per Credit $1,077
Per Semester $13,224
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,448
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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU. In addition to guaranteed admission agreements Elementary Education has transfer articulation agreements with:

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Elementary Education at WVU?

Program Requirements

In addition to meeting WVU's base admission standards, first-time freshmen must also meet one of these admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year:

For direct admission to the pre-Elementary Education program:
  • GPA: 2.75
  • ACT Composite: 20
  • SAT EBRW and Math: 1050
For direct admission to the Elementary Education program:
  • GPA: 3.00
  • ACT Composite: 26
  • SAT EBRW and Math: 1240

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University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Elementary Education major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2019-20 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Next Steps

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