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Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) Area of Concentration, Bachelor of Arts

Program Info
This program leads to certification for Teachers working with young children from birth through kindergarten.

Accreditations

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

NCATE is the profession’s mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation.

Education/National Association for the Education of Young Children

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.

There are no options in this program. The program content focuses on understanding child development and effective intervention with young children.

Admission Requirements:

All teacher education candidates must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP).  The following outlines the TEP Admission Requirements. 

GPA AND COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • Admission to MSU – In pursuit of completing a program leading to teacher certification 
  • Completion of minimum semester hours
    30 hours for IECE, P-5, Middle Grades or Special Education
    45 hours for secondary, 5-12 or P-12 programs 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale OR a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on the last 30 credit hours completed. All college courses attempted must be part of the applicant‘s MSU transcript. All transfer courses, as well as MSU credit, are used in calculating GPA. There is no rounding up.
  • Completion of the following five core courses with grades of “C” or better:
    ENG 100 Writing I
    ENG 200 Writing II
    COMM 108 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
    EDF 207 Foundations of Education
    EDF 211 Human Growth & Development (EDEC 253 for IECE candidates)

TESTING REQUIREMENTS
Students applying for the TEP at MSU must obtain the following scores on the PRAXIS pre-professional skills (PPST) assessments:

  • Pre-Professional Skills Test: Mathematics - 174 AND 
  • Pre-Professional Skills Test: Reading – 176 AND 
  • Pre-Professional Skills Test: Writing – 174

For information about the praxis exams and to register for the test, please visit the PRAXIS website: http://www.ets.org/praxis. 

Program Requirements:

- General Education, 36 Hours
- Program Requirements, 68 Hours
- Supplemental Requirements, 18 Hours
Total Requirements, 122 Hours

Candidates should apply for Teacher Education Program admission in the sophomore year since TEP admission is required for 300 level methods courses.

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