SC Teacher Certification

Kaeli Weeks

Course Timeline

Double Major: Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education

Total: 143 Credit Hours

Credits from Classes taken in High School

  • · Intro to Sociology (3 credits)
  • · English 101 (3 credits)
  • · English 102 (3 credits)
  • · College Algebra (3 credits)

Freshman Year (2013-2014)

-Semester 1

  • · ANTH 101 – Intro to Anthropology (3 credits)
  • · COMM 104 – Public Speaking (3 credits)
  • · FYSM 127 – Teaching Fellows (3 credits)
  • · MATH 104 – Elementary Statistics (3 credits)
  • · SPAN 190 – Elementary Spanish (3 credits)

*Take PRAXIS I Test

-Semester 2

  • · THTR 176 – Intro to Theatre (3 credits)
  • · ASTR 129 – Astronomy (3 credits) + Lab (1 credit)
  • · ENG 313 – African American Literature (3 credits)
  • · SPAN 200 – Elementary Spanish 2 (3 credits)
  • · HIST 115 – Pre Modern History (3 credits)

Summer –

  • · BIO 111 – Intro Cell Molecular Biology (3 credits)
  • · MATH 103 – Contemporary Math with Applications (3 credits)

Sophomore Year (2014-2015)

-Semester 1

  • · HIST 116 – Modern History (3 credits)
  • · ARTH 101 – History of Art Prehistoric to Medieval (3 credits)
  • · SPAN 202 – Intermediate Spanish (3 credits)
  • · ASTR 130 – Astronomy (3 credits) + Lab (1 credit)
  • · EDFS 101 – Foundations of Education (3 credits)

*Apply to School of Education, Must have PRAXIS I passed & EDFS with at least a C

-Semester 2

  • · EDFS 303 – Human Growth and Educational Process (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 323 – Development of Mathematical Thinking (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 325 – Language and Literacy Development (3 credits)
  • · EDFS 326 – Intro to Educational Technology (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 327 – Learner Development and the Context of Learning (Field Experience) (3 credits)

Junior Year (2015-2016)

-Semester 1

  • · EDEE 365 – Teaching Mathematics PK-3 (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 375 – Reading/Learning Strategies PK-3 (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 367 – Teaching Science PK-3 (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 371 – Teaching Social Studies PK-3 (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 363 – Intro to Early Childhood (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 380 – Application of Curriculum and Instruction PK-3 (3 credits)

-Semester 2

  • · EDEE 366 – Teaching Mathematics 2-8 (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 377 – Reading/Learning Strategies 2-8 (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 368 – Teaching Science 2-8 (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 373 – Teaching Social Studies 2-8 (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 374 – Balancing Students and Curriculum (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 382 – Application of Curriculum and Instruction 2-6 (field experience) (3 credits)

Senior Year (2016-2017)

-Semester 1

  • · EDEE 403 – Visual and Performing Art (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 409 – Meeting Needs of Diverse Learners (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 370 – Teaching Health and PE (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 407 – Creating Learning Environments (3 credits)
  • · EDEE 415 – Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment PK-3 (field experience) (3 credits)

*Take PRAXIS II

-Semester 2

  • · EDEE 455 – Early Childhood Clinical Practice (12 credits)

Begin Interviewing for Teaching Positions

Begin First Teaching Position


SC New Teacher Certification Requirements

· Meet with Freshman Advisor

· Declare education major

· Meet with School of Education Advisor

· Pass Foundations of Education

· Pass PRAXIS I ($135, must be passed before applying to School of Ed.)

· Apply to School of Education

o Requirements:

      • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and 60 earned credit hours.
      • Passing score on the 3 components of the PRAXIS 1 or qualifying SAT/ACT Scores
      • Disposition forms from a general education professor, EDFS professor or a faculty member who has observed you working with children.
      • A grade of C or better in EDFS 201
  • Pass PRAXIS II (first semester senior year)


Resources

Early Childhood Education Major Requirements. (n.d.). Early Childhood Education

Major Requirements. Retrieved November 7, 2013, from

http://catalogs.cofc.edu/undergraduate/early-childhood-education-major-requirements.htm


Test and Service Fees. (n.d.). Praxis: For Test Takers: Fees. Retrieved November 7,

2013, from http://www.ets.org/praxis/about/fees


Tracey, Hunter-Doninger. (October 11, 2013) Personal Interview.