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Early Grades Preparation

West Chester University

48 months
Duration
19290 USD/year
19290 USD/year
7716 USD/year
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About

West Chester University’s Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Early Grades Preparation is highly regarded for preparing qualified candidates for professional education certification in grades prekindergarten to grade four.

Overview

We provide more than 900 candidates with engaging coursework, a diverse set of field experiences, and opportunities to be involved in school-based service activities and education organizations on campus. 

Field placements begin in the first semester and continue through all four years of studies, in a variety of settings that include both public schools and community-based settings for children and their families. Get Involved: Student PSEA (nationally recognized chapter; more than 240 members on campus).

    What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • The Early Grades Preparation program at the West Chester University prepares teacher candidates to become classroom teachers in PreK to Grade 4. 
  • Upon successful completion of the program, and successful completion of Pennsylvania’s Department of Education requirements, candidates apply for Pennsylvania certification, grades PreK to 4, the required credential to teach in Pennsylvania. 
  • This credential can be used to apply for similar teaching credentials in other states, pending any additional or special requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematics for Teachers of Children
  • Foundations of Special Education
  • Evolution of Schooling in U.S.
  • Child Development: Prebirth - 5 Years
  • Middle Childhood & Adolescent Development
  • Theory/Field Experiences in the Early Grades

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The admissions committee prioritizes applicants with strong academic credentials and notifies applicants of a decision on a rolling basis.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the application for admission.
  • Pay a $45 non-refundable application fee online by credit card. If you are eligible to use an application fee waiver, please refer to the WCU Fee Waiver Policy
  • Submit an official high school transcript.
  • Send official SAT or ACT scores - WCU will use the highest score/section on the SAT or the highest ACT composite score. The SAT/ACT requirement will be optional for students applying for the Fall 2021 semester.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19290 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    19290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19290 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7716 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7716 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for West Chester

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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