Elementary Education - Transfer Students

Working in the field of education is one of the most rewarding professions!

The “Educator as Reflective Decision Maker” is the model for the conceptual framework for the educator preparation programs at The W.

Entering transfer students may bring in up to 62 credit hours of coursework toward a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. These 62 hours cannot be professional courses, but should fulfill the core requirements.




Suggested Course of Study for Transfer Students

Transfer students will need to complete the following professional courses at MUW in addition to any courses needed to complete the core requirements:

K-6 Licensure Requirements

For 7-12 Endorsement, see page 65 of the MDOE Licensure Guidelines K-12 booklet (.pdf) for Supplemental Endorsements Added with 21 Hours of Coursework in Subject



Junior Year

Recommended completion of PRAXIS Core before or during first semester of this year. Also, the following courses may be taken concurrently with Block 1 courses or MUW Core:

ED 300 Education as a Profession

ED 299 Special Topics

First Semester
Elementary Education Block 1

ED 302 Art & Science of Tchg (10)
ED 351 Educational Measurement
ED 306 Intro to Exceptional Learners (10)
ED 304 Principles of Early Childhood (5)
PSY 360 Educational Psychology

*Recommended completion of PRAXIS II at the completion of this semester or during next semester.

Total: 15 hrs + 25 hrs field experience (indicated in bold)

Second Semester
Elementary Education Block 2

ED 361 Early Literacy Dev. I (5)
ED 362 Early Literacy Dev. II (5)
ED 365 Content Area Literacy (10)
ED 366 Reading Assessment & Intervention (10)

Total: 12 hr + 30 hrs field experience (indicated in bold)

Must be admitted to the Teacher Education program (TE) prior to Block 3. You must take and pass the Praxis II to be admitted to the TE program.

Senior Year

First Semester
Elementary Education Methods Block 3

ED 305 M&M for tchg Math (20-25)
ED 310 M&M for tchg SS (20-25)
ED 312 M&M for tchg Science (20-25)
ED 334 M&M for tchg LA (20-25)
KIN 351 M&M for tchg PE/HE (5)
FPA 300 Fine Arts in Education

*Admission to Teacher Internship required before continuing.

Total: 18 hrs + 85-105 hrs in field experience (indicated in bold)

Second Semester
Elementary Education Internship Block 4

ED 401 Classroom Management 10 days 9 am - 4 pm)
ED 406 Teacher Internship (560+)

Total: 12 hrs (9 credit hours for ED 406) + 560+ hrs field experience (indicated in bold)



K-6 Licensure

For K-6 Licensure (requiring 18 hours of Content in two areas), select two of the following concentrations:

Social Studies (ANT, GEO, HIS, POL, SOC, EC): One 3-credit course

English (EN): Two 3-credit courses

Science (BS, BSB, BSM, PS, PSC, SM); One 4-credit course

Math (MA; Recommended MA 114, 123, 318 or 319): Two 3-credit courses

Note: Take additional course for 7-8 (901 Licensure)