Bachelor of Science – Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Bridge program is comprised of seven courses designed to prepare students to enter the bachelor’s program. The bachelor’s program is a 19-course, 63-credit hour degree completion program to move students closer to becoming certified by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for pre-school through grade five. Students must pass the Teaching Field Content Exams for academic content area (GACE) prior to placement with a school system to student teach.
Features of the accelerated Adult and Graduate Studies Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education are:
• Attend class one night a week for the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education core – courses are scheduled to meet the same night of the week for the entire program.
• Take one course at a time.
• Meet weekly with a small learning team.
• The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
• Classes start year-round
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• Proof of high school graduation or GED completion
• A minimum of 46 transferrable credits completed at a college or university with regional or national accreditation
• A cumulative 2.75 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale of all attempted collegiate work, as well as a minimum GPA of 2.75 in courses with no grade below a “C”
• Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
• Transcript review for prerequisite courses
• Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English by providing current iBT (formerly TOEFL) scores
• Passing scores on the Program Admission Test or exempting scores on SAT (1000+ Verbal and Math) or ACT (43 English and Math)
• Demonstrated ability to complete a Philosophy of Education paper, created in ED 208
Georgia Teacher Certification Requirements:
To achieve teacher certification in the state of GA students must:
• Complete University’s graduation requirements (successfully complete a minimum of 123 semester credits with 63 of those being in the BS-ECE Core Curriculum and pay all tuition and fees)
• Successfully complete field/clinical requirements
• Achieve passing scores on state PAA & Content Exam
• Maintain a GPA of 2.75
• Pass state background check
• Complete edTPA national assessment portfolio
• Sign state code of ethics
• Meet disposition requirements
• Complete application for Professional Standards Commission certification
State requirements change frequently. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain compliance.