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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Elementary & Early Childhood Education

Program Map

Page address: http://ed.mnsu.edu/eec/programs/ee/progmap.html

All students must pass through the following gates:


Elementary Education Roadmap

How do I know when to apply for admission through each gate?

Check the number of credits you have. Prepare your application the semester before you anticipate having enough credits.

Admission to the Major

Requirements
All students must submit an unofficial MSU transcript. Transfer students should submit a copy of their transfer credit evaluation form, which is available from the Campus Access HUB. Elementary Education students must complete the following requirements to be admitted to the Major

Credits: 30 completed
GPA: 3.0 cumulative
English 101: grade of A or B
CMST 100 or 102: grade of A or B

How do I apply for admission?
When you have completed the requirements for admission to major, bring an unofficial transcript to the College of Education Advising Office in Armstrong Hall 117.

Admission to Professional Education

Requirements All students working toward a teaching degree in the Elementary Education major must be admitted to Professional Education prior to enrollment in upper division coursework in professional education. Application to Professional Education should be made when the following requirements have been met:

Credits: 40 completed
GPA: 3.0 cumulative
English 101: A or B
Math 201: successfully completed
MTLE test
Successful completion of Writing Assessment Lab
Completion of EEC 200 and 222W

How do I apply for admission to Professional Education?
For application and deadlines for Professional Education contact the Office of Academic Advising (AH 117).

Do I have to apply for any courses before the Blocks?

Select courses in the EEC department require applications for admission. These courses generally fill early. Applications are due approximately one month before registration begins. Access forms on the Forms and Applications page and turn them in to the EEC office (Armstrong Hall 328).

Block 1, Block 2 and Block 3

Block 1 Requirements

  1. Minimum 3.0 GPA
  2. Completion of General Education requirements

In order to provide high quality and field experiences and instruction, enrollment in Block I is limited. Application will be reviewed based on GPA, course completion, and performance in previous coursework. Both student academic record and dispositions will be considered by the faculty.

What can I do to improve my chances of being accepted into Block 1?
  • Complete all requirements for the general program.
  • Retake courses that may be lowering your GPA.
  • Stay informed of application deadlines.

Block 2 Requirements

  1. Minimum 3.0 GPA
  2. Completion of General Education requirements
  3. Successful completion of Block 1 field experience
  4. Successful completion of Block 1 coursework
  5. Appropriate professional disposition

Continuance into Block 2 is not automatic, but rather based on successful completion of all requirements in Block 1, including field experience, and a positive recommendation of dispositions by Block 1 faculty.

What can I do to improve my chance of being accepted into Block 2?
  • Perform exceptionally well in field experience.
  • Successfully complete all courses in Block 1.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in the way of interaction and communication with faculty, peers, elementary students and teachers.

Block 3 Requirements

  1. Minimum 3.0 GPA
  2. Completion of General Education requirements
  3. Successful completion of Block 2 field experience
  4. Successful completion of Block 2 coursework
  5. Appropriate professional disposition

Continuance into Block 3 is not automatic, but rather based on successful completion of all requirements in Block 2, including field experience, and a positive recommendation of dispositions by Block 2 faculty.

What can I do to improve my chance of being accepted into Block 3?
  • Perform exceptionally well in field experience.
  • Successfully complete all courses in Block 2.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in the way of interaction and communication with faculty, peers, elementary students and teachers.

Student Teaching

Requirements

  1. Minimum 3.0 GPA
  2. Completion of all program requirements

Student teaching applications are due to the Clinical and Field Office the semester before a student intends to enroll in Student Teaching. Students must stay aware of all deadlines, meetings and requirements through the Clinical and Field Office.