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Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.)


College: College of Education & Behavioral Science

Department: School of Teacher Education and Leadership

The Elementary Education BSE program provides a strong foundation for individuals who plan to work with  children  in various settings serving Kindergarten through sixth grade . Students experience multiple field experiences to ensure a strong foundation of applied skills as well as knowledge of child development, best practices, and content.

  • Admission Process

    Students seeking to obtain degrees in teaching must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program. Admission into the Teacher Education Program normally needs to take place prior to the end of the sophomore year. This process involves meeting all requirements of admission and satisfactory completion of the admissions process.

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

    In order to be eligible to be admitted into the Teacher Education Program, you must meet the following requirements:

    • Attain a minimum passing scores on Basic Skills Test.

    Undergrad Program Admission Exam Chart

    • Attain a minimum overall GPA of 2.70. Program of Study students must have a minimum of 3.0 overall in courses for their Program of Study.
    • Complete specific courses with a grade of "C" or better in each of the following: ENG 1003 Freshman English I, ENG 1013 Freshman English II, MATH 1023 College Algebra, ECH/MLED 2002 Intro to Educational Technology, TE 2003 Introduction to Teaching, and SCOM 1203 Oral Communications or their equivalents from another university/college.
    • Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours.
    • Complete an evaluation of Career Decision Awareness (aptitude test).
    • Write a two-page double-spaced typewritten philosophy of education. This normally will be completed as one of the requirements for the Introduction to Teaching class.
    • Complete the On-line Registration for Screening form to schedule where and when you will screen.
    • Complete the Application for Admission form with all required supporting documents.
    Download the Admission Application >>

    • Fill in your portion of the Application for Admission Screening Checklist and attach it to the front of your Application for Admission packet.
    Download the Screening Checklist>>

    • Read the Professional Behavior Plan. Include a signed copy of the signature page in your packet.
    Download the Professional Behavior Plan >>

    • Schedule a time to meet with your advisor and have him/her check over your Application for Admission packet and fill in his/her portion of the Application for Admission Screening Checklist.
    • Turn in your completed and signed Application for Admission packet (packet should include the application page, a completed career awareness assessment, current transcripts, and philosophy of education). Packets should be turned into the Screening Coordinator as designated on the campus you will be attending no later than 5 working days prior to your appointment date.
    • You will receive a reminder about day/time/location of the interview prior to the date IF your packet has been received by the Coordinator AND you provide a working email address.
    • Appear before the Department Screening Committee at your scheduled location, date and time for your screening interview.
    • If you are from campus other than ASU - Jonesboro, you must go through admissions into ASU - Jonesboro, prior to being allowed to register for Teacher Education classes after successful admission into the Teacher Education Program. For those students entering into ASU-J and entering into the Teacher Education program at the same time, recognize you will need TWO sets of official transcripts – one for the ASU-J Registrar for your admission to the University and one for your admission to Teacher Education packet.

    You will receive a formal letter of acceptance into the Teacher Education Program from the Professional Education Programs Director after your application has been processed and verified.

    Official admittance to the teacher education program does not carry a guarantee of continuance in the program. In addition to the retention checkpoints (see the current Teacher Education Handbook), you must maintain academic proficiency, moral responsibility, emotional stability, and satisfactory professional growth (see Professional Behavior Plan) to continue in the program.

  • Screening Dates and Location
    Jonesboro Campus:
    Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10:00 am
    Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10:00 am
    Friday, July 28, 2017 at 10:00 am
     
     
    Beebe Campus:
    Friday, June 16, 2017
    Friday, July 14, 2017
     
     
    Mountain Home:
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017
     
     
    Ozarka and North Arkansas College:
    Thursday, May, 18, 2017

    Mid-South:
    Thursday, July 13, 2017


    The Application for Admission form must be completed and reviewed by your advisor prior to screening. Your completed application packet must be turned into the Screening Coordinator five working days prior to the screening date.

    Mountain Home - Ms. Toni Ponder

    (Includes Ozarka and NorthArk)

    Mailing Address:
    Arkansas State University Mtn Home
    1600 South College Street
    Mountain Home, AR 72653
    Email: tponder@asumh.edu

    Office:
    Arkansas State University Mtn Home
    101 Health and Science Building
    Telephone: 870-508-6170
    Fax: 870-508-6289

    Beebe - Dr. Tonja Fillippino

    Mailing Address:
    Arkansas State University Beebe
    PO Box 1000
    Beebe, AR 72012
    Email: tfillippino@astate.edu

    Office:
    Arkansas State University Beebe
    131 University Center
    Telephone: 501-882-4446
    Fax: 501-882-4403

    Mid-South - Ms. Anna Kausler

    Mailing Address:
    A-State Mid-South
    2000 West Broadway
    West Memphis, AR 72301
    Office:
    Arkansas State University Mid-South
    UC100D
    Telephone: 870-733-6858

    All Other Campuses - Ms. Pam Mangrum

    Mailing Address:

    Arkansas State University
    PO Box 2350
    State University, AR 72467
    Email: pmangrum@astate.edu


    Office:

    Arkansas State University
    Education Building # 383
    Telephone: 870-972-3436
    Fax: 870-972-3344