Dr. Crystal Ratican, Program Coordinator
Beeghly Hall 2422
(330) 941-3245
clratican@ysu.edu

Overview

The Department of Teacher Education offers a four-year Primary/Primary Intervention Specialist Program approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.   The Primary/Primary Intervention Specialist (P-5) Bachelor of Science in Education degree requires a minimum of 123 semester hours of course work.   This program requires the passage of multiple Ohio Assessment for Educator exams to become eligible to student teach.   Contact the Department of Teacher Education and Leadership Studies or the Advisement Office for additional information.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the new Primary/Primary IS dual license will be able to work in the following areas:  in schools as the classroom teacher of record, inclusion classroom teacher of record, or P-5 special education classroom of record.  Graduates will also be trained to work with children who are currently learning the English language.  Other employment opportunities include: working with regional Educational Service Providers, providing individual services to children within their homes, working with regionally based programs, medical providers, or private education companies.

Field Experiences and Student Teaching

Students complete over 300 hours of pre-clinical experiences in addition to student teaching. Field experiences are included in the following courses and offer opportunities to provide varying levels of classroom support (observing, one-on-one tutoring, small group teaching, co-teaching, whole class teaching).

Field Experiences

  • EDFN 1501 Introduction to Education
  • EDFN 3708 Education and Society
  • ELIS 2601   Development, Learning and the Arts
  • ELIS 3700  Building Pro-Social Learning Environments P-5
  • HEPE 2624  Physical Education for Children in Early Childhood Settings
  • SPED 2630 Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society
  • TCED 2600 Becoming an Education Professional
  • TERG 2601 Reading Application in Content Area Early Years
  • TERG 3701 Phonics in Reading Instruction
  • TERG 3702 Developmental Reading Instruction
  • TERG 3703 Assessment and Instruction in Reading

Preclinical Field Experiences 

The preclinical experience is conducted in local schools and provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to complete an in-depth field experience prior to student teaching.  This field experience requires a substantial time commitment, as teacher candidates spend the entire day in schools during designated weeks. The Early Childhood preclinical experience is scheduled during the fall and spring semesters.  Applications for the preclinical experience must be submitted (1) one year in advance to Beeghly Hall Room 2101, by September 1 for fall preclinical, and February 1 for spring preclinical.  Contact the Beeghly College of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences and Education, academic advisors for minimum preclinical prerequisites. 

  • ELIS 3701  Teaching Language Arts through Life Studies in the P-2 Classroom
  • ELIS 3702  Teaching Math and Science in Grades P-2
  • ELIS 3703  Assessing Learning in P-2 Classrooms
  • ELIS 3704  Differentiating for Learning in the P-2 Classroom
  • ELIS 4800  Teaching Language Arts in Grades 3-5
  • ELIS 4801  Teaching Social Studies in Grades 3-5
  • ELIS 4802  Teaching Math and Science in Grades 3-5
  • ELIS 4803  Modern Classroom Assessment
  • ELIS 4804  Differentiating for Learning in the 3-5 Classroom

Student Teaching

Students complete a 16 week student teaching experience.  Students must pass the edTPA performance-based assessment with a minimum score of 37 during this experience.

  • ELIS 4841 Supervised Student Teaching Primary/Primary Intervention Specialist
  • ELIS 4842 Student Teaching Seminar Primary/Primary Intervention Specialist

Advisement

Advisement is provided by the academic advisors in the Beeghly College of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Education.  Majors in this program must complete general education requirements, subject area curriculum requirements, reading course requirements, and professional education requirements.  Prior to student teaching, all early childhood majors must complete a preclinical experience. 

 

Required Assessments

The Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) assess the content area and professional (pedagogical) knowledge of candidates who are seeking initial Ohio educator license or adding a new license area. The assessments are aligned with Ohio's New Learning Standards. Teacher candidates must pass these exams prior to student teaching:

  • 001 Assessment of Professional Knowledge:  Early Childhood (PK-3)
  • 012 Early Childhood Education
  • 090 Foundations of Reading
  • 013 Early Childhood Special Education

Outcomes

The following learning outcomes are based on The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession.  These standards were developed for use as a guide for teachers as they continually reflect upon and improve their effectiveness as educators throughout all of the stages of their careers. These standards serve as an important tool for teachers as they consider their growth and development in the profession. These standards in developing and content of our teacher education programs.  They are interrelated and connect in teachers’ practice.

  • Teachers understand student learning and development and respect the diversity of the students they teach.
  • Teachers know and understand the content area for which they have instructional responsibility.
  • Teachers understand and use varied assessments to inform instruction, evaluate and ensure student learning.
  • Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction that advances the learning of each individual student.
  • Teachers create learning environments that promote high levels of learning and achievement for all students.
  • Teachers assume responsibility for professional growth, performance and involvement as an individual and as a member of a learning community.
  • Teachers collaborate and communicate with students, parents, other educators, administrators and the community to support student learning. Teachers assume responsibility for professional growth, performance and involvement as an individual and as a member of a learning community.
COURSE TITLE S.H.
General Education Requirements
TCED 1500Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE3
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1550Writing 13
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
MATH 2662Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 24
ART 2648Experience Art: Social and Behavioral Perspectives3
MUHL 2621Music Literature and Appreciation3
or MUHL 2622 Popular Music in America
PSYC 1560General Psychology3
PSYC 3755Child Development3
ENGL 2651Introduction to Language3
HIST 2606Turning Points in United States History 23
Select two of the following courses and one lab required for Primary content (3SH+3 SH+ 1SH=7 SH)7
Descriptive Astronomy
Astronomy Laboratory
Biology and the Modern World
Biology and the Modern World Laboratory
Introduction to Environmental Science
Introduction to Environmental Science Lab
Weather
The Dynamic Earth
Subject Area Concentration
TCED 2600Becoming an Education Professional1
ELIS 2601Development, Learning and the Arts3
ELIS 3700Building Pro-Social Learning Environments P-53
ENGL 3703Literature for Young Children3
HEPE 2624Physical Education for Children in Early Childhood Settings3
MATH 2661Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 14
Professional Education Curriculum
EDFN 1501Introduction to Education3
EDFN 3708Education and Society3
ELIS 3701Teaching Language Arts through Life Studies in the P-2 Classroom3
ELIS 3702Teaching Math and Science in Grades P-24
ELIS 3703Assessing Learning in P-2 Classrooms2
ELIS 3704Differentiating for Learning in the P-2 Classroom3
PSYC 3709Psychology of Education3
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
EDFN 1501 Introduction to Education 3
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
MATH 2661 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 1 4
PSYC 1560 General Psychology 3
TCED 1500 Introduction to Becoming a Teacher First Year Experience Course BCOE 3
 Semester Hours16-17
Spring
ART 2648 Experience Art: Social and Behavioral Perspectives 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
TCED 2600 Becoming an Education Professional 1
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
MATH 2662 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 2 4
TERG 2601 Reading Application in Content Area Early Years 3
 Semester Hours17
Year 2
Fall
ENGL 2651 Introduction to Language 3
ENGL 3703 Literature for Young Children 3
PSYC 3755 Child Development 3
SPED 2630 Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society 3
SPED 2630L Individuals with Exceptionalities in Society Laboratory Experience 0
TERG 3701 Phonics in Reading Instruction 3
Natural Science elective 3
 Semester Hours18
Spring
ELIS 2601 Development, Learning and the Arts 3
HIST 2606 Turning Points in United States History 2 3
MUHL 2621 Music Literature and Appreciation 3
OR MUHL 2622  
TERG 3702 Developmental Reading Instruction 3
Natural Science elective 3
Natural Science Lab 1
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
Fall
EDFN 3708 Education and Society 3
ELIS 3700 Building Pro-Social Learning Environments P-5 3
HEPE 2624 Physical Education for Children in Early Childhood Settings 3
PSYC 3709 Psychology of Education 3
TERG 3703 Assessment and Instruction in Reading 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
ELIS 3701 Teaching Language Arts through Life Studies in the P-2 Classroom 3
ELIS 3702 Teaching Math and Science in Grades P-2 4
ELIS 3703 Assessing Learning in P-2 Classrooms 2
ELIS 3704 Differentiating for Learning in the P-2 Classroom 3
 Semester Hours12
Year 4
Fall
ELIS 4800 Teaching Language Arts in Grades 3-5 3
ELIS 4801 Teaching Social Studies in Grades 3-5 3
ELIS 4802 Teaching Math and Science in Grades 3-5 4
ELIS 4803 Modern Classroom Assessment 3
ELIS 4804 Differentiating for Learning in the 3-5 Classroom 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ELIS 4841 Supervised Student Teaching Primary/Primary Intervention Specialist 10
ELIS 4842 Student Teaching Seminar in Primary/Primary Intervention Specialists Education 2
TCED 5888E Seminar edTPA Review 1
 Semester Hours13
 Total Semester Hours123-124