B.S.E. in Birth Through Five

Program Information

The Early Childhood Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Birth Through Five (B-5) teacher preparation. Program graduates will also earn the Preschool Special Education Endorsement.  Major coursework is provided to prepare new teachers or further develop the competencies of current teachers to work with children from infancy through kindergarten, both typically developing and those with disabilites. Extensive field work throughout the program culminates in a student teaching experience at one of the age levels.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog.  This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement — contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.  Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from. 

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1101 or Higher

3

Area B Course

2

Lab Science “A”

4

GSU 1010

1

POLS 1101

3
Total Hours 16

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

Area B Course

2

Area C Course

3

Lab Science “B”

4

HIST 2110

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center
  • Complete all Area A requirements with grade of C or higher
  • Attend the major fair and declare a major
  • Take math placement test before registering

Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

Area C Course

3

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

EDUC 2110

3

EDUC 2300

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

Area E Social Science Elective

3

EDUC 2120

3

EDUC 2130

3

EDUC 2152

3

KH 2360

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center
  • With the completion of Year 2, Term 2, students will apply to the BRF Teacher Education program online
  • Overall GPA of 2.75 or higher is required for BRF program
  • Complete Areas A through F, courses in Area A and F must be completed with grade of C or better
  • Pass GACE Program Admission Assessment
  • Pass Georgia Educators Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment 
  • Submit proof of tort liability insurance

Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

BRFV 3200

3

BRFV 4360

3

EXC 4020

3

LT 2210

3

Electives (4-5 credits)

5
Total Hours 17

Term 2

Course Hours

BRFV 3250

3

BRFV 4390

4

EXC 4530

4

EXC 4500

3
Total Hours 14

Term 3

Course Hours

EXC 3560

3

BRFV 4370

3
Total Hours 6

Milestones

  • Meet with academic advisor in University Advisement Center
  • Meet with faculty advisor in academic department
  • Register with University Career Services

Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

BRFV 4400

3

BRFV 4380

5

EXC 4520

5

Electives (4-5)

5
Total Hours 18

Term 2

Course Hours

BRFV 4661 (9-12 credits)

12
Total Hours 12

Milestones

  • Apply for graduation two semesters in advance
  • Meet with faculty advisor in academic department
  • Meet with academic advisor in Office of Academic Assistance
  • Students pursuing certification must pass the GACE Content Assessment, Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit (360) Assessment, and edTPA  in order to be recommended by Georgia State University for clear, renewable certification