B.S.Ed. 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 disabilities. 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

PERS 2001 Teaching in Today’s Society

2

Area C Humanities Course

3

Area C Fine Arts Course

3

HIST 2110

3

GSU 1010

1
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

MATH 1101

3

Area D Science Sequence “A”

4

POLS 1101

3

EDUC 2110

3
Total Hours 16

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 B Course

2

Area D Science Sequence “B”

4

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

EDUC 2120

3

EDUC 2300***

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

Area E Social Science Elective

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 or exempt with minimum required SAT or ACT scores
  • Pass Georgia Educators Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment 
  • Submit proof of tort liability insurance

Notes

*** This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV, or resume. For more information about other courses which may include a Signature Experience component that you can use to fulfill elective requirements, go to myexperience.gsu.edu and click on “Find an Experience.”


Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

BRFV 3200

3

BRFV 4360

3

EXC 4020

3

LT 2210

3

Electives

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

BRFV 3250

3

BRFV 4390***

4

BRFV 4490

3

EXC 4530

4
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

Notes

*** This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV, or resume. For more information about other courses which may include a Signature Experience component that you can use to fulfill elective requirements, go to myexperience.gsu.edu and click on “Find an Experience.”

 

 


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

BRFV 4650

0

BRFV 4400

3

BRFV 4380

4

EXC 4520

4

Electives

2
Total Hours 13

Term 2

Course Hours

BRFV 4661***

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

Notes

*** This course may include a Signature Experience component. Make sure to maximize the experience and consider adding a description to your Portfolium, CV, or resume. For more information about other courses which may include a Signature Experience component that you can use to fulfill elective requirements, go to myexperience.gsu.edu and click on “Find an Experience.”