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Department of Teacher Education

Bachelor of Science in Education: Elementary Education P-5

Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 5

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Why Choose the Elementary Education P-5 program?

The Elementary Education P-5 program leads to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with licensure. The degree program is designed for you to complete general education and content courses as a freshman and sophomore and begin the elementary education program in the spring of your junior year as a member of a cohort group. The cohort portion of the program consists of two semesters of integrated coursework and field experiences and one semester of student teaching. Recommendation for licensure requires successful completion of the program and passing scores on required licensure examinations.

Upon successful completion of the licensure portion of the program and passing the appropriate licensure exams, you are eligible for an Ohio resident educator license Primary Education P-5. Please consult with an advisor for current licensure test information.

Specific courses have been included to ensure that you will develop theoretical and practical knowledge in humanities, mathematics and technology, social sciences, biological and physical sciences, the arts and personal health and fitness. Included also are the courses that incorporate multi-cultural and global perspectives in the general education requirements.

Persons pursuing a teacher licensure program are required to complete the Ohio Department of Education prescribed exams for their intended area of licensure. 

Contact Information:

Michelle Fleming, Ph.D., Director

Academics, Curriculum, and Advising Information

Elementary Education Program of Study

Elementary Education GPS

For general questions, admission information, licensure information, and transcript evaluation, contact an academic advisor in the CEHS Academic Advising Office.


Admission Requirements 

  • Program application - due September 15th, new cohorts begin every spring semester
  • Cumulative minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Earn grades of "C" or better and "P" for all pre-requisite ED/EDS/EED coursework and EED content courses
  • Field placement application (EED 3210)
  • Academic Plan for completion of all WSU Core and EED Content courses prior to admission
  • Passing scores in each of the following areas:

Be aware that WHEN you took the test is an important factor in determining whether your score meets the minimum criteria for admission, due to revisions that have occurred over time in the ACT, SAT, and Praxis tests. Acceptable Test Scores for Admission to Teacher Education Programs

  • One of the following reading scores:
    • ACT Reading Score of 22 or better
    • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Score of 543 or better
    • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators  Reading Score of 168 or better
  • One of the following writing scores:
    • ACT Writing score of 6 or better
    • SAT Writing Dimension Score of 5 or better
    • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Writing score of 165 or better
  • One of the following math Scores:
    • ACT Math score of 22 or better
    • SAT Math Score of 533 or better
    • ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Math score of 162 or better

**Due to accreditation requirement changes, admissions requirements are subject to change.  You should continue to check for updates, and work with your advisor to be informed of upcoming changes.

Admission Process

New Students


Apply to the University. You will be admitted as a pre-major until you meet the criteria for acceptance into the major.

Current Wright State Students


Work with your academic advisor to develop your graduation plan and determine when to apply for admission. 


Complete the program application.

New cohorts begin in spring only. Applications are due September 15 to begin the following Spring Semester.


Submit the application for a field placement (EED 3210) via Pilot. Click here for detailed application instructions.

Deadline: September 15th

  • Complete an FBI and BCI Check at the Educational Resource Center (116 Allyn Hall) and request a copy for your records.
  • Attend a field experience orientation session provided by OPFE staff. Session information will be sent out via Wright State email and will also be posted on the OPFE website.

If your reading, writing, or math ACT/SAT scores do not meet the minimum scores listed above, complete the appropriate ETS Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators test. 

Applicants have until November 15 to attempt tests needed for admission. Please do not schedule any additional testing attempts after this date. 

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