DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION/ LITERACY STUDIES

4-YEAR BA IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Considering Elementary Education? Give our new 4-year program a look!

It is a traditional, 4 year program on-campus at West Virginia University in Morgantown that will prepare you to earn teacher certification in multi-subjects, grades K-6 upon graduation along with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.

This program prepares you to be an outstanding elementary educator, requiring 4 semesters of work in schools before the final, student teaching semester. That means LOTS of experience…over 600 hours!

Another thing to consider, you could begin teaching after graduation and earn a variety of Master’s degrees WHILE you are working! You could earn a graduate degree that specializes you in a variety of areas, like Special Education, Reading, School Counseling, Advanced Elementary Education, Public Education Administration, and more. You can choose to be an expert in a specific field this way, which makes you very marketable. Also, many of our graduate programs are even online!

To be formally accepted into the program, complete the application form available at the site below AFTER you have applied and been accepted to WVU.

Applications are no longer being accepted for the Class of 2018. We welcome you to apply for the BA Elementary Education Class of 2019! Spots are filling fast!

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Program Application Process

For freshmen incoming Fall 2015 and other students applying as transfers to join the Program’s Class of 2019:

Incoming freshmen are welcome to apply at any time prior to their first semester at WVU.

For existing undergraduate students (including transfers), program applications will be reviewed twice annually.

April 1 – Application deadline for admission into Fall semester.
November 1 – Application deadline for admission into Spring Semester.

Requirements for Class of 2019

For freshmen incoming Fall 2015 and other students applying to join the Program’s Class of 2019.

2.5 GPA
OR
23 ACT, 1030 SAT (M+V)


For freshmen incoming Fall 2016 and other students applying to join the Program’s Class of 2020:

Incoming freshmen are welcome to apply at any time prior to their first semester at WVU.

For existing undergraduate students (including transfers), program applications will be reviewed twice annually.

April 1 – Application deadline for admission into Fall semester.
November 1 – Application deadline for admission into Spring Semester.

Requirements for Class of 2020 and beyond

Incoming freshmen:
For freshmen incoming Fall 2016 applying to join the Program’s Class of 2020:

3.0 GPA (High school)
AND
26 ACT OR 1170 SAT (M+V) OR passing scores on all three sections of the Praxis CORE test

If students do not meet these direct admission requirements, they will be placed in the University College and begin applicable course work. They then can apply to the BA Elementary Education program as a transfer student. (See below.)

Transfer students:
This population includes transfers from outside of WVU as well as major/college transfers from within WVU.

2.75 GPA (Undergraduate)
AND
26 ACT OR 1170 SAT (M+V) OR passing scores on all three sections of the Praxis CORE test

Existing undergraduate students (transfer students) may apply to the program by a) completing the program application available at http://cils.wvu.edu/4yrba or b) submitting a Departmental Decision Form to the program coordinator through the Office of Admissions. Applications submitted by transfer students will be reviewed twice annually (See deadlines above.). These students will be admitted based on admission criteria as well as available spaces in the program. The program caps at 50 students per cohort.

Click here to view the suggested course sequence for the BA in Elementary Education Program



Want to learn more about this program?

If you have trouble viewing the form above, explore the following link to view this form in a new window. BA in Elementary Education Program Inquiry Form

Upcoming sophomores – with a few extra classes, you MAY still be eligible to graduate in 4 years!

Contact Lauren.Stein@mail.wvu.edu or Beth.Lefevre@mail.wvu.edu in the CEHS advising office to see how you might transition to this new program.