Summary of Graduation Requirements
|Total Credit Hours||42|
|EED 500G||Language and Developmental Reading in||3|
|EDU 605||Human Growth and Development||3|
|ECS 626||Parent Participation in Education Systems||3|
|ECS 683||Intervention Strategies for High Risk Children||3|
|ECS 684||Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood and Special Education||3|
|EED 695||Thesis (or Comprehensive Examination [0 credits] and one 3 credit elective course at the 600 level) 1||3|
|EED 503||Teaching and Learning in the Primary School (pre K-3) (PK-3)||3|
|SPE 545||Collaboration, Inclusion, Transition and Other Curriculum Adjustments||3|
|ECS 580||Developmental Delays in the Early Years||3|
|ECS 685||Attributes and Medical Consitions Associated With Severe Disabilities||3|
|ECS 686||Comm Dis for Ecse||3|
|ECS 687||Class Management for Early Childhood Special Education||3|
|(Complete 300 Clock-Hours)|
Students must have passing scores on Praxis Core Skills for Educators (or equivalent/SAT/ACT before enrolling in more then nine (9) credit hours. Students must pass the RVE and VCLA before enrollment in the practicum if they do not possess a Post Graduate Professional License. Please note that passing Praxis II in ECSE will be required when mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Admission criteria to the Master of Arts Degree Program in Pre-Elementary Education are in accordance with the Graduate Council of Norfolk State University and the Admissions Committee of the School of Education. The criteria for admission are as follows:
- A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A foreign student should possess equivalent credentials as documented on an evaluated transcript.
- A minimum overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on a four (4) point scale.
A complete application file will include the following:
- Application to Norfolk State University
- Non-refundable application fee.
- Bachelor’s degree (Liberal Arts) from a nationally accredited institution of higher learning. Students with non-Liberal Arts degree may be required to take additional coursework.
- Passing scores on the PRAXIS Core (Math, Reading, & Writing) or equivalent (PRAXIS Math & VCLA)
- Potential candidates may be accepted “provisionally” pending proof of passing scores on PRAXIS Core (Math, Reading, & Writing) or equivalent (PRAXIS Math & VCLA).
- Candidates who are accepted “provisionally” are not eligible for financial aid and can only take nine (9) graduate credit hours. Provisional candidates may submit a statement of request for full admission upon completion of graduate coursework (not to exceed nine hours) with a grade of B or higher in each course, passing scores on PRAXIS Core (Math, Reading, & Writing) or equivalent (PRAXIS Math & VCLA).
- Three (3) recent letters of recommendation (e.g. supervisor, former professor, and advisor) dated within the last year.
- Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education attended (unofficial transcripts can be accepted for review purposes).
- Personal Statement regarding professional goals.
- Resume (updated)
All application materials should be received by May 30 for consideration in the fall, and by October 1 for consideration in the spring. Candidates for admission may be requested to come to the school for a personal interview. Also, an applicant may request an interview.
A person with the baccalaureate degree, seeking to take particular courses but not working toward a graduate degree may be granted such permission. These courses may be taken for credit or on a non- credit basis.
A person seeking admission to the degree program but who does not meet all requirements for regular admission may be admitted in a non-degree status. Non-degree students may be allowed to take up to nine (9) credit hours of course work and must earn a grade point average of 3.0 or better after which the student may petition the Committee to have his/her status changed to regular admission.
Generally, a maximum of six (6) credit hours of credit of graduate work earned at another accredited institution may be accepted as transfer credit, provided the conditions of the Graduate Council are met. However, decisions regarding the transfer credit will be made by the Graduate Program Coordinator with the approval of the department head, the Graduate School.