School of Education

P-5 Primary Education

Admission

To begin the admission process for the P-5 Primary Education cohort program, the student must meet with an academic advisor for transcript review and discussion of the program.

*In July 2024 Ohio will discontinue the P-3 license and all candidates will apply for the P-5 Primary License. Through academic year 2020-2021, the Early Childhood Generalist 4-5 endorsement will still be optional, but future cohorts will enter a new program for the P-5 license.

Call 513-745-3797 for an appointment. Please bring an official copy of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate work to this meeting. This step is required for students seeking a teaching license in Primary or Middle Childhood Education. Candidates are required to show evidence of undergraduate course work in the following areas: with a grade of C or better in History, Science, Mathematics, and B or better in English composition.

Next the student must apply for admission to the MEd in Elementary Education.

Upon acceptance into the Master of Education program, a candidate may begin the required courses listed below. Candidates are responsible for graduate information contained in the Xavier University Catalog, such as the comprehensive exam and other graduation requirements.

  • EDEL 500 Classroom Culture (includes 50 hours of assigned field experiences) (3 credit hours)
  • EDEC 555 Early Childhood Care/Practices (includes field observation) (6 credit hours)
  • EDEL 251 Instructional Technology (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 569 Phonics and the Foundations of Literacy (3 credit hours)
  • EDRE 512 Reading Methods/Early Childhood (3 credit hours)

While not required for licensure, the three courses that complete the Master of Education core may be taken at this time as well:

  • EDFD 500 History and Philosophy of American Education (3 hours)
  • EDFD 505 Organization of Education Systems in the United States (3 hours)
  • EDFD 507 Educational Research (2 hours) and EDFD 508 Education Research Paper (1 hours)*
* EDFD 507 and EDFD 508 are to be taken simultaneously, and are considered one class. 

General Education Requirements

  • English Composition (3)
  • Mathematics (6)
  • Science (6)
  • History (3)

Primary Education Licensure Cohort Curriculum

Fall Semester: Year 1

  • EDEL 500 Classroom Culture (includes 50 hours of assigned field experiences) (3 hours)
  • EDEC 555 Early Childhood Care/Practices (includes field observation) (6 hours)
  • EDEL 251 Instructional Technology (3 hours)
  • EDRE 569 Phonics and the Foundations of Literacy (3 hours)
  • EDRE 512 Reading Methods/Early Childhood (3 hours)

Spring Semester: Year 1

  • EDEL 560 Cultural Diversity in Education -or- EDEL 652 Culturally Responsive Teaching (3 hours)
  • EDEC 331 Math and Science Cohort (4 hours)
  • EDEC 336 Language Arts and Social Studies Cohort (4 hours)
  • EDEC 325 Methods of Observation and Assessment (3 hours)
  • EDEL 370 Field Experience, 2 days per week (2 hours)

Summer Semester (first session): Year 1

  • EDRE 678 Literary Assessments: Administration, Analysis, and Application (3 hours)
  • EDEC 558 Early Childhood Arts and Play (3 hours)

Summer Semester (second session): Year 1

  • EDCH 524 Early Childhood Children's Literature (3 hours)
  • EDRE 671 Content Area Literacy (3 hours)

Fall Semester: Year 2

  • EDEL 640 Transition for Intermediate Grades (3 hours)
  • EDEL 641 Intermediate Math Methods (2 hours)
  • EDEL 642 Intermediate Science Methods (2 hours)
  • EDEL 643 Intermediate Language Arts Methods (2 hours)
  • EDEL 644 Intermediate Social Studies Methods (2 hours)
  • EDEL 651 Instruction Strategies for English Learners (3 hours)

Spring Semester: Year 2

  • EDEC 454 Student Teaching (5 days a week) (6 hours)
  • EDEC 455 EC Cohort: Current Issues (3 hours)

*Curriculum is subject to change.

Students must pass the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Early Childhood Education/012 prior to student teaching and (OAE) Foundations of Reading/090* during the student teaching semester. Additional information on testing may be found at www.oh.nesinc.com. See also for test information regarding the endorsement in reading. New Primary OAE tests are under development by the Ohio Department of Education.

Application for the Primary P-5 license is made online through the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) upon completion of all requirements. The Ohio, Four Year Resident Educator License, Primary P-5 license from the ODE carries an effective date of July. Students seeking licensure in other states must first complete the Ohio license requirements.  Information on licensure is covered in detail during the student teaching semester.

*OAE 090 is under review by ODE.