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ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Birth-Kindergarten, B.S.

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The total number of hours for program: 120.

The Birth-Kindergarten is a fully online Undergraduate Program.

Liberal Studies Hours: 42

Liberal Studies Program Requirements 

The major requires 60-69 hours as follows:

Other Required Courses in the Professional Education Cencentration

Guided Electives:

9-18 hours. Suggested courses: Courses approved by the BK program.

Additional Requirements:

Birth-Kindergarten majors must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 or better and passing grades of “C” in all courses required in the major, regardless of concentration. If a student earns a grade below a “C” in a required course or a student’s grade point average in the major falls below a 2.75, the student will not be permitted to enroll in any BK or BKSE course. All students must complete liberal studies or the equivalent before starting internship courses or action research courses.  All students must submit to a background check for program admission through the system currently used by the college.  Any legal incidents after the background check has been done must be reported to the Office of Field Experiences within 72 hours of its occurrence.  A second background check is required as part of the application for Internship/Action Research.  All students must complete the Professional Dispositions Contract.   Admission to the Professional Education Concentration: Students seeking admission to the Professional Education Concentration must declare their major and meet the requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Admission to the Professional Education Sequence Students in the Professional Education Concentration must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program and are subject to all of the teach education requirements.  BK 250 is the only course in the professional education sequence that may be taken prior to admission to teacher education.   Continuation in the B-K program: The requirements of continuing in the program are (1) a GPA of at least 2.75 on hours attempted (2) behavior which adheres to the code of ethics of the profession and the North Carolina BK standards (3) satisfactory participation in the required professional field experiences, which is prerequisite to internship. An evaluation of each field experience assignment will become a part of the student’s professional record. Students will also be evaluated on candidate dispositions by BK faculty.  In addition, students in the Professional Education Concentration must meet the requirements for continuation in the Teacher Education Program. Professional Education Concentration Internships: Students are allowed to take 9 hours with Internship I (BK 482) and are allowed to take one class in addition to Internship II (BK 483) and Seminar (BK 496).  Visit the department’s website at http://www.wcu.edu/learn/departments-schools-colleges/CEAP/ceap-depts/humanserv/bk/.

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