BSE Education Sequence
The BSE education sequence begins with the Foundations Bloc (formerly Sophomore Bloc). The bloc includes EDFN 211: Foundations of Modern Education and EDFN 241: Psychological Foundations of Teaching, and a field experience. Students must register for both classes in the same section in the Foundations Bloc.
Classes are held two days per week during a 2.5 hour block. Students in morning Foundations bloc classes should not schedule any other classes between 8am and noon on the Foundations Bloc days. Similarly, students in afternoon Foundations Bloc classes should not schedule other classes between 11AM and 3:00PM. During the Field Experience portion of these classes, students will meet at an urban school during these times.
After students have successfully completed the Foundations Bloc and have met all the requirements for admission to Advanced Professional Studies (APS), they are ready to take the Professional Bloc (formerly Junior Bloc). This bloc includes EDSE 321: Issues in Secondary Education; EDFN 330: Instructional Technology, Design, and Assessment; and ENGL 485: Teaching of Secondary English. These courses should be taken one or two semesters before student teaching.
Students are reminded that the process to fulfill the requirements for admission to APS includes the passing of the necessary Praxis Exams and presenting satisfactory Act 34/151 clearances. This part of the process may take several months, so please plan appropriately.
After students have completed both the Foundations and Professional Blocs, they may pursue the student teaching experience. For more information, see the Student Teaching webpage.
Throughout their matriculation at Millersville, students are encouraged to become involved in activities that will enhance their academic preparation. A partial list of these activities can be found on the < ahref="http://www.millersville.edu/~earlyfld/">Early Field Experience website or in the Early Field Experience Hotline that is published three times each semester.
|Number of Credits Earned||Co-advisor|
|0 - 30 credits||Linda McDowell|
|31- 60 credits||Cheryl Desmond|
|61 – 90 credits||Nancy Smith|
|91 – 120+ credits||Elliott Seda|
|Post-Bacc Cert||Laurie Hanich|