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Salisbury University
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Department of Teacher Education

Elementary Education Program at Eastern Shore Higher Education Center (ESHEC)

Salisbury University's Elementary Teacher Preparation Program is now being offered at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center at Chesapeake College, (ESHEC). The Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education is offered in a cohort model. The last two years of the Elementary Teacher Preparation Program have been offered at the ESHEC since Spring 2007. This enables those in the mid-shore area to complete most of their courses in their home area. In addition, advising sessions and registration assistance is offered at the ESHEC site. It is recommended that students have earned their Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) and have passed the Praxis Core test. Students who have the AAT degree will be admitted to the Elementary Teacher Preparation Program.

 Students who have not completed the AAT must meet entrance requirements to be admitted to the program. These include: 1) Completion of a minimum of 56 credits including the required prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better, (see the PTEP application), 2) Successful completion of the Praxis Core exams, 3) a grade point average of 2.75 or above, 4) and a declared minor course of study in a content area that is taught at the elementary or middle school level. Interested candidates should apply to Salisbury University's Admissions Office and complete the Professional Teacher Education Preparation Application (link to PTEP). Upon being admitted to the program, candidates will receive a Gullnet and GroupWise password, which will enable them to register for courses.

 For more information, students may contact Chesapeake College Professor, Dr. Deanna Stock at 410-822-5400 Extension 313, or Mrs. Mary Lou Fineran at  or 410-543-6284.
 For more information about the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center please feel free to contact Deborah Urry, Executive Director, at 410-827-5761, or

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