Salisbury University’s Elementary Teacher Preparation Program is a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (grades 1-6) and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). This program, implemented in a cohort model since 2007, is offered at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center (ESHEC) located on the campus of Chesapeake College. This enables students in the mid-shore area to complete their course work close to home. 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) or meet all of the requirements on the major checklist. In addition, potential students must pass the Praxis Core Test. Students who have earned an AAT degree will be admitted to the Elementary Teacher Preparation Program through an articulation agreement between Salisbury University and local community colleges.
Interested candidates should apply at Salisbury University's Admissions Office as a transfer student. Once admitted to Salisbury University, students complete the Professional Teacher Education Preparation Application. 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 ESHEC Coordinator, Dr. Elaine O’Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-822-5400 Extension 2212.