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3/2 Programs at Pfeiffer

Motivated? Dedicated? Get your bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years!

Pfeiffer’s 3/2 programs, available to motivated education and business undergraduate students, enable you to get ahead of the competition. Enter the workforce with your master’s degree in education or your MBA, a full year ahead of your peers.

Main Campus: Historic Misenheimer

Pfeiffer’s 3/2 programs are available on the Misenheimer campus.

Elementary Education 3/2 Program Overview

The 3/2 program in elementary education is designed for undergraduates interested in pursuing elementary licensure as a teacher in public schools. The program combines the best aspects of:

Program graduates are eligible for advanced licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and are highly qualified for employment in the elementary school setting.

Click here for the 3/2 Elementary Education one sheet.

3/2 Elementary Education Program Details

  • Complete all of the required coursework in the 3/2 Program in elementary education (141 semester hours) as required by the university.
  • Complete prescribed courses in elementary education (K-6).
  • Earn a grade of C or better in each education (EDUC) and (SPED) course.
  • Earn a grade of C or better in HPED 210.
  • Earn a grade of C or better in BIOL 211, 212, CHEM 201, ENGL 101, 102, MATH 210, 211 or higher level course.
  • Complete cultural credits prior to semester in which student teaching occurs.
  • Complete an e-portfolio demonstrating mastery of State of North Carolina standards for education/73 teacher candidates. (E-portfolio subscription carries a one-time cost of $160.)
  • Take licensure examinations required by the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) for elementary teacher candidates.

Exceptional Teaching Experience

During the senior year, candidates participate in a year-long clinical field experience in a public school setting and a three-semester-hour graduate course (seminar). These two experiences provide extended classroom-based research and practice opportunities in school settings, expanding learning opportunities and increasing the value of your degree.

Teacher Licensure

The 3/2 program in elementary education leads to recommendation for North Carolina licensure in elementary education (K-6). Candidates who successfully complete the program will be recommended for advanced (“M”) level North Carolina licensure. Because licensure requirements are interwoven, candidates must complete the entire program to be eligible for license endorsement. No “A” level license endorsements can be made.

Elementary Education 3/2 Program Requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Individuals interested in pursuing the 3/2 program follow the same admissions requirements to the teacher education program as traditional teacher education candidates. However, 3/2 program candidates apply during the sophomore year rather than the junior year. Candidates’ progress will be monitored throughout the program by their program advisors to ensure compliance with division and program requirements and expectations.

Elementary Education 3/2 Program Requirements for Admission to the Graduate Program

During the first semester of the senior year, candidates in the 3/2 program apply to the master’s of elementary education graduate program by submitting the following:

  • Application for graduate studies at Pfeiffer University
  • Transcript of all coursework completed at Pfeiffer University indicating a GPA of 3.0+
  • Written essay response to a program-specific prompt
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s dispositions that are related to teaching using the Division of Education Reference Form
  • Scores from the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) taken within the past five years
  • Passing scores on the licensure examinations required by the NC Department of Public Instruction for the field of elementary education

Elementary Education 3/2 Program Curriculum (60 SH)

Core Courses (28 SH)

  • EDUC 205 Introduction to Teaching
  • EDUC 225 Educational Technology
  • EDUC 306 Learner and Learning I
  • EDUC 321 Research & Assessment in Ed.
  • EDUC 322 Diversity in Education
  • EDUC 475/476 Licensure Preparation
  • EDUC 510 Student Teaching K-6

Specialty Studies (32 SH)

  • EDUC 215 Arts in the Elementary School
  • EDUC 307 Learner and Learning II
  • EDUC 407 Practicum in Elementary Ed. I
  • EDUC 408 Practicum in Elementary Ed. II
  • EDUC 412 Teaching Reading in the Primary Grades
  • EDUC 413 Teaching Reading in the Intermediate Grades
  • EDUC 441 Science Methods in the Elementary School
  • EDUC 442 Math Methods in the Elementary School
  • EDUC 443 Social Studies Methods in the Elementary School
  • EDUC 444 Language Arts in the Elementary School
  • SPED 200 Introduction to Teaching Students with Exceptional Needs
  • HPED 210 Health & Physical Education in Elem

Content Studies (Elementary K-6 Licensure)

The following courses meet NCDPI criteria for Elementary K-6 licensure. These are additional requirements students enrolled in Elementary Education will have to successfully complete in order to ensure

competencies are met for licensure. When planning to meet the requirements for Pfeiffer University’s General Education program, it is important to meet with your advisor to ensure you are meeting both requirements.

Writing (3 SH)

  • ENGL 102W College Writing

Literary Study (3 SH general education)

  • ENGL/EDUC 299L Children’s Literature

Historical Perspective (3 SH general education; 3 SH licensure requirement)

  • HSTY 103H U.S. History to 1865, or
  • HSTY 104H U.S. History since 1865
  • HSTY 203H North Carolina History

Global Awareness (3 SH)

  • EDUC 321G Problems & Research in Education

Study in Religion (3 SH)

  • One course

Visual and Performing Arts (3 SH)

  • One course

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 SH)

  • One course

Introduction to Natural Science (4 SH general education; 8 SH licensure requirement)

  • BIOL 211N General Biology I
  • CHEM 201N Science, Technology and Modern Society I
  • CHEM 202N Science, Technology and Modern Society II
  • Mathematics (3 SH general education; 3 SH Licensure requirement)
  • MATH 210M Basic Math Concepts I

Or

  • MATH 220M College Algebra
  • MATH 211M Basic Math Concepts II

Additional University Requirements (16 SH)

The Pfeiffer Journey (9 SH)

  • UNIV 125-126, or
  • UNIV 128-129 Pfeiffer Journey
  • UNIV 275 Second-Year Seminar
  • UNIV 375 Third-Year Seminar

Activities (4 SH)

  • Four (4) one semester hour courses must be taken from specific areas indicated

Electives (3 SH)

  • One Elective

Master of Science in Elementary Education (30 SH)

  • EDUC 601 Introduction to Educational Research
  • EDUC 602 Managing the Instructional Environment
  • EDUC 607 Servant Leadership Internship
  • EDUC 608 Servant Leadership Seminar
  • EDUC 614 Master’s Project
  • EDUC 615 Assessment in the Instructional Program
  • EDUC 616 Contemporary Issues in Education
  • EDUC 655 School Law and Professional Ethics
  • EDUC 656 Diagnostic and Corrective Reading
  • EDUC 659 Clinical Experience and Seminar
  • SPED 614 Differentiating the School Curriculum

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog.

3/2 Elementary Education Additional Fees

The fee for student teaching, completed the first semester of the senior year, is $150. Also, there is an additional fee of $75 for clinical experience and seminar.

3/2 Education Program Termination Clause

Candidates who choose to terminate their enrollment in the 3/2 program in elementary education and not pursue the graduate degree portion must complete all of the requirements of the bachelor of arts degree in elementary education. If a candidate completes all the requirements for the B.A. degree in elementary education at Pfeiffer and meets all of the licensure requirements of the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), s/he can seek an endorsement for the initial (“A”) level elementary (K-6) educator license through the division of education.

Business Management and Leadership/MBA 3/2 Program Overview

The 3/2 program in business is designed for undergraduates interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in business and a master’s degree in business administration in five years. The program combines the best aspects of:

Business Management and Leadership/MBA 3/2 Program Details

  • Take the required 143 semester hours, broken down as follows:
    • 109 undergraduate semester hours
      • 37 general education semester hours
      • 72 undergraduate BMAL semester hours
    • 4 activity hours
    • 30 graduate semester hours
  • Students must complete all the bachelor’s of science in business management and leadership undergraduate requirements [LINK BMAL program page] by the end of the first semester as a senior.
  • During the senior year, enroll in four MBA courses (one during first semester and three during second semester).
  • Complete the remaining MBA requirements in the fifth year.
  • Students must complete all undergraduate graduation requirements and the requirements of the BMAL major before they are allowed to walk at the undergraduate commencement ceremony.

BMAL/BMA 3/2 Program Curriculum

Core Courses (45 SH)

  • ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BMAL 311 Business Statistics
  • ACCT 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BMAL 371 Organizational Behavior
  • BMAL 211 Calculus for Business
  • BMAL 381 International Business
  • BMAL 241 Marketing (WI)
  • BMAL 432 Financial Management
  • BMAL 251 Business Law I
  • BMAL 491 Business Strategy (WI)
  • BMAL 261 Principles of Management
  • ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BMAL 271 Survey of Leadership
  • ECON 222 Principles of Microeconomics
  • BMAL 301 Business Ethics

3/2 Concentration (15 SH)

  • BMAL 231 Personal Finance
  • COMM 311 Intercultural Communications
  • BMAL 441 Marketing Management
  • COMM 360 Organizational Communications
  • BMAL 471 Organizational Change

Electives (12 SH)

  • COMP 110 Introduction to Computers (recommended)

As is evident, these courses give students a liberal arts education even when it comes to the various disciplines within the division of business, thereby preparing them for the constantly changing business environment of today. Also, the curriculum gives a clear building block approach to the nine core courses BMAL/MBA 3/2 Program, 147 within the MBA program. Thus, students who enter the 3/2 program will be prepared in the undergraduate portion of their studies to be successful in the graduate portion.

MBA Requirements (30 hours)

  • MBA 701 Organizational Communications
  • MBA 707 Marketing Management
  • MBA 703 Quantitative Decision-Making
  • MBA 740 Legal and Ethical Environment
  • MBA 704 Managerial Accounting of Business
  • MBA 705 Economics for Leadership
  • MBA 799 Strategic Management
  • MBA 706 Managerial Finance
  • MSL 702 Organizational Behavior

Additionally, take one elective course.

3/2 BMAL/MBA Suggested Track Course

Follow the track outlined below.

Freshman First Semester (6 SH)

  • UNIV 125 Pfeiffer Journey (2 SH)
  • COMP 110 Introduction to Computers (3 SH)
  • MATH 220 College Algebra (3 SH)
  • ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 SH)

Total: 18 SH

Freshman Second Semester

General Education Requirements (7 SH)

  • UNIV 126 Pfeiffer Journey (1 SH)
  • BMAL 231 Personal Finance (3 SH)
  • BMAL 211 Calculus for Business (3 SH)
  • ECON 222 Principles of Microeconomics (3 SH)

Activity course (1 SH)

Total: 18 SH

Sophomore First Semester

General Education Requirements (6 SH)

  • UNIV 275 Sophomore Seminar (3 SH)
  • ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 SH)
  • BMAL 271 Survey of Leadership (3 SH)
  • BMAL 241 Marketing (3 SH)

Total: 18 SH

Sophomore Second Semester

General Education Requirements (6 SH)

  • ACCT 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3 SH)
  • BMAL 261 Principles of Management (3 SH)
  • BMAL 301 Ethics in Business (3 SH)
  • Activities (2 SH)

Total: 17 SH

Junior First Semester

General Education Requirements (3 SH)

  • UNIV 375 Junior Seminar (3 SH)
  • COMM 311 Intercultural Communications (3 SH)
  • BMAL 251 Business Law I (3 SH)
  • BMAL 371 Organizational Behavior (3 SH)
  • BMAL 381 International Business (3 SH)

Total: 18 SH

BMAL/MBA 3/2 Program

Junior Second Semester

Two electives (6 SH)

  • BMAL 471 Organizational Change (3 SH)
  • BMAL 441 Marketing Management (3 SH)
  • COMM 360 Organizational Communications (3 SH)
  • BMAL 432 Financial Management (3 SH)

Total: 18 SH

Senior First Semester

  • BMAL 311 Business Statistics (3 SH)
  • BMAL 491 Business Strategy (3 SH)
  • MBA 701 Organizational Communications (3 SH)
  • Activity (1 SH)

Total: 10 SH

Senior Second Semester

  • MBA 702 Organizational Behavior (3 SH)
  • MBA 703 Quantitative Decision Making (3 SH)
  • MBA 704 Managerial Accounting (3 SH)

Total: 9 SH

Fifth Year, First Semester

  • MBA 705 Economics of Leadership (3 SH)
  • MBA 706 Managerial Finance (3 SH)
  • MBA 707 Marketing Management (3 SH)

Total 9 SH

Fifth Year, Second Semester

  • MBA 740 Legal & Ethical Environment of Business (3 SH)
  • MBA 799 Strategic Management and Leadership (3 SH)
  • MBA XXX Elective (3 SH)

Total: 9 SH

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog

3/2 Program in Business Management and Leadership Admission

Candidates must apply for admission to the program by the beginning of the sophomore year. Application forms may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office. In order to be accepted into the 3/2 program, students must:

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Apply and be accepted to the MBA (graduate) program before taking any graduate courses.
  • Earn a satisfactory score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT). Pfeiffer accepts entrance assessment scores from the GMAT, GRE, MAT or LSAT.

Final approval of the application is subject to the discretion of the Graduate Admission Board. Students who are formally admitted to the BMAL/MBA 3/2 program are allowed to pre-register for graduate courses and may carry no more than 18 semester hours per term. Other students interested in taking MBA (graduate) courses (but do not officially belong to the 3/2 program) must follow the policies stated in the academic catalog.

Awarding of the Undergraduate and MBA Degrees

Students who complete all requirements of the 3/2 program are awarded the baccalaureate of science degree in May of their fourth year (assuming all requirements of the program have been met) and the MBA degree at the completion of the program.

3/2 BMAL/MBA Program Termination Clause

Candidates who choose to terminate their enrollment in the BMAL/MBA 3/2 program and not pursue the graduate degree portion must complete all of the requirements of the bachelor’s degree in business management and leadership in order to qualify for the undergraduate degree.

Tuition & Fees

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Director of Undergraduate Admissions

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Emily Carella
(800) 338-2060
(704) 463-1360

emily.carella@pfeiffer.edu