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Content-Specific Licensure Programs

Degree Requirements

Professional Education (Pre-Admission Courses Required for Admission to Teacher Education)
ED 155Teaching, Learning, Leadership3
ED 225Becoming an Educational Professional3
Subtotal6
Core Education Courses
ED 165Ed. 1, Examining Teaching as a Profession: Diversity 1, Literacy 1, Technology 13
ED 275 Ed. 2 Exploring Teaching as a Profession (Classroom Management 1, Diversity 2, Technology 2) Ed. 23
ED 295Ed. 3 Experiencing Teaching as a Profession (Classroom Management 2, Diversity 3, Literacy 2)3
ED 302Teaching Exceptional Learners3
ED 354Curriculum and Assessment3
Select one of the following:3
General Secondary Methods (in the specific content area))
ED 3XX
Methods of Teaching (in the specific content area)
Subtotal18
Professional Semester
ED 410Secondary Student Teaching12
or ED 440 Student Teaching Grades P-12
Total Hours36

General Education Requirements

Students should consult with an advisor in the content specific department to ensure that they enroll in general education courses that meet both teacher licensure requirements, as well as general education courses required for graduation in the major.

Major/Licensure Content Requirements

Students should consult with an advisor in the content specific department to ensure that they enroll in content specific courses that meet both teacher licensure requirements and course requirements for the major. In addition, students should consult with a Department of Education advisor or licensure officer to ensure that the professional education requirements are met.

Licensure Only

Students holding a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution may complete requirements leading to a specific teaching license without completing a second baccalaureate degree. All general education requirements will be deemed as met, except those that are supportive to and/or prerequisite for courses required by a specific teaching license. Students with a baccalaureate degree should meet with a teacher education advisor in the content area department of their interest, and/or the Licensure Officer in the Department of Education for an evaluation of transcripts and development of a plan for completion of courses leading to a teaching license.

These programs are available for individuals who have graduated with a 4 year degree and are interested in pursuing requirements for a teaching license and not an additional degree.

All Levels P-12 Programs

  • Art
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Optional second license in High Incidence Special Education (6th-12th grade) or ESOL (P-12 grade) available

Elementary K-6 Programs

  • Elementary (K-6th grade)
  • Elementary with optional second license in Early Childhood Unified (birth-3rd grade including special education)
  • Elementary with optional second license in Middle School English (5th-8th grade)
  • Elementary with optional second license in Middle School History (5th-8th grade)
  • Elementary with optional second license in Middle School Math (5th-8th grade)
  • Elementary with optional second license in High Incidence Special Education (K-6th grade)
  • Elementary with optional second license in ESOL (P-12th grade)

Secondary 6-12 Programs

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • Math
  • Optional second license in High Incidence Special Education (6th-12th grade) or ESOL (P-12 grade) available