Students who are passionate about teaching art, business computer and information technology, Chinese, French or Spanish to students ranging from kindergarten to high school, will find this certification is perfect for them.
Requirements for K-12 Certification
In addition to the courses listed below, candidates must satisfy the requirements for a major in an academic degree program related to their area of certification and have a minimum of six (6) credits in English [one (1) composition, one (1) literature] and six (6) credits in college mathematics (100-level or above).
Courses in psychology (12 credits):
PY 115 Educational Psychology* - 3 credits
PY 214 Adolescent Psychology* - 3 credits
PY 290 Psychology/Education of the Exceptional Student - 3 credits
Courses in basic pedagogy (16 credits):
ED 100 Foundations of Education* - 3 credits
ED 205 Strategies and Techniques of Instruction - 2 credits
ED 208 Classroom Partnerships and Inclusion - 3 credits
ED 220 Academic Intervention and Differentiation in the Content Areas - 2 credits
ED 300-306 Teaching in the Content Area (discipline area) - 3 credits
ED 390 Teaching Nonnative and Culturally Diverse Students - 3 credits
Field experiences (17 credits):
ED 103 Field Experience I: K-12 and Secondary** - 1 credit
ED 206 Field Experience II: Strategies and Techniques of Instruction - 1 credit
ED 322 Field Experience III: K-12 and Secondary Instruction and Theory - 1 credit
ED 400 Field Experience IV: Pre-Student Teaching Practicum - 2 credits
ED 410 Field Experience V: Student Teaching Internship - 8 credits
ED 411 Professional Seminar - 3 credits
*Also fulfills core curriculum requirements.
**ED 207 (Practicum in Education I) may be substituted for ED 103
K-12 Certification Content Majors:
Chinese Language and Culture Minor with History Major
Business, Computer and Information Tech
Students graduating with a content certificate grades K-12 will be prepared for a career in teaching from kindergarten to high school. The culminating activity is a 14-week student teaching assignment in a school and classroom appropriate to the certification area, ensuring that graduates go into their professional career with practical experience to go along with their theoretical knowledge.
After graduation, candidates can seek jobs at schools or in family and youth services. Candidates can also apply for graduate school.
Candidates will be able to: