Teacher Certification

Program Requirements

Elementary Education Certification Program Requirements

  1. Complete the liberal arts core*.
    • 6 credits of English
    • 6 credits of Mathematics
    • 6 credits of Natural Science
    • 6 credits of Social Science
    • 18 credits of elective course work (9 of which are upper level)
  2. Successful completion of all three parts of Praxis I exam.
  3. Successful completion of Praxis II
  4. Complete the Elementary Education Certification Course

*Minimum grade of ā€œCā€ is required. To begin taking the Elementary Education Certification Courses, at least one course in each of the areas must have been completed.

 

Secondary Education Certification Program Requirements

  1. Completed at least 24 credits of the total liberal arts core.
  2. Successful completion of all three parts of Praxis I exam.
  3. Successful completion of Praxis II, including PLTportion
  4. Complete the Secondary Education Certification Course

NOTE: Students who do not meet the above requirements must take enough liberal arts courses in their first semester to meet the requirement. This may add an additional semester to their certification program. Any waivers to this requirement require approval of the Division of Education.

Requirements to Begin Student Teaching
At the time of the student teaching assignment, students must have completed the following requirements:

  1. For Elementary Certification: 42 liberal arts core electives to include the following:
    • 6 Credits of English
    • 6 Credits of Mathematics
    • 6 Credits of Science
    • 6 Credits of Social Science (anthropology, geography, economics, government/political sciences, and history)
    • 18 Credits of elective liberal art courses (9 of which are upper level) OR for Secondary certification: Completion of 24 credits in content endorsement area
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  3. A minimum grade of "C" in all professional education courses and content area of liberal arts core.
  4. Work with mentor teachers during student teaching to finalize the portfolio

Disclaimer: The requirements listed above provide an example of what may be required for new students. Actual program requirements will vary depending on the academic year in which the student enrolled in the program. Please consult the appropriate catalog for official degree/program requirements.