Teacher Licensure

Program Requirements – Teacher Education
Early Childhood Licensure

In the early childhood licensure program (Pre-K to 2), the following courses are required and recommended in the following sequence:

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ED 100 Teaching and Learning ED 101A Educational Psychology (Pre-K to 6)
ED 103 (January) Initial Field Experience 5 Days (non-credit)  

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ED 208 Literacy Development including Special Needs* ED 202 Early Child/ Elementary School Mathematics: Instruction*
ED 207 Early Child/ Elementary School Mathematics: Curriculum ED 206 Early Childhood Curriculum

Third Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ED 323 Sheltered English Immersion Teaching PS 307 Child Development
(Offered SP 15, SP 17, etc.)
  ED 308 Educating Students with Special Needs*

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ED 401 Student Teaching and Seminar (Approximately 350 hours)  

*Fieldwork required – minimum – 40 hrs. per course

The following liberal arts courses are also required

  • EN 105 Writing Seminar
  • EN 106 Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing
  • One American and one British Literature
  • One World and one US History
  • MA 105 or equivalent
  • PS 203 Introduction to Psychology
  • ID 224A Natural Science: Physical Sciences
  • ID 224B Natural Science: Biological Sciences
  • EC 203 Global Economy
  • PO 210 American Politics: An Introduction
  • Religious Studies Elective


The student must also complete the requirements of a major. Appropriate majors are: English, history, mathematics education, liberal studies, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish, or individually designed.


Program Requirements – Teacher Education
Elementary Licensure

In the elementary licensure program (1-6), the following courses are required and recommended in the following sequence:

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ED 100 Teaching and Learning ED 101A Educational Psychology
ED 103 (January) Initial Field Experience 5 Days (non-credit)  

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ED 208 Literacy Development including Special Needs* ED 202 Early Child/ Elementary School Mathematics: Instruction*
ED 207 Early Child/ Elementary School Mathematics: Curriculum ID 208 Integrating the Elementary Curriculum

Third Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ED 323 Sheltered English Immersion Teaching ED 308 Educating Students with Special Needs*
  PS 307 Child Development
(Offered SP 15, SP 17, etc.)

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ED 401 Student Teaching and Seminar
(Approximately 350 hours)
 

*Fieldwork required – minimum – 40 hrs. per course

The following liberal arts courses are also required

  • EN 105 Writing Seminar
  • EN 106 Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing
  • One American and one British Literature
  • One World and one US History
  • MA 105 or equivalent
  • PS 203 Introduction to Psychology
  • ID 224A Natural Science: Physical Sciences/Lab
  • ID 224B Natural Science: Biological Sciences/Lab
  • EC 203 Global Economy
  • PO 210 American Politics: An Introduction
  • Religious Studies Elective


The student must also complete the requirements of a major. Appropriate majors are: English, history, mathematics education, liberal studies, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish, or individually designed.


Program Requirements – Teacher Education
Middle School Licensure

In the middle school licensure areas (5 -8), the following courses are required and recommended in the following sequence:

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ED 100 Teaching and Learning ED 101B Educational Psychology
ED 103 (January) Initial Field Experience 5 days (non-credit)  

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
  ED 205 Principles and Methods of Middle School & Secondary Education* (Offered SP 14, SP 16, etc.)
  ED 306 Instructional Strategies*
(Offered SP 14, SP 16, etc.)

Third Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ED 315 Content Reading Instruction in Middle & Secondary Schools PS 310 Psychology of Adolescence
(Offered SP 14, SP 16, etc.)
ED 323 Sheltered English Immersion Teaching ED 308 Educating Students with Special Needs*

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ED 403 Student Teaching and Seminar (approximately 350 hours)  

* Fieldwork required – minimum – 40 hrs. per course

Middle school core courses of ED 205 and 306 must be taken concurrently. Students will complete a total of eighty hours of fieldwork during the semester. Students must also enroll in PS 310 during the same semester.  Therefore, ED 308 will be taken on the alternate year.

The following liberal arts courses are also required

  • EN 105 Writing
  • EN 106 Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing
  • MA 105 or equivalent
  • PS 203 Introduction to Psychology
  • EC 203 Global Economy
  • Religious Studies Elective


The student must also complete the requirements of his/her major. Appropriate majors on the middle school level are: Mathematics or Mathematics/Science


Program Requirements – Teacher Education
Secondary Licensure

In the secondary licensure areas (8-12), the following courses are required and recommended in the following sequence:

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ED 100 Teaching and Learning ED 101B Educational Psychology
ED 103 (January) Initial Field Experience 5 days (non-credit)  

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
  ED 205 Principles and Methods of Middle & Secondary Education* (Offered SP14, SP16, etc.)
  ED 306 Instructional Strategies*
(Offered SP 14, SP 16, etc.)

Third Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ED 315 Content Reading Instruction in Middle & Secondary Schools (required for English majors, recommended for all) ED 308 Educating Students with Special Needs*
ED 323 Sheltered English Immersion Teaching PS 310 Psychology of Adolescence
(Offered SP 14, SP 16, etc.)

Fourth Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ED 403 Student Teaching and Seminar (approximately 350 hours)  

* Fieldwork required – minimum – 40 hrs. per course

Secondary core courses of ED 205 and 306 must be taken concurrently.  Students will complete a total of eighty hours of fieldwork during the semester. Students must also enroll in PS 310 during the same semester. Therefore, ED 308 will be taken on the alternate year.

The following liberal arts courses are also required

  • EN 105 Writing
  • EN 106 Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing
  • MA 105 or equivalent
  • PS 203 Introduction to Psychology
  • EC 203 Global Economy
  • Religious Studies Elective


The student must also complete the requirements of his/her major. Appropriate majors on the secondary level are: English, history, Spanish, and a major in mathematics education.