Students wishing to pursue certification to teach in grades 9-12 or PK-12 in Music or Languages complete majors in those academic disciplines. Please refer to the appropriate departmental sections of this catalog for additional information.
Students seeking secondary certification for teaching in non-science disciplines (English, Mathematics, or Social Studies) or Languages (grades PK- 12) must complete two science courses with one requiring a separate laboratory component. Students seeking certification in Music (grades PK-12) must complete one science course with a laboratory component.
To fulfill teacher certification requirements, students must complete:
In August, prior to the senior year, all candidates seeking teacher certification participate in an early teaching experience on a full-time basis. This experience provides an opportunity for direct involvement in the opening of school when classroom routines and procedures are established. Candidates seeking certification are expected to assume some teaching responsibilities.
Graduate summer admission
Candidates who satisfactorily complete all Senior Block courses including the practicum experience, and are eligible to enroll in the EDEP-670 Teaching Internship may receive approval to enroll in graduate courses during the summer prior to the teaching internship.