Teacher Education


Licensure Endorsements

If you plan to teach in secondary school (grades 6-12) or both elementary and secondary (grades preK-12), you must choose a major in the subject area(s) that you wish to teach. If you have already earned a bachelor's degree view the M.A.T. in Secondary Education.


  • Elementary education (preK-6) [Integrated Studies major]
  • Middle education (grades 6-8) [only with preK-6]

Secondary Licensure (Grades 6-12)

Secondary licensure is available in:

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Computer science
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • History/Social Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Studio Art

Comprehensive Licensure (Grades preK-12)

Licensure that includes both elementary and secondary (grades preK-12) is available in:

  • English as a Second Language
  • Health/Physical education
  • Music: Choral or Instrumental
  • Spanish
  • Special Education (K-12) [Integrated Studies major] General Curriculum
  • Theatre Arts (preK-12)

Add-On Endorsements

  • Algebra I
  • Chemistry (only with Biology)
  • Computer Science
  • Journalism
  • Speech

Program of Study

Degree Completion Plans (DCP)

Professional Education Requirements

The typical professional education requirements for candidates preparing to be middle school or high school teachers are outlined below.  

  • EDUC 125 - Introduction to Education
  • EDUC 221 - Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning (Secondary)
  • EDUC 235/236 - Content Instructional Design/Practicum
  • EDUC 240 - Introduction to Applied Technology Practicum
  • EDUC 360 - Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 419/420 - Content Teaching Methods/Practicum
    (or Methods course from area of specialization)
  • EDUC 425 - Content Measurement and Evaluation
  • EDUC 435/436 - Content Curriculum Fundamentals/Practicum
  • EDUC 475 - Seminar in Classroom Management
  • EDUC 476 - Student Teaching I
  • EDUC 477 - Student Teaching in the Secondary School II