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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Special Subjects Teacher Licensure


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Programs leading to teacher licensure are offered in the special subject (K-12) fields of health and physical education, music, French, and Spanish. Students wishing to prepare themselves as special subject teachers must fulfill degree requirements in an appropriate academic discipline, be admitted to the Watson College of Education, and complete the following sequence of professional courses.

Professional Studies –Foreign Languages


To earn teacher licensure in foreign language education, 40 hours of education courses in addition to the specialty area are required.

Foreign languages students pursuing licensure in foreign language education (K-12) must complete the following requirements in addition to those of the specialty area.

Professional Core:


The following courses should be completed before admission to the Teacher Education Program, usually in the sophomore year:

Professional Studies:


Students seeking special subject licensure must complete the following courses: (See sections below for description of requirements for health and physical education and music education requirements.)

Note:


Students wishing to pursue teacher preparation programs must be formally admitted to the Watson College of Education and to the Teacher Education Program. Students in all programs should consult their advisors for admission procedures and for a list of courses requiring Watson College admissions.  A grade of “C-” or better is required in education courses, as well as all courses in the interdisciplinary specialty and the professional semester. Students may repeat courses in which they earn a grade lower than a “C-” only with the permission of the dean of the Watson College of Education. A cumulative grade point average of 2.70 is required for the practicum semester.

Professional Studies – Health and Physical Education


To earn teacher licensure in health and physical education, 28 hours of education courses and 18 hours in an academic concentration in addition to the specialty area are required.

Students pursuing teacher licensure in health and physical education must complete the following requirements in addition to those of the specialty area.

Professional Semester:


Note:


Students wishing to pursue teacher preparation programs must be formally admitted to the Watson College of Education and to the Teacher Education Program. Students in all programs should consult their advisors for admission procedures and for a list of courses requiring Watson College admissions.  A grade of “C-” or better is required in education courses, as well as all courses in the interdisciplinary specialty and the professional semester. Students may repeat courses in which they earn a grade lower than a “C-” only with the permission of the dean of the Watson College of Education. A cumulative grade point average of 2.70 is required for the practicum semester.

Academic Concentration:


An academic concentration of 18 semester hours is required. Specific course requirements for the various concentrations may be obtained from the academic advisors within the Watson College of Education. Academic concentrations may be selected from the following disciplines: anthropology, art, behavioral studies, biology, chemistry, community health, English, environmental studies, fine arts, French, geography, geology, health, history, literature studies, marine biology, mathematics, music, philosophy and religion, political science, psychology, science and humanities, social studies, sociology, Spanish, and theatre.

Professional Studies - Music Education


To earn teacher licensure in music education, 25 hours of education courses in addition to the specialty area are required.

Students pursuing teacher licensure in music education must complete the following requirements in addition to those of the specialty area.

Professional Semester:


Note:


Students wishing to pursue teacher preparation programs must be formally admitted to the Watson College of Education and to the Teacher Education Program. Students in all programs should consult their advisors for admission procedures and for a list of courses requiring Watson College admissions.  A grade of “C-” or better is required in education courses, as well as all courses in the interdisciplinary specialty and the professional semester. Students may repeat courses in which they earn a grade lower than a “C-” only with the permission of the dean of the Watson College of Education. A cumulative grade point average of 2.70 is required for the practicum semester.

 

 

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