Early Childhood - Adolescence Licensure (EA-A)

Areas of Study Include:

Requirements in Subject Area Major

Students selecting this program option must complete a major within their chosen content area. All major content area requirements and teacher education program requirements must be completed before being eligible to apply for teacher certification.

Requirements in Teacher Education

Students must fulfill the requirements below and one or more certifiable majors of at least 34 credits to be eligible to be licensed to teach students from birth - 21 years. Students are required to create a portfolio showing their competence in meeting the Teacher Education Professional Standards and fulfill assessment requirements in order to meet Department of Public Instruction’s (PI-34) standards for licensure.

Requirements in General Education

Students take specific courses from General Education to meet administrative code requirements for the study of human relations; Science and Social Studies minors must also complete the requirements for environmental education and conservation. General Education check sheets listing required courses are available in Morris Hall. The two-year transfer policy does not exempt students from these requirements.

Requirements in Allied Fields — 6 credits

PSY 212 Lifespan Development 3
PSY 370 Educational Psychology 3

Requirements in Professional Education — 28-33 credits

Final admission to teacher education is required for enrollment in most professional education courses. Applications for admission may be obtained in Morris Hall.

Courses Not Requiring Admission to Teacher Education:

EFN 210 Introduction to Education 2
C-I 211 Level I Clinical Experience 1
EFN 303 Foundations of Public Education in the United States 2
EDM 319 Technology for Teaching and Learning 2

Courses Requiring Admission to Teacher Education:

C-I 304/504 Understanding the Contexts of Classroom Practice 4
C-I 305/505 Clinical Experience II: Understanding the Contexts of Classroom Practice 1
*RDG 328/528 Reading in the Content Areas 3
(waived for special education minors)
RDG 432 Middle Level Reading 3
C-I 450/650 Clinical Experience III: Professional Development in Middle Level and Secondary Schools 1
EFN 460/560 Transescent Education 3
C-I XXX Prescribed Methods in major(s)/minor(s) 3
    (3 credit minimum)  

Student Teaching — 16 credits

C-I 403 Student Teaching: Secondary 15
    or  
C-I 404 Teaching Internship 15
C-I 492 Student Teacher/Intern Seminar 1

*Music education, art education and physical education majors may substitute RDG 330/530 Reading in Performance-Based Content Areas unless completing an academic second major or minor.

Middle Level/Secondary Program Majors

Middle Level/Secondary Education students may be certified in any of the following majors, minors, and/or concentrations. Though not a requirement, election of a complementary minor(s) or an additional major is encouraged because of the demand for teachers who are certified in more than one academic discipline. Consult the index to locate complete descriptions of the requirements for the following majors and minors.

Major/Minor Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirement*
Art (major only, K-12) Broadfield C-I 312 C-I 313
Biology C-I 469 GEO
C-I
200
381
Broadfield Social Studies (see following description)
Chemistry C-I 469 GEO
C-I
200
381
Computer Science C-I 364    
English C-I 405    
French (K-12) C-I 467    
Spanish (K-12) C-I 467    
Geography C-I 408 GEO
EFN
C-I
200
200
381
General Science (see following description)
German Studies (K-12) C-I 467    
History C-I 408 GEO
EFN
C-I
200
200
381
Mathematics C-I 364    
Choral Music
(major only) (K-12)
C-I 306    
General Music
(major only) (K-12)
C-I
C-I
307
371
   
Instrumental Music (major only) (K-12) C-I 308    
Physics C-I 469 GEO
C-I
200
381
Political Science C-I 408 GEO
EFN
C-I
200
200
381
Sociology C-I 408 GEO
EFN
C-I
200
200
381

Middle Level/Secondary Program Minors and Areas of Concentration

Note:
Students seeking certification in any of the following minors should consult the specific program requirements of the department offering those minors.

Major/Minor Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirement*
Coaching Competitive Athletics (concentration only)
Earth Science C-I 469 GEO
C-I
200
381
Economics C-I 408 GEO
EFN
C-I
200
200
381
Instructional Media Psychology C-I 408    
School Health Education SHE 410    
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages C-I 463    

Middle Level/Secondary Broadfield Majors

Students may elect a broadfield major in the area of science or social studies. These majors are not described under specific department headings because of their interdisciplinary nature.

General Science

  1. Students are required to complete a 54 semester credit major in science, including:
    • one 22-24 credit minor in one of the following: biology, chemistry, earth science, physics
    • 14 semester credits in one additional science area;
    • 8 semester credits in each of the two remaining science areas;
    • and if needed, 2-3 semester credits selected from any of the aforesaid sciences and/or history of science and/or philosophy of science and/or issues of science to total 54 credits.
  2. In addition to the 54 science credits required for this major, students must complete:
    • two statutory or administrative code requirements: GEO 200 — Conservation of Global Environments, 3 credits or GEO 324 — Conservation of Natural Resources, 3 credits; and C-I 381 — Environmental Education Methods, 1 credit;
    • and one mathematics course beyond General Education is required.
  3. The completion of two certifiable minors is highly recommended. Social Studies —
    54 to 56 credit hours distributed according to the following options:

Option A

  1. 34-36 credit major in geography, history, political science, or sociology;
  2. 20 semester credits, with a minimum of three credits, from any two of the following areas: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology;
  3. GEO 200 Conservation of Global Environments; EFN 200 Cooperatives; C-I 381 Environmental Education Methods
  4. In addition, students must complete C-I 408 Methods in History and Social Studies.

Option B

  1. 22-23 semester credit minor in one of the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology;
  2. 32 semester credits with a minimum of three credits from three of the other subject areas;
  3. GEO 200 Conservation of Global Environments; EFN 200 Cooperatives; C-I 381 Environmental Education Methods
  4. In addition, students must complete C-I 408 Methods in History and Social Studies.