Teacher Licensure Areas

Elementary Licensure

A student seeking licensure as an elementary teacher (grades K-6) must complete the Interdisciplinary Studies/Liberal Arts academic major, all other college requirements, and the Elementary Licensure requirements. Students must complete all required coursework within the academic major prior to beginning the Residency year or have documented content and education advisor permission.

The Elementary Licensure Program requires 30 credits of education course work: 

Elementary Licensure Courses


EDUC 000  Education Gateway Course  0 cr 
EDUC 340 Brain-based Learning Motivation and Achievement  3 cr
​EDUC 400  Foundations for Literacy: Phonology and Linguistics  3 cr
EDUC 401 Assessment for Prevention and Intervention  3 cr
EDUC 402  Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Fluency  3 cr
EDUC 404  Creating Positive Learning Environments  3 cr
EDUC 405  Data-driven Instructional Practices  3 cr
EDUC 408  Teaching Writing with the Brain in Mind  3 cr
EDUC 413  Mathematical Investigations  3 cr
​EDUC 459  Elementary Student Teaching  1-6 cr

Secondary and K-12 Licensure

A student seeking licensure as a secondary teacher (grades 7-12) or K-12 teacher must complete an appropriate academic major, all other college requirements, and the Secondary/K-12 Licensure requirements. The secondary academic major may be: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geology, Politics and Government, History, or Mathematics. The K-12 academic major may be: Art, Exercise and Sport Science, Music, or Spanish. Students must complete all coursework required within the academic major prior to beginning the Residency or have content advisor and education advisor permission.  

The Secondary (with the exception of students seeking Secondary English Licensure) and K-12 Licensure Program require 27 credits of education coursework:

Secondary and K-12 Licensure Courses

EDUC 000  Education Gateway Course 0 cr
EDUC 340  Brain-Based Learning Motivation and Achievement 3 cr
EDUC 403  Instruction and Assessment in the Content Area 3 cr
EDUC 404  Creating Positive Learning Environments 3 cr
EDUC 405  Data-driven Instructional Practices 3 cr
EDUC 406  Content Area Literacy 3 cr
EDUC 407  Maximizing Learning Through 21st Century Skills 3 cr
EDUC 408  Teaching Writing with the Brain in Mind 3 cr
EDUC 420  Application of Classroom Strategies to Engage All Learners 3 credits
Appropriate Student Teaching Course:
EDUC 409  Secondary Student Teaching 1-6 cr
EDUC 410  K-12 Student Teaching 1-6 cr

Secondary English Licensure Courses

The Secondary English Licensure Program requires 30 credits of education course work:
EDUC 000  Education Gateway Course 0 cr
EDUC 340  Brain-based Learning Motivation and Achievement 3 cr
EDUC 401  Assessment for Prevention and Intervention 3 cr
EDUC 402  Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and Fluency 3 cr
EDUC 403 Instruction and Assessment in the Content Area 3 cr
EDUC 404  Creating Positive Learning Environments 3 cr
EDUC 405  Data-driven Instructional Practices 3 cr
EDUC 407  Maximizing Learning Through 21st Century Skills 3 cr
EDUC 408  Teaching Writing with the Brain in Mind 3 cr
EDUC 409  Secondary Student Teaching 1-6 cr