Feb 27, 2024
This certification is administered by the School of School of Education.
PK-12 covers early childhood through adolescence level; ages 0-21.
Secondary/Middle covers early adolescence through adolescence level; ages 10-21.
If you complete a PK-12 program in family and consumer sciences; world languages (majors only); music-choral, general, instrumental; physical education; or speech and language, you will be certified early childhood through adolescence level which covers a wide range of all ages in public schools.
Meet the following requirements:
Complete at least one certifiable major. You can enhance your employment options with an additional certification in a minor field. For information on the requirements for your major and minor, check with the individual departments and see the section(s) in this catalog on your field(s) of study. Note that requirements for the teaching major/minor sometimes differ from requirements for the nonteaching major/minor.
Take the following courses for certification
Teaching methods course(s)
Take the teaching methods course(s) in your major(s) and minor, if you want to be certified in your minor.
Science and Social Science
Science majors and minors take
Social science majors and minors take
Student teaching, 3-16 credits.
12-16 credits are required for initial licensure. Student teaching will include EDUC 400 or dept equivalent See the Student Teaching section.
You must formally apply for admission to the Professional Education Program prior to taking upper-level education and methods courses.
State teacher licensing rules may change at any time due to legislative or licensing changes.