Students may qualify for a second certification with childhood education in one of three areas: Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2), Middle Childhood Specialist (Grades 5-9), and Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6). Students must complete all requirements for the childhood education certification as well as specific additional course and field work requirements for the second certification. Some required courses for second certifications are offered by the CNR Graduate School. The following are required of students wishing to enroll in courses in the CNR Graduate School: a 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate Education Department course work, a recommendation of the Chair of the Education Department, and the successful completion of the Graduate School writing sample.
Additional requirements for Early Childhood Certification:
*Course requires students to complete 15 to 30 hours of work observing assisting and/or teaching children in a school setting. The adolescence education program requires a minimum of 100 hours of such fieldwork.