Jun 23, 2018  
2017-2018 School of Arts & Sciences 
    
2017-2018 School of Arts & Sciences

Second Certification with Childhood Education


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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 Middle Childhood Specialist Certification:


Major in an academic field taught in grades 5 - 9

Note:


Students will need to complete a course in statistics (either PSY 230 - Psychological Statistics  or MTH 117 - Elementary Statistics ) as a prerequisite to taking EDU 380Z . Candidates preparing to teach students with disabilities at the childhood level will complete EDU 493Z  for 5 credits at either grade level (4-6) and EDU 494Z  for 5 credits in special education-childhood level at the other grade level.

Note:


*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.

Additional Requirements:


In addition to the above listed requirements, students with History majors preparing to teach Social Studies on the adolescence or middle school levels take 9 credits (3 courses) in Economics, Political Science and World History. English majors preparing to teach English on the adolescence or middle school levels take ENG 171 - Masterpieces of World Literature , ENG 111 - Survey of American Literature I , and ENG 112 - Survey of American Literature II . Teacher candidates for adolescence or middle school levels in foreign languages take EDU 342Z - Materials and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages .

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