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Licensure Certificate and Master of Arts in Education Course and Degree Requirements


Licensure Courses

Students pursuing certification for Regular Education (777) and Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (72) licensure complete the following course sequence. Classes meet on evenings or Saturdays at either our Monroe Street or Deming Way campus locations. Licensure courses can be completed in 21 months.


Professional Core

  • ED 661  Integrative Classroom Environments
  • ED 635  Diversity in the Classroom
  • ED 681 Child Development and Exceptionalities
  • ED 682  Children’s Literature

Methods and Students Teaching

  • MTH 101 Introduction to Problem Solving
  • MTH 602 Research and Practice Arithmetic
  • MTH 603 Research and Practice Geometry
  • ED 667  Science Explorations and Methods
  • ED 685  Integrating the Arts in Elementary Curriculum
  • ED 683A  Reading and Language Arts Methods I
  • ED 683B  Reading and Language Arts Methods II
  • ED 684 Social Studies Methods
  • ED 660B Policy Studies
  • ED 697 Student Teaching MC-EA


OPTIONAL: English as a Second Language (ESL) Add-on Licensing

                  ED 604A                                Second Language Acquisition in the Content Areas
                  ED 604F                                ESL Curriculum Design and Assessment
                  ED 605A                                Formal to Functional Linguistics
                  ED 697A                                Student Teaching MC-EA & ESL


OPTIONAL: Bilingual Education Add-on Licensing

                  ED 604A                                Second Language Acquisition
                  ED 605K                                Language Analysis and Bilingualism
                  ED 605D                                Biliteracy Development
                  ED 604G                                Bilingual Curriculum Design and Assessment
                  ED 697B                                Student Teaching MC-EA:Bilingual

Master Degree Courses

Students who also wish to pursue the Master of Arts in Education option complete the following three additional courses:
(9 graduate credits total):

  • ED 603 Introduction to Educational Research
  • ED 692 Research Capstone Project
  • Graduate Level Ethics course