Program Requirements

Hours: 53 (for Art Education Licensure), 53-54 (for Music Education Licensure)

Prerequisites for licensure - 16 hours

COM 100 Spoken Word (3) C
ENG 101 Written Word (3) C
EDU 190 Introduction to the Educational Profession (1)
PSY 103 Introduction to Psychology (3) CEP
SOC 103 Our Social World (3) CS
Choose one discipline specific mathematics course in the Core Curriculum (3) CMA

General Licensure Requirements - 15 hours

EDU 207 Educational Psychology (3)
EDU 217 Technology in the Instructional Process (2)
RDG 311 Content Area Reading (3)
SED 215 Human Exceptionalities (3)
SED 215S Serv Lrng:Human Exceptionalities (1) EXP
SED 340 Teaching in an Inclusive Setting (3)

Education Visual Arts Specialist Licensure Requirements - 22 hours

Corequisite: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art Education - refer to the Department of Art & Design for a listing of Art Education Major requirements.

AED 290 Comprehensive Art Ed I (3)
AED 390 Comprehensive Art Education II (4)
EDU 333A Art Education Practicum (3) EXP
EDU 444A Art Education Student Teaching (12) EXP

Music Education Licensure Requirements - 22-23 hours

Students must take MUS 120N for 1 credit hour for 2 semesters; students must also take at least 1 credit hour of MUS 110E as part of the 8 hours of ensembles required for a music major.

EDU 333M Music Education Practicum (2-3) EXP
EDU 444M Music Education Student Teaching (12) EXP
MUS 343 Methods of Music I (3)
MUS 344 Methods of Music II (3)

Program Outcomes

Teacher Competencies

The School of Education has developed the following five teacher competencies describing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that each teacher candidate will have upon completion of any licensure program.

  1. Content knowledge - The candidate articulates accurate subject matter and applies that knowledge in planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
  2. Learner characteristics - The candidate incorporates knowledge of how students learn and how diverse experiences affect learning when planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
  3. Instructional strategies - The candidate applies a variety of scientifically-based, data-driven instructional strategies based on learning goals, assesses student's progress toward these goals, and differentiates instruction based on students’ needs and assessment results.
  4. Learning Environment - The candidate creates and manages a learning environment that encourages active, engaged learning and respect for others.
  5. Professional responsibilities - The candidate engages in reflective practice, promotes collaboration among peers, families, and communities, and takes on opportunities for professional development.