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The basic requirements are:

  • 37 credit hours (9.25 courses) of course work in elementary, middle, secondary or K-12 licensure [41 credit hours (10.25 courses) for adding middle school endorsement with elementary licensure]
  • A minimum of four semesters of course work, including fieldwork practica and student teaching placements in local public schools. (Additional courses may be required according to transcript and portfolio evaluation.)
  • Completion of an electronic portfolio at four required checkpoints containing student created artifacts and reflective essays.

Navigating Requirements and Teacher Licensure

To help students navigate all of the requirements, processes, and procedures for the major, the Department of Education has assembled these resources:

Courses of Study for all Licensure Programs