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2008-2009 College Catalog 
    
2008-2009 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

K - 12 Education Licensure (K - 12)


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Professional k-12 Education Licensure


Candidates seeking teacher licensure must also gain admission to the Teacher Education Program. The application form for the program must be completed by attending an Application Meeting during the first semester of education course work. Application meetings are scheduled by the Teacher Application Center (WC 136). Formal admission must be obtained BEFORE Level II education coursework can be taken.

  • Art Education
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education

K-12 Art, Music and Physical Education licensure candidates must consult an advisor in their selected major and one in education. To better support candidates in their major selections, eightsemester planned sequences for each of the licensure majors can be obtained inside the Teacher Application Center in West Classroom 136.

Art Education Major with Licensure for Degree-Seeking Candidates

Coursework meeting K-12 teacher licensure standards for art is available with a BFA major in art. Canditates seeking licensure with a degree in Art other than a BFA may need to take additional coursework to meet licensure requirements. Candidates completing a BFA with licensure should ask for the Art Education concentration advising sheet. Licensure candidates should consult an advisor in Art as well as one in Teacher Education.

General Studies Total: 33


Total Foundation Courses: 18


Art Education Total: 61


Note:


A letter grade of “C” or better is required in each foundation course, each of the courses listed above, and each course specifically required for an emphasis.

In addition, candidates must choose a concentration area from those listed below:


Totals:


General Studies Total
33
Foundation courses
18
Art Education Concentration Courses (includes licensure) 61
Emphasis area*—see above 12-15
Total for the degree 124-127*

Note:


*Choosing emphasis areas in Digital Art, Drawing, Painting, Photography, or Printmaking will increase total from 124 to 127 for the degree.

Music Education Major with K-12 Licensure:


The music education degree program prepares students for careers teaching instrumental, choral, and general music at levels K-12. Students seeking this degree must satisfy all applicable requirements of the Department of Music and the School of Professional Studies teacher education program. Licensure candidates should consult an advisor in Music as well as one in Teacher Education.

Human Performance and Sport Major with Physical Education K-12 Licensure:


Candidates who wish to obtain Colorado licensure for K-12 Physical Education must earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a major in Physical Education. Physical Education majors are required to complete courses in: Professional activities (such as team sports, individual sports and games), the core curriculum (including Physical Education Methods, Anatomical Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, and Motor Learning), as well as required licensure courses.

The core curriculum is designed to prepare candidates to pass the K-12 Physical Education Content Exam and to teach to the Colorado Model Content Standards for K-12 Education. Licensure candidates need to meet with a K-12 Physical Education advisor as well as one in Teacher Education.

K-12 Post-Baccalaureate Licensure:


Post-baccalaureate students seeking K-12 licensure with a major other than music education may need to take additional courses to meet licensure content standards. Please meet with a music education advisor at your earliest opportunity to determine your requirements and take the licensure content test as soon as possible.

Admission requirements for Post-Baccalaureate candidates seeking licensure include evidence of having a conferred Bachelor’s degree in the licensure subject area, and meeting the criteria for formal admission. Upon application to the Teacher Education Program, an official transcript from the accredited colleges where the candidate attended, including the one granting the baccalaureate degree, must be brought to the Teacher Application Center (WC 136). The appropriate content area advisors will review the transcript for completed course work appropriate for the endorsement being sought. It may be necessary for a Post-Baccalaureate candidate to complete specified courses in the content area, in addition to the professional licensure sequence course work, as part of their approved teacher preparation program. Post-baccalaureate students should begin the licensure program by taking the first education courses in their licensure sequence and take the licensure content examination as soon as possible.

Art Education Post-Baccalaureate Licensure:


Coursework meeting K-12 teacher licensure standards for art is available through the Art Department. Candidates seeking licensure only must have a previous BFA in Art. Candidates seeking licensure with a degree in Art other than a BFA may need to take additional coursework to meet licensure requirements. Consult an Art education advisor at your earliest opportunity to have your transcripts reviewed.

Admission requirements for post-baccalaureate candidates seeking licensure include evidence of having a conferred Bachelor’s degree in the licensure subject area, and meeting the criteria for formal admission. Upon application to the Teacher Education Program, an official transcript from the accredited colleges where the candidate attended, including the one granting the baccalaureate degree, must be brought to the Teacher Application Center (WC 136). The appropriate content area advisors will review the transcript for completed course work appropriate for the endorsement being sought. It may be necessary for a Post-Baccalaureate candidate to complete specified courses in the content area, in addition to the professional licensure sequence course work, as part of their approved teacher preparation program. Post-baccalaureate students should begin the licensure program by taking the first education courses in their licensure sequence and take the licensure content examination as soon as possible.

Licensure Total: 37


Grand Total: 40-43


Notes:


*Student teaching is composed of daily full-time work during 16 weeks, 8 weeks each of elementary and secondary levels. These courses are dual listed with EDU 4190 and EDS 4290.

**Technology proficiency: Current BFA candidates must take ART 1531 Introduction to Digital Art and Design, as part of their coursework. This course is also required for post-baccalaureate candidates who did not take an equivalent course as part of their degree.

Candidates must achieve a satisfactory score on the state licensure Art Content prior to applying for student teaching.

K-12 Physical Education Post-Baccalaureate Licensure


Admission requirements for Post-Baccalaureate candidates seeking licensure include evidence of having a conferred Bachelor’s degree in the licensure subject area, and meeting the criteria for formal admission. Upon application to the Teacher Education Program, an official transcript from the accredited colleges where the candidate attended, including the one granting the baccalaureate degree, must be brought to the Teacher Application Center (WC 136). The appropriate content area advisors will review the transcript for completed course work appropriate for the endorsement being sought. It may be necessary for a Post-Baccalaureate candidate to complete specified courses in the content area, in addition to the professional licensure sequence course work, as part of their approved teacher preparation program. Post-baccalaureate students should begin the licensure program by taking the first education courses in their licensure sequence and take the licensure content examination as soon as possible.

Content Total: 17


Movement Total: 2-3


Team Sports: 4


Invividual Sports: 4


Notes:


*EDS 3110 must be taken concurrently with EDS 3120.

**HPS 3400 and HPS 3410 must be taken concurrently.

***HPS 3500 and HPS 3510 must be taken concurrently.

Licensure Total: 47


Grand Total: 74-75


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