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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

K - 12 Education Licensure (K - 12)


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Professional K-12 Education Licensure


The K-12 Licensure Program prepares candidates to teach content-area courses in grades K-12. Through the sequence of courses and field experiences, the candidate satisfies all of Colorado's performance-based standards for licensure in K-12 Education. Degree seeking K-12 Education Licensure candidates must choose from one of the following approved majors in order to complete a licensure program in K-12 Education:

  • Art Education
  • Modern Language Education (French, German, or Spanish)
  • Music Education
  • Physical Education

The requirements of each major are designed to ensure that the program meets Colorado Licensure Standards and prepares candidates to pass the corresponding licensure content examination and to teach to the Colorado Model Content Standards in their discipline.

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 semester prior to the first semester of education course work. Application Meetings are scheduled by the Teacher Application Center (WC 136). Formal admission must be obtained BEFORE Methods coursework can be taken and provisional admission must be obtained before any field experience placement will be made.

K-12 Art, Modern Language, Music and Physical Education licensure candidates must consult an advisor in their selected major and one in education.

Art Education Major with K-12 Licensure


Specific General Studies Requirements


In addition, 15 credits of General Studies Level II course work is required.  Consult an advisor for requirements.

General Studies Total: 34


Foundation Total: 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
34
Foundation courses
18
Art Education Concentration Courses (includes licensure) 61
Emphasis area*—see above 12-15
Total for the degree 125-128*

Note:


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

Modern Languages Major with K-12 Foreign Language Licensure


Degree seeking candidates who wish to obtain Colorado licensure for K-12 Foreign Language must earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Modem Languages. Candidates must complete 42 hours in their language concentration (French, German, or Spanish). The candidate can choose to have a minor in Secondary Education or an extended major which requires an additional 18 hours at the 2000 level or above in a different secondary language for a total of 60 hours. The curriculum focuses on the Colorado Model Content Standards for Foreign Languages and prepares licensure candidates to pass the required content test.

Licensure Sequence Total: 33


General Studies Core


General Studies Total: 27


Totals


French Concentration Total: 42

General Studies Total: 27

Licensure Total: 33-34

Unrestricted Electives: 18

Grand Total: 120-121

2. French Concentration with K-12 Licensure and a Second Language of Spanish or German


Students must take the French concentration courses and select either Spanish or German for a second language.

Totals


Major Total (includes French and either Spanish or German: 60
General Studies Total: 27
Licensure Total: 33-34
Grand Total: 120-121

Totals


German Concentration Total: 42
General Studies Total: 27
Licensure Total: 33-34
Unrestricted Electives: 18
Grand Total: 120-121

4. German Concentration with K-12 Licensure and Second Language of Spanish or French


Students must take the German Concentration courses and select either French or Spanish for the second language.

 

Totals


Major Total (includes German and either Spanish or French) 60
General Studies Total 27
Licensure Total 33
Grand Total 120

Totals


Spanish Concentration Total 42
General Studies Total 27
Licensure Total 33-34
Unrestricted Electives 18
Grand Total 120-121

6. Spanish Concentration with K-12 Licensure and Second Language of French or German


Students must take the Spanish Concentration courses and either French or German for a second language.

Totals


Major Total (includes Spanish and either French or German) 60
General Studies Total 27
Licensure Total 33-34
Grand Total 120-121

Music Education Major with K-12 Licensure


See the Bachelor of Music Education Major  for details.

 

Human Performance and Sport Major with Physical Education K-12


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 Physical Education. Licensure candidates need to meet with a K-12 Physical Education advisor as well as one in Teacher Education.

Licensure Sequence Total: 26


Totals


HPS Courses Total 58
General Studies Total 37
Licensure Total 25
Physical Education Major with K-12 Licensure Total 120

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