Admission requirements for post-baccalaureate candidates seeking K-12 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 (West Classroom 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 K-12 Licensure
Coursework in teacher licensure is available through the Art Department. An existing BFA in a studio area is required. Students may need to take additional content area coursework to meet licensure requirements. Licensure students must take MTH 1610 Integrated Mathematics I and must meet all requirements for post-baccalaureate candidates. Students must also achieve satisfactory scores on the state licensure examination. See your advisor for more information. Students seeking teacher licensure should read the teacher licensure section of this Catalog, and they should stay in regular contact with their advisors.
Note: ART 1531 is required for students who did not take an equivalent course as part of their previous degree.
Foreign Language Education Post-Baccalaureate K-12 Licensure
See an advisor in Modern Languages and Teacher Education for detailed information on post-baccalaureate k-12 licensure in foreign language education.
Music Education Post-Baccalaureate K-12 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 an advisor in the Music Department at your earliest opportunity to determine your requirements.
Coursework meeting K - 12 teacher licensure standards for physical education is available through the Human Performance and Sport Department and the Teacher Education Department. Candidates seeking licensure only must have a previous Bachelor's degree in an area related to physical education. Physical education advisors will review the candidate's transcript(s) to determine the courses in the content area and in physical education that must be completed by the candidate as part of their approved teacher preparation program. The following courses are required and must be either transferred from an accredited college or taken at MSCD.