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Teacher Education Licensure

Students interested in teacher licensure will major in an academic field and complete all of the requirements for the teacher education program. Depending on the field of study, initial licensure is earned at the bachelor's or master's level. The following chart describes the licensure areas, degree required, major field of study and academic unit.

Licensure Area

Degree
Required

Major Field
of Study

Academic Unit

Art Education, PreK-12

Bachelor's

Art

School of Art, Design and Art History

Dance Education, PreK-12

Bachelor's

Dance

School of Theatre and Dance

Elementary Education, PreK-6

Master's

IDLS with education
pre-professional
licensure program

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and
Department of Early, Elementary
and Reading Education

Foreign Language PreK-12

Bachelor’s

Modern Foreign Languages

Department of Foreign Languages, Literature
and Culture

Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Birth-Age 8

Master's

IDLS with education
pre-professional
licensure program

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies
Department of Early, Elementary
and Reading Education
 and
Department of Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities

Middle Level, Education, 6-8

Master's

IDLS with education
pre-professional
licensure program

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and
Department of Middle, Secondary
and Mathematics Education

Music Education, PreK-12

Bachelor's

Music

School of Music

Physical/Health Education, PreK-12

Master's

Kinesiology

Department of Kinesiology

Secondary Education, 6-12

Master's

Content major1 with education
pre-professional licensure program

Department of Middle, Secondary
and Mathematics Education

Special Education, K-12

Master's

See program adviser for options with education pre-professional
licensure program


Department of Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities

Teaching English
to Speakers of Other
Languages – TESL (ESL)

Bachelor's
Master's

See program adviser for options with education
pre-professional licensure program

Department of Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities

Theatre Education2,
PreK-12

Bachelor's

Theater

School of Theatre and Dance

Add-on Endorsement

Endorsements are available in the following areas. Contact the College of Education for more information.

  • Algebra I
  • Gifted Education (add-on licensure)
  • Journalism

1 Biology, chemistry, English, Earth science, history or political science, mathematics, or physics.