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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 Head

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-122

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 (ESL)

Bachelor's
Master's

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

Department of Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities

Theatre Education, PreK-12

Bachelor's

Theater

School of Theatre and Dance

1 Biology, chemistry, English, Earth science, history or political science, mathematics, or physics.
2 IDLS is the recommended major.

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