Education Requirements
Requirements for Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) Certificate
Education Requirements (38-41 credits)
EDU 118 Orientation to Teaching* (1st or 2nd year)
EDU 120 Education of Students with Diverse Needs* (1st or 2nd year)
EDU 211 Educational Psychology*- for non-psychology majors (2nd or 3rd year)
OR
PSY 140 Child Psychology and PSY 224 Psychology of Learning -- for psychology majors
EDU 239Z Theory and Practice of Instruction (2nd year)
EDU 351 Integrated Uses of Multimedia Technology
OR
EDU 381: Art and Technology in the Classroom (3rd or 4th year)
EDU 361Z Reading I: Emergent Literacy* (3rd year)
EDU 362Z Reading II: Integrated Language Arts, Gr. 4-9* (3rd year)
EDU 363 Children’s Literature (3rd or 4th year)
EDU 366Z Content, Methods, and Materials of Teaching Math (3rd or 4th year)
EDU 367Z Content, Methods, and Materials of Teaching Science (3rd or 4th year)
EDU 370Z Fieldwork: Childhood Education (if needed)
EDU 493Z Observation & Student Teaching (4th year)

Liberal Arts Requirements (12 credits)
BIO 110 Concepts in Biology
HIS 101 Introduction to America
PHL 267 Philosophy of Education
SOW 226 Working with Families: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
OR EDU 382: Multicultural Education
PHE 169 Health Physical Education & Safety for the School-Age Child

*Course requires students to complete 15 to 30 hours of work observing, assisting and/or teaching children in a school setting. The childhood education program requires a minimum of 100 hours of such field work.

Second Certificates with Childhood Education
Students may qualify for a second certificate with childhood education in one of three areas: early childhood education (birth-grade 2), middle childhood specialist (grades 5-9), and students with disabilities (grades 1-6). Students must completeall requirements for the childhood education certificate as well as specific additionalcourse and field work requirements for the second certificate. Some required courses for dual certificates are offered by the CNR Graduate School.

Additional Requirements for Early Childhood Certificate

EDU 370Z Fieldwork: Early Childhood Education (additional 50 hours)
EDU 491Z Practicum in Early Childhood Education
EDU 511 Principles and Issues in Curriculum (graduate level)
RSE 680 Language Development & Disabilities (graduate level)

Additional Requirements for Middle Childhood Specialist Certificate

(Major in an academic field taught in grades 5-9)
PSY 242 Adolescent Psychology
EDU 348Z The Middle School
EDU 370Z Fieldwork: Middle Childhood Education (additional 50 hours)

Additional Requirements for Students with Disabilities at the Childhood Education Level Certificate

EDU 370Z Fieldwork: Special Education (additional 50 hours)
EDU 375Z Curriculum and Techniques for Teaching Children with Disabilities in Inclusive and Self-Contained Settings
EDU 380Z Assessment of Children in Inclusive Settings
EDU 494Z Observation and Student Teaching: Special Education
Students will need to complete a course in statistics (either PSY 230 Psychological Statistics OR MTH 117 Elementary Statistics) as a prerequisite to taking EDU 380Z.

Candidates preparing to teach students with disabilities at the childhood level will complete EDU 493Z for 5 credits at either grade level (4-6) and EDU 494Z for 5 credits in special education-childhood level at the other grade level.

Requirements for Adolescence Education (Gr. 7-12) Certificate
Education Requirements (34-37 credits)
EDU 118 Orientation to Teaching* (1st or 2nd year)
EDU 120 Education of Students with Diverse Needs* (1st or 2nd year)
EDU 211 Educational Psychology* (1st or 2nd year)
EDU 239Z Theory and Practice of Instruction (2nd year)
EDU 337Z Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School (3rd year)
EDU 342Z Materials and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages - for foreign language majors
EDU 348Z The Middle School* (3rd year)
EDU 351 Integrated Uses of Multimedia Technology
OR EDU 381: Art and Technology in the Classroom (3rd or 4th year)
EDU 362Z Reading II: Integrated Language Arts, Gr. 4-9* (3rd year)
EDU 370Z Fieldwork: Adolescence Education (2nd or 3rd year)
EDU 492Z Observation & Student Teaching: Secondary School (4th year)

Liberal Arts Requirements (15 credits)
ENG 118 Survey of Adolescent Literature
HIS 101 Introduction to America
PHL 267 Philosophy of Education
PSY 242 Adolescent Psychology
SOW 226 Working with Families: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
OR EDU 382: Multicultural Education
PHE 169 Health, Physical Education & Safety for the School-Age Child

*Course requires students to complete 15 to 30 hours of work observing assisting and/or teaching children in a school setting. The adolescence education program requires a minimum of 100 hours of such field work.

Second Certificates with Adolescence Education
Students may qualify for a second certificate with adolescence education in one of two areas: middle childhood specialist (grades 5-9) and students with disabilities (grades 7-12). Students must complete all requirements for the adolescence education certificate as well as specific additional course and field work requirements for the second certificate. Eligibility to enroll in graduate level courses is determined by the CNR Graduate School.

Additional Requirement for Middle Childhood Specialist Education Certificate

EDU 370Z Fieldwork: Middle Childhood Education (additional 50 hours)
All other requirements for this certificate are included in the Adolescence certificate.

Additional Requirements for Students with Disabilities at the Adolescence Education Level Certificate
EDU 370Z Fieldwork: Special Education (additional 50 hours)
EDU 375Z Curriculum and Techniques for Teaching Children with Disabilities in Inclusive and Self-contained Settings*
EDU 380Z Assessment of Children in Inclusive Settings
EDU 494Z Observation & Student Teaching: Special Education
Students will need to complete a course in statistics (either PSY 230 Psychological Statistics OR MTH 117 Elementary Statistics) as a prerequisite to taking EDU 380Z.
Candidates preparing to teach students with disabilities at the adolescence level will complete EDU 492Z for 5 credits at either grade level, 7-9 or 10-12, and EDU 494Z for 5 credits in special education-adolescence level at the grade level.