Undergraduate and Field-Based

Educator Certification

The undergraduate program for initial certification is designed for the student working toward a bachelor's degree who wants to become a certified teacher. Your coursework will focus on two major elements: expertise in your major (your content area) and expertise in the practice of teaching (professional development).

Your training will also include two semesters of field experience. You will spend the first semester on site at a local school two full days a week. During the second semester, you will student teach at the school site five full days a week. You will student teach in the grade level and teaching area of your specialization.

More information about the field-based program is available in the undergraduate course catalog.

Initial teacher certification is available in each of the areas below.

Early Childhood – Grade 6 certificate

Certification area Degree Undergraduate major College
Core Subjects (Reading) BSIS Interdisciplinary Studies Education & Human Development
Core Subjects (Bilingual) BSIS Interdisciplinary Studies Education & Human Development

 

Grade 4 – 8 Certificate

Certification area Degree Undergraduate major College
English Language Arts and Reading BA English Liberal Arts
Mathematics BSIS Interdisciplinary Studies Education & Human Development
Science BS Environmental Science Science & Engineering
Social Studies BA History Liberal Arts

 

Grade 7 – 12 Certificate

Certification area Degree Undergraduate major College
Computer Science (8-12) BS Computer Science Science & Engineering
English Language Arts and Reading BA English Liberal Arts
History BA History Liberal Arts
Life Sciences BS Biology Science & Engineering
Mathematics BS Mathematics Science & Engineering
Physical Science (6-12) BS Chemistry Science & Engineering
Social Studies BA History Liberal Arts
Speech BA Communication Liberal Arts

 

Early Childhood – Grade 12 Certificate

Certification area Degree Undergraduate major College
Art BA Art Liberal Arts
Music BM Music Liberal arts
Physical Education BS Kinesiology Education & Human Development
Spanish BA Spanish Liberal Arts
Special Education BSIS Interdisciplinary Studies Education
Theatre BA Theatre Liberal Arts

 

All of these certifications are also available via alternative certification.