Teacher Certification

Professional Education Requirements

Undergraduate / Postgraduate Candidates (34 semester hours)

Pre-Student Teaching Clinical Experiences (4 hours)

Pre-Student Teaching Clinical coursework must be taken sequentially, though not necessarily back-to-back.  The sequence is completed over a period of three semesters beginning with ILAS 201 then ILAS 301 and finally ILAS 401,which is taken concurrently with HIST 496 the semester prior to student teaching.

  • ILAS 201 (40 clock hours, plus required seminars) (1 credit hour)
  • ILAS 301 (50 clock hours, plus required seminars) (2 credit hours)
  • ILAS 401 A or B (40 clock hours completed concurrently with HIST 496) (1 credit hour)

Educational Theory and Practice Coursework (18 hours)

  • EPFE 201 or IDSP 211 Multiculturalism in American Education
  • EPFE 400, 410 or 321 “Foundations of Education”
  • EPS 406 “Human Development and Learning”
  • LTRE 311: "Teaching Reading in the Content Area"
  • TLSE 457 “Integrating Exceptional Students” 
  • ETR 440 “Secondary Classroom Assessment”
  • HIST 496 “Teaching Methods”

Student Teaching (12 hours)

  • HIST 400


Student-At-Large / Graduate Candidates (34 semester hours)

Pre-Student Teaching Clinical Experience (4 hours)

Pre-Student Teaching Clinical coursework must be taken sequentially, though not necessarily back-to-back.  The sequence is completed over a period of three semesters beginning with ILAS 201 then ILAS 301 and finally ILAS 401,which is taken concurrently with HIST 496 the semester prior to student teaching.

  • ILAS 201 (40 clock hours, plus required seminars) (1 credit hour)
  • ILAS 301 (50 clock hours, plus required seminars) (2 credit hours)
  • ILAS 401 A or B (40 clock hours completed concurrently with HIST 496) (1 credit hour)

Classroom Coursework (18 hours)

  • LTIC 501  “Multicultural Ed. Materials and Methods”
  • EPFE 500, 510, 520, or 521 “Foundations of  Education”
  • EPS 508 “Theories and Research in Adolescent Behavior and Development
  • LTRE 511: "Teaching Reading in the Content Area"
  • TLSE 557 “Integrating the Exceptional Student in the Regular Classroom”
  • ETR 440 “Test Construction and Evaluation”
  • HIST 496 “Teaching Methods”

Student Teaching (12 hours)

  • HIST 400 Student Teaching