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Optional Endorsement Areas

  • Elementary Education at Morris
  • Elementary Education at Morris
  • Elementary Education at Morris
  • Elementary Education at Morris

Students seeking K–6 licensure may also obtain an endorsement. Requirements for endorsements are below.

Preprimary education (age 3 to grade 3) Requirements »
  • ELED 3203 - Preprimary Methods: Curriculum and Instruction for Three-, Four-, and Five-Year-Olds (3.0 cr)
  • ELED 4206 - Directed Student Teaching in Preprimary Classroom, HDIV (4.0 cr)
  • ELED 3211 - Practicum II: Field Experience in a Preprimary Setting
  • PSY 3401 - meets both Admission and Preprimary requirements and both ElEd Licensure and SS GenEd requirements
  • SOC 3122 - meets both ElEd Licensure and HDiv GenEd requirements
  • Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
    • ED 4903 - Kindergarten Education (4.0 cr)
    • PSY 3111 - Sensation and Perception, SS (4.0 cr)
    • PSY 3112 - Cognition, SS (4.0 cr)
    • PSY 3302 - Personality, SS (4.0 cr)
    • PSY 3501 - Social Psychology, SS (4.0 cr)
    • TH 2111 - Creative Drama with Children (4.0/cr)
Middle level communication arts and literature (grades 5–8) Requirements »
  • In addition to the required courses listed below, a minor in English is strongly recommended.
  • ENGE 4121 - Methods of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature in the Middle and Secondary School (4.0 cr)
  • ELED 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom, HDIV (4.0 cr)
  • ENGL 2501 - Literary Studies, HUM (4.0 cr)
  • ELED 3212 - Practicum II: Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting
  • CMR 1052 or 1042 - meets both ElEd Licensure and E/CR GenEd requirements
  • Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
    • ED 2201 - Perspectives on Young Adult Literature: Schooling, Society, and Culture, HUM (4.0 cr)
    • ENGL 3021 - Grammar and Language, HUM (4.0 cr)
    • ENGL 2xxx or above
Middle level mathematics (grades 5–8) Requirements »
  • In addition to the required courses listed below, a minor in mathematics is strongly recommended.
  • MTHE 4121 - Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Middle and Secondary School (4.0 cr)
  • ELED 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom, HDIV (4.0 cr)
  • MATH 1101 - Calculus I, M/SR (5.0 cr)
  • MATH 1102 - Calculus II, M/SR (5.0 cr)
  • ELED 3212 - Practicum II: Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting
  • STAT 1601, 2601, 2611 meet both ElEd Licensure and M/SR GenEd requirements
  • Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
    • MATH 2111 - Linear Algebra, M/SR (4.0 cr)
    • MATH 2xxx or above
Middle level social studies (grades 5–8) Requirements »
  • In addition to the required courses listed below, a minor in anthropology, economics, history, political science, or sociology is strongly recommended.
  • SSCE 4121 - Methods of Teaching Social Science in the Middle and Secondary School (4.0 cr)
  • ELED 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom, HDIV (4.0 cr)
  • ELED 3212 - Practicum II: Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting
  • ECON 1112 - meets both ElEd Licensure and SS GenEd requirements
  • HIST 1301 - meets both ElEd Licensure and Hist GenEd requirements
  • Political Science
    • POL 1xxx or above or POL 1201 meets both ElEd Licensure and E/CR GenEd requirements
  • SOC 1101 or ANTH 1111 meets both ElEd Licensure and SS GenEd requirements
  • Additional Course (GEOG 2001 recommended)
  • In the listing below, 1xxx is equivalent to 1xxx or above.
    Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
    • ANTH 1xxx
    • ECON 1xxx
    • HIST 1xxx
    • POL 1xxx
    • SOC 1xxx
    • GEOG 2001 meets both ElEd Licensure and ENVT GenEd requirements
Middle level science (grades 5–8) Requirements »
  • In addition to the required courses listed below, students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the General Science 5-8 licensure standards (see SeEd Licensure Area Requirements).
  • SCIE 4121 - Methods of Teaching Science in the Middle and Secondary School (4.0 cr)
  • ELED 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom, HDIV (4.0 cr)
  • BIOL 1111 - Fundamentals of Genetics, Evolution, and Development, SCI (3.0 cr)
  • BIOL 2101 - Evolution of Biodiversity, SCI-L (4.0 cr)
  • CHEM 1101 - General Chemistry I, SCI-L (4.0 cr)
  • ELED 3212 - Practicum II: Field Experience in a Middle Level Setting
  • GEOL 1101 - meets both ElEd Licensure and Sci-L GenEd requirements
  • PHYS 1052 - meets both ElEd Licensure and Sci-L GenEd requirements
  • PHYS 1091 - Principles of Physics I, SCI-L (5.0 cr) or PHYS 1101 - General Physics I, SCI-L (5.0 cr)
    Additional courses recommended but not required
    • BIOL 2111, CHEM 1102, PHYS 1092, PHYS 1102, ED 2301

Students seeking a noneducation major or minor should consult the catalog for requirements in the area of interest.