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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 »

Students planning to complete this sub-plan should take ElEd 3201 and ElEd 3211 in addition to the following courses:

  • 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)
  • PSY 3401 - Developmental Psychology I: Child Psychology [SS] (4.0 cr)
  • SOC 1101 - Introductory Sociology [SS] (4.0 cr)
  • Additional Courses - Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
    • ED 4903 - Kindergarten Education (4.0 cr)
    • PSY 3112 - Cognition, SS (4.0 cr)
    • PSY 3302 - Personality, SS (4.0 cr)
    • PSY 3315 - Parenting and Family Therapy [SS] (4.0 cr)
    • PSY 3404 - Culture and Human Development [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
    • PSY 3501 - Social Psychology, SS (4.0 cr)
    • SOC 3122 - Sociology of Childhoods [HDIV] (4.0 cr)
    • TH 2111 - Creative Drama with Children (4.0/cr)
Middle level communication arts and literature (grades 5–8) Requirements »
  • A minor in English is strongly recommended. Students planning to complete this sub-plan must also complete the requirements for elementary K-6 licensure and should take ElEd 3202 and ElEd 3212 in addition to the following courses.
  • ENGE 2510 - Literary Studies [HUM] (4.0 cr)
  • 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)
  • CMR 1042 - Public Speaking and Analysis [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
  • OR
  • CMR 1052 - Introduction to Public Speaking [E/CR] (2.0 cr)
  • Additional Courses. Engl 3021 is recommended. In the listing below, 2xxx is equivalent to 2xxx or above. 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 »
  • A minor in mathematics is strongly recommended. Students planning to complete this sub-plan must also complete the requirements for elementary K-6 licensure and should take ElEd 3202, ElEd 3212, and MTHE 4121 (Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Middle and Secondary School - 4.0 cr) in addition to the following courses.
  • MATH 1101 - Calculus I, M/SR (5.0 cr)
  • MATH 1102 - Calculus II, M/SR (5.0 cr)
  • ELED 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom, HDIV (4.0 cr)
  • STAT 1601 - Introduction to Statistics [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
  • OR
  • STAT 2601 - Statistical Methods [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
  • OR
  • STAT 2611 - Mathematical Statistics [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
  • 2601, 2611 meet both ElEd Licensure and M/SR GenEd requirements
  • Additional Courses: Math 2111 is recommended. In the listing below, 2xxx is equivalent to 2xxx or above. Take 2 or more course(s) from the following.
    • MATH 2111 - Linear Algebra, M/SR (4.0 cr)
    • MATH 2xxx
Middle level social studies (grades 5–8) Requirements »
  • A minor in anthropology, economics, history, political science, or sociology is strongly recommended. Students planning to complete this sub-plan should take ElEd 3202 and ElEd 3212 and must also complete the requirements for elementary K-6 licensure in addition to the following courses.
  • 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)
  • ECON 1112 - Principles of Macroeconomics [SS] (4.0 cr)
  • HIST 1301 - Introduction to U.S. History [HIST] (4.0 cr)
  • POL 1201 - American Government and Politics [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
  • OR
  • POL 1xxx or above
  • ANTH 1111 - Introductory Cultural Anthropology [SS] (4.0 cr)
  • OR
  • SOC 1101 - American Government and Politics [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
  • Additional Courses: Geog 2001 is 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 - Problems in Geography [ENVT] (4.0 cr)
Middle level science (grades 5–8) Requirements »
  • Students planning to complete this sub-plan must also complete the requirements for elementary K-6 licensure and should take ElEd 3202 and ElEd 3212 in addition to the following courses.
  • 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 4207 - Directed Student Teaching in Middle Level Classroom, HDIV (4.0 cr)
  • GEOL 1101 - Physical Geology [SCI-L] (4.0 cr)
  • SCIE 4121 - Methods of Teaching Science in the Middle and Secondary School (4.0 cr)
  • PHYS 1052 - The Solar System [SCI-L] (5.0 cr)
  • PHYS 1091 - Principles of Physics I, SCI-L (5.0 cr)
  • PHYS 1092 - Principles of Physics II, SCI-L (5.0 cr)
  • OR
  • PHYS 1101 - General Physics I [SCI-L] (5.0 cr)
  • PHYS 1102 - General Physics II [SCI-L] (5.0 cr)

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