This program of study is designed to provide the coursework needed for the State of Iowa endorsement(s) as an elementary classroom teacher or K-8 specialist to the college graduate or career-interruption student who holds a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Upon successful completion of the certificate program, the teacher candidate is awarded a Continuing Education Certificate in Elementary Education and is eligible for the K-6 Classroom Teacher endorsement by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE). Licensed in-service teachers upon successful completion of the endorsement track will be eligible for the desired specialist endorsement(s). Teacher candidates and in-service teachers are required to apprise themselves of program admission, continuation, and completion policies and must meet all criteria.
Continuing education students pursuing an initial teaching license or endorsement should follow the procedures for teacher education program admission. Applicants may receive provisional status for two consecutive semesters to allow for sufficient time to complete program admission requirements:
Teacher Candidates seeking an initial teaching license in Elementary Education must successfully complete the course requirements for general education and the professional coursework for the K-6 Classroom Teacher endorsement:
State-licensed classroom practitioners seeking to add the K-8 or K-12 specialist endorsement(s):
Emmaus Teacher Education is approved to offer four teaching specialization endorsements: K-8 Music, 5-12 Music, K-8 Reading, and K-8 Social Studies. Music education candidates seeking music endorsements are required to (1) complete the Music Information Profile which functions as an application to their program and (2) audition with the music department faculty. The music department will review your profile and audition performance and communicate their admission decision in writing.
In addition to completion of a 30-semester hour teaching major including Teaching Elementary Music (ED 309) and Student Teaching in Music (ED 493), the candidate must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours in Music to include the following:
In addition to completion of a 30-semester hour teaching major (professional core) including Teaching Elementary Music (ED 309) and Teaching Secondary Music (ED 310) and Student Teaching in Music (ED 491 and ED 493), the candidate must complete the following courses in Music:
Music Fundamentals (MUS 010) or demonstrated proficiencyMusic Theory/SS/ET 1 (MUS 110) Music Theory/SS/ET 2 (MUS 210) Music Theory SS/ET 3 (MUS 310)Music Theory SS/ET 4 (MUS 410) Survey of Music History (MUS 173)Music History 1 (MUS 273) Music History 2 (MUS 373) Keyboard Skills (MUS 328) or demonstrated proficiency Voice Lessons (2 semesters) Piano Lessons (2 semesters) Lessons on primary instrument (4 semesters) Conducting 1 (MUS 365) Conducting 2 (MUS 465) Vocal Techniques (MUS 350) Diction and Song Literature (MUS 385) Survey of Choral Literature (MUS 286) Performing Groups (4 semesters) Concert Attendance
In addition to completion of a 30-semester hour teaching major including Teaching Reading (ED 301) and Student Teaching (ED 497), the candidate must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours in Reading to include the following:
Children's Literature (ED 203) Introduction to Exceptionalities (ED 231) Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Reading (ED 301) Curriculum and Instruction in Language Arts (ED 305) Teaching Diverse Learners (ED 311) Foundations for Reading & Literacy (ED 355) Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Science and Math (ED 426) Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Social Studies (ED 435) Principles of Management & Assessment (ED 470) Reading Practicum (ED 482) Diagnostic Teaching of Reading (ED 485) Child Development (PSY 254)
In addition to completion of a 30 semester hour teaching major including Teaching Social Studies (ED 435) and Student Teaching (ED 497) the candidate must complete 24 semester hours in Social Studies to include coursework from at least 3 of the following areas:
The state of Iowa offers a variety of endorsements specific to Special Education each requiring 24 semester hours of specialized coursework. Emmaus offers 12-18 semester hours of a special education core that may render a candidate eligible for a conditional license to teach special education and provide opportunity for further specialization.
Introduction to Exceptionalities (ED 231) Teaching Diverse Learners (ED 311) Instructional Adaptations (ED 331) Management and Assessment of Special Needs Students (ED 470) Educational Psychology: Tests and Measurement (PSY 351) Student Teaching Special Education (ED 490)
In addition to successfully completing the requisite coursework for the certificate and/or endorsement(s), teacher candidates and in-service teachers must fulfill program completion and licensure requirements (click here) to be recommended to the State of Iowa Board for Educational Examiners for the desired teaching endorsement(s).
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