Additional Endorsements

Emmaus Teacher Education is approved to recommend teacher candidates and in-service teachers for the following add-on teaching endorsements: K-8 Reading and K-8 Social Studies. Licensure recommendation candidates must achieve a 2.0 minimum grade point in each course required for each endorsement sought.

K-8 Reading – Endorsement No. 148
  • Children’s Literature (ED 203)
  • Introduction to Exceptionalities (ED 231)
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-6 Reading (ED 301)
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-8 Language Arts (ED 305)
  • Reading & Literacy Strategies (ED 355)
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-6 Mathematics (ED 375)
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-8 Social Studies & Content Area Literacy Strategies (ED 435)
  • Principles of Management & Assessment (ED 470)
  • Reading Practicum (ED 482)
  • Diagnostic Teaching of Reading (ED 485)
  • Child Development (PSY 254)
K-8 Social Studies - Endorsement No. 164
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-8 Social Studies (ED 435)
  • 24 semester hours of coursework must come from at least three (3) areas.
  • 12 semester hours come from required General Education courses for Elementary Education majors.
  • Select 12 semester hours from electives*
    • Geography
      • World Geography (GEO 117 – 3 s.h.) - Required
    • History
      • American History (HIS 235/236 – 3 s.h.) – Required
      • Western Civilization 1 (HIS 131 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Western Civilization 2 (HIS 132 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Latin American History (HIS 340 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Modern World History (HIS 350 – 3 s.h.)*
      • History of the Ancient Near East (HIS 410 – 3 s.h.)*
    • Psychology
      • Child Development (PSY 254 – 3 s.h.) - Required
      • Educational Psychology (PSY 351 – 3 s.h.) - Required
      • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 111 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Developmental Psychology (PSY 211 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Psychological Theories and Application 1 (PSY 212 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Abnormal Psychology (PSY 311 – 3 s.h.)*
    • Sociology
      • Marriage & Family Life (SOC 109 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Cultural Anthropology (SOC 314 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Cross-Cultural Communication (SOC 330 – 3 s.h.)*
    • Economics
      • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECN 201 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Principles of Microeconomics (ECN 205 – 3 s.h.)*
K-6 Instructional Strategist 1: Mild and Moderate – Endorsement No. 261

While the Emmaus Teacher Education program is not approved to recommend a teacher candidate or in-service teacher for this teaching endorsement, we do offer a cooperative program with the University of Dubuque that will transfer up to 18 semester hours from Emmaus and requires successful completion of the following coursework at the University of Dubuque to be eligible for their recommendation:

  • EDU 206 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation of Individuals with Disabilities (3 semester hours)
  • EDU 363 Managing Behavior and Social Skills (3 semester hours)
  • EDU 365 Communication and Collaborative Partnerships (3 semester hours)

The University of Dubuque will transfer the following Emmaus courses with a grade of not less than 2.0 and Student Teaching Special Education with a grade of not less than 3.0 to meet the coursework requirements for Endorsement No. 261 IAC 15.2 (15) Instructional Strategist 1: Mild and Moderate

University of Dubuque Requirements Emmaus Bible College Transfer Courses 
Course Course Title & Semester Hours Course Course Title & Semester Hours
EDU 202 Intro to Except. Children/Youth K-12 (3) ED 231 Introduction to Exceptionalities (3)
EDU 204 Characteristics of Learners with Disabilities K-12 (3)    
EDU 206 Assessment, Diagnosis & Evaluation of Individuals with Disabilities (3)    
EDU 207 Methods & Strategies of Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3) ED 331 Instructional Adaptations (3)
ED 307 Corrective and Remedial Reading (3) ED 485 Diagnostic Teaching of Reading (3)
ED 363 Managing Behavior & Social Skills (3)    
ED 365 Communication & Collaborative Partnerships (3)    
ED 490 Student Teaching Special Education (6) ED 490 Student Teaching Special Education (6)

In addition to successfully completing the requisite coursework for any add-on teaching endorsement, teacher candidates and inservice teachers must first complete all program and licensure requirements to be recommended to the Iowa Board for Educational Examiners for the add-on teaching endorsement sought.

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