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Specialty Endorsements

Adding a Specialty Endorsement

Adding endorsements to existing Initial and Continuing Teaching Licenses can be completed in one of two ways:

Option A: Practicum & Praxis (4)

If the specialty area content has previously been acquired through experience or prescribed coursework, the candidate is only required to demonstrate subject knowledge by passing the PRAXIS II exam and instructional skill at the appropriate level via a supervised practicum, completing one work sample, and teaching from that sample.

Core Requirements for Practicum & Praxis Option
Course Code Course Title Credits
EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP) 1
EDCI 599 Practicum (Demonstration of instructional expertise in the additional endorsement area. Includes development of one work sample) 2
EDGR 697 Professional Assessment Seminar (Passing score on the Praxis II specialty area) 1
TOTAL (semester hours) 4

Option B: Coursework & Practicum & Praxis (16 – 19)

If the specialty area content has not been acquired through experience or prescribed coursework, the candidate is required to A) complete the endorsement coursework; B) demonstrate subject knowledge by passing the PRAXIS II test; C) demonstrate instructional skill at the appropriate level via a supervised practicum; and D) complete and teach from one work sample.

Applies to the following concentrations: