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Adding an Authorization Level

Candidates who wish to add the next contiguous authorization level to an Initial or Continuing Teaching License complete the following:

Course Requirements (9 – 11 total credit hours)

Authorization Levels
Course Code Course Title Credits
EDGR 500 Professional Planning Seminar and completion of the Professional Education Plan (PEP) 1
EDCI 599 Level appropriate practicum
  • Minimum of 90 clock hours at the new level
  • Includes development and teaching of one work sample
Select ONE for the requested authorization level:
MAT 556 The Whole child and Learning (ECE/ELE) 3
MAT 557 Adolescent Development 3
Select THREE credits for the requested authorization level:
For ECE or ELE:
EDCI 504 Early Childhood Curriculum: A Constructivist Approach 3
EDCI 505 Play in the Early Childhood Education 3
EDCI 577 Hands-on Math/Science 3
EDCI 580 Teaming Language Arts and Social Studies 3
MAT 567 Integrating Social Studies, Science & the Arts 3
For ML or HS:
EDCI 517 Innovative Curriculum in Health and Physical Education 3
EDCI 577 Hands on Math/Science 3
MAT 572 Math Methods 3
MAT 573 Science Methods 3
MAT 564 Integrated Methods 3
MAT 574 English Language Arts Methods 3
MAT 576 Social Studies Methods 3

*On rare occasions a specific course may be substituted at the discretion of the program director or dean.