The PK-12 Licensure concentration prepares students to meet State licensure requirements to teach both health and physical education from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Students can also elect to become endorsed to teach Driver Education. Our program is a competency-based, fieldwork intensive curriculum that ensures students obtain teaching experiences throughout their academic career. As a result, graduates enter the workforce confident in their skills and ability to deal with the many challenges and issues in the schools today.
Admission to the teacher education program requires that by the second semester of the sophomore year students complete an application which includes successful completion of state mandated standardized testing requirements, demonstrate competency in written and oral English (earn a grade of “C-” or better in ENGL 150), have satisfactory professional dispositions, and possess an overall grade point average of 3.0. Students with a 2.5-2.99 are placed on a wait list for admission. (For more information, refer to the Office of Professional Services section located under the Department of Education and Special Education in the catalog.) PK-12 Licensure majors must earn a minimum grade of “C” in each professional course noted below by an asterisk. Transfer students have two semesters to complete the above requirements. Additional policies and procedures for this concentration are in the PK-12 Licensure Teacher Education Student Handbook.