2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies Elementary Education (LSTE) Teaching Licensure (40 credits)

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The Liberal Studies major has been designed specifically for students seeking licensure to teach with an Elementary or Middle School endorsement. Requirements for the BS degree in Liberal Studies are listed in the Catalog. With careful scheduling and attention to the requirements for admission to the teach preparation program, a student can complete all degree and program requirements in four years. After completing the degree and program requirements, students receive a BS degree in Liberal Studies and are eligible for licensure in Elementary Education, or Elementary Education with Middle School endorsements.

Students seeking teacher licensure and majoring in Liberal Studies will be assigned an academic advisor in Liberal Studies or Education. Such students declare Liberal Studies as their major by the end of their sophomore year and inform the Office of the Registrar that they will be majoring in Liberal Studies and seeking teach licensure in Elementary Education or Elementary education with Middle School Endorsements.

Partnership Semester

Elementary education teacher candidates participate each week in a semester of Partnership courses. The program consists of four days of on-site methodological preparation in reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and social science; one-half of each of the four days is spent in the classrooms working with the children. Teacher candidates return each Friday to the campus for courses that focuses on classroom management. Special education teachers candidates follow a modified from of this program.

Repeating Courses in Liberal Studies (LSTE) Licensure Areas: Any Liberal Studies student receiving licensure in Elementary (LSTE) may repeat Partnership courses (EDUC 423, 433, 461, 467 and 443) only once if the student is unsuccessful due to insufficient academic performance. In order to be successful in the Partnership semester, students must have B- or better in each Partnership course.

Student Teaching Semester

Note: Passing scores on Praxis II, VCLA, and RVE are required prior to beginning student teaching.

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