To be certified to teach, students must satisfy the course requirements listed below.

Teacher Education

All of the following courses with practicums:

    EDST 180 Psychology of Learning - open to freshmen; must be taken prior to EDUC 430/431
    EDST 350 Ethnicity, Cultural Diversity, and Education
    EDST 440 Sociology of Education - formerly EDST 340
    EDUC 430 or 431 Educating All Learners - College students take 430; Conservatory students take 431

A teaching methods course with practicum (for each certification area):

Methods courses are taken in the spring (Term III) prior to student teaching.

    EDUC 560 Methods in Middle and Secondary Teaching - for English, social studies, math, and science
    EDUC 563 Elementary and Secondary Foreign Language Methods - for foreign languages
    EDUC 565 Method, Materials, and Assessment in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - for ESL
    ART / EDUC 585 Art in the Elementary and Secondary Schools - for art
    MUEP 201 Introduction to Music Education (taken earlier) and MUEP 380 Conducting Principles - for music

The following seminar (taken while student teaching):

    EDUC or MUEP 660 Advanced Methods in Teaching

Education Studies (EDST) courses meet the social science distribution requirement.  Some also meet diversity or competency requirements; check the course schedule for GER designations.  Education (EDUC) courses are for teacher certification only.

General Education

Additional general education requirements (beyond Lawrence's GERs):

  • At least one course in a life or biological science and one course in a physical science (ENST 150 satisfies both requirements). AP credit with a score of 4 or higher may be used to satisfy a science requirement.
  • At least one course in mathematics (MATH 107 Elementary Statistics is recommended).  A quantitative (Q) course that is not a math course does not satisfy this requirement.  AP credit with a score of 4 or higher may be used.
  • At least one course in a non-Western history or culture.  Many global diversity (G) courses satisfy this requirement.

Subject Area

You must have a major in your certification area; a second certification area can be added with an additional major or minor.  Many subject areas also have specific content requirements.  These are listed under "Education / Major subject area requirements" and "Conservatory of Music / The major in music education" in the course catalog.  To avoid problems, have your course plan approved by the chair of the Education or Music Education department.

Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube LarryU