Lawrence offers certification for the following licenses:
Elementary/Middle (K-9) - with any major in the college or conservatory
English Language Arts (4-12) – with a major in English
Social Studies (4-12) - with a major in history, government, economics, psychology, or anthropology
Science (4-12) - with a major in biology, chemistry, environmental science, geosciences, or physics
Mathematics (4-12) - with a major in mathematics
Computer Science (4-12) - with a major in computer science
Art (K-12) - with a major in studio art
Music (K-12) - with a major in music education in the conservatory
Theatre (K-12) - with a major in theatre arts
World Languages (K-12) - with a major in Spanish, French, German, Russian, Chinese, or Japanese
English as a Second Language (K-12) - with the teaching ESL minor in linguistics
Student Teaching Options
Elementary candidates student teach in the fall semester in the Appleton Area School District, where they receive methods instruction from master teachers. Secondary & all-levels candidates student teach in the fall or spring semester with three placement options: near Lawrence, in Chicago (through our partnership with the Chicago Center), or internationally (nine weeks in a local school plus nine weeks abroad).
You can get certified to become a teacher through Lawrence University even if you’ve already graduated from Lawrence or another college.
Education Studies Minor
If you’re looking to pursue graduate study or work in an education-related field other than classroom teaching, consider the minor in education studies.
Teacher Certification Outcomes
Your Lawrence education prepares you to be a teacher-leader in the classroom, school, and community.
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