The K-12 Teacher Licensure programs are for students who hold a bachelor’s degree and are interested in teaching in disciplines that are K-12 specific. The professional education sequences are offered in the following programs:
- Physical Education
The professional education sequence in a K-12 program provides students with background in educational foundations, curriculum development, and teaching methods, along with field experiences necessary to be successful in today’s diverse K-12 classrooms. The programs offered through the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Education prepare dedicated teachers with the skills, expertise and pedagogy to meet the needs of 21st century students.
Upon completion of the program requirements, students have:
- A depth of knowledge in their chosen academic discipline;
- A knowledge of the principles of human growth and development;
- A knowledge of students with varying racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
- A knowledge of the wide range of abilities and special needs of students; and
- The ability to apply their knowledge and skills as they develop effective learning experiences for students during the methods and clinical components of the professional education sequence.
Take a closer look at the K-12 Teacher Licensure Program and its requirements.
If you are interested in the program or have questions about Art, Music or Spanish, please contact Vanessa King in the Department of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies at (773) 442-5387. If you have questions about Physical Education, please contact Marianne Morrissey in the Department of Health Sciences and Physical Education at (773) 441-4159.
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