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Education Professional Core for Art, Music, Physical Education, and Health Candidates who generally complete an elementary and a secondary endorsement in the same area (e.g. art, music, physical education, and health) must complete the following components in order to qualify for licensure: A. College Major – refer to the college catalog and department website for major course requirements (minimum of 30 semester hours). B. Education Professional Core for Art, Music, Physical Education, and Health

  • Educ 114 Foundations of Education
  • Educ 118 Student Development and Learning
  • Educ 222 Assessment, Planning and Teaching
  • Educ 312 Exceptional Learners
  • Educ 321 Human Relations in Teaching
  • Appropriate Specialty Methods Courses
Art
  • Art 360 Elementary Art Methods (includes a 30 hour practicum)
  • Art 361 Secondary Art Methods (includes a 30 hour practicum)
Music
  • Mus 322 Elementary Music Methods
  • Mus 323 Secondary Music Methods
  • Mus 241 Practicum in Music
Physical Education
  • SpSc 208 Elementary Methods of SpSc
  • SpSc 321 Secondary Methods of SpSc
  • SpSc 241 Practicum in Physical Education and Health
Health
  • SpSc 308 Health Methods and Curriculum
  • SpSc 241 Practicum in Physical Education and Health

C. Secondary Student Teaching (not required for core, but required for licensure)

  • Educ 388 Student Teaching
  • Educ 389 Student Teaching Seminar

*Students may combine two or more student teaching assignments, but all student teachers must student teach on a full-time basis for a minimum of 14 weeks. One week equates to one semester hour. Students should contact an Education Department advisor for specific student teaching requirements for each endorsement program. Students seeking two or more divergent endorsements should expect to student teach longer than 14 weeks. The State of Iowa requires that all student teaching placements are full-time (regular teacher hours) and full-semester. Students are encouraged to limit their work schedules and not take classes or participate in extra-curricular activities during the student teaching semester. D. Competency Portfolio