SDE: Changes August 1998 Part 3

CERTIFICATION REGULATIONS -- (Continued from previous section)

Effective August 6, 1998

Middle Grades

(pages 55-59)

Endorsement for middle grades are valid for teaching in specific subject areas. Please note: endorsement 7-12 for language may teach grades 4, 5, and 6 in a departmentalized elementary school.

Requirements

In addition to 39 semester hours of credit in general academic course work, applicants must:

  • Complete a subject area major in any of the following areas: English, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, earth science, general science, social science, history, political science, economics, geography, anthropology, sociology; or
  • Complete an interdisciplinary major in humanities, history/social science, or integrated science; or

  • Complete 24 semester hours of study in a subject (English, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, earth science, social science, history, political science, economics, geography, anthropology, sociology) and either 15 semester hours in a second subject (English, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, earth science, social science, history, political science, economics, geography, anthropology, sociology) which will result in endorsement in the two subject areas, or 15 semester hours in an all endorsement subject, special education or related subjects (which will not qualify for an additional teaching endorsement).
  • For the English major or English concentration, courses must include study in the evaluation and instruction of students in the area of language arts.
  • For the history or social science major or concentration, the history courses must include study in U.S. history, western civilization or European history and nonwestern history, and study in at least three areas of social science.
  • For the mathematics major or concentration, courses must include study in calculus.
  • For the humanities interdisciplinary major, 18 semester hours of study in language arts/English, and course work in at least 3 areas: literature, philosophy, drama, fine arts, dance, theology or foreign language.
  • For the integrated science interdisciplinary major, a concentration in one area of science of at least 18 semester hours of credit, including a minimum of three lab courses, and course work in each of the other three areas of science, for a minimum of seven credits each including at least one lab course in each area.

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