SDE: Changes August 1998 Part 2

CERTIFICATION REGULATIONS -- (Continued from previous section)

Effective August 6, 1998

Cross Endorsements
(pages 37-41)

Middle Grades

An applicant must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit in a subject area (English, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, earth science, general science integrated science, social science, history, political science, economics, geography, anthropology, sociology) for which the endorsement is sought and 12 semester hours of credit in course work specific to middle level education methods and instruction, except that:

  • For an endorsement to teach history and social studies, an applicant shall include a minimum of nine semester hours of credit in history, including United States history and western civilization or European history and nonwestern history, and course work in at least three of the following areas: political science, economics, geography, sociology, anthropology or psychology.
  • For the mathematics major or concentration, courses must include study in calculus.
  • For an endorsement to teach English, an applicant shall include course work in: secondary developmental reading, advanced composition beyond the college freshman level and English language including history and grammar of the language.
  • For the integrated science interdisciplinary major, a concentration in one area of science of at least nine semester hours of credit including a minimum of one lab course, and course work in each of the other three areas of science, including at least one lab course in each area.

Secondary Academic Subjects

  • For European history and nonwestern history, and course work in at least three of the following areas: political science, economics, geography, sociology, anthropology or psychology.
  • For an endorsement tot each a foreign language, an applicant shall include 24 semester hours of credit in the foreign language; if foreign language course work was started at the intermediate level, 18 semester hours of credit in the foreign language is required; if foreign language course work was started at the advanced level, 12 semester hours of credit in the foreign language is required, and an additional six semester hours including course work in methods and materials for teaching foreign language and course work in language acquisition.
  • For an endorsement to teach remedial reading and remedial language arts, on and after July 1, 1998, an applicant shall complete an approved program of preparation at an approved institution and 30 school months of successful classroom teaching experience.

Bilingual Education

  • 18 semester hours of credit completed at one regionally accredited college or university.
  • Proficiency in English language.

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