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Program Requirements for Education

For a Major in Elementary Education

41 credits including:

For an Elementary Education major with Licensure: admission to teacher preparation program and complete major requirements, as well as:

TSPC required exams, OSP/FBI criminal history clearance, Education Department requirements.

For an Elementary Education major with Licensure and ESOL endorsement: completion of all requirements for Elementary Education major with Licensure (see above), as well as:

TSPC required ESOL exam; and specific ESOL student teaching requirements.

For an Elementary Education major with Licensure & Middle School Content Endorsement (Foundational English Language Arts, Foundational Mathematics, Foundational Science, or Foundational Social Studies): admission to teacher preparation program and complete the Elementary Education major requirements, as well as:

TSPC required exams, OSP/FBI criminal history clearance, Education Department requirements, and four approved courses in the middle level content area.

For a Secondary Education major with Licensure (for teaching middle or high school): admission to teacher preparation program and complete one of the following Linfield majors: Anthropology, Applied Physics, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Creative Writing, Economics, Environmental Studies, French, Health
Education, History, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Health and Human Performance: Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health: Health Promotion, Sociology, Spanish or Studio Art;

TSPC required exams, OSP/FBI criminal history clearance, Education Department requirements.

For a Secondary Education major with Licensure and ESOL endorsement: completion of all requirements for Secondary Education major with Licensure (see above), as well as:

TSPC required ESOL exam; and specific ESOL student teaching requirements.

The Secondary Education major is a second major only. The Secondary Education major leads to teacher licensure in a content area endorsement area. Linfield’s Teacher Education Program is approved to recommend candidates for the following teachinglicense endorsements: Art, Biology, Chemistry, English Language Arts, French, Health Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Social Studies, Spanish. A Secondary Education major without a content area major would not lead to state licensure. As a result, students may not graduate from Linfield with a Secondary Education major as their only major.

For a Minor in Education

20 credits including:

An additional six credits in education courses selected from

Or approved education-related courses.