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Specific Subject Teacher Certificate (0 Credits)

Candidates for specific subject certificates shall declare a major with the subject-matter department and meet the UCORE and degree requirements of that department. Students completing subject-specific endorsements will follow the Secondary Professional Education Core: ED PSYCH 468, TCH LRN 301, 317, 464, 465, 466, 467, 469, 470 and 415 unless admitted to the MIT program.

In addition to meeting requirements of the degree-granting department, the student must meet admission requirements and make formal application to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in any professional education courses beyond TCH LRN 301 and 317. It is recommended that candidates begin professional education courses in the sophomore or junior year to meet sequencing requirements. Students should include the following courses within UCORE selections to fulfill prerequisite and admission to teacher preparation program requirements: ENGLISH 101 and one of the following: ENGLISH 201, 301, 302, or 402. All courses taken for teacher certification must be completed with a C (2.0) or better.

Schedules of Studies for specific subjects teaching plans can be found in the subject area.



SPECIFIC SUBJECT AREA REQUIREMENTS

Agricultural Education: AFS 101, 201, 401; ANIM SCI 101; CROP SCI 360; CROP SCI/HORT 102; ECONS 350 or 352; AG ED 407, 440, 450, 471; AGTM 201, 402; SOIL SCI 201; plus 9 additional 300-400-level credits in agriculture system-based electives selected with adviser approval; and 3 credits AFS core system elective. A valid first aid card is required for Career and Technical certification.

Biology: BIOLOGY 106, 107, 301, 372, 405, 430, 499; CHEM 105, 106, 345; MBIOS 303, 305, 306; MATH 140 or 171; PHYSICS 101 or 201; PHYSICS 102 or 202; STAT 212, 412, or PSYCH 311; one from HISTORY 381, 382, SOC 430 or HONORS 390; 9 credits approved biological sciences electives.

Chemistry: BIOLOGY 106, 107; CHEM 105, 106 or 116, 220, 222, 345, 348; one from HISTORY 381, 382, 483, SOC 430, or HONORS 390; MATH 140 or 171; MBIOS 303, 304; PHYSICS 101 or 201, 102 or 202; SCIENCE 430; STAT 212, 412 or PSYCH 311; plus an additional 7 credits 300-400-level CHEM including CHEM 331 or MBIOS 465, and at least 4 credits from CHEM 333, 335, 347, 398, 425, 426, 495 or 499.

Designated World Languages French: FRENCH 204, 306, 307, 308, or 408; two from FRENCH 120, 320, 420; one from FRENCH 310, 350, 361; FOR LANG 440, 441; approved internship in French or study abroad in Francophone country at the advanced level.

Designated World Languages Spanish: SPANISH 204, 306, 307, 308, 407, 408; one from FOR LANG 101, 110, 120, 130, 220; two from SPANISH 310, 311, 320, 321, 350, 351, 361; two from SPANISH 450, 451, 452, 453; FOR LANG 440, 441.

Earth and Space Science: SOE 101 or 102 (102 preferred), 207, 210, 230, 315, 320, 340, 350, 408; MATH 140 or 171; PHYSICS 101, 102; CHEM 101 or 105, 102 or 106; BIOLOGY 106; SOE 311 or SOIL SCI 368; BIOLOGY 372 or SOE 300; SOE 312; SCIENCE 430; STAT 370 or 412; minimum of 19 credits from ASTRONOM 390, 435, 450, SOE 303, 405, 470, 475, 498.

English Language Arts: ENGLISH 301 or 302; one from ENGLISH 368, 371, 372, 470, 472, 480, 481, 482; one from ENGLISH 332 (with advisor approval), 338 (with advisor approval), 366, 370, 373, 419, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489; HUMANITY 303, 304, 335, 338, 350, 410, 450; ENGLISH 305 or 306; one from ENGLISH 309, 311 314, 315, 317, 321, 322, 332 (with advisor approval), 338 (with advisor approval), 341, 345, 409; ENGLISH 323, 324, 325, 326; nine credits of ENGLISH or HUMANITY electives, with 3 credits of 100-200-level electives allowed except for transfer students who will be allowed 9 credits of 100-200-level electives.

Family and Consumer Sciences: AG ED 440; two from AMDT 210, 211, 417; BIOLOGY 140; HBM 258; H D 201, 202, 203, 204, 302, 310, 320, 350, 406, 407, 410, 479, 480.

History: ECONS 102; POL S 101; HISTORY 101, 102, 110, 111, 120, 300, 422, 469, 480; one HISTORY from two separate categories: 1) 230 or 231, 2) 270 or 271, 3) 272 or 273, 4) 275; one from HISTORY 411, 413, 414, 415, 416; one from HISTORY 412, 417, 418, 419; 6 credits 300-400-level HISTORY electives which must include one European and one global non-western course.

Mathematics: MATH 171, 172, 216, 220, 273, 300, 301, 320 or 421, 330, 360, 398, 403, 431, 432; PHYSICS 201.

Music Education Endorsements General Requirements: Each endorsement below requires the passing of a piano proficiency examination, an upper-division exam, a solo half-recital, a 2.5 GPA and a grade of C or better in all music courses. If the requirements listed below along with the graduation requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences are met, the degree will be Bachelor of Music.

Music Education - Choral/Instrumental/General Endorsement: MUS 164, 251, 252, 253, 254, 351, 352, 353, 354, 359, 360, 361, 455, 480, 482, 483, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 493, 494, 497. Performance Studies: 14 credits of which 2 credits must be at the 400-level. Include a minimum of 2 credits in choral and 2 credits in performing groups. Performance Groups: 7 credits (minimum of 1 credit during each of seven semesters) to include at least one semester of MUS 435 for instrumentalists and MUS 428 for vocalists.

Music Education - Choral/General Endorsement: MUS 164, 251, 252, 253, 254, 351, 352, 353, 354, 359, 360, 361, 455, 480, 482, 483, 488, 489, 490, 491, 497. Performance Studies: 14 credits of which 2 credits must be at the 400 level. Performance Groups: 7 credits (minimum of 1 credit during each of seven semesters) to include at least 1 credit of MUS 428.

Music Education - Instrumental/General Endorsement : MUS 164, 251, 252, 253, 254, 351, 352, 353, 354, 359, 360, 361, 455, 480, 482, 483, 487, 490, 491, 493, 494, 497. Performance Studies: 14 credits of which 2 credits must be at the 400 level. Performance Groups: 7 credits (minimum of 1 credit during each of seven semesters) to include at least 1 credit of MUS 435.

Physics: ASTRONOM 345; BIOLOGY 106; CHEM 105, 106; one from HISTORY 381, 382, 483; SOC 430, or HONORS 390; MATH 171, 172, 220, 273, 315; PHYSICS 201 or 205, 202 or 206, 303, 304, 410, 415 or 514; 499 (4 credits hours includes observing PHYSICS 101 and 102); SCIENCE 430; one from STAT 212, 412 or PSYCH 311; two from PHYSICS 320, 330, 341.

Social Studies: ECONS 102; HISTORY 101, 102, 110, 111,120, 422, 480 and 12 credits of upper-division history electives w/advisor approval that must include a non-western, a European, a U.S. History, and an elective; POL S 101; SOC 101; one from ANTH 101, 198, 203, 260; one from ECONS 404, 428, 430; one HISTORY from two separate categories: 1) 230 or 231, 2) 270 or 271, 3) 272 or 273, 4) 275; one from HISTORY 319, 495, ANTH 309; one from HISTORY 469, SOC 320; one from POL S 300, 316, 427, 450, 455, CRM J 320; one from ANTH 307, 316, 320, 330, 331, 350, PSYCH 310, 324, 361, 470, SOC 320, 351, 384, 430.


ADD-ON ENDORSEMENTS

Anyone wishing to add an endorsement to a valid Washington State teacher certificate must make application to the WSU add-on endorsement program. The application and more information can be found on the College of Education's website (http://education.wsu.edu/studentservices/endorsements). The following endorsements are available as add-on endorsements only. Individuals may be recommended for endorsement in bilingual education, English Language Learners, reading, middle level science, middle level mathematics, science, or special education concurrently with completion of endorsement requirements in elementary education or one of the specific subject endorsements listed above, or as an endorsement added to a currently valid teacher certificate.

Bilingual Education: TCH LRN 333, 410, or 510; 339 or 549; 401 or 501; 409 or 509; 411; 413, 414, or 514; one from ENGLISH 256, TCH LRN 330, 404, 504 (highly recommended), 512, 516, 537, 574, 580. Demonstrated proficiency in a language other than English by passing the oral and written proficiency tests of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) at the advance mid-level.

English Language Learners [undergraduate courses]: TCH LRN 333, 339, 401, 413 or 414, and 409. One from ENGLISH 256, TCH LRN 330, 404, 504 (highly recommended), 512, 516, 537, 574, 580.

English Language Learners [graduate courses]: TCH LRN 501, 509, 510, 514, 549; one from TCH LRN 512, 516, 504, (highly recommended), 537, 574 or 580.

Middle Level Math: MATH 106, 252, 303, 351; TCH LRN 433 or 533, 434 or 534, approved probability and statistics course.

Middle Level Science: BIOLOGY 106, 107, BIOLOGY/TCH LRN 430, CHEM 101, PHYSICS 150, SCIENCE 101, 102, SOE 101.

Reading [graduate courses]: TCH LRN 528, 537, 544, 546, 551, 553, 558.

Special Education [undergraduate courses]: SPEC ED 301, 401, 402, 403, 404, 409, 421, 440, 471, 490 or 499 (4 credits).

Special Education [graduate courses]: SPEC ED 301, 501, 502, 503, 504, 509, 521, 540, 571, 590 or 499 (4 credits).

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