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Specific Subject Teacher Certificate

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Specific Subject Teacher Certificate (141 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: PSYCH 105; 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 preparation 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; PSYCH 105.
First Year
First TermCredits
ENGLISH 101 [WRTG]3
HISTORY 105 [ROOT]3
PSYCH 105 [SSCI]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Science Elective3 or 4
Second TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]14 or 3
COM 102 [COMM]3
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
Endorsement23
Humanities [HUM]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Endorsement26
ENGLISH 201, 301, or 3023
Physical Sciences [PSCI] or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]13 or 4
Certify in Major
Second TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
Endorsement212
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
Endorsement214-15
TCH LRN 3013
Certify In Teaching and Learning
Complete West-B
Second TermCredits
Endorsement214-16
Third TermCredits
TCH LRN 317 (available summer only)2
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Endorsement29
TCH LRN 4643
TCH LRN 4653
TCH LRN 4662
Second TermCredits
ED PSYCH 4683
Endorsement23
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
TCH LRN 4673
TCH LRN 4692
TCH LRN 4703
Fifth Year
First TermCredits
TCH LRN 41516

Footnotes
1Students may substitute 3 credits of Biological Sciences [BSCI] and 4 credits of Physical Sciences [PSCI].
2Credit hours needed for the endorsement are from 20-74, depending on the major.

SPECIFIC SUBJECT AREA REQUIREMENTS

Agricultural Education (51 hours): AFS 101, 201, 301, 401; ANIM SCI 101, ECONS 350; AG ED 342, 407, 440, 442, 471; AGTM 201, 402; HORT 102; SOIL SCI 201, plus 9 additional credits, 6 upper division in technical agriculture selected with adviser approval. 18 credits in technical agriculture must be upper division. A valid first aid card is required for Career and Technical certification.

Biology (71-74 hours): BIOLOGY 106, 107, 301, 372, 405, 430, 499; CHEM 105, 106, 345; MBIOS 303, 305, 306; MATH 140 or 171; PHYSICS 101, 201; PHYSICS 102 or 202; STAT 212, 412, or PSYCH 311; one from HISTORY 381, 382, SOC 430 or HONORS 390; 9 hours approved biological sciences electives.

Chemistry (62-64 hours): BIOLOGY 106, 107; CHEM 105 or 115, 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; PH S 430; PHYSICS 101 or 201, 102 or 202, STAT 212, 412 or PSYCH 311. Additional 7 hours 300-400-level CHEM including CHEM 331 or MBIOS 465 and at least 4 hours from CHEM 333, 335, 347, 398, 425, 426, 495 or 499.

Designated World Languages French (40 hours): FRENCH 204, 306, 307, 308, or 408; two from FRENCH 120, 320, 420; one from FRENCH 310, 350, 361; FOR LANG 440, 541; approved internship in French or study abroad in Francophone country at the advanced level.

Designated World Languages Spanish (40 hours): 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, 541.

Early Childhood Education (108 hours): COM 102 or H D 205; ENGLISH 198, 201, 301, or 302; three 3-4 credit UCORE sciences; H D 201, 202, or 101; 204, 302, 341, 342, 410, 446, 449, 482; SPEC ED 409; HISTORY 150 or AMER ST 216; MATH 251, 252; MUS 388; TCH LRN 301, 307, 321, 322, 352, 371, 385, 390, 402, 403, 405, 413, 415, 445, 483.

Earth and Space Science (67-70 hours): GEOLOGY 101 or 102 (102 preferred), 206, 210, 315, 340, 350, 499; MATH 140 or 171; PHYSICS 101, 102; CHEM 105, 106; BIOLOGY 106; ASTRONOM 345; ENVR SCI 174; one from HISTORY 381, 382, 483, SOC 430 or HONORS 410; PH S 430; one from STAT 212, 412, or PSYCH 311; 6 hours 300-400-level (geology elective, geomorphology or oceanography recommended).

English Language Arts (42 hours): ENGLISH 302; one from HUM 101, 103, 198, 302, 303, 304, 335, 350, 410 or 450; three from ENGLISH 370, 371, 372, 373; one from ENGLISH 205, 305, 306; ENGLISH 326, 325, 324, 323; 12 hours English or Humanities electives (3 hours must include an advisor approved writer-of-color class).

Family and Consumer Sciences (58-59 hours): AG ED 440; two from AMDT 210, 211, 417; HBM 258, MBIOS 130; H D 201, 202, 203, 204, 302, 310, 320, 350, 406, 407, 410, 479, 480.

Health and Fitness (67 hours): KINES 266, 311; BIOLOGY one from 102, 106, 107; BIOLOGY 140, 251; CHEM 101 or 105; MBIOS 130; KINES 361, 484, 393, 481, 483; KINES 199, 262, 264, 362, 380, 415, 461, 481; PEACT 112, 114, 132, 120/121; PSYCH 230.

History (48 hours): ECONS 102; POL S 101; HISTORY 101, 102, 110, 111, 300, 422, 469, 480; two from HISTORY 230 or 231, 270 or 271, 272 or 273, 274, 275; one from HISTORY 411, 413, 414, 415, 416; one from HISTORY 412, 417, 418, 419; 6 hours 300-400 level HISTORY electives which must include one European and one global non-western course.

Mathematics (44 hours): MATH 171, 172, 216, 220, 273, 300, 301, 303, 330, 360, 398, 431, 432, 320 or 421; PHYSICS 201.

Music: Each endorsement 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.

Choral/Instrumental/General (73 hours): MUS 251, 252, 253, 254, 351, 352, 353, 354, 359, 360, 361, 455, 467, 480, 481, 482, 483, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 493, 494, 497. Performance Studies: 14 hours of which 2 hours must be at the 400-level. Performance Groups: 7 hours, minimum of 1 hour during each of seven semesters, to include at least one semester of MUS 435 for instrumentalists and MUS 428 for vocalists. Include a minimum of 2 hours in choral and 2 hours in performing groups. Total performance experience (performance studies and performing groups) must include a minimum of 4 hours in choral/vocal music and 4 hours in instrumental music.

Choral/General (67 hours): MUS 251, 252, 253, 254, 351, 352, 353, 354, 359, 360, 361, 455, 480, 482, 483, 488, 489, 490, 491, 497. Performance Studies: 14 hours of which 2 hours must be at the 400 level. Performance Groups: 7 hours, minimum of 1 hour during each of seven semesters, to include at least 1 hour of MUS 428.

Instrumental/General (69 hours): MUS 251, 252, 253, 254, 351, 352, 353, 354, 359, 360, 361, 455, 480, 482, 487, 490, 491, 493, 494, 497. Performance Studies: 14 hours minimum of which 2 hours must be at the 400 level. Performance Groups: 7 hours, minimum of 1 hour during each of seven semesters, to include at least 1 hour of MUS 435.

Physics (64-69 hours): ASTRONOM 345; BIOLOGY 106; 430, 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 hours includes observing PHYSICS 101 and 102); one from STAT 212, 412 or PSYCH 311; two from PHYSICS 320, 330, 341.

Social Studies (63 hours): ECONS 102; HISTORY 101, 102, 110, 111, 422, 480 and 12 hours 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 320, 327, 416, 427, 430; two from HISTORY 230 or 231, 270, 272 or 273, 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; two 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 (21 hours): TCH LRN 333 or 510, 339 or 549, 401 or 501, 509, 411, 414 or 514 and 509; one from TCH LRN 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 level] (18 hours): TCH LRN 330, 333, 339, 401, 414, and 409 (under development) or 509, or equivalent. One from TCH LRN 504 (highly recommended), 512, 516, 537, 574, 580.

English Language Learners [graduate level] (18 hours): TCH LRN 501, 509, 510, 514, 549; one from TCH LRN 512, 516, 504, (highly recommended), 537, 574 or 580.

Middle Level Science (17 hours): CHEM 101, BIOLOGY 107, PHYSICS 150, SCIENCE 430, TCH LRN 513, 304.

Middle Level Science (17 hours): CHEM 101, BIOLOGY 107, PHYSICS 150, SCIENCE 430, TCH LRN 304.

Reading [undergraduate level] ( 20+ hrs): TCH LRN 528, 551, 553, 558; TCH LRN 307, 322, 413.

Reading [graduate level] (20+ hours): TCH LRN 528, 551, 553, 558; one from TCH LRN 307, 532, 544, 547, 548, 552; one from TCH LRN 322, 538, 546, 556; one from TCH LRN 413, 505, 507, 537.

Science (hours vary): The candidate must complete a full endorsement in biology, chemistry, physics, or earth and space science, plus the following courses, if not included in the full endorsement: one 3-4 credit Astronomy course; CHEM 345; two from GEOLOGY 102, 210, 323 or 390; BIOLOGY 107.

Special Education [undergraduate level] (31 hours): SPEC ED 301, 401, 402, 403, 404, 409, 421, 440, 470, 490 (4 credits).

Special Education [graduate level] (31 hours): SPEC ED 301, 501, 502, 503, 504, 509, 521, 540, 571, 590 (4 credits).

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