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Endorsement 029: Elementary Education (K-8) minor requirements

  • EDU 250 Foundations of Education (3)
  • EDU 387 Teaching the Exceptional Child in the Regular Classroom (3)
  • EDU/ENG 366 Children’s and Young Adult Literature (3
  • EDU 351 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (3)
  • EDU 361 Teaching Science in Elementary School (3)
  • EDU 371 Teaching Social Studies in Elementary School (3)
  • EDU 381 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary School (3)
  • EDU 495 Student Teaching (via UMPI) (12)

Additional requirements:

  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators passed before applying to student teach. Reading: test code: 5712, score requirement: 156. Writing: test code: 5722, score requirement: 162. Mathematics: test code: 5732, score requirements: 150. (Note: If you want to take all three together, register for the Combined Test: test code: 5751 and scores will be reported individually. Applicants for initial teacher certification much achieve a composite score of 468 in the three sections with no single score being lower than three points lower than the required scores. PRAXIS I scores will be accepted until 8/31/18.)
  • PRAXIS II passed before applying to student teach. (test code: 5001; Reading & Language Arts score requirement: 157; Science score requirement: 159; Mathematics score requirement: 157; Social Studies score requirement: 155)
  • Complete MDOE fingerprinting and criminal check
  • Complete any two English courses (6)
  • Complete any two Mathematics courses (6) MAT 130 & 131 recommended
  • Complete any two Science courses (6)
  • Complete any two Social Studies courses (anthropology, geography, history or political science) (6)
  • Complete 9 credits of UMPI EDU courses prior to taking EDU 495
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators and PRAXIS II must be passed before applying to student teach.
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) must be passed for certification
  • Applications for student teaching must be submitted to Cindy Dean,, the semester before student teaching (October 1st or February 1st).

Checksheet for K-8 minor





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