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 Bilingual Education (Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12):

  • 18 semester hours of credit with coursework in each of the following areas:
    • Foundations of bilingual education
    • Assessment of bilingual students
    • Methods and materials for teaching limited-English-proficient students in bilingual programs (this is a bilingual methods course) 
    • Cross-cultural studies for teaching limited-English-proficient students
    • Methods and materials for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • ​Elective (an additional bilingual or ESL course)
  • 100 clock hours (or 3 months teaching experience) in a bilingual setting
  • Appropriate Target Language Proficiency or English Language Proficiency test (if applicable)

 English as a Second Language (ESL) (Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12):

  • 18 semester hours of credit with coursework in each of the following areas:
    • Linguistics
    • Theoretical foundations of teaching ESL
    • Assessment of the bilingual student
    • Methods and materials for teaching ESL
    • Cross-cultural studies for teaching limited-English proficient students
    • ​Elective (an additional ESL or bilingual course)
  • 100 clock hours (or 3 months teaching experience) in an ESL setting

 Gifted Education Teacher (Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12):

  • 24 semester hours of credit with coursework in each of the following areas:
    • characteristics of the field of gifted education as it pertains to gifted children, including their cognitive, creative and affective development
    • the wide range of ways in which a child is gifted; issues and practices in identifying and serving gifted children; and the manner in which assessment data shape decisions about identification, learning progress and outcomes
    • theoretical and research-based data necessary for the development of programs, curriculum and instructional sequences for gifted children, especially those serving gifted students from diverse populations
    • A Practicum
  • Gifted Education (NES) (312) test

 Middle School Mathematics (Middle School):

  • 3 semester hours in the methods of teaching mathematics in middle school
    • Middle school mathematics methods courses must address teaching math in grades 5-8 or grades 6-8 and are normally titled, “Teaching Math in the Middle School”, “Methods of Teaching Middle School Mathematics,” or something similar. Methods of teaching secondary (high school) mathematics coursework will also be honored
  • 15 semester hours to be selected from four of the following areas:
    • Math content courses for elementary teachers
    • Calculus
    • Modern algebra or number theory
    • Geometry
    • Computer science
    • Probability and statistics
    • History of mathematics 

 Reading Teacher (Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12):

  • 24 semester hours of credit with coursework in each of the following areas:
    • Foundations of reading
    • Content area reading
    • Assessment and diagnosis of reading problems
    • Developmental and remedial reading instruction and support
    • Developmental and remedial materials and resources
    • Literature appropriate to students across all grade ranges
    • ​Reading practicum
  • Reading Teacher (177) or Reading Specialist (176) test

 Safety and Driver’s Education (Senior High):

24 semester hours with 12 at the upper division with the following distribution:

  • 3 semester hours in injury prevention or safety
  • 12 semester hours in driver education that include:
    • Driving task analysis (introduction to driver education)
    • Teaching driver education in the classroom
    • Advanced driver education and emergency evasive driving
    • Teaching the laboratory portion of the driver education course, including:
      • ​On-street teaching under the supervision of a qualified driver education teacher
      • ​​The equivalent of at least one semester hour’s preparation in the use of driving simulation
      • ​​The equivalent of at least one semester hour’s preparation in and use of multiple-car programs
  • 3 semester hours in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • 6 semester hours chosen from at least two of the following:
    • The use of technology in instruction
    • Safety issues related to alcohol and drugs
    • Driver education for students with disabilities
    • ​Any other safety-related area​
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