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Special Subject Cross-Endorsements

Overview

Please note that these are only general guidelines. Approval and/or acceptance of specific coursework will be determined once an application, fee, and official transcripts have been submitted for review.

Agriculture, PreK–12 (#040)

Coursework Requirement:

  • A major or 30 semester hours of credit in agriculture
Art, PreK–12 (#042)

Coursework Requirement:

  • A subject area major in art (Note: a subject area major is determined by the institution.)

Assessment Requirement:

Computer Science (Unique Endorsement #110)

Please note: the Computer Science cross endorsement requires coursework OR a passing score on the Praxis II assessment.

Coursework Requirement:

  • A major in computer science or at least 30 semester hours of credit related to computer science including study in each of the following areas:
    • Computing Systems, which may include devices; hardware and software; troubleshooting
    • Networks and the Internet, which may include cyber security; network communication and organization
    • Data and Analysis, which may include storage; collection; visualization; transformation; inference and models
    • Algorithms and Programming, which may include algorithms; variables; control; modularity/decomposing; program development
    • Impacts of Computing, which may include culture/history; social interactions

Note: At least 12 semester hours of credit must be specific to computer science.

Assessment Requirement:

Dance, PreK–12 (#483)

Coursework Requirement:

  • A major in Dance or 30 semester hours of credit in Dance
Health, PreK–12 (#043)

Coursework Requirement:

  • A major in health or 30 semester hours of credit in health, including a course in each of the following:
    • drug prevention education; and
    • group facilitation.

Assessment Requirement:

Home Economics, PreK–12 (#045)

Coursework Requirement:

  • A major in home economics or 30 semester hours of credit in home economics

Assessment Requirement:

Music, PreK–12 (#049)

Coursework Requirement:

  • A subject area major in music

Assessment Requirement:

Physical Education, PreK–12 (#044)

Coursework Requirement:

  • A major in physical education or 30 semester hours of credit in physical education coursework

Assessment Requirement:

School Library Media Specialist (#062)

Coursework Requirement:

  • 30 semester hours of graduate credit in school library media

Note: Up to 21 graduate credits may be accepted in educational technology or library science. However, at least nine graduate credits must be specific to school-based coursework in such areas as: teaching students, staff, and faculty to utilize media and its accompanying technology by applying valid instructional methods and techniques; application of principles of administration and supervision for effective leadership and operation of the school library media center program; and formulation of the educational specifications and contribution to the design of school library media facilities.

TESOL, PreK–12 (#111)

Coursework Requirement:

  • 30 semester hours of credit in TESOL including coursework in each of the following:
    • English syntax and English composition
    • language theory
    • culture and intergroup relations
    • linguistics and academic assessment of limited-English-proficient students
    • curriculum and methods of teaching English as a second language

Assessment Requirement:

Note: A list of approved courses for TESOL cross-endorsement is available.

Technology Education, PreK–12 (#047)
Effective July 1, 2018, educators who hold a valid Initial, Provisional, or Professional Educator Certificate with a teaching endorsement may be eligible for an additional endorsement in a designated shortage area by obtaining a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II or ACTFL test(s). Additional coursework in the content area is no longer required.

Assessment Requirement:

Theatre and/or Drama, PreK–12 (#485)

Coursework Requirement:

  • A major in Theatre and/or Drama or 30 semester hours of credit in Theatre and/or Drama

NOTE: All coursework must result in the award of college-level credit posted to an official transcript from a regionally accredited college or university.