Educator Preparation Program

Requirements

  1. Declare your primary major in WLC
  2. Major in World Languages and Cultures with a concentration in the language you plan to teach. NOTE: A minimum of a “C-” in all major department courses/content courses is required for teacher licensure (content coursework).

  3. Declare your secondary major in secondary education
  4. Meet with Kathy Christensen, Secondary Education Advisor to declare your Education major.

  5. Complete introductory Education coursework
    • EDUC 219, Orientation to Teacher Education (1 credit)
    • EDUC 280L, Pre-Student Teaching Experience I: Secondary Education (0.5 credit = 12 hours)

    Students must complete a background check and the results must be received by ISU prior to beginning any clinical experiences. See the full policy for more information.

  6. Apply to the Educator Preparation Program
  7. To apply for the Teacher Education Program, you’ll need to meet the following criteria:

    • A minimum GPA of 2.5
    • Documented completion of ISU approved 12 hours of practicum – EDUC 280L
    • A criminal background check (see link above)

    Most students apply after Spring semester of their Freshman year. Apply below once you’re ready.

  8. Complete the general education requirements for Liberal Arts and Sciences
  9. LAS Requirements

    This should also include the following:

    • Take one course in American history or government
    • Take PSYCH 230 or HD FS 102
    • Take COMST 102, SP CM 212 or 313, or THTRE 358

  10. Additional Clinical Experiences
  11. Starting before admission to the program, you’ll need at least 80 hours of pre-student teaching clinical experience. You’ll do this with:

    • EDUC 380A (2 credit = 48 hours) NOTE: Full admission to the Teacher Education Program is required.
    • EDUC 480G (2 credit = 48 hours) NOTE: Full admission to the Teacher Education Program is required. Must be taken concurrently with ENGL 318.

    Students must complete a background check and the results must be received by ISU prior to beginning any clinical experiences. See the full policy for more information.

  12. Educator Preparation Core Courses
    • EDUC 202 Learning Technologies in the 7-12 Classroom (3 credits)
    • EDUC 204 Social Foundations of Education in the United States (3 credits)
    • EDUC 333 Educational Psychology (3 credits) Prerequisites Psych 230 or HD FS 102, application to the Educator Preparation Program
    • Sp Ed 401Teaching Secondary Students with Exceptionalities in General Education Classrooms (3 credits)
    • EDUC 406 Multicultural Foundations of Schools and Society: Introduction (3 credits) Prerequisites EDUC 202, EDUC 333, junior classification, admission to Teacher Education Program
    • EDUC 426 Principles of Secondary Education (3 credits) Prerequisites CI 202, senior classification, admission to Teacher Education Program
    • ENGL 318 Introduction to ESL Methods and Materials (3 credits) Offered fall semester only.

    NOTE: A minimum of a “C” in all education (EDUC), human development and family studies (HD FS), special education (SP ED) courses and all content-specific pedagogy/methods courses required for licensure.

  13. Student Teaching
  14. Teacher candidates complete one 16-week placement or two 8-week placements. More information can be found here.

  15. WLC Secondary Endorsement Requirements
  16. Requirements for a second endorsement in a World Languages include:

    • Completion of ENGL 318 if your first endorsement is not in a world language
    • Additional coursework in the specific language of your choice beyond the 100 level as follows:
      • French- 24 credit hours
      • German- 24 credit hours
      • Spanish- 24 credit hours
    • To add an ESL Endorsement, consult the Department of Linguistics.

Notes

    Post B.A. Student Requirements

    Admission to the Educator Preparation Program for students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree are as follows:

    1. A bachelor’s degree in the language to be taught – French, German, or Spanish – with a minimum of 2.5 cumulative GPA and no major course work below the grade of “C-”.
    2. A minimum of one course in Natural Sciences, Math/Statistics, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Communication Skills.
    3. Completion of Clinical Experiences (EDUC 280L, EDUC 380A, and EDUC 480G)
    4. Completion of the core educator preparation courses in section 7 above (including prerequisites) and earn a minimum grade of “C”
    5. Follow the procedures for getting a background check, applying for admission to the Educator Preparation Program as described above.

For more information, contact either of the WLC advisors or email wlc-advising@iastate.edu.