Have you already got a bachelor’s degree in some other field, but believe that you would like to now get a teaching license?
Our master’s plus licensure program is ideal for you. Our program allows you to get licensure plus the master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in as little as 18 months (depending on licensure area and previous coursework).
Please note, the Master’s plus licensure program is a hybrid of our MS in Education, Curriculum and Instruction program with our undergraduate licensure programs. This means that you will be taking some graduate courses just for the Master’s degree, some graduate courses for licensure (those that are the equivalent of undergraduate level licensure courses), as well as licensure courses at the undergraduate level (part of our state-approved licensure programs).
Take note that all the licensures below involve taking (or taken in previous or undergraduate coursework) "content area courses." This is the specific background in certain subject areas. These course requirements are listed on the last pages of the documents that open up in the the following links:
Middle Education Grades 6-8 (PDF).
You must choose two of the following content areas for licensure:
- Social Studies
Secondary Education (6-12).
You must choose one of the following content areas for licensure:
- Biology (PDF)
- Physics (PDF)
- Earth and Space Science (PDF)
- Chemistry (PDF)
- Social Studies (PDF)
- Math (PDF)
- English (PDF)
Similar to the Curriculum and Instruction (no licensure) route, you will have some element of choice over courses you take. Although, many of the choices will be made for you due to also seeking licensure, which requires certain specific courses.
Just like the Curriculum and Instruction (no licensure) route, to earn the degree, you must also pass comprehensive written and oral examinations. You will have a choice of the following for the written portion:
- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards portfolio
- Written exam
- Scholarly research