K-12 Special Education (General Curriculum) License
Special Education (Grade K-12)
K-12 English as a Second Language License
English as a Second Language (Grade K-12)
Add-on License Options
In addition to the options listed above, you can choose to complete an additional teaching license in K-12 Special Education (General Curriculum) or K-12 English as a Second Language. See the Specializations section of the Curriculum & Courses page for information about that option.
Testing and Assessment
In addition to completing your coursework, you will need to achieve passing scores on licensure tests and the edTPA portfolio.
About Licensure Tests
Each licensure area has different testing requirements to complete and apply for licensure. Please note that these tests are taken in addition to the tests which you take for admission into the program (in lieu of the GRE).
edTPA is a performance-based, subject-specific assessment and support system used by teacher preparation programs throughout the United States to emphasize, measure and support the skills and knowledge that all teachers need from Day 1 in the classroom.
During your student teaching experience, you will gather a portfolio of materials that serve as evidence of your preparation to become a teacher. This includes an unedited video recording of you at work in a real classroom. You will work with your university-based supervisor and program faculty determine the specific requirements needed in your portfolio, which will be based on the type of license you are pursuing.