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Teacher Education Additional information of importance to students seeking elementary education majors and/or secondary, music, and physical education teaching licensure: Education programs at University of Jamestown lead to a recommendation for teacher licensure in North Dakota. Approved areas for teacher licensure at University of Jamestown include biology, chemistry, English, foreign language, history, mathematics, music, physical education, and elementary education. Since each state has its own licensure requirements and administers its own licensing process, candidates who plan to teach in states other than North Dakota should consult with that state’s education department by writing to the specific state(s) that they are considering, or visiting the intended teaching state’s web site for licensure requirements. Completion of noted courses in the early childhood concentration, along with a completed major in elementary Education, will qualify the pre- or in-service teacher for preschool or kindergarten teaching in North Dakota. The course Educ 418A: Student Teaching in the Elementary School will be 10 semester credits and taken during the same semester as Educ 417-6: Student Teaching in the Kindergarten (6 semester credits). Changing state/federal standards and common core standards may require program modifications. Candidates for the North Dakota Educator’s Professional License in Secondary Education must choose at least one major in a field taught in public schools. Candidates are responsible for meeting the major requirements as well as the professional component requirements. Candidates seeking licensure in secondary Education must confer with an Education Department advisor during registration. Along with the major requirements, forty-seven semester credits in the Education Department are required for University of Jamestown’s recommendation for teacher licensure in North Dakota. (ND Licensure: www.nd.gov/espb) Candidates are encouraged to join the Student North Dakota United (SNDU), a professional organization, to gain greater knowledge of their field and to meet other pre-service and in-service Educators. This organization also provides liability insurance during student teaching. Candidates may use other sources for liability insurance if they wish but must provide evidence of insurance to the department. An alternative is the International Christian Education Association. Other professional organizations in early childhood, reading, math, music, science, and special needs also afford opportunities for participation and access to Liability Insurance. Students who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to join Pi Lambda Theta, the International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education. (Programs and requirements are subject to change to meet state approval.)

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Academic catalog 18 19 (web)