Other Licensure Programs

Secondary Level or K-12 Level Licensure

In addition to elementary education, as noted in the preceding pages, Johnson State College offers secondary (7-12) and K-12 licensure in the following programs:

Licensure Area

Licensure Offered

 

Art

K-6, 7-12, K-12

 

Dance

7 -12

 

English

7-12

 

Life Science

7-12

 

Mathematics

7-12

 

Music

K-12

 

Physical Education

K-6, 7-12, K-12

 

Physical Science

7-12

 

Social Studies

7-12

 

Theater Arts

7-12

 

Students pursuing secondary level (7-12) or K-12 level licensure must meet the following matriculation requirements before enrolling in student teaching (EDU-4812, 4830, 4835, or 4859):

To be recommended for secondary or K-12 licensure, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and receive a grade of B- or better in all required courses specific to licensure.

Students must be matriculated in the Education Department, as well as in their content area majors. Successful completion of Praxis I prior to student teaching is required of all licensure candidates. All licensure candidates must also submit passing Praxis II scores in their appropriate area to be recommended for licensure. Students must submit passing scores, as determined by the Vermont State Board of Education, on these examinations before the college will recommend them to the state for licensure.

*Recommendation for Vermont teacher licensure also requires a successful review of the student's professional portfolio.

Portfolio Requirements

Recommendation for Vermont teacher licensure requires, in addition to successful completion of the program with an overall GPA of 3.0 (B) or higher, a successful review of the student's professional portfolio. This portfolio is an organized collection of materials that provides information about the student's skills and knowledge. More specifically, it documents the student's competence in meeting the Vermont Standards for Professional Educators; it illustrates how the Johnson State College Education Program theme (Engaged in Creative Teaching and Learning) has been integrated into the student's classroom teaching and relevant course and fieldwork; it provides information about the student's competency in relation to the competencies required for Vermont licensure; it exhibits professional growth and reflective learning; and it displays the student's best work.

The Education Department offers courses with an EDU designator. See full course descriptions. The department also offers a Master of Arts program in education. For further information, see the Johnson State College graduate catalog.

For required courses for specific areas of licensure, please see the appropriate pages referenced in the table on other licensure programs at the beginning of this text.