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Additional K-8 and 5-12 Endorsement(s) Text

Emmaus Teacher Education is authorized to recommend teacher candidates and in-service teachers for the following teaching endorsements: K-8 Music, K-8 Reading, and K-8 Social Studies. Licensure candidates must achieve a 2.0 minimum grade point in each course required for the endorsement. Music education candidates seeking music endorsements are required to (1) complete the Music Information Profile which functions as an application to their program and (2) audition with the Music department faculty. The Music department will review your profile and audition performance and communicate their admission decision in writing.

K-8 Music – Endorsement No. 144 

  • Teaching Elementary Music (ED 309)
  • Music Fundamentals (MUS 010) or demonstrated proficiency
  • Music Theory 1 (MUS 114)
  • Aural Skills 1 (MUS 115)
  • Music Theory 2 (MUS 214)
  • Aural Skills 2 (MUS 215)
  • Survey of Music History (MUS 173)
  • Music History 1 (MUS 273) or Music History 2 (MUS 373)
  • Private Voice or Piano Lessons (4 semesters)
  • Ensemble Participation (4 semesters)
  • Conducting 1 (MUS 365)
  • Survey of Choral Literature (MUS 286)
  • Concert Attendance (2 semesters)
  • Elementary Music Student Teaching (ED 493)

K-8 Reading – Endorsement No. 148 

  • Children’s Literature (ED 203)
  • Introduction to Exceptionalities (ED 231)
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-6 Reading (ED 301)
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-8 Language Arts (ED 305)
  • Teaching Diverse Learners (ED 311)
  • Reading & Literacy Strategies (ED 355)
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-6 Mathematics (ED 375)
  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-8 Social Studies & Content Area Literacy Strategies (ED 435)
  • Principles of Management & Assessment (ED 470)
  • Reading Practicum (ED 482)
  • Diagnostic Teaching of Reading (ED 485)
  • Child Development (PSY 254)

K-8 Social Sciences-Social Studies – Endorsement No. 164 

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-8 Social Studies (ED 435)
  • 24 semester hours of coursework from at least three (3) of the following areas:
    • History
      • American History (HIS 234)
      • Western Civilization 1 (HIS 131)*
      • Western Civilization 2 (HIS 132)*
      • Latin American History (HIS 340)*
      • Modern World History (HIS 350)*
      • History of the Ancient Near East (HIS 410)*
      • The Holocaust 1933-1945 (HIS 470)*
    • Sociology
      • Marriage & Family Life (SOC 109)*
      • Cultural Anthropology (SOC 314) *
      • Cross-Cultural Communication (SOC 330)*
    • Economics
      • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECN 105)*
      • Principles of Microeconomics (ECN 205)*
    • Psychology
      • Child Development (PSY 254)
      • Educational Psychology (PSY 351)
      • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 111)*
      • Developmental Psychology (PSY 211)*
      • Psychological Theories and Application 1 (PSY 212)*
      • Abnormal Psychology (PSY 311)*
    • Geography
      • World Geography (GEO 117)

*Select 12 semester hours from electives

K-6 Instructional Strategist 1: Mild and Moderate – Endorsement No. 261 

While Emmaus’s TEP is not authorized to recommend a candidate or in-service teacher for this teaching endorsement, we do offer a cooperative program with the University of Dubuque who is approved to recommend it. UD will transfer up to 18 semester hours from Emmaus Teacher Education, 12 semester hours from our special education core and 6 credit hours of student teaching in special education, to their TEP and then require the candidate to successfully complete 6 semester hours of coursework in Managing Behavior & Social Skills and Communication & Collaborative Partnerships to be eligible for the recommendation.

Emmaus Teacher Education Special Education Core

  • ED 231 Introduction to Exceptionalities
  • ED 311 Teaching Diverse Learners
  • ED 331 Instructional Adaptations
  • ED 470 Management and Assessment of Special Needs Students
  • PSY 351 Educational Psychology: Testing and Measurement
  • ED 490 Student Teaching Special Education

In addition to successfully completing the requisite coursework for any teaching endorsement, teacher candidates and in-service teachers must fulfill program completion and licensure requirements to be recommended to the Iowa Board for Educational Examiners for the desired teaching endorsement.