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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 add-on teaching endorsements: K-8 Reading and K-8 Social Studies. Licensure recommendation candidates must achieve a 2.0 minimum grade point in each course required for each endorsement sought.

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 Studies - Endorsement No. 164

  • Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in K-8 Social Studies (ED 435)
  • 24 semester hours of coursework must come from at least three (3) areas.
  • 12 semester hours come from required General Education courses for Elementary Education majors.
  • Select 12 semester hours from electives*
    • Geography
      • World Geography (GEO 117 – 3 s.h.) - Required
    • History
      • American History (HIS 235/236 – 3 s.h.) – Required
      • Western Civilization 1 (HIS 131 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Western Civilization 2 (HIS 132 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Latin American History (HIS 340 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Modern World History (HIS 350 – 3 s.h.)*
      • History of the Ancient Near East (HIS 410 – 3 s.h.)*
      • The Holocaust 1933-1945 (HIS 470 – 1 s.h.)
    • Psychology
      • Child Development (PSY 254 – 3 s.h.) - Required
      • Educational Psychology (PSY 351 – 3 s.h.) - Required
      • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 111 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Developmental Psychology (PSY 211 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Psychological Theories and Application 1 (PSY 212 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Abnormal Psychology (PSY 311 – 3 s.h.)*
    • Sociology
      • Marriage & Family Life (SOC 109 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Cultural Anthropology (SOC 314 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Cross-Cultural Communication (SOC 330 – 3 s.h.)*
    • Economics
      • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECN 105 – 3 s.h.)*
      • Principles of Microeconomics (ECN 205 – 3 s.h.)*

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

While Emmaus’s TEP is not approved to recommend a teacher candidate or in-service teacher for this teaching endorsement, we do offer a cooperative program with the University of Dubuque that will transfer up to 18 semester hours from Emmaus and requires successful completion of Managing Behavior & Social Skills and Communication & Collaborative Partnerships to be eligible for their recommendation

The University of Dubuque will transfer the following Emmaus courses with a grade of not less than 2.0 and Student Teaching Special Education with a grade of not less than 3.0 to meet the coursework requirements for Endorsement No. 261 IAC 15.2 (15) Instructional Strategist 1: Mild and Moderate

University of Dubuque Requirements Emmaus Bible College Transfer Courses 
Course Course Title & Semester Hours Course Course Title & Semester Hours
EDU 202 Intro to Except. Children/Youth K-12 (3) ED 231 Introduction to Exceptionalities (3)
EDU 204 Characteristics of Learners with Disabilities K-12 (3) ED 311 Diverse Learners (3)
EDU 206 Assessment, Diagnosis & Evaluation of Mild/Moderate Disabilities K-6 (3) ED 470 Principles of Management and Assessment of Special Needs Students (2)
EDU 207 Methods & Strategies of Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3) ED 331 Instructional Adaptations (3)
ED 307 Corrective and Remedial Reading (3) ED 485 Diagnostic Teaching of Reading (3)
ED 363 Managing Behavior & Social Skills (3)    
ED 365 Communication & Collaborative Partnerships (3)    
ED 490 Student Teaching Special Education (6) ED 490 Student Teaching Special Education (6)

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