The Licensure Only (LO) program is open to students who have already completed their undergraduate degree, but who now want to pursue licensure to teach secondary English. The courses for the program may be taken at the undergraduate or at the graduate level. Generally, students take courses at the graduate level if they are anticipating further work toward a graduate degree in the future and hope to transfer the graduate credit earned in the LO program to meet requirements for the later degree.

The exact requirements for the LO program vary depending on the courses students have taken as undergraduates. The following requirements must be met before students complete the program, but they can be met through any combination of undergraduate course work and work completed as part of the LO program. In brief, the more requirements that have been met in a student’s undergraduate studies, the few will have to be met as part of the LO program. For more information on program requirements, contact our undergraduate advisor, Kathy Mossman (319-335-5119 or katherine-mossman@uiowa.edu).
 

English Requirements

Professional Education Requirements

Field Experience & Student Teaching
 

Included in a student’s plan of study must be the following courses:

English Requirements

  • One Shakespeare course
  • Three courses on American literature
  • One course on British literature
  • One course on Creative or Expository Writing
  • EDTL:3382/ENGL:3190 Language and Learning
  • EDTL:3393/ENGL3191 Reading and Teaching Adolescent Literature
  • EDTL:4355/CNW:4355 Approaches to Teaching Writing

Professional Education Requirements

  • EPLS:4180 Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher
  • EDTL:3002 Technology in the Classroom (this class must be taken during the first semester in the program)
  • PSQF:6200 Education Psychology and Measurement (may be taken prior to TEP admission)
  • EPLS:3000 Foundations of Education
  • EDTL:4314 Introduction and Practicum: English/Speech (this course is a prerequisite to EDTL:4315 and EDTL:4394 and must be completed during the first or second semester after admission
  • EDTL:4315 Methods English
  • EDTL:4087 Seminar: Curriculum and Student Teaching
  • EDTL:3090 Orientation to Secondary Education (must be taken during first semester in the program)
  • EDTL:4091 Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary School
  • EDTL:4092 Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary School
  • EDTL:4394 Methods: High School Reading
  • EDTL:4900 Foundations of Special Education

Please note the following:

  • Program requirements cannot be satisfied by courses taken through guided independent study.
  • All students must take a college-level Math course (MATH:0100/300/500, 22M:1/2/3 will not work) which may also be used to satisfy the Quantitative and Formal Reasoning General Education requirement.
  • Student teaching will not be approved unless all program course work has been completed. If any course is carrying a grade of “I” (incomplete), approval for student teaching will be delayed until the incomplete has been removed.