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2016-17 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Unified Arts Teacher License Endorsement


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Johnson State College offers Unified Arts Teacher Education Programs that prepare students to teach in their area of endorsement – art, dance, music, physical education or theater arts – to students in grades PreK-12. Graduates who successfully complete one of these programs become candidates for a Level I Professional Educator’s License issued by the Vermont Agency of Education. This license is required in order to work as a public school teacher in Vermont; it also is recognized and accepted by more than 40 other states, districts and territories.

All students seeking Unified Arts teaching licensure must:

With careful planning, these requirements can be met for most programs within a four-year plan of study. Most courses must be taken in a specific order; students should check advisement forms, program evaluations and prerequisites for details. Students must earn a B- or better in all courses marked with an asterisk (*). Each Teacher Education Workshop (TEW) is graded as Pass/No Pass.

  

  

  

Total: 18 credits


3. Required Major for Unified Arts Endorsement Area


In addition to the preceding courses, students must successfully complete all Required Content-Area Courses  AND a bachelor’s degree in a major approved for their area of endorsement, as specified below.

Area of Endorsement Approved Major(s)
Art Education B.A. in Art  or B.F.A. in Studio Arts  
Dance Education Major arranged in consultation with the Unified Arts Education Coordinator
Music Education B.A. in Music Performance & Music Education  
Physical Education B.S. in Health Sciences: Physical Education  
Theater Arts Education B.A. in Theater & Drama  

4. Required Content Courses for Endorsement Area


In addition to successfully completing an approved major for their area of endorsement, students must take the content-area courses required for their area of endorsement. Some of these courses may meet requirements for the major as well. With the approval of the Unified Arts Program Director, appropriate course substitutions may be permitted.

Art Education: Required Content-Area Courses


In addition to successfully completing either the B.A. in Art  or the B.F.A. in Studio Arts , students must take the following content-area courses. Some of these courses may meet requirements for the major as well. With the approval of the Unified Arts Education Program Director, appropriate course substitutions may be permitted.

Additional requirement for B.A. in Art majors:


Additional requirement for B.F.A. in Studio Arts majors:


Dance Education: Required Content-Area Courses


Students seeking this endorsement consult with the Unified Arts Education Program Director to select an appropriate major. They also must take the following content-area courses, some of which may meet requirements for the major as well. With the approval of the Unified Arts Education Program Director, appropriate course substitutions may be permitted.

Physical Education: Required Content-Area Courses


In addition to successfully completing the B.S. in Health Sciences: Physical Education , students must take the following content-area courses. Some of these courses may meet requirements for the major as well. With the approval of the Unified Arts Education Program Director, appropriate course substitutions may be permitted.

Music Education: Required Content-Area Courses


In addition to successfully completing the B.A. in Music Performance & Music Education , students must choose a concentration and take the following content-area courses. Some of these courses may meet requirements for the major as well. With the approval of the Unified Arts Education Program Director, appropriate course substitutions may be permitted.

Applied Music Lessons: 12 credits


(12 credits in one area: vocal, instrumental or music composition)

Additional requirements for the Classical concentration:


Theater Arts: Required Content-Area Courses


In addition to successfully completing the B.A. in Theater & Drama , students must take the following content-area courses. Some of these courses may meet requirements for the major as well. With the approval of the Unified Arts Education Program Director, appropriate course substitutions may be permitted.

Important:


In order to earn a degree, you must successfully complete all requirements for your major as listed here AND meet all other Degree Requirements , including the General Education Curriculum requirements  and JSC Graduation Standards  .

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