You have worked hard at Luther to become a teacher. Now, it is time to get licensed. Every state has a licensure office attached to their Department of Education. This office grants licenses based on statutes and rules from that individual state.
There are fifty different state Departments of Education which results in 50 different sets of rules for becoming a licensed teacher. These rules and regulations are constantly being reviewed, revised and updated. We keep up with the requirements of the Stat of Iowa and bordering states to the best of our ability.
So far, all students from Luther College who have successfully completed the Luther College Teacher Education Program have been able to be licensed. Sometimes there are additional requirements to be fully licensed in other states. It usually is possible to obtain an initial license, and you have up to one year to comply with their specific requirements fro renewal.
Some examples of other state's requirements are as follows:
|Elementary majors pursuing Middle School
licensure should take an academic endorsement
in Math-Science-Language Arts or Social Studies
and then have Reading in the Content Area, the
Middle School Learner AND the Middle School
|18 weeks student teaching [Fall or Spring
semester + January term]
|English majors planning to teach 5-12 should
also take Film Literacy and Public Address.
|Students will need to take Native Americans from
WI [This can be accomplished with an option in
EDUC 221 - ask your professor]
|MN has given Luther students Social Studies
5-12, IF the student has a major in a social science
and then coursework across each of the other
social sciences to include History, Political Science
[American government], Sociology, Anthropology,
Psychology, Geography, Economics.
|Elementary majors should take Environmental
Science as a life science option.
|MN does not have Reading below the graduate
level of preparation.
|WI does not have Reading below the graduate
level of preparation.
|Requires MTLE testing at both the basic skills level
and the content/pedagogy level. At this time,
they do NOT accept any PRAXIS testing.
|It is advisable for elementary majors to take an
academic endorsement AND the Middle School
Learner and Middle School Methods course - OR -
take an Early Childhood endorsement.
|Unless an Elementary major is pursuing the
"2015" course requirements, it is advisable for
Luther Elementary majors to have a Reading
endorsement to meet MN's increased reading
|WI does not appear to grant all Social Studies.
Students are granted licensure in the field in
which the student majors.