IA Middle School 182

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Iowa Middle School Endorsement #1821 Language Arts, #1822 Mathematics, #1823 Science, #1824 Social Studies

Viterbo University's School of Education prepares educators who are grounded in Franciscan values and possess the knowledge and skills to be reflective decision makers for the 21st century.


Important notice for our students currently in process of completing this endorsement:

At this time we will not be admitting any additional students into the Middle School endorsement program.  If you have already been accepted into this endorsement program, we are committed to providing the 3 core courses and the field experience that you need to complete the Middle School endorsement program.  These courses  have been scheduled and will be available through December, 2016.  The current course schedule is available at:  www.viterbo.edu/ia-middle-school-182/course-schedule
 

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Iowa Center at (515) 224-4811.  Thank you.

Endorsement information

The Middle School Endorsement is a program for teachers who teach, or who are interested in teaching, at the middle school level. A current, valid Iowa teachers' license with either the general elementary endorsement or one of the subject matter secondary level endorsements is required. 

Note: The holder of a Middle School endorsement is authorized to teach in the two concentration areas in which the specific requirements have been completed (12 credits) as well as in other subject areas in grades five through eight which are not the core content areas. The holder is not authorized to teach art, industrial arts, music, reading, physical education and special education.

The Iowa Middle School Endorsement is for grade levels 5-8.

Requirements to qualify for this endorsement which became effective July 1, 2010, are:

1.  A current, valid Iowa teachers' license with either the general elementary endorsement or one of the subject matter secondary level endorsements.

2.  In the content areas, many of the required hours will come from undergraduate transcripts. For transcript analysis contact Kathleen Wynn at 515-224-4811, 1-888-235-2200 or kmwynn@viterbo.edu

3.  Required Coursework:
     EDUC 517 Understanding the Young Adolescent (three credits)
     EDUC 628 Models for Teaching Middle School Students (three credits)
     EDUC 531 Adolescent Literacy (three credits)
     EDUC 516 Field Experience (30 clock hours) (two credits)

Plus choose at least two of the following content areas:
     #1821 -- Middle School Language Arts: 12 credit hours in language arts to include Composition, Language Usage, Speech, Young Adult Literature, Literature Across Cultures
     #1822 -- Middle School Mathematics: 12 credit hours with Algebra included
     #1823 -- Middle School Science: 12 credit hours including coursework in Life, Earth and Physical Scienc1823 -- Middle School Science: 12 credit hours including coursework in Life, Earth and Physical Scienc
     #1824 -- Middle School Social Studies: 12 credit hours to include U.S. History, World History, Government, Geography

4.  Upon completion of the program the student is required to complete a Special Recognition Award application. Please complete the form and send it to the program Coordinator. This form is needed for transcripts to reflect a new endorsement.

Note: Viterbo is currently offering courses for completion of the Language Arts content area. Graduate or undergraduate credits earned from another accredited college or university will be accepted to meet the content area credit requirements for social studies, math and science.

For more information, contact:

Kathleen Wynn, Iowa Graduate Student Advisor at kmwynn@viterbo.edu or 515-224-5944