Teacher Certification (5-12) Option
This program is certified at both the state and national level by the New Hampshire Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Graduates who complete this Teacher Certification Option are eligible for 5-12 teacher certification in the state of New Hampshire. Because of New Hampshire’s membership in the Interstate Certification Contract, Plymouth graduates are eligible to earn a certificate or license in another Contract state upon application to that state’s department of education. For further information, please see the Teacher Education and Clinical Experiences section. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70 is required to student teach.
All teacher certification candidates who interact with students in public school settings through course-related field experiences, including Student Teaching, are subject to New Hampshire law that requires all persons who come into contact with pupils on a regular basis for a period of time to undergo a full disclosure criminal records check, including fingerprinting. The processing of the criminal records check is conducted at the site school before the field experience begins. The fee for this processing is the responsibility of the teacher candidate and is paid directly to the school district. Each new site will require a separate fingerprinting and background check.
In order for teacher candidates to participate in field experiences in diverse settings that are essential for their development as teachers, teacher candidates must be willing and able to travel outside of the Plymouth area beyond walking distances. All teacher candidates should plan for and be able to secure their own transportation by the junior year.
|Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.|
|EN 2500||Studies in English (WRCO)||3|
|EN 2560||Introduction to English Teaching||3|
|EN 2700||Creative Writing||3|
|EN 3510||Currents in Global Literature (GACO)||3|
|EN 3611||Currents in British Literature I (INCO)||3|
|EN 3620||Currents in British Literature II||3|
|EN 3690||Critical Theory||3|
|EN 3710||Currents in American Literature I (DICO)||3|
|EN 3720||Currents in American Literature II (DICO)||3|
|EN 4310||Teaching Writing in the Secondary School||3|
|EN 4320||English Student Teaching Seminar||1|
|EN 4430||English Student Teaching (5-12)||11|
|EN 4550||Teaching Literature in the Secondary School||3|
|Introductory Course - complete one of the following:||3|
|Advanced Study in Writing - complete one of the following:||3|
|CD 3000||Philosophical and Historical Perspectives on the Child in Society (INCO) (WRCO)||3|
|ED 3350||Classroom Planning, Management, and Organization for Middle School and Secondary Educators (TECO)||3|
|LL 2000||Introduction to Language and Linguistics (QRCO)||3|
|PS 3190||Development and Understanding (WECO)||3|
|SE 3090||Introduction to Special Education: Middle and Secondary||3|
|IS 1111||The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry||3|
|CTDI||Creative Thought Directions||6|
|PPDI||Past and Present Directions||6|
|SIDI||Scientific Inquiry Directions||6-8|
|SSDI||Self and Society Directions||6|
|Foreign Language (GACO)||8|
The foreign language requirement for all BA degrees calls for 0-8 credits: one year of one language (6-8 credits); or one 3000/4000 level world language course (3 credits); or being a native speaker of a language other than English (zero credit). American Sign Language I and II fulfill this requirement; however, American Sign Language does not satisfy the Global Awareness Connection.
Student Teaching requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70; a minimum grade of C in EN 3510, EN 4310, and EN 4550; and a minimum grade of C in three of the following: EN 3611, EN 3620, EN 3710 or EN 3720.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.