Department of
Elementary Education / Early Childhood / Special Education

Elementary Education Advising Center

 

Endorsement Areas

This is for informational purposes and does not constitute a contract.

Please Note: If you decide to pursue one of the above endorsements you first need to contact the designated advisor for that endorsement area in order to discuss the requirements of that specific endorsement. If after you have covered that information with the advisor and it is your desire to pursue the endorsement, that advisor needs to fill the related form and return it to registration. You will then need to contact the Elementary Education Advising Center to add the endorsement classes to your Long Range Plan.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Elementary Education Advising Center in Visser Hall 225 or by phone at (620) 341-5770.

 

English as a Second Language (ESL) - endorsement is PreK-12
For more information about this endorsement, contact Dr. Abdelilah Sehlaoui (Visser Hall Rm 346)

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

FL 519

Language Assessment and Evaluation

3

FL 532

Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language 3

FL 600

Linguistics for Language Teachers

3

FL 735

Practicum in Teaching ESL
(must take ED 535 as the Cultural course)

3

Total Additional Hours

12

  

Middle School Mathematics - 5th-8th grades
For more information about this endorsement, contact Dr. Connie Schrock (Science Hall Rm 250D)

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

CS 130

Microcomputer Problem Solving

3

MA 112

Trigonometry 2

MA 165

Basic Calculus

5

MA 302

Algebra for the Elementary/Middle School Teacher

3

MA 313

Geometry for the Elementary/Middle School Teacher

3

MA 341

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

3

MA 460

History of Mathematics

1

MA 470

Teaching Secondary Mathematics

3

Total Additional Hours

23

 

Middle School English - 5th-8th grades
For more information about this endorsement, contact Dr. Kevin Kienholz (Plumb Hall Rm 404K)

One course from the following areas:

Hours

Media Literacy

3

Young Adult Literature 3

Literary Criticism/Rhetoric

3

History of the English Language

3

Writing (EG 301, ET 280, or JO 301)

3

Electives

6

EG 490 Teaching English in Middle School/Secondary

3

Total Additional Hours

24

 

Middle School Social Sciences - 5th-8th grades
For more information about this endorsement, contact Dr. Darla Mallein (Plumb Hall Rm 411E)

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

SS 310

Introduction to Teaching Social Sciences

1

SS 460 Teaching Secondary/Middle School Social Studies 3

EC 101

Basic Economics

3

GE 101

World Regional Geography

3

HI 111

US History to 1877

3

HI 112

US History since 1877

3

HI 333

Kansas History

3

HI 101

World Cultures to 1500

3

HI 102

Modern World Civilization

3

PO 100

Introduction to Government and Politics

3

PO 121

American National Government

3

Total Additional Hours

28-31

 

Middle School Science - 5th-8th grades
For more information about this endorsement, contact Dr. John Richard Schrock (Science Hall Rm 155)

Course Number

Course Title

Hours

PH 140-141

College Physics I and Lab

5

ES 110-111 Earth Science and Lab 5

CH 110-111
or
CH 123-124

Chemistry for Today's World, Chemistry for Today's World Lab
or
Chemistry I, Chemistry I Lab

5

Two Life Science course from the following:

  • BO 212 Biology of Plants, BO 213 Biology of Plants Lab
  • ZO 214 Biology of Animals, ZO 215 Biology of Animals Lab
  • ZO 362 Human Anatomy and Physiology, 363 Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • MC 316 Microbiology, 317 Microbiology Lab

4/5

One Earth Science course from the following:

  • GO 325 Earth History
  • PH 110 Introduction to Space Science, 111 Introduction to Space Science Lab
  • GO 240 Hand Specimen Petrology
  • ES 319 Meteorology

3-5

One Teaching Middle School Science course from the following:

  • GB 584 Biology Education
  • PS 516 Teaching Physical Sciences in Middle High Schools

3

Total Additional Hours

25-28