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Undergraduate Program Checklists

The following program checklists have been developed by the Department of Early Childhood, 
Elementary and Middle Level Education as advisement tools to help students follow curriculum 
requirements as stated in the undergraduate catalog. It remains the responsibility of each student to be familiar with their catalog and to meet all requirements for teacher certification and graduation. 

Each checklist includes a possible 4-year plan as an example of course sequencing. Other plans are possible and the student should consult with his/her advisor to develop the study plan best suited to his/her needs and interests, including the exploration of endorsements and multiple certification opportunities. 

While all of Eastern Illinois University's teacher education programs are approved by the Illinois State Board of Education, only the state can issue teaching certificates.  All licensure programs are subject to change to follow requirements of the Illinois State Board of Education and the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle Level Education.

Early Childhood Major leading to an Early Childhood (Type 04) certificate, valid for teaching birth 
through grade three.

2013-2014

Elementary Education Major (General Option) leading to a Standard Elementary (Type 03) certificate, 
valid for teaching in grades K-9 with an emphasis on grades K-6.

2013-2014

Elementary Education Major (Middle School Option) leading to a Standard Elementary (Type 03) 
certificate, valid for teaching in grades K-9 with an emphasis on grades 4-8.

2013-2014

 

Checklists from earlier Catalogs:


Early Childhood Major leading to an Early Childhood (Type 04) certificate, valid for teaching birth 
through grade three. Concentration: Child and Family Studies (duplicate using blue paper).

2009-2010 | 2010-2011 | 2011-2012 | 2012-2013

Early Childhood Major leading to an Early Childhood (Type 04) certificate, valid for teaching birth 
through grade three. Concentration: Special Education (duplicate using salmon paper).

2009-2010 | 2010-2011 | 2011-2012 | 2012-2013

Elementary Education Major (General Option) leading to a Standard Elementary (Type 03) certificate, 
valid for teaching in grades K-9 with an emphasis on grades K-6. (duplicate using yellow paper).

2009-2010 | 2010-2011 | 2011-2012 | 2012-2013

Elementary Education Major (Middle School Option) leading to a Standard Elementary (Type 03) 
certificate, valid for teaching in grades K-9 with an emphasis on grades 4-8. (duplicate using pink paper).

2009-2010 | 2010-2011 | 2011-2012 | 2012-2013

 

Middle Grades Endorsement Requirements

Unless you have a K-12 certificate, you must have a middle grade endorsement on either your elementary or secondary certificate in order to teach grades 5-8. To become eligible for this endorsement you must complete the required number of hours in the specific content field(s) and complete courses focused on teaching in the middle grades. Click here for an explanation of the undergraduate or graduate coursework required.