Integrated Science Additional Licensure Preparation - Non-Degree
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
404 White Hall
The Integrated Science Additional Licensure Preparation non-degree program prepares students to obtain an additional teacher license in all areas of sciences for grades 7-12. Completion of the coursework is a prerequisite to being recommended by Kent State University for licensure, which is granted by the Ohio Department of Education. This non-degree program cannot be used for students seeking initial licensure.
This program is not a master's degree. Students interested in a master's degree at Kent State must be fully admitted into and complete the requirements for the master's program, in addition to courses that are prescribed for additional licensure.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Applicants will be assessed holistically, considering academic credentials; standardized test scores of reading, writing and mathematics; academic or professional references; non-academic dimensions; and other specific program criteria.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Minimum 3.000 overall undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale
- Official transcript(s)
- Goal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Questions in Anticipation of Licensure Form
- Evidence of valid four-year Resident Educator or five-year Professional State of Ohio teaching licensure
For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Completers of this non-degree program will be able to:
- Plan multiple lessons using a variety of inquiry approaches that demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of how to engage all students in learning science.
- Plan a learning environment and learning experiences for all students that demonstrate chemical safety, safety procedures and the ethical treatment of living organisms within their licensure area.
- Plan fair and equitable assessment strategies to analyze student learning and to evaluate if the science learning goals are met.
Residence Requirement Policy for Non-Degree Teacher Education Licensure/Endorsement Preparation Programs
- Non-degree licensure (initial and additional) and endorsement programs that are a total of 15 credits or above: Students must complete 60% of the coursework at Kent State University, including the course that addresses the CAEP A.1.1 Standard as designated by the program area.
- Non-degree licensure (initial and additional) and endorsement programs that are less than 15 total credits: Students must complete 100% of the coursework at Kent State University.
- Students are permitted 6 years to complete licensure programs and 4 years to complete endorsement programs at Kent State University.
- Coursework transferred from another university cannot be more than 6 years old at the time the licensure/endorsement program is completed.
- Students who do not meet the residence requirements will not be recommended for licensure by Kent State University.
|ADED 52277||TEACHING SCIENCE IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL||3|
|or CI 61133||ISSUES AND TRENDS IN ELEMENTARY SCIENCE|
|or CI 61140||CULTURE AND MULTICULTURALISM IN SCIENCE EDUCATION|
|CI 57330||READING AND WRITING IN ADOLESCENCE/ADULTHOOD||3|
|EHHS 50092||PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES||1|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||7|
Minimum 3.000 overall GPA
Additional Coursework: An analysis of additional content-area coursework required at the post-undergraduate level will be completed before entering into the program, and a Plan of Study will be created based on transcript analysis and current licensure requirements by the Ohio Department of Education. A minimum C grade is required in each of these courses. This coursework would be in addition to requirements for the Integrated Science non-degree program.
Minimum 2.600 content area GPA required for Adolescence to Young Adult 7-12 licensure.
Prior to program completion, the candidate must demonstrate proficiencies in the following areas (including but not limited to): Data literacy and analysis, use of research and assessment data, leadership and collaboration, utilizing and supporting appropriate technology for the discipline, and application of professional dispositions, laws and policies, codes of ethics and professional standards appropriate to their field of specialization.
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass the OAE Content Knowledge Assessment for each teaching field in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Students who do not apply for license within 12 months of program completion may be subject to additional course requirements, based on Ohio licensure standards in force at the time of application.