2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Unified Arts Teacher License Endorsement - J


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Northern Vermont University-Johnson offers Unified Arts Teacher Education Programs that prepare students to teach in their area of endorsement – art, dance, music, or theater arts – to students in grades PreK-12. Graduates who successfully complete one of these programs become candidates for a Level I Professional Educator’s License issued by the Vermont Agency of Education. This license is required in order to work as a public school teacher in Vermont; it also is recognized and accepted by more than 40 other states, districts and territories.

All students seeking Unified Arts teaching licensure must:

With careful planning, these requirements can be met for most programs within a four-year plan of study. Most courses must be taken in a specific order; students should check advisement forms, program evaluations and prerequisites for details. Students must earn a B- or better in all courses marked with an asterisk (*). Each Teacher Education Workshop (TEW) is graded as Pass/No Pass.

Theoretical Framework & Learning Pursuits  

Applying to a Teacher Education Program at NVU-Johnson  

Advancing through a Teacher Education Program at NVU-Johnson  

Total: 18 credits


3. Required Major for Unified Arts Endorsement Area


In addition to the preceding courses, students must successfully complete all Required Content-Area Courses  AND a bachelor’s degree in a major approved for their area of endorsement, as specified below.

Area of Endorsement
Approved Major(s)
Art Education Art (B.A.) - J  or Studio Arts (B.F.A.) - J  
Dance Education Major arranged in consultation with the Unified Arts Education Coordinator
Music Education

B.M.E. in Music Education 

Theater Arts Education Theater & Drama (B.A.) - J  

4. Required Content Courses for Endorsement Area


In addition to successfully completing an approved major for their area of endorsement, students must take the content-area courses required for their area of endorsement. Some of these courses may meet requirements for the major as well. With the approval of the Unified Arts Program Director, appropriate course substitutions may be permitted.

Art Education: Required Content-Area Courses


In addition to successfully completing either the Art (B.A.) - J  or the Studio Arts (B.F.A.) - J , students must take the following content-area courses. Some of these courses may meet requirements for the major as well. With the approval of the Unified Arts Education Program Director, appropriate course substitutions may be permitted.

Additional requirement for B.A. in Art majors:


Additional requirement for B.F.A. in Studio Arts majors:


Dance Education: Required Content-Area Courses


Students seeking this endorsement consult with the Unified Arts Education Program Director to select an appropriate major. They also must take the following content-area courses, some of which may meet requirements for the major as well. With the approval of the Unified Arts Education Program Director, appropriate course substitutions may be permitted.

Music Education: Required Content-Area Courses


In addition to successfully completing the B.A. in Music Performance & Music Education, students must choose a concentration and take the following content-area courses. Some of these courses may meet requirements for the major as well. With the approval of the Unified Arts Education Program Director, appropriate course substitutions may be permitted.

Applied Music Lessons: 6 credits


(6 credits in one primary area: vocal or instrumental)

Theater Arts: Required Content-Area Courses


In addition to successfully completing the Theater & Drama (B.A.) - J , students must take the following content-area courses. Some of these courses may meet requirements for the major as well. With the approval of the Unified Arts Education Program Director, appropriate course substitutions may be permitted.

Important:


In order to earn a degree, you must successfully complete all requirements for your major as listed here AND meet all other Degree Requirements , including the General Education Core Curriculum  and NVU Graduation Standards .

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