Licensure for Teaching

Licensure for Teaching English

Students who wish to pursue the Virginia College Professional Certificate with endorsement to teach English must complete general education courses and courses for the English major, and meet requirements for admission and retention in the Clinch Valley College Teacher Education Program.
Successful candidates for this program must complete 36 hours of courses as
follows:

ENGL 340 (students who are seeking certification in grades 1-7 may substitute EDUC 361), SPCH 201, EDUC 474, EDUC 351, 358, 369, 408, 409, and 482 (in the fall semester of the student's final year), and EDUC 491 (in the spring semester of the student's final year).

Changing State requirements may alter this course list. The student should check with the Director of Teacher Education on a regular basis.

Licensure for Teaching Journalism, Speech or Theatre Arts

Licensure in journalism, speech, or theatre arts may be added to basic licensure in English by completing the appropriate coursework.

Journalism: Licensure to teach journalism may be obtained by completing 15 hours of Communications courses, to include at least one of the following: COMM 310, COMM 311, or COMM 312, in addition to the prescribed program for English licensure.

Speech: Licensure to teach speech may be added to the basic licensure
in English by taking 15 hours of Communications courses, to include COMM 100, COMM 200, and COMM 330.

Theatre Arts: Licensure to teach theatre arts may be added to the basic licensure in English by taking 15 hours of theatre courses including THTR 100 or THTR 101, and a minimum of two hours of THTR 250.

Certification for Teaching a Foreign Language in Secondary Schools

Students who wish to pursue certification to teach a foreign language at the secondary level must meet the requirements for admission and retention in the Teacher Education Program. In addition to the required courses in foreign language, the student must take the professional education courses outlined on page 107 in addition to student teaching.
The applicant seeking an endorsement in a modern foreign language for Grades 6-12 shall complete a major or its equivalent in a modern foreign language, including a minimum of 24 semester hours of language course work above the intermediate level. Endorsement in a second foreign language may be obtained with 24 semester hours of course work above the intermediate level.

Option One:
First endorsement: 24 semester hours.
Experience shall include course work in advanced grammar and composition, conversation, culture and civilization, and literature.

Option Two:
Added endorsement in a foreign language: 24 semester hours.
Experience shall include course work in advanced grammar and composition, conversation, culture and civilization, and literature.

Specific content courses required for teacher certification in French include:

FREN 101 or 111, FREN 102 or 112, or FREN 103H, FREN 201, and FREN 202.
Twenty-four hours of upper division courses must include:
FREN 301, FREN 321, FREN 415, plus 15 hours of upper-division courses in French literature, language, and civilization.
Specific content courses required for teacher certification in Spanish include:
SPAN 101 or 111, SPAN 102 or 112, or SPAN 103H, SPAN 201, and SPAN 202.
Twenty-four hours of upper division courses must include: SPAN 301, SPAN 321,SPAN 415, plus fifteen semester hours of upper division coursework in Spanish literature and history.
Specific content courses required for teacher certification in German include GERM 101 or 111, GERM 102 or 112, GERM 201 and GERM 202.
Twenty-four hours of upper-division course must include GERM 321, GERM 415, plus any 18 semester hours of upper-division course work in German literature or language.