Endorsements and Emphasis Areas
What is a Generalist Endorsement?
The Middle Childhood Education (MCE) license covers two content areas (from language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) in grades 4-9. The Generalist Endorsement is an optional add-on that allows a teacher to teach grades 4-5-6 in one or two additional content area not on the original teaching license.
For example, a teacher licensed in MCE language arts and social studies may add on the Generalist Endorsement for 1) mathematics, 2) science, or 3) both mathematics and science.
The Middle Childhood Education Program, through the Department of Teacher Education, offers three complimentary “Emphasis Areas” that allow interested students to gain additional experience and expertise in a field related to teaching. Students are able to select one or more of these Emphasis Areas, and in the process of completing the selected Area’s requirements, increase their overall teaching competency and marketability. Both areas have been identified in the teaching literature and by local school districts as skill sets highly sought by competitive school districts. The two Emphasis Areas are:
- Urban Cohort
- International/Global Education
The Urban Cohort is a community-based approach to teacher education. Miami faculty and Urban Cohort students collaborate with high-need schools and community-based organizations to prepare teachers who are grounded in the life of the community.
For additional information on admission and requirements of this program click on the link above or contact Dr. Tammy Schwartz (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Department of Teachers Education.
The following requirements are necessary to earn a Global Emphasis Certificate from the Department of Teacher Education:
|Activity (Students must complete at least one requirement in 4 of the following 5 areas)
|Miami Plan Global Requirement
|Class Extensions, Global Immersions
For more information on this Global Emphasis Area, please contact Dr. James Shiveley (email@example.com).