Program Requirements

General requirements for all students seeking licensure in the State of Arkansas

All students seeking licensure in the State of Arkansas must complete the following:

A. The Program for the Bachelor of Arts Degree as listed in the Hendrix College Catalog

and

B. The course requirements for ONE of the licensure areas listed below:

1. Early Childhood Education Major (Preschool-Grade 4)

  • EDUC 210 History of Education and Effective Teaching
  • EDUC 220 Educational Psychology
  • EDUC 300 Teaching Reading, P-4
  • EDUC 322 Teaching Math and Science, P-4
  • EDUC 324 Teaching Language Arts and Writing, P-4
  • EDUC 340 Inclusive Early Childhood Education
  • EDUC 330 Children’s Literature, P-4
  • EDUC 481 Introduction to Student Teaching, P-4
  • EDUC 482 Student Teaching, P-K-4 (three credits)
  • HIST 270 ArkansasHistory

2. Licensure in Secondary Education (Grades 7-12)

  • EDUC 210 History of Education and Effective Teaching Methods
  • EDUC 220 Educational Psychology
  • HIST 270 ArkansasHistory (for Social Studies licensure)
  • EDUC 360 Inclusive Adolescent Education
  • EDUC 390 Cultural Geography (for Social Studies licensure)
  • EDUC 460 Introduction to Student Teaching, Secondary 7-12
  • EDUC 461 Student Teaching, Secondary 7-12 (three credits)
  • The course requirements for at least one of the following academic majors: Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Spanish, German, History, Mathematics, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Sociology/Anthropology, Philosophy, Theatre Arts and Dance, or an academic major approved by the Education Department
  • One course selected from the following:
  • EDUC 431 Methods in the Secondary School- English Language Arts
  • EDUC 432 Methods in the Secondary School- Foreign Language
  • EDUC 433 Methods in the Secondary School- Mathematics
  • EDUC 434 Methods in the Secondary School-Life/ Earth and Physical Science
  • EDUC 435 Methods in the Secondary School-Social Studies
  • EDUC 436 Methods in the Secondary School- Speech/Drama
  • Students seeking teacher licensure in English must take a grammar course.

3. Licensure in Art Education (Grades P-8 or 7-12)

  • EDUC 210 History of Education and Effective Teaching Methods
  • EDUC 220 Educational Psychology
  • EDUC 437 Methods in Art Education
  • EDUC 470 Introduction to Student Teaching, P-12
  • EDUC 471 Student Teaching, P-12 (three credits)
  • Must meet the course requirements for an academic major in Art.

4. Licensure in Elementary Physical Education/Health (Grades P-8)

  • EDUC 210 History of Education and Effective Teaching Methods
  • EDUC 220 Educational Psychology
  • KINE 250 Games and Basic Rhythms for Elementary Grades
  • KINE 290 Motor Development
  • KINE 350 Physical Education for Elementary Education
  • EDUC 470 Introduction to Student Teaching, P-12
  • EDUC 471 Student Teaching, P-12 (three credits)
  • Must meet the course requirements for an academic major in Kinesiology and Physical Education.

5. Licensure in Secondary Physical Education/Health (Grades 7-12)

  • EDUC 210 History of Education and Effective Teaching Methods
  • EDUC 220 Educational Psychology
  • KINE 300 Secondary Physical Education
  • KINE 400 Administration
  • KINE 430, 440, 450, 460, or 470 Coaching
  • EDUC 460 Introduction to Student Teaching, Secondary 7-12
  • EDUC 461 Student Teaching, Secondary 7-12 (three credits)
  • Must meet the course requirements for an academic major in Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Senior Capstone Experience

The Senior Capstone Experience for the early childhood education major includes the following components:

  • Successful completion (a “C” or better) of EDUC 481 Introduction to Student Teaching, Grades PK–4.
  • Successful completion (credit only) of the following student teaching experience: EDUC 482 Student Teaching, Grades PK–4.
  • Successful completion (passing score established by the Arkansas Department of Education) of Praxis II “Principles of Learning and Teaching, Grades P-4” examination and Praxis II “Early Childhood Education” examination. Both of these national examinations are published and administered by the Educational Testing Service.
  • Final approval of the senior portfolio by the Teacher Education Committee. The grade for the Senior Capstone Experience is based on the Introduction to Student Teaching course and the senior portfolio.

Minor in Education

A. Minor in Education - Early Childhood Emphasis: A total of six courses.

  • Each student must take the following two courses:
    • EDUC 210 History of Education and Effective Teaching Methods
    • EDUC 220 Educational Psychology

and

  • Four courses from the following:
    • EDUC 300 Teaching Reading, P-4*
    • KINE 350 Physical Education for Elementary Education
    • EDUC 322 Teaching Math and Science, P-4*
    • EDUC 324 Teaching Language Arts and Writing, P-4*
    • EDUC 330 Children’s Literature, P-4*
    • EDUC 340 Inclusive Early Childhood Education*

B. Minor in Education — Secondary Emphasis: A total of six courses.

  • Each student must take the following two courses:
    • EDUC 210 History of Education and Effective Teaching Methods
    • EDUC 220 Educational Psychology

and

  • One methods course from the following:
    • EDUC 431 Methods in the Secondary School-English Language Arts
    • EDUC 432 Methods in the Secondary School-Foreign Language
    • EDUC 433 Methods in the Secondary School- Mathematics
    • EDUC 434 Methods in the Secondary School-Life/ Earth and Physical Science
    • EDUC 435 Methods in the Secondary School-Social Studies
    • EDUC 436 Methods in the Secondary School-Speech/ Drama
    • EDUC 437 Methods in Art Education (P-12)
    • KINE 300 Secondary Physical Education and Health

and

  • Three courses from the following:
    • EDUC 300 Teaching Reading, P-4*
    • EDUC 322 Teaching Math and Science, P-4*
    • EDUC 324 Teaching Language Arts and Writing, P-4*
    • EDUC 330 Children’s Literature, P-4*
    • EDUC 360 Inclusive Adolescent Education *
    • KINE 350 Physical Education for Elementary

* prerequisite: EDUC 210 History of Education and Effective Teaching