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College Credit

Acceptable course work offers content that provides new information and is offered on campus, off campus, or through extension by a regionally accredited two-year or four-year college or university. Courses must be taken for credit, and the license holder must earn a passing grade or a "pass" in courses taken on a "pass" or "fail" basis.

License holders without a master's degree
A minimum of 90 points (three semester hours in a content area) in the license holder's endorsement area(s) shall be required of license holders without a master's degree and may be satisfied with undergraduate or graduate-level course work completed at a two-year or four-year regionally accredited college or university.
License holders with a master's degree
License holders with a master's degree may take undergraduate or graduate-level course work from a regionally accredited two-year or four-year college or university within or outside of the license holder's endorsement area(s) that meet the criteria of the Domains of Professional Competency.
Technical Professional License holders
Technical Professional License holders without baccalaureate degrees may satisfy the requirement through vocational education workshops, vocational education institutes, or through undergraduate course work at two-year or four-year regionally accredited institutions. The remaining 90 points of the 180 total professional development points, if accrued within Option 1, may be taken from a regionally accredited two-year or four-year college or university through undergraduate course work within or outside of the license holder's endorsement area(s) that meet the criteria of the Domains of Professional Competency.
What is content area course work?
Content area courses are courses at the undergraduate level (two-year or four-year regionally accredited college or university) or at the graduate level that will not duplicate previous courses taken in the humanities, history and social science, the sciences, mathematics, health and physical education, and the fine arts. These courses are usually available through the College or department of arts and sciences.

License holders with an elementary endorsement may satisfy the requirement by taking an academic content course in English, social sciences, mathematics, sciences, fine arts, and/or health and physical education. A grade-level endorsement requires course work in the major academic content areas of the endorsement.

License holders with an endorsement and/or current teaching assignment in the areas of history and the social sciences may satisfy the content requirement by taking an academic content course in history or any of the related social science disciplines (geography, anthropology, psychology, political science, economics, and sociology).

License holders in English may satisfy the content requirement by taking an academic content course in English, literature, journalism, theatre arts, and/or speech. A subject-specific endorsement requires course work in the academic content area indicated by the endorsement or a related subject area.