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Crown College 2022-2023 Catalog 
Crown College 2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Science Education Licensure

This licensure is offered through the School of Arts & Sciences. The Science Education licensure program is designed to prepare students for a public and private teaching career in general science, grades 5-8, and life science, grades 9-12. The program is structured to meet the Minnesota Board of Teaching General Science and Life Science licensure requirements. Students must have a bachelor’s degree before they are approved to pursue a Science licensure only program. The student must be accepted into and fulfill all requirements for the Teacher Education Department as well as the Biological and Health Sciences Department.

Licensure Requirements

All persons completing approved teacher education programs in Minnesota institutions and seeking initial teaching licensures are required to successfully complete the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examinations (MTLE) Basic Skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. Students must take this exam prior to department acceptance. Students are also required to pass the MTLE pedagogy and content area tests to be eligible for licensure.

The State of Minnesota requires a background check of all persons seeking teacher licensure upon completion of the preparation program and prior to issuing the teaching licensure. A criminal record does not automatically disqualify a candidate from licensure, but candidates must consider whether their backgrounds would jeopardize receiving licensure approval. Additional information may be required by the Board of Teaching to determine whether or not to grant the license.

Total - 89-90 Credits

All courses require a minimum passing grade of a “C”.