Bachelor of Arts in Theatre for Secondary Education

Offered By: College of Fine Arts and Production

Domains

  1. The Learner and Learning - Teacher candidates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Theatre for Secondary Education program design and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences and inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards, are based on how students grow and develop, and recognize that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas. (InTASC 1, 2, 3)
    • Teacher candidates create developmentally appropriate instruction that takes into account individual learners’ strengths, interests, and needs and that enables each learner to advance and accelerate his/her learning. [InTASC 1(a), 1(b), 1(d), 1(e), 1(h), 1(i), 1(j); ISTE-T 2b]
    • Teacher candidates design instruction to address each student’s diverse learning strengths and needs, and create opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning in different ways. [InTASC 2(a), 2(b), 2(g), 2(h), 2(l), 2(m); ISTE-T 2c, 4b; MC2]
    • Teacher candidates bring multiple perspectives to the discussion of content, including attention to learners’ personal, family, and community experiences and cultural norms. [InTASC 2(d), 2(j), 2(n); 10(m); MC1, MC3, MC5]
    • Teacher candidates collaborate with learners, families, and colleagues to build a safe, positive learning climate of openness, mutual respect, support, and inquiry. [InTASC 1(c), 1(k), 3(a), 3(c), 3(j), 3(k), 3(n), 3(q), 10(c), 10(d), 10(n), 10(q) ; ISTE-T 3b, 3c; MC1, MC3, MC5]
    • Teacher candidates manage the learning environment to actively and equitably engage learners by organizing, allocating, and coordinating the resources of time, space, and learners’ attention. [InTASC 3(b), 3(d), 3(e), 3(g), 3(i), 3(p); ISTE-T 4b; MC3]
  2. Application of Content - Teacher candidates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Theatre for Secondary Education program apply the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines he/she teaches to engage students in critical thinking, creativity and collaborative problem-solving, making the content accessible and meaningful to assure mastery. (InTASC 4, 5)
    • Teacher candidates apply content knowledge by engaging learners in diverse perspectives that question and challenge assumptions and approaches in order to master content and foster metacognition, innovation, and problem solving. [InTASC 4(b), 4(c), 4(d), 4(p), 4(r), 5(d), 5(g), 5(m), 5(o), 8(f), 8(j); ISTE-T 1a; MC2]
    • Teacher candidates evaluate and modify instructional resources and curriculum materials for their comprehensiveness, accuracy for representing particular concepts in the discipline, and appropriateness for his/her learners. [InTASC 4(a), 4(f), 4(g), 4(j), 4(n), 4(k), 4(o), 4(q),5(i); ISTE-T 1c]
    • Teacher candidates create opportunities for students to learn, practice, and master academic language in their content. [InTASC 4(h), 4(l); MC1]
    • Teacher candidates facilitate learners’ collaborative use of current tools and resources to maximize content learning in varied contexts. [InTASC 5(c), 5(l), 5(q), 5(s), 10(g); ISTE-T 1b, 2a; MC2]
    • Teacher candidates develop and implement supports for learner literacy development across content areas. [InTASC 5(h); 5(j); 8(h); MC1]
  3. Instructional Practice - Teacher candidates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Theatre for Secondary Education program plan and implement instruction using a variety of instructional strategies and multiple methods of assessments that support every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context. (InTASC 6, 7, 8)
    • Teacher candidates use formative and summative assessment that minimizes sources of bias to support, verify, and document learning. [InTASC 6(a), 6(b), 6(j), 6(k), 6(t); ISTE-T 2d; MC2]
    • Teacher candidates plan for instruction based on formative and summative assessment data, prior learner knowledge, and learner interest. [InTASC 2(c), 6(u), 6(v), 7(d), 7(l), 7(q), 8(b), 8(c), 8(s), 9(h)]
    • Teacher candidates effectively use assessment data to give feedback. [InTASC 6(d), 6(g), 6(l), 6(n), 6(s); MC1]
    • Teacher candidates select and create learning experiences and assessments that are appropriate for curriculum goals and content standards, aligned to learning objectives and are relevant to learners. [InTASC 6(r), 7(a), 7(g); MC2]
    • Teacher candidates use appropriate strategies, develop appropriate sequencing, and provide multiple ways to demonstrate knowledge and skill. [InTASC 6(e), 7(b), 7(c),7(i), 7(j), 7(n), 8(a), 8(e), 8(k), 8(l); ISTE-T 4b; MC2]
    • Teacher candidates plan collaboratively with colleagues and other professionals who have specialized expertise (e.g., special educators, related service providers, language learning specialists, librarians, media specialists) to design and jointly deliver as appropriate effective learning experiences to meet unique learning needs. [InTASC 2(f), 6(h), 6(p), 7(e), 7(m), 7(o), 8(p), 9(c), 10(a), 10(b); MC1]
    • Teacher candidates guide learners in using a range of technology tools to access, interpret, evaluate, and apply information in content area. [InTASC 6(i), 7(k), 8(g), 8(n), 8(o), 8(r); ISTE-T 3d]
  4. Professional Responsibility - Teacher candidates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Theatre for Secondary Education program engage in ongoing professional learning and use evidence to continually evaluate and improve their practice, as well as seek appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession. (InTASC 9, 10)
    • Teacher candidates engage in ongoing learning opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in order to provide all learners with engaging curriculum and learning experiences within the context of local and state standards. [InTASC 9(a), 9(b), 9(k), 9(l), 9(n), 10(f); ISTE-T 5a, 5c; MC2]
    • Teacher candidates reflect on their personal biases and access resources to deepen their own understanding of cultural, ethnic, gender, and learning differences to promote ethical practice, build stronger relationships and create more relevant learning experiences. [InTASC 9(e), 9(g), 9(i), 9(m); MC3, MC5]
    • Working collaboratively with school colleagues, teacher candidates build ongoing connections with community resources to enhance student learning and well-being. [InTASC 9(d), 10(e), 10(l), 10(r); MC1, MC4]
    • Teacher candidates take on leadership roles to advocate for meeting the needs of learners, strengthening the learning environment, and enacting system change. [InTASC 10(i), 10(j), 10(k), 10(o), 10(p), 10(t); ISTE-T 5d; MC4, MC5]
    • Teacher candidates uphold the expectations of the profession including codes of ethics, professional standards of practice, and relevant law and policy. [InTASC 9(f), 9(j), 9(o), 10(s); ISTE-T 4a, 4c; MC2]

Disclosure Categories Related to Professional Licensure

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre for Secondary Education

for residents of AL, AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FM, FL, GA, GU, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MH, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, MP, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VI, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY,

Alabama

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Class B: Bachelor's Level Certificate from Alabama. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/23/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alabama Department of Education
50 North Ripley Street
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL, 36104
334-694-4557
https://www.alsde.edu/sec/ec/pages/home.aspx

Alaska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher Certificate from Alaska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Licensure with Deficiencies

Based upon a review of the regulations on 07/13/2021, graduates from this program may obtain a license in the state. This state allows graduates from this program to obtain a license with specific deficiencies. The license provided will include additional conditions which the state requires the applicant to meet to maintain licensure. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs. The state contact information and any known additional coursework and/or training which will be required after licensure are outlined below.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development requires applicants to complete two additional courses in addition to the program at GCU. The student will be required to complete:

- 3 semester hours of approved Alaska Studies
- 3 semester hours of approved Alaska Multicultural Coursework

To find approved courses go to https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/culture#

Whether applying for licensure directly or applying for licensure through reciprocity, verification of completion of the above courses must be submitted to Alaska DEED before the expiration of initial licensure. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational requirements for the state in which they are applying for licensure.


Additional Training Requirements

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development require applicants who direct certify to complete four mandatory trainings. Applicants who apply for teacher certification through reciprocity are exempt from the mandatory trainings.

Mandatory Trainings:
* Sexual abuse awareness and prevention
* Alcohol or drug related disabilities
* Dating violence awareness and prevention
* Suicide awareness and prevention

Only trainings approved by an Alaska public school district or the Department of Education & Early Development (DEED) will satisfy this requirement. Trainings offered by universities and other organizations must be approved by DEED. The following documents may be submitted as evidence of completion of the approved trainings:
*A record of training with signature of district superintendent or appointed designee or a dean of an accredited school of education;
*A certificate of completion from a training program approved by DEED (See eLearning courses below); or
*An official transcript showing the completion of a training course approved by DEED.

More information can be found at: https://education.alaska.gov/teachercertification/mandatorytraining


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, AK, 99811-0500
907-465-2831
http://www.eed.state.ak.us/TeacherCertification/

American Samoa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a from American Samoa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/13/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in American Samoa. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Board of Higher Education American Samoa Community College
P.O. Box 2609
Pago Pago, AS, 96799
(684) 699-9155
http://www.amsamoa.edu/

Arizona

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard Professional Teaching Certificate from Arizona. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Approved by the State

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/28/2021, this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.


Agency Approval Granted

The Grand Canyon University College of Education is approved by the Arizona State Board of Education to offer Institutional Recommendations for Initial Teacher Licensure of early childhood, early childhood special education, elementary, secondary, special education teachers, principals and school counselors only. Programs that lead to licensure contain a student teaching or internship component.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85007
602-542-4367
http://www.azed.gov/

Arkansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional License from Arkansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/03/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Arkansas Department of Education requires applicants to show documentation of completion of the following professional developments:

1. Two (2) hours of Family and Community Engagement
2. Two (2) hours of child maltreatment training;
3. Two (2) hours of teen suicide awareness and prevention; and
4. One (1) hour of dyslexia awareness

These professional developments may be attained on ArkansasIDEAS, from the applicant’s teacher education program, or by another method of delivery approved by the Department under the Rules Governing Professional Development. ArkansasIDEAS professional developments can be found at: https://ideas.myarkansaspbs.org/training. When applying for licensure, documentation of course completion must be presented. A Provisional License may be issued to applicants who have not completed the professional developments prior to initial application.


Field Placement Requirements

Arkansas requires a state-specific clearance that is composed of three separate background checks. The state-specific clearance must be completed before student teaching begins. The steps to complete the required state-specific background checks are:
1. Complete the Online Background Check Consent Form
- When filling out this form, select Teacher (pre-service) as the reason for background check
2. Submit the background check payment
3. Applicants must complete the fingerprinting process by going to their nearest Approved Live Scan Location
- Bring a photo ID, copy of consent form, and a copy of payment receipt with Transaction ID
4. Complete the Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central Registry Check
- This background check can be completed by completing the form, having it notarized and mailing the form along with payment to the Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central
Registry.
5. Complete the Employability Status
- This can be completed online and can take up to four weeks to be determined.


Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 7-12 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall Room 106-B
Little Rock, AR, 72201
501-682-4475
http://www.arkansased.gov/

California

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License/Certificate from California. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/16/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing does not offer a Teaching Credential in Theatre Education. This program does not lead to theatre education licensure in California. This program may be taken for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
1900 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA, 95811-4213
http://www.ctc.ca.gov/

Colorado

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License/Certificate from Colorado. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/27/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Colorado Department of Education does not offer a Teaching Credential in Secondary Theatre Education Grades 7-12. The CODOE offers a Teaching Credential in Theatre Education Grades K-12. This program does not lead to licensure in Colorado. This program may be taken for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Colorado Department of Education
6000 E. Evans Ave
Building #2, Suite 100
Denver, CO, 80222
303-866-6628
http://www.cde.state.co.us/index_home.htm

Connecticut

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a No comparable certificate from Connecticut. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/15/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Connecticut Department of Education does not issue a certificate for Theatre. Students can take this program for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Connecticut Department of Education
450 Columbus Blvd
PO BOX 2219
Hartford, CT, 06145-2219
860-713-6969
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/site/default.asp

Delaware

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Certificate from Delaware. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/12/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Delaware Department of Education
Collette Education Resource Center
35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
Dover, DE, 19904
302-857-3388
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/

District of Columbia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a from District of Columbia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/01/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) requires completion of an approved K-12 Theatre program. This program does not meet the OSSE certification requirement. This program can be taken for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

D.C. Office of State Superintendent of Education - Teacher License
1050 First Street NE
2nd Floor
Washington, DC, 20002
202-724-8600
http://osse.dc.gov/service/educator-licensure-services

Federated States of Micronesia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a from Federated States of Micronesia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/13/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Federated States of Micronesia. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Florida

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Certificate from Florida. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/29/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Florida Department of Education
Room 201, Turlington Building
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL, 32399-0400
800-445-6739
http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/

Georgia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Induction Certificate from Georgia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/12/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

The Georgia Professional Standards Commission requires candidates obtain a Pre-Service Certificate in order to complete practicum,internship or student teaching hours in a Georgia school. Candidates are required to complete a successful Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) criminal record check as well as the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry Assessment in order to qualify for a Pre-Service Teaching Certificate. Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in a 6-12 Grade Theatre classroom to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
200 Piedmont Ave SE
Suite 1702 West Tower
Atlanta, GA, 30334-9032
404-232-2500
http://www.gapsc.com/

Guam, US Territory

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License/Certificate from Guam, US Territory. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/04/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Guam, US Territory. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Guam Commission for Educator Certification
303 University Drive SOE Bldg
Room 105
Mangilao, GU, 96913
671-735-2554
http://francamacho@gcec.guam.gov

Hawaii

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional License from Hawaii. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/01/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 7-12 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Hawaii Teacher Standards Board - Teacher License
650 Iwilei Rd, #201
Honolulu, HI, 96817
808-586-2600
https://www.hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org/

Idaho

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Interim Certificate from Idaho. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/06/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Idaho Department of Education will issue a three-year, non-renewable interim certificate to those who qualify under reciprocity. The following state-specific coursework requirements will need to be met prior to the expiration of the interim certificate. The IDDOE requires all Idaho teachers working on interim certificates to complete a state board approved Idaho Comprehensive Literacy course or assessment to meet a one-time requirement for full certification.

In addition, the Idaho Department of Education requires all Idaho teachers or administrators working on interim certificates, with an All Subjects (K-8) endorsement, any mathematics endorsement, Exceptional Child Generalist endorsement, Blended Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education endorsement, or Administrator certificate, must complete a state board approved Mathematical Thinking for Instruction, or another State Department of Education approved alternative course, as a one-time requirement for full certification.

In addition, the Idaho Department of Education requires out-of-state applicants to be reviewed by the hiring district for technology deficiencies and may be required to take technology courses to improve their technology skills. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational course requirements for the state in which they are applying for licensure.


Field Placement Requirements

The Idaho State Department of Education requires student teachers or any postsecondary candidates who have unsupervised contact with students in a public K-12 setting, complete a background check. This background check needs to be completed before student teaching can begin. The steps to applying for an Idaho background check are:
1. Request a fingerprint card, either via e-mail or picking one up from the Idaho State Department of Education.
2. Once the fingerprint packet is received, take the fingerprint card to the local police department or sheriff’s office to have prints rolled.
3. Then, submit the fingerprint packet with the following information to the Idaho Department of Education:
a. Background Investigation Check Form
b. State Department of Education Fingerprint Card
c. Fingerprint Processing fee
d. Initialed Instructions for Handling Fingerprint Cards form
e. Signed Noncriminal Justice Applicant Privacy Statement form

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 6-12 in a Theatre classroom setting, to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Idaho Department of Education
650 West State Street
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID, 83702-0027
208-332-6882
http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/teacher_certification/

Illinois

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Educator License from Illinois. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/01/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Illinois State Board of Education
Educator Certification Division
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL, 62777-0001
217-782-4321
http://www.isbe.net/

Indiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Practitioner License from Indiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 04/01/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

Indiana COE Additional Training Requirement
The Indiana Department of Education requires an individual to complete education and training on the prevention of child suicide and the recognition of signs that a individual may be considering suicide. An initial teaching license (includes instructional, individual services and administrative licenses) will not be issued unless this requirement is met. The Indiana Department of Education also requires completion of CPR/AED/Heimlich certification within one (1) year of receiving an Indiana license. CPR-Heimlich Maneuver training may be delivered primarily online, but it must include a ""hands-on"" training/demonstration component with a mannequin.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Indiana Department of Education
115 W Washington St.
South Tower, Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
317-232-6610
http://www.doe.in.gov/

Iowa

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License/Certificate from Iowa. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/30/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners offers an endorsement in Speech Communications and Theatre. GCU's Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Secondary Education program does not meet the requirements for this endorsement. This program does not lead to licensure in Iowa. This program may be taken for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
701 E. Court Ave, Suite A
Des Moines, IA, 50309
515-281-3245
http://www.boee.iowa.gov/#a

Kansas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License/Certificate from Kansas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/07/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Kansas Department of Education offers an endorsement in Speech and Theatre. GCU's Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Secondary Education program does not meet the requirements for this endorsement. This program does not lead to licensure in Kansas. This program may be taken for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Kansas State Department of Education - Teacher License
900 SW Jackson Street
Landon State Office Building Suite #102
Topeka, KS, 66612
785-296-2288
http://www.ksde.org/

Kentucky

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License/Certificate from Kentucky. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/02/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board requires completion of an approved K-12 Theatre program. This program does not meet the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board certification requirement. This program may be taken for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
300 Sower Blvd
Frankfort, KY, 40601
502-564-5846
http://www.kyepsb.net/

Louisiana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License/Certificate from Louisiana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/09/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Louisiana Department of Education offers an endorsement in Speech and Drama. GCU's Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Secondary Education program does not meet the requirements for this endorsement. This program does not lead to licensure in Louisiana. This program may be taken for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Louisiana Department of Education
PO Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA, 70804-9064
877-453-2721
https://www.teachlouisiana.net/Default.aspx

Maine

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Teacher Certificate from Maine. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/15/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Maine Department of Education-Certification Office
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME, 04333-0023
207-624-6600
http://www.maine.gov/education/

Marshall Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a from Marshall Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/13/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Marshall Islands. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.

Maryland

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard Professional Certificate (SPC I) from Maryland. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/24/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD, 21201-2595
410-767-0406
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/Pages/default.aspx

Massachusetts

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional License from Massachusetts. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Licensure with Deficiencies

Based upon a review of the regulations on 03/01/2021, graduates from this program may obtain a license in the state. This state allows graduates from this program to obtain a license with specific deficiencies. The license provided will include additional conditions which the state requires the applicant to meet to maintain licensure. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs. The state contact information and any known additional coursework and/or training which will be required after licensure are outlined below.


Additional Coursework Requirements

MA SEI Requirement
Individuals applying for an initial license in Massachusetts must obtain the SEI endorsement. Grand Canyon University’s ESL courses do not align to Massachusetts standards or laws pertaining to English language learners. Individuals may be issued a Provisional license if they have not met the SEI requirement. The SEI requirement can be met through one of the following options: 1) completing a Massachusetts Dept. of Education approved course or 2) passing the MTEL SEI exam. It is the student’s responsibility to contact their state department of education regarding certification requirements in their state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA, 02148-4906
781-338-6600
http://www.doe.mass.edu/

Michigan

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License/Certificate from Michigan. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/07/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Michigan Department of Education does not offer a Teaching Credential in Theatre Education. This program does not lead to licensure in Michigan. This program may be taken for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Michigan Department of Education
608 W. Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI, 48909
517-373-3324
http://www.michigan.gov/mde

Minnesota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Tier 2 Licensure from Minnesota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/06/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN, 55113
651-582-8200
http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/index.html

Mississippi

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Class A License from Mississippi. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/22/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Mississippi Department of Education-Office of Educator Licensure
PO BOX 771
Jackson, MS, 39205-0771
601-359-3483
https://www.mdek12.org/OTL/OEL/K12

Missouri

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License/Certificate from Missouri. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/24/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education offers an endorsement in Speech and Theatre. GCU's Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Secondary Education program does not meet the requirements for this endorsement. This program does not lead to licensure in Missouri. This program may be taken for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
PO BOX 480
Jefferson City, MO, 65102-0480
573-751-0051
http://dese.mo.gov/

Montana

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Class 5 Provisional Teacher License from Montana. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/12/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Montana Office of Public Instruction requires that all applicants verify completion of the on-line course "An Introduction to Indian Education for All in Montana". Documentation for course completion must be shown at time of application. The above course is offered for free online at: https://learninghub.mrooms.net/course/index.php?categoryid=105


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 5-12 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Montana Office of Public Instruction
1201 11th Ave 1st Floor
PO BOX 202501
Helena, MT, 59620-2501
406-444-3150
https://opi.mt.gov/Educators/Licensure/Become-a-Licensed-Montana-Educator

Nebraska

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teaching Certificate from Nebraska. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/03/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Nebraska to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Nebraska Department of Education requires applicants of a Theatre Endorsement to have a minimum of 18 credits in the content area. Students may need to take additional coursework outside of GCU's program. Licensure applicants who have completed an approved out-of-state program will go through a transcript analysis upon initial application. The Nebraska Department of Education will identify any coursework deficiencies during the transcript analysis.

In addition, the Nebraska Department of Education requires Human Relations Training and a Special Education requirement for any person seeking certification in Nebraska

The Human Relations Training Requirements can be met in any of the following ways:

1. Take one of the pre-approved courses,
2. Take an educational course dealing with diversity in the classroom from a state approved teacher education institution and the course does not appear on the list of pre-approved courses, OR
3. Employment experience(s) with school age children which provided an opportunity to acquire the six skills to meet the Human Relations Training requirement and can verify acceptable employment experiences by writing a narrative that addresses each of the six skills.

A Temporary Permit, valid for six months, may be issued if the Human Relations Training Requirement is not met.

The Special Education Requirement can be met in any of the following ways:

1. Complete a special education course at an approved teacher education institution that addressed exceptional child in the classroom,
2. Employment experiences which provided an opportunity to acquire the five skills required and can verify acceptable employment experiences in which the required five skills were obtained and write a narrative that addresses each of the five skills, OR
3. Applicant has not met this requirement and may be eligible for a Provisional permit.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 7-12 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nebraska Department of Education
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE, 68509-4987
402-471-0739
http://www.education.ne.gov/index.html

Nevada

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher Licensure from Nevada. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/15/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 7-12 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Nevada Department of Education
2080 E. Flamingo Rd
Suite 210
Las Vegas, NV, 89119
702-486-6458
http://nde.doe.nv.gov/

New Hampshire

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Beginning Educator Certificate from New Hampshire. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/01/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH, 03301-3494
603-271-2409
http://www.education.nh.gov/index.htm

New Jersey

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from New Jersey. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/01/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

New Jersey COE Additional Training Requirement
The New Jersey Department of Education requires an examination in physiology, hygiene and substance abuse issues. This requirement may be completed by presenting evidence of basic military training; OR by completing a course such as biology, health or nutrition that appears on a regionally accredited two- or four-year college or university transcript; OR by completing a 35-question true/false test administered in the county office of education. Individuals must meet this requirement prior to applying for certification.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Jersey Department of Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ, 08625-0500
609-292-2070
http://www.nj.gov/education/

New Mexico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a 1CS License from New Mexico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 05/05/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New Mexico Public Education Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM, 87501
505-827-4296
http://www.ped.state.nm.us/

New York

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Certificate from New York. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/18/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in New York to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Training Requirements

New York COE Additional Training Requirement
The New York State Education Department requires individuals complete study in child abuse identification and school violence prevention and intervention. (2 clock hours)
The New York State Education Department requires individuals also complete study or training in the needs of children with autism from a provider approved by the New York State Education Department.
The New York State Education Department requires individuals also complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention as stated under the Dignity for All individuals Act (DASA).
The trainings outlined above must be completed prior to applying for certification in New York.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The New York State Education Department will determine if GCU's program is equivalent to a certificate in this state once a transcript evaluation is completed.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

New York State Education Department - Teacher License
89 Washington Avenue 5N EB
Albany, NY, 12234
518-474-3901
http://www.nysed.gov/

North Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Professional License from North Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 05/10/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
6302 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC, 27699-6302
919-807-3310
http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/licensure/

North Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Drama Endorsement from North Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/09/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Professional Experience Requirements

The North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board offers a Drama Endorsement and not a stand alone license. Applicants must have a current teaching license to attach the Drama Endorsement to. This program does not lead to initial teacher licensure.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 5-12 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
2718 Gateway Avenue
Suite 204
Bismarck, ND, 58503-0585
701-328-9641
http://www.nd.gov/espb/

Northern Mariana Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License/Certificate from Northern Mariana Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/22/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Certification and Licensure Office does not issue a Secondary certificate/license with the content area of Theatre. Theatre is only taught by obtaining a Career and Technical Education certificate/license which only requires work experience in the Theatre field. Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Theatre for Secondary Education program will not to lead to a certificate/license in this location. Students interested in obtaining initial Secondary Education licensure must select a different approved content area. Individuals can take the program for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Northern Marianas Department of Education CNMI Public School System
CNMI Public School System- Certification and Licensure Office
Bwughos Street, Susupe PO Box 501370
Saipan, MP, 96950-1250
1-670-237-3027
https://www.cnmipssoare.org/district/

Ohio

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Resident Educator License from Ohio. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/08/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in a 7-12 Grade Theatre classroom to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH, 43215-4183
614-466-3593
http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEDefaultPage.aspx?page=1

Oklahoma

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License/Certificate from Oklahoma. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/07/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Oklahoma Department of Education offers an endorsement in Speech, Theatre and Debate. GCU's Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Secondary Education program does not meet the requirements for this endorsement. This program does not lead to licensure in Oklahoma. This program may be taken for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oklahoma Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard
Oliver Hodge Building
Oklahoma City, OK, 73105-4599
405-521-3337
http://sde.ok.gov

Oregon

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Reciprocal Teaching License from Oregon. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 05/28/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission requires all applicants to take and pass the exam "Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment". When applying to the Oregon Department of Education via reciprocity, the student may receive a Reciprocal Teaching License valid for one year from the date of issue. Students must show verification a passing score on the above exam before the expiration of the Reciprocal Teaching License.


Field Placement Requirements

An Oregon fingerprint clearance/background check needs to be completed before practicum can begin. Oregon law requires student teachers, educators, school nurses and out-of-state student teachers in Oregon schools to be fingerprinted. Fingerprinting includes both an Oregon State Police (OSP) and FBI background check. Background checks take place once fingerprints have been taken at a Fieldprint office. Fingerprints are valid for 3 years from the fingerprint clearance date.

1. Enroll on Fieldprint’s website
2. Enter the information required by the state of Oregon onto Fieldprint’s website.
- Entering this information upon enrollment means this information will not need to be collected again at the time of fingerprinting.
3. Schedule an appointment online by choosing the date, time and nearest Fieldprint location
4. When arriving for the appointment bring:
a. The appointment number
b. Two forms of ID such as a driver’s license or passport
5. Fingerprints are collected electronically
6. Fingerprints are submitted to the state by FieldPrint

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 6-12 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
250 Division St. NE
Salem, OR, 97301-1012
503-378-3586
http://www.oregon.gov/TSPC/Pages/index.aspx

Pennsylvania

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Level I Certificate from Pennsylvania. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/16/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Pennsylvania Department of Education does not offer a Teaching Credential in Theatre Education. This program does not lead to licensure in Pennsylvania. This program may be taken for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the agency in the state in which they wish to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. The agency to contact is:

Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17126
717-787-3356
http://www.education.pa.gov

Puerto Rico

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Certificate from Puerto Rico. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Unable to Determine

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/25/2021, Grand Canyon University is unable to determine if completion of this program meets educational requirements for licensure in Puerto Rico. Applicants are advised to seek additional information from the relevant professional licensing agency in the location which they seek employment.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Puerto Rico Department of Education
PO Box 190759
San Juan, PR, 00919-0759
787-759-2000
https://www.de.pr.gov/

Rhode Island

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Not a comparable program from Rhode Island. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/23/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RDE) requires completion of an approved K-12 Theatre program. This program does not meet the RDE certification requirement. This program can be taken for general interest.


State Agency Approval Needed

Agency approval is needed to place Rhode Island students for student teaching.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Rhode Island Department of Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI, 02903
401-222-8893
http://www.ride.ri.gov/Default.aspx

South Carolina

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Certificate from South Carolina. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/16/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

South Carolina Department of Education
1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC, 29201
803-896-0325
http://ed.sc.gov/

South Dakota

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Provisional Teacher License from South Dakota. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 03/22/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The South Dakota Department of Education requires all applicants show verification of successful completion of an approved three-credit South Dakota Indian studies course. Students applying to the South Dakota Department of Education via reciprocity will be given a one year Provisional Certificate. The student is expected to complete the South Dakota Indian studies course before the expiration of the Provisional Certificate. For students applying directly to South Dakota Department of Education, all content exams as well as the South Indian Studies course will need to be completed before applying for certification. Students will need to take additional coursework outside of GCU's program in order to meet this requirement. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational requirements for their state.


Additional Training Requirements

The South Dakota Department of Education requires all applicants to show verification of successful completion of one clock hour of approved Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training. This training needs to be complete before applying for certification. Information on approved online Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training can be found on the SDDOE website at https://doe.sd.gov/suicideprevention/. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the training requirements for their state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

South Dakota Department of Education
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD, 57501
605-773-3134
http://www.doe.sd.gov/

Tennessee

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License/Certificate from Tennessee. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/12/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Colorado Department of Education does not offer a Teaching Credential in Secondary Theatre Education Grades 6-12. The TNDOE offers a Teaching Credential in Theatre Education Grades K-12. This program does not lead to licensure in Tennessee. This program may be taken for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Tennessee Department of Education
Andrew Johnson Tower - 12th Floor
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN, 37243
615-741-2731
http://www.tn.gov/education/

Texas

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Standard Teaching Certificate from Texas. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - Apply to state with valid AZ license

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/09/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements in this state. Graduates from this program are eligible to obtain a credential in this state if they have first obtained a credential from the professional licensing agency in Arizona. Graduates in these states will be required to provide an Arizona credential that is free of deficiencies to this state licensing board as part of the application process. To do so, graduates will have to meet all Arizona requirements for licensure prior to seeking licensure in this state.


Additional Training Requirements

The Texas Education Agency requires all educators complete Suicide Prevention Training. Training for educators is funded by the State of Texas. Training may be completed by the school or district of hire. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the training requirements for their state.


Field Placement Requirements

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 7-12 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Texas Education Agency
William B. Travis Building
1701 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX, 78701
512-936-8400
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/

Utah

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Educator License from Utah. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/15/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Utah to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Utah State Board of Education requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of coursework in the content/subject area to be taught. Utah outlines specific courses needed for each content area. Please go to https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing/educatorendorsements?mid=2457&aid=1 to see the prescribed courses required for each content/subject area.

Deficiencies will be identified by the Utah State Board of Education upon an individual transcript review. If an individual does not have 33 semester hours of prescribed coursework in the subject they want to teach, the individual may need to take additional coursework outside of GCU's program to meet this requirement. Some of the 33 credits required may be obtained through general education coursework or other previous college coursework. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet their state's requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Utah State Board of Education
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT, 84114-4200
801-538 7740
https://www.schools.utah.gov/

Vermont

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional License from Vermont. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/23/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Vermont Department of Education
219 North Main Street, Suite 402
Barre City Place
Barre, VT, 05641
802-479-1700
http://education.vermont.gov

Virgin Islands

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Educator Class I from Virgin Islands. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Transcript Review Required

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 07/01/2021, an individual applicant’s transcripts are reviewed by the licensure agency in Virgin Islands to determine if the educational requirements for licensure have been met. In addition to educational attainment, the professional licensing agency may consider the applicant’s professional experience, level of educational attainment, background, criminal record, exam scores, etc., to determine if the individual applying for licensure meets the state requirements. Therefore, only the state can determine if the individual graduate meets the requirements for licensure. As a result, GCU cannot make that determination for the state. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The U.S. Virgin Islands requires a minimum of forty-two (42) semester credit hours in five of the six general academic areas: English, natural science, mathematics, social studies, foreign language and fine arts as well as an Educational Technology or other comparable computer course.

The U.S. Virgin Islands also requires a minimum of 24 credits required for theatre certification, the applicant must have course work in history of the theatre, theatrical production, basic acting skills and techniques, technical aspects of theatre such as scenery, lighting, make up, sound properties, costume, special effects, and creative drama or children’s theatre.

The U.S. Virgin Islands will complete a transcript review to determine if an applicant has met the coursework requirements listed above.

In addition, individuals must complete a course in Virgin Islands history within the first year of employment.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education will determine if GCU's program is equivalent to a certificate in this territory once a transcript evaluation is completed.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

The Virgin Islands Department of Education
PO Box 11900
60, 61 &62 Dronningens Gade
St. Thomas, VI, 00801
340-774-4546
http://www.vide.vi/

Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a No comparable certificate from Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Does Not Meet

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/24/2021, this program content does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Individuals may enroll in this program for general interest, however, the program will not lead to professional licensure in the state.


Availability of Equivalent Credential

The Virginia Department of Education requires completion of an approved K-12 Theatre program. This program does not meet the Virginia Department of Education requirement. This program can be taken for general interest.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Virginia Department of Education
PO BOX 2120
Richmond, VA, 23218
804-479-1700
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/index.shtml

Washington

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Residency Teacher Certificate from Washington. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/17/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Field Placement Requirements

Before student teaching can begin in Washington, students must apply for pre-residency clearance. Pre-residency clearance consists of program approval and submission of fingerprints for a background check. Two items will need to be requested from the university: verification of teacher program enrollment and an unofficial copy of transcripts. It may take up to a month to receive Pre-Residency Certification Clearance. There are two options for fingerprinting; fingerprint at an Educational Service District (ESD) or fingerprint at a law enforcement agency or private fingerprinting service.

Fingerprinting at an Educational Service District steps
1. Go to the Educational Service District and complete the electronic live scan fingerprint process.
2. Pay the fee.
3. The Educational Service District submits the fingerprints to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Fingerprinting at a law enforcement agency or a private fingerprinting service steps
1. Request a fingerprint card from oppfp@k12.wa.us or ESD.
2. Once a fingerprint card is received in a mail, bring the card to a private fingerprinting agency or law enforcement agency to be fingerprinted.
3. Mail the completed fingerprint card and the fee to:
OSPI
Attn: Fiscal Office
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
4. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction scans the card and submits it to the Washington State Patrol.

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 6-12 in a Theatre Education classroom setting to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
600 Washington St. S.E.
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA, 98504-7200
360-725-6000
http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/default.aspx

West Virginia

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Professional Certificate from West Virginia. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/25/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Building 6 Room 304
Charleston, WV, 25305-0330
304-558-7010
http://wvde.state.wv.us/

Wisconsin

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a License with Stipulations from Wisconsin. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Licensure with Deficiencies

Based upon a review of the regulations on 07/01/2021, graduates from this program may obtain a license in the state. This state allows graduates from this program to obtain a license with specific deficiencies. The license provided will include additional conditions which the state requires the applicant to meet to maintain licensure. Individuals with specific questions about this state’s process or regulations are advised to contact the state board to determine if the program will meet the individual’s needs. The state contact information and any known additional coursework and/or training which will be required after licensure are outlined below.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires all applicants meet the requirements of Wisconsin Statutes and Administrative Rule. Students who complete a teacher preparation program outside of Wisconsin are not likely to have met them all. The coursework requirements needing to be met are listed below:

1. Minority Group Relations- All
2. Minority Group Relations- Wisconsin American Indian Bands and Tribes
3. Conflict Resolution
4. Environmental Education

Applicants who have not met all requirements will be awarded a License with Stipulations. All stipulations must be satisfied or removed before the expiration date of the license. Students may require additional coursework outside of GCU's program. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational course requirements for their state.


Field Placement Requirements

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requires applicants to complete a full semester of full-time student teaching or 18-weeks. GCU’s teacher preparation programs include 15 weeks of student teaching. When applying for licensure, applicants will be awarded a License with Statutory Stipulations. Applicants can meet this statutory stipulation by completing a verification of employment form confirming 18 weeks of successful full-time teaching experience. Statutory stipulations must be satisfied before the expiration of the License with Statutory Stipulations. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of and meet the licensure requirements of their state.

Students will need to complete a student teaching placement in grades 6-12 to meet the state's grade level requirements.


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
125 S. Webster Street
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI, 53707-7841
800-441-4563
https://dpi.wi.gov/

Wyoming

Professional Licensure Disclaimer

The information below pertains to individuals intending to obtain a Initial Teacher License from Wyoming. It will inform you of whether or not this program meets the educational requirements for this license in this state. This does not pertain to any other license issued by the state. Please be advised that state regulations and processes can change at any time, individuals are encouraged to monitor the state requirements for licensure throughout their education to ensure that the program will meet their intended career goals.


Meets - May directly certify

Based upon a review of the state’s regulations on 06/10/2021, this program appears to meet the educational requirements to directly certify for licensure in this state.


Additional Coursework Requirements

The Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) requires applicants to demonstrate knowledge of the U.S. and Wyoming Constitutions. This requirement can be met by completing two PTSB approved multiple choice exams. The U.S. and Wyoming Constitution PTSB approved exams may be taken at any Wyoming School district administration office or, at the applicant's request, may be taken digitally with the exam being sent via e-mail.

If the applicant does not want to complete the requirement by demonstrating knowledge through an exam, a course in U.S. History may be taken instead. GCU's programs do not include coursework in U.S. History, therefore, additional coursework will need to be completed outside of the program.

Verification of meeting this requirement, either through exams or coursework, must be shown at the time of initial licensure application. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of and meet the educational course requirements for their state. More information can be found at http://wyomingptsb.com/licensure/us-and-wyoming-constitution/


State Agency Contact Disclosure

Licensure and certification requirements vary by state and may differ based upon the prior education and experience of the individual. Students are advised to contact the agency in the state in which they intend to pursue licensure to determine/confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in that state. If you wish to review your state’s licensure and certification requirements, the agency contact in your current location is:

Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
1920 Thomes Avenue
Suite 100
Cheyenne, WY, 82001
307-777-7291
http://ptsb.state.wy.us/

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