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Guide to the Humanities

Guide to the Humanities - Selected Resources

What is teacher licensure?

A teaching credential is the license conferred by a state to teachers who have completed certain state-mandated requirements for teaching certification such as education courses and passed state-mandated teaching examinations. Teachers may earn a credential that allows them to teach the early childhood grades (usually nursery school-grade 3), the elementary grades (grades 1-6 or 8), the middle grades (grades 5-8), a secondary education subject area (usually grades 7-12), or a special subject such as reading or music (usually grades kindergarten-12).

Adapted from Teachers Support Network

Why be licensed to teach?

At Maryville College, the coordinated efforts of faculty and administration are dedicated to provide a teacher education program that will develop teachers who demonstrate:

  • The influence of a broad liberal arts education;

  • An understanding of the learning process and the skills to design instruction appropriate for diverse student populations;

  • The skills needed to analyze and implement the instructional process;

  • The ability to solve the many theoretical, practical, and ethical problems associated with who to teach, what to teach, and how to teach;

  • The ability to effectively integrate technology into the instructional process;

  • A thorough, comprehensive understanding of the assessment process as it relates to student learning and professional development;

  • A commitment to personal and professional growth.

Adapted from Maryville College Education Division

What careers can I have with teacher licensure?

In the humanities, the following secondary licensure programs are available at Maryville College: Economics/History, English, History, History/Economics, History/Political Science, Political Science/History, and Spanish.

Adapated from Maryville College Education Division

Education Databases

Books on Adolescence

Education Encyclopedias

Books on Teaching

Books on Educational Technology