COLLEGE OF

EDUCATION

Gale (Associate Dean, College of Education), Lamborn, Turner (department head)

Mission

The mission of the Department of Education is to develop teachers who are skilled professionals and reflective decision makers while exhibiting Christ-like characteristics.

The Education Department offers experiences and courses designed to provide professional preparation for students who plan to teach in public or private (including Christian) schools. The Department is committed to preparing competent teachers to work with all learners in a multicultural society of diverse learners. The programs of the Department are approved by the Arkansas State Department of Education and are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the foremost accrediting agency for teacher education in the United States http://caepnet.org, (202) 223-0077. Successful completion of an Education Program at John Brown University prepares candidates for a standard license in the state of Arkansas. Candidates who plan to teach in states other than Arkansas should transfer the Arkansas licensure and meet any specific licensure requirements of the states where they expect to teach. The majority of states have reciprocity with Arkansas, which means licensure officials in these states will automatically grant licensure to individuals transferring their standard Arkansas license.

The university's Education Programs are significantly enhanced through an active partnership of shared decision making with the Siloam Springs School District and the community. The Professional Development School partnership provides for the simultaneous support and renewal of both teacher preparation and the P-12 programs of the school district. Beginning in their sophomore year, candidates actively participate in local preschools and in the P-12 classrooms of the school district, where they provide valuable assistance to preschool and P-12 programs. At the same time, experienced teachers in the schools serve as clinical faculty providing important practical experiences and instruction for the candidates.

The Education Department, in keeping with the overall goals of the university, expects graduates to demonstrate the following broad learner outcomes:

  1. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency with content knowledge in their licensure area by performing well on national licensure exams.
  2. Candidates will demonstrate proficiency with content knowledge by performing well on project-based assessments.
  3. Candidates will demonstrate ability to plan and implement appropriate teaching and learning experiences by performing well on project-based assessments.
  4. Candidates will demonstrate pedagogical and professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions applied effectively in practice during field experiences and internship.
  5. Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of their effect on individuals and corporate learning in their classrooms (field experiences and internship).

NOTE: John Brown University candidates wishing to take professional education and major field courses off campus or through correspondence must obtain, in advance, written permission from the department head and the Registrar's Office.

Progression Within the Education Program

Candidates for a teaching license are expected to carefully plan their academic programs beginning in their freshman year and to have their plan approved by an education advisor. Candidates are required to maintain a portfolio in order to pass through three transition points and interviews before being admitted into their internship semester. The following sequence and policies are applicable to all levels and fields of licensure:

1.   Transition 1. Admission to courses requiring Transition 1and field experience. Specific requirements include the following:

a.   Meet minimum JBU requirements for ACT/SAT scores: ACT=20, SAT=950.

b.   Complete required background check.

c.   Permission to release personal information to be used in appropriate situations to school personnel.

d.   Designated portfolio requirements in Taskstream.

e.   Evidence of dispositional growth using Teacher Candidate Dispositional Rubric.

f.    Post interview-recommendation to progress in program.

g.   Praxis I (CORE) scores which meet the state minimum requirements in reading, writing, and mathematics. Information and test administration schedules are available on the Educational Testing Service (ETS) web site www.ets.org. Costs are the responsibility of the candidate. Candidates whose scores do not meet the JBU Praxis I minimums must submit an approved Professional Development Plan to improve these basic skills, or may meet the JBU cut-off scores by retaking the appropriate Praxis I test(s), as determined by the Department faculty.

2.   Transition 2. Admission to courses requiring Transition 2 and field experiences. Specific requirements for admission include the following:

a.   Completion of the required English, math, and speech courses as appropriate, with a grade of 'C/2.0' or better in each.

b.   Designated portfolio requirements in Taskstream.

c.   Evidence of dispositional growth using Teacher Candidate Dispositional Rubric.

e.   Post interview-recommendation to progress in program.

3.   Formal admission:

a.   A 2.7 cumulative grade point average.

b.   Passed AR Core Score or completed Professional Development Plan with state cut off.

c.   Successfully completed interviews for Transitions 1 and 2.

d.   Approved by Education Department and PDS Advisory Committee.

4.   Continuation in the program. Candidates must maintain the 2.7 grade-point standard throughout the program and demonstrate commitment to professional growth. A candidate failing to maintain these requirements will be placed on departmental probation and must meet the conditions of a Professional Development Plan specified by the Department, or admission will be rescinded.

5.   Transition 3. Admission to Internship. Internship is normally taken during the senior year. Prior to registration for Internship, candidates must meet the following requirements:

a.   Submission of a formal application (and corresponding paperwork) by the specified date during the semester prior to Internship. (Application forms and dates for submission are sent via the Education Office.)

b.   Completion of specified prerequisites (see course descriptions for Internships).

c.   Completion of a minimum of 70% of required Teaching Field courses.

d.   A 2.7 or higher cumulative grade-point average.

e.   A 2.5 or higher cumulative grade-point average in Teaching Field courses, with a minimum grade of 'C/2.0' in each.

f.    A 2.5 or higher cumulative grade-point average in all Professional Education courses completed, with a minimum grade of 'C/2.0' in each.

g.   Completion of CPR/First Aid certification (age appropriate) before beginning Internship.

h.   Evidence of dispositional growth using Teacher Candidate Dispositional Rubric.

i.    Successfully completed interview for Transition 3.

j.    Approved by Education Department and PDS Advisory Committee.

i.    Praxis II Series - (Documentation of passing the Praxis II Content Knowledge and having registered for Praxis II Pedagogy prior to Internship. Music Education candidates are required to provide documentation of passing the Praxis II Content Knowledge during Internship.) All candidates are required to take the Educational Testing Service Praxis II Series consisting of professional and teaching field tests related to each area in which the candidates are seeking to be licensed. The examination is required for licensure and a report of scores must be sent to the Education Department and the Arkansas State Department of Education. The "Detailed Information" portion of the Praxis II is kept on file for the purpose of analysis of candidates' needs. Costs are the responsibility of the candidate.

Due to the nature of the Internship (a full-time responsibility) candidates are not to be concurrently enrolled for other course work (including correspondence or online courses). Athletes, choir members, etc., are not permitted to schedule internship during a semester of participation in a sport or other activity which would interfere with this capstone professional experience, unless arranged with the Associate Dean of the College of Education. Other responsibilities (work, leadership, and required involvement) may not exceed 10 hours weekly and may not conflict with school responsibilities.

Candidates must successfully complete all Transition Point interviews and be formally admitted into the Teacher Education Program before they can enroll in the Internship and Seminar courses.

6.   Transition 4: Graduation requirement.

a.   Satisfaction of all graduation requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) or Bachelor of Music Education (B.Mus.Ed.) programs.

b.   Recommendation by the Department upon completion of an Internship experience.

c.   Approval of professional portfolio, which must include evidence of passing Content Knowledge and taking Pedagogy Praxis II exams (i.e., registration form, ETS exam score report).

d.   A 2.7 cumulative grade-point average.

e.   A 2.5 in Teaching Field requirements, with a grade of 'C/2.0' or higher in each course.

f.    A 2.5 in Professional Education courses, with a grade of 'C/2.0' or higher in each course.

7.   Program completion and eligibility for an initial license.

a.   Graduation.

b.   Evidence of meeting all Arkansas qualifying scores on the Praxis II Series for licensure.

 

Endorsement Options:

1.  TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Endorsement for all licenses:

ED 3563 Second Language Acquisition for Teachers

ED 3583 Curriculum and Instruction: TESOL

EGL 3363 Advanced English Grammar

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communications

2.  Early Childhood Education - 5th/6th Endorsement for P-4 license:

English/Social Studies:

ED 4563 Curriculum and Instruction: Middle School

EGL 3363 Advanced English Grammar

EGL 2393 Advanced Composition

One of the following:

HST 2113 United States History to 1865

HST 2123 United States History since 1865

Math/Science:

ED 4563 Curriculum and Instruction: Middle School

GSC 1143 Earth Science

MTH 1113 College Algebra

MTH 1123 Survey of Calculus

NOTE: In order to receive the TESOL or 5th/6th Endorsement, candidate must maintain a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in the courses.

 

Education Minor

 

The Education Department offers an Education minor. Though the minor is not recognized for teacher licensure, the package of course work does provide a strong educational background for whatever teaching one may encounter: internationally, at the university level, in a non-traditional program, or in any career which would involve teaching others.

Content areas other than English, mathematics, or social studies must be approved by the Department of Education.

Required Courses - 18 hours

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3153 Reading in the Content Areas

ED 3183 Educational Assessment

ED 4652 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary General Methods

One of the following:

ED 4661 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary English Pedagogy

ED 4671 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Mathematics Pedagogy

ED 4691 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Social Studies Pedagogy

ED 4901 Selected Topics

An additional three hours from ED

OPTIONAL:  Recommended for those students who would consider pursuing licensure in the future:

1. Pass the JBU Praxis I tests in reading, writing, and mathematics.

2. Pass field experience as specified within certain education courses.

3. Pass the Praxis II Content tests before enrolling in ED 4652.

 

Transfer Students

The credentials of students transferring from an accredited college or university will be evaluated by the Registrar's Office and by the department head of the College of Education for appropriate placement.  Transfer students or JBU students transferring from another major may take restricted Professional Education courses their first semester with the approval of their education advisor. All exceptions required due to transfer or change of major will be submitted to the Department within the first semester for approval. All students transferring to Education will be expected to complete all program requirements in effect at the time of the transfer. Candidates must complete all appropriate transition points and necessary requirements as determined by the head of the Department of Education faculty.

Transfers from another college or university must spend a minimum of two semesters before application for internship.  Transfers to Early Childhood Education (P-4) must successfully complete the JBU Education Spring Block II semester courses as one of the two semesters. Transfers to Secondary Education must successfully complete Reading in the Content Area, Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary General Methods courses and content specific pedagogy courses during the required semesters.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

(SYMBOL: ED)

PROGRAM LEADING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD/YOUNG ADULTHOOD (Grades K-12) LICENSURE

VOCAL MUSIC

Requirements for the Bachelor of Music Education (B.Mus.Ed.) degree with major in Music, K-12 Certification

1. University Core Curriculum - 46 hours

The Arts elective is covered by MUS 1203 and the Social Science elective is covered by ED 2143 in the program requirements. The Philosophy elective is not required for this program.

2. Other Required Courses - 3 hours

Approved First Aid/CPR Course (age appropriate) before Internship

COM 2523 Public Speaking

3. Professional Education - 27 hours

ED 1113 Teaching as a Vocation

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Development Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3183 Educational Assessment

ED 4890 Internship: P-12

ED 4891 Seminar: P-12

4. Music Teaching Field - 46-47 hours

MUS 1000 Recital Attendance

MUS 1111 Musicianship I

MUS 1113 Theory I

MUS 1203 Liberal Arts Foundations for the Musician

MUS 1911 Lyric Diction I

MUS 1921 Lyric Diction II

MUS 2111 Musicianship II

MUS 2113 Theory II

MUS 3101* Survey of Instruments

MUS 3213 History of Music I

MUS 3223 History of Music II

MUS 3241 Musicianship III

MUS 3243 Theory III

MUS 3301 Choral Techniques

MUS 3313 Public School Music Methods, K-6

MUS 3411 Conducting I

MUS 3421 Conducting II

MUS 4103* Music Arranging with MIDI

MUS 4113 Harmonic Form and Analysis

MUS 4382 Vocal Pedagogy

MUS 4573 Public School Music Methods, 7-12

MUS 4900 Senior Recital (half recital)

Ensemble Participation: 4 hours (Ensemble requirements)

One of the following:

MUS 1731 Music Theatre Methods: Drama I

MUS 1732 Music Theatre Production

5. One of the following Concentrations-11 hours

Voice:

Applied Voice Option A or B:

A. MUS 1981* Applied Voice: 4 hours

     MUS 3981* Applied Voice: 3 hours

B.  MUS 1951/61 Class Lessons in Voice: 2 hours

     MUS 1981* Applied Voice: 2 hours

     MUS 3981* Applied Voice: 3 hours

MUS 1980/3980 Studio Class in Voice (each semester of Applied Voice)

MUS 1931/41*, 2931/41* Class Piano I-IV (See other options in Piano Proficiency)

Piano:

MUS 1991* Applied Piano: 4 hours

MUS 3991* Applied Piano: 2 hours

MUS 1990/3990 Studio Class in Piano (each semester of Applied Piano)

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

MUS 4261 Piano Pedagogy

MUS 1951/61* Class Lessons in Voice (or two hours of Applied Voice)

Organ:

MUS 1971* Applied Organ: 4 hours

MUS 3971* Applied Organ: 3 hours

MUS 1990/3990 Studio Class in Piano (each semester of Applied Organ)

MUS 3151 Functional Keyboard Skills I

MUS 3161 Functional Keyboard Skills II

MUS 1951/61* Class Lessons in Voice (or two hours of Applied Voice)

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133

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*See Music Fee Schedule 

 

PROGRAMS LEADING TO ADOLESCENCE/YOUNG ADULTHOOD LICENSURE (Grades 7-12)

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) degree with major in an approved teaching field

ENGLISH EDUCATION

1. University Core Curriculum - 43 hours

The Social Science elective is covered by ED 2143 in the program requirements. EGL 4003 Masterpieces of Literature is covered by one of EGL 2213 or EGL 2223 and one of EGL 3313, EGL 3333, EGL 3353, EGL 4413, EGL 3323, or EGL 3343 in the program requirements. EGL 1013, and EGL !023 are included in the program requirements below.

2. Other Required Courses - 3 hours

Approved First Aid/CPR Course (age appropriate) before Internship

COM 2523 Public Speaking

3. Professional Education - 33 hours

ED 1113 Teaching as a Vocation

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3153 Reading in the Content Areas

ED 3183 Educational Assessment

ED 4652 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary General Methods

ED 4661 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary English Pedagogy

ED 4880 Internship: Secondary

ED 4881 Seminar: Secondary

4. English Teaching Field - 30 hours

EGL 1013 English I: Composition

EGL 1023 English II: Literary Analysis And Research

EGL 2243 Young Adult Literature

EGL 2393 Advanced Composition

EGL 2413 American Literature to 1900

EGL 3333 Shakespearean Drama

EGL 3363 Advanced English Grammar

EGL 3713 Literary Theory

LS 3173 Introduction to Linguistics

One of the following:

EGL 2213 World Literature I

EGL 2223 World Literature II

5. One of the following Emphases (grades included in Teaching Field GPA) - 7 hours

A. Literature

EGL 3321 Writing Center Practicum

EGL 4483 Selected Topics: Literature

One of the following:

EGL 3313 Medieval Literature

EGL 3323 Renaissance Literature

EGL 3343 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature

EGL 3353 Nineteenth Century British Literature

B. Writing

EGL 2273 Introduction to Creative Writing

EGL 3341 Publishing Practicum

EGL 4473 Creative Writing Workshop: Selected Genres (Fiction, Poetry, or Non-fiction)

6. Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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MATHEMATICS EDUCATION

1. University Core Curriculum - 46 hours

The Mathematic elective is covered by MTH 1134, the Physical Science elective is covered by PHY 2114, and the Social Science elective is covered by ED 2143 in the program requirements.

2. Other Required Courses - 3 hour

Approved First Aid/CPR Course (age appropriate) before Internship

COM 2523 Public Speaking

 3. Professional Education - 34 hours

ED 1113 Teaching as a Vocation

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3153 Reading in the Content Areas

ED 3183 Educational Assessment

ED 4652 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary General Methods

ED 4671 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Mathematics Pedagogy

ED 4880 Internship: Secondary

ED 4881 Seminar: Secondary

ED 4901 Selected Topic: Mathematics Tutoring

4. Mathematics Teaching Field - 38 hours

CS 1113 Introduction to Computing

GSC 4133 Faith and Science

MTH 1134 Calculus I

MTH 1144 Calculus II

MTH 2114 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

MTH 2123 Vector Calculus

MTH 3103 Foundations of Mathematics

MTH 3153 Foundations of Geometry

MTH 3183 Probability and Statistics

MTH 4101 Readings

MTH 4123 Abstract Algebra

PHY 2114 General Physics I

Three additional hours from MTH of upper-division course level

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION

1. University Core Curriculum - 37 hours

The Philosophy elective is covered by POL 3003, the Social Science elective is covered by ED 2143, and the Global Studies elective is covered by either SST 1133 or SST 1143 in the program requirements.  HST 1013, HST 1023, and POL 2013 are included in the program requirements.

2. Other Required Courses

Approved First Aid/CPR Course (age appropriate) before Internship

COM 2523 Public Speaking

3. Professional Education - 33 hours

ED 1113 Teaching as a Vocation

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3153 Reading in the Content Areas

ED 3183 Educational Assessment

ED 4652 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary General Methods

ED 4691 Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Social Studies Pedagogy

ED 4880 Internship: Secondary

ED 4881 Seminar: Secondary

4. Social Studies Teaching Field - 51 hours

ECN 2113 Principles of Microeconomics

ECN 2123 Principles of Macroeconomics

HST 1013 Western Civilization I

HST 1023 Western Civilization II

HST 2113 United States History to 1865

HST 2123 United States History since 1865

HST 2153 Twentieth Century World History

HST 2413 Arkansas History

POL 2013 American Government

POL 3003 Political Philosophy

SST 1113 Introduction to Sociology

SST 1133 Cultural Geography

SST 1143 World Regional Geography

SST 2123 Cultural Anthropology

One of the following (minimum 3 hours):

BBL 3363 History of the Christian Church I

BBL 3373 History of the Christian Church II

HST 2111 Selected Topics: Language lab

HST 2112 Selected Topics: Great Books

HST 2213 Study of History

HST 2243 Middle Ages

HST 2323 Poverty and Welfare in American History

HST 2523 Classical World

HST 3253 British Empire

HST 3263 Slavery and Race in American History

HST 3273 America at War

HST 3313 Second World War

HST 3423 Leaders in History

HST 3433 History of the Middle East, 600-1800

HST 3443 The Modern Middle East

HST 3463 African Civilization to 1850

HST 3473 African Civilization since 1850

One of the following:

HST 4613 Seminar in History

POL 4613 Seminar in United States Politics

One of the following:

POL 3353 International Relations

POL 4243 Constitutional Law

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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PROGRAMS LEADING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (Preschool-Grade 4)

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) degree with major in Early Childhood Education

1. University Core Curriculum - 40 hours

The Arts elective is covered by ED 3254, the Social Science elective is covered by ED 2143 and the Global Studies elective is covered by either SST 1133 or SST 1143 in the program requirements. EGL 4003 and the Mathematics elective are not required.

BBL 1013 Old Testament Survey

BBL 1023 New Testament Survey

BBL 3003 Evangelical Theology

BBL 4002 Capstone Seminar in Christian Life

BIO 1003 Biological Science

COR 1002 Gateway Seminar in Christian Scholarship

EGL 1013 English I: Composition

EGL 1023 English II: Literary Analysis and Research

GSC 1023 Physical Science

HST 1013 Western Civilization I

HST 1023 Western Civilization II

POL 2013 American Government

Philosophy elective - 3 hours

Wellness elective - 2 hours

2. Other Required Courses - 6 hours

Approved First Aid/CPR Course (age appropriate) before Internship

COM 2523 Public Speaking

HST 2413 Arkansas History

3. Professional Education - 48 hours

ED 1113 Teaching as a Vocation

ED 2143 Learning Theories and Developmental Psychology

ED 2713 Differentiated Learning

ED 3183 Educational Assessment

ED 3343 Curriculum and Instruction: ECE Language Development and the Language Arts

ED 3353 ECE Instructional Methods

ED 3373 Curriculum and Instruction: ECE Reading I

ED 3393 Children's Literature

ED 3763 ECE Behavior Management

ED 4373 Curriculum and Instruction: ECE Reading II

ED 4383 Curriculum and Instruction: ECE Mathematics

ED 4850 Internship: Early Childhood Education

ED 4851 Seminar: Early Childhood Education

4. Early Childhood Teaching Field - 25 hours

ECN 2003 Basic Economics (micro- and macro-economics)

ED 3254 Fine Arts for Early Childhood Teachers

ED 3263 Foundations of Early Childhood Education and Preschool Field Experience

ED 3273 Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education

GSC 3103 Science for Preschool Through Grade 6 Teachers

MTH 2143 Mathematics Structures I

MTH 2183 Mathematics Structures II

One of the following:

SST 1133 Cultural Geography

SST 1143 World Regional Geography

5. Endorsement/Emphasis - 12 hours (choose one of the following):

NOTE: All courses in both Endorsement and Emphasis must have a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

A. Endorsement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - 12 hours

ED 3563 Second Language Acquisition for Teachers

ED 3583 Curriculum and Instruction: TESOL

EGL 3363 Advanced English Grammar

ICS 2113 Intercultural Communications

B. Emphasis in Language Studies - 12 hours of a modern language, as approved by Education advisor.

C. Emphasis in Fine Arts - 12 additional hours in ART and/or MUS, as approved by Education advisor.

D. Endorsement for 5th and 6th grades - 12 hours

Courses for 5th/6th English/Social Studies:

ED 4563 Curriculum and Instruction: Middle School

EGL 2393 Advanced Composition

EGL 3363 Advanced English Grammar

One of the following:

HST 2113 United States History to 1865

HST 2123 United States History since 1865

Courses for 5th/6th Math/Science:

ED 4563 Curriculum and Instruction: Middle School

GSC 1143 Earth Science

MTH 1113 College Algebra

MTH 1123 Survey of Calculus

E. Individualized Emphasis – 12 hours constructed with the student’s advisor, e.g. Children’s Ministry, Intercultural Studies, STEM, etc. The emphasis must be presented to and approved by the College of Education faculty.

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

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View 4-Year Plan - Language Studies or Fine Arts

View 4-Year Plan 5th/6th Grade Endorsement - English/Social Studies

View 4-Year Plan 5th/6th Grade Endorsement - Math/Science