Lyon College’s teacher education program is firmly rooted in the liberal arts. Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), it offers programs for teacher licensure in K-6 elementary education; 7-12 secondary education in English language arts, life science, mathematics, and social studies; and K-12 music education.
In order to pursue teacher licensure, all candidates must agree to a criminal records check and meet program admission requirements prior to internship placement in their senior year. While finishing their major(s) in their senior year, all candidates formally admitted by the Liberal Arts Teacher Education Committee participate in a teaching internship in one of several local partnership school districts. Candidates must earn passing scores on all required standardized assessments prior to recommendation for licensure. Candidates who are completing a licensure program may also pursue the K-12 coaching endorsement by taking the required physical education courses and passing the state-approved subject area assessment.
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