Add a Specialization/Endorsement to Your PCKET Major
Students in the PCKET program can earn certification for teaching pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade (PK-3) and/or 3rd grade through 6th grade (3-6). The 3-6 emphasis includes a 12-credit concentration in one of four content areas: English Language Arts, Mathematics, Integrated Science, or Social Studies. Students in either the PK-3 or 3-6 program also have the option of adding courses that will earn them an endorsement in teaching English as a second language, elementary Spanish, or special education (K-12).
If you choose the 3-6 Grade Band with this specialization/endorsement, you are not required to take the 3 disciplinary concentrations. If you elect to add a specialization/endorsement to your 3-6 Grade Band, you still have the option to take the disciplinary concentration courses, and are encouraged to do so, but it is not a requirement.