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Elementary Educator Certificate

Professional Educator Class I Certificate Requirements (valid for five years and renewable every five years with special requirements)
On and after August 7, 2003 to receive a Professional Educator Class II Certificate for elementary teaching, an applicant shall present evidence of meeting the following requirements:
A. Holds a bachelor's degree from an accredited and/or approved institution;
B. Has a minimum of 42 semester credit hours in five of the six general academic areas: English, natural science, mathematics, social studies, foreign language and fine     arts: 
C. Has a minimum of 36 semester credit hours in professional education in a planned program of study and experience in elementary education to be distributed among      each of the following:
                1. Foundations of Education (This group includes areas such as philosophy of education, school effectiveness, history of education, and comparative                                   education);
                2. Educational Psychology (This group includes such areas as growth and development of children from birth through life span, psychology of learning, child-adolescent psychology and
                    mental hygiene);
                3. Curriculum and Methods (This group includes a minimum of 18 semester credit hours in teaching language arts, reading, mathematics, fine arts, studies, and effective
                     teaching skills, classroom management, measurement and evaluation);
                4. Educational Technology or comparable computer course;
                5. Special Education; and
                6. Student Teaching (supervised observation, participation and full-time responsible teaching in an elementary school, totaling at least 6 but not more than 12 semester credit hours)
D. Has successfully completed the required assessments

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1834 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: 340-774-0100

Curriculum Center:
Mon – Fri:  8AM – 5PM


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2133 Hospital Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820
Phone: 340-773-1095

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