Scheduling Tips

Certification Worksheets

There are worksheets listing the required courses for all areas of certification.  They can be downloaded from the Education Department’s website. Candidates should consult these worksheets when scheduling their courses.

Senior Block

Elementary, secondary, and foreign language certifiers must participate in a block of courses and a practicum during the spring term of their senior year.  It is not possible for candidates to take other courses during this period, which is called the “Senior Block.”  Candidates should consult their certification worksheets for the specific courses that are required during the Senior Block.

Undergraduate Course Scheduling for M.A. Options

Furman’s Teacher Education Program offers a Master of Arts degree with the following concentrations for candidates who wish to pursue graduate studies immediately after completing their initial area of certification at Furman: Literacy, Emotional & Behavioral Disorders (EBD), Learning Disabilities(LD), Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and Early Childhood Education (ECE).  It is possible, though not guaranteed, for candidates to complete concentrations in EBD, LD, and ECE within fifteen months after graduating from Furman.  In order to pursue this option, Furman candidates must take the following courses while they are undergraduates:
When the course should be taken:
Spring of junior year
Spring of junior year
Fall of junior or senior year

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