Education

Fields of Certification

September 01, 1989 1 min read

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards plans to develop certificates in the 29 fields listed below. Each certificate will reflect the knowledge and skills that all teachers should possess, the knowledge particular to the developmental level of the teacher’s students, and the teacher’s content and discipline-area knowledge.

Early Childhood (prekindergarten-grade 3)

Early and Middle Childhood (grades K-6)

Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence (grades 4-9)
Generalist
English
Language
Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies and History

Adolescence and Young Adulthood (grades K-12)
English
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies and History
Vocational Education: Agriculture, Business, Health Occupations, Home Economics, Industry/Technology

Early Childhood through Young Adulthood (grades K-12)
Art
Foreign Language: Spanish, French, Others, Limited-English-Proficient Students
Music
Physical Education/Health
Special Education and Exceptional-Need Students: Moderately Handicapped, Severely and Profoundly Handicapped, Speech Impaired, Hard of Hearing and Deaf, Visually Handicapped, Deaf and Blind, Gifted and Talented

A version of this article appeared in the September 01, 1989 edition of Teacher as Fields of Certification