Curriculum

SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATION (6-12)

Students seeking secondary education certification must major in one of the following areas of study. Please see the major area of study for specific requirements and regulations.

 

In addition to major content courses, students seeking secondary education certification must
complete the general education requirements.

General Education Requirements

College Writing I (3)
Core II: College Writing II or College Writing II (3)
Core III: Foundations of Western Thought or One course from: ENGL, MUSC, VART, HIST, FORL (3)
Introduction to Literature (3)
One from: Fine Arts, Music or Visual Arts (3)
Two from: Theology (6)
Two from: Philosophy (6)
One from: Non-West Cultures/Diversity/Global (3)
One from: History (3)
Two from: Social Science (two different disciplines) (6)

Additional Requirements for:

Science – Biology Majors
One from: Math (3)
One from: Science (4)
One from: Science – Earth/Space (4)

 

Social Science – History Majors
One from: Earth Science (4)
One from: Math, Science or Computer Science (3-4)
American National Government (for one Social Science requirement) (3)
Principles of Macroeconomics (for one Social Science requirement) (3)

 

English – Language Arts Majors
One from: Math (3)
One from: Math, Science or Computer Science (3-4)

 

Math – Math Majors
One from: Math (3)
One from: Science (3-4)
One from: Math, Science or Computer Science (3-4)

 

Core Professional Education Courses

Instructional Technology (3)
Transfer Seminar (for students who transfer EDUC 210) (1)
Teaching in a Diverse Society (3)
Beginning Field Experience (1)
Educational Psychology (3)
Survey of the Exceptional Individual (3)
History and Philosophy of Education (3)
Psychology and Development of the Middle School Child (3)
Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3)

 

Professional Semester I

Middle School Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction (3)
Discipline and Classroom Management (2)
Secondary Intermediate Field Experience (2)
Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School (3)
(Biology, English/Language Arts, Social Science and Mathematics majors only)

 

Professional Semester II

Professional Growth Seminar (1)
Secondary Advanced Field Experience (6-12) (12)
Note: For specific major program requirements for secondary certification programs, see separate listings under the Biology, English: Language Arts, Social Science: History, Mathematics, and Music Education programs.

 

Endorsement Areas

 

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