Secondary Education Curriculum

Secondary Education with Professional Educator Licensure (9-12)

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

ACAF 110 Foundations I: Bona Ventura: Cosmic Journey* (4) OR one course from: ENGL, MUSC, VART, HIST, FORL (3)
ACAF 120 Foundations II: Continuing the Journey* (3) OR ENGL 112 College Writing II (3)
ENGL 111 College Writing I (3)
CMMA 142 Speech Communication (3)
ENGL 200 Introduction to Literature
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:

English/Language Arts Majors
One from: Math (3)
One from: Math, Science or Computer Science (3-4)
Mathematics Majors
One from: Science (3-4)
History/Social Science Majors
One from: Earth Science (4)
One from: Math, Science or Computer Science (3-4)
POLI 105 American National Government (3) (for one Social Science requirement)
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics (3) (for one Social Science requirement)
Science – Biology Majors
One from: Math (3)
One from: Science (4)
One from: Science – Earth/Space (4)
Core Professional Education Courses
EDUC 100 Human Relations for Educators (2)
EDUC 210 Teaching in a Diverse Society (3)
EDUC 212 Beginning Field Experience (1)
EDUC 220 Educational Psychology (3)
EDUC 225 Technology for Teaching & Learning (2)
EDUC 230 Learners with Exceptional & Diverse Needs (3)
EDUC 330 Instructional Planning & Assessment (3)
EDUC 380 Content Area Literacy (3)
EDUC 386 Methods for Teaching Special Education & ELL (3)
EDUC 498 High School Practicum (0)
Professional Semester I
EDUC 367 Adolescent Curriculum, Instruction, & Classroom Management (3)
EDUC 390 Secondary Internship I (1)
XXXX 390 Methods of Teaching Adolescents (3) (Biology, English/Language Arts, Social Science and Mathematics majors only)
Professional Semester II
EDUC 476 Professional Growth Seminar (1)
EDUC 477 Evidence of Teaching Proficiency (1)
EDUC 480 Secondary Internship II (9-12) (12)

Note: For specific major program requirements for secondary licensure programs, see separate listings under the Biology, English: Language Arts, Social Science: History, and Mathematics programs.

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