Aug 18, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Secondary Education Major (BAEd)


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The requirements for each of the Bachelor of Arts in Education degrees are identical to the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education  degrees in each of the fields with the exception that for the B.A., students must successfully complete two courses in the same foreign language.

Student Teaching in Secondary Education Program:

Applications for student teaching must be filed the semester preceding the student teaching semester. Approval for a student teaching placement is contingent upon:

  1. Admission to T&L.
  2. Completion of at least 90 credits toward a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
  3. Completion of all professional education course requirements, with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.
  4. Completion of 75 percent of teaching field course work in which the student plans to student teach, with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher. The grade point average of 2.75 in the teaching field must be maintained through graduation.
  5. Filing of a completed T&L student teaching application by the announced deadline.
  6. Recommendation of the Department of Teaching & Learning.

Student teaching is a full-time, full-semester experience in a secondary classroom. It involves a mandatory, on-campus orientation; observation and supervised teaching, during which the student gradually assumes classroom teaching responsibilities; regularly scheduled observations and evaluations by the classroom teacher who serves as cooperating teacher and by the assigned university supervisor; and weekly student teaching seminar sessions. Because student teaching is a full-time responsibility, outside employment during that time is strongly discouraged, and the student may enroll in no courses other than EDSC 482 and EDSC 481, 483, or 485 without department approval.

Secondary Education (Grades 7-12) Degree Requirements - Total: 120-134 Credits


Completion of all program requirements will lead to eligibility for the Bachelor of Science degree in Education. To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts in Education, students must also complete two courses in the same foreign language. Secondary education majors must select a major (first) teaching field (approved area of concentration, e.g. English or mathematics) in which they wish to be licensed. A minor (second) teaching field is optional.

General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 36-40 Credits


First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3


English Composition - Credits: 6


Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3


Mathematics - Credits: 3


Distribution Requirements - Credits: 18-19


Dependent on Teaching Field-see notes (2 and 3 below)

Multicultural and International


Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required

These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements.  A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: https://www.unlv.edu/provost/multicultural-requirements.

 

Major Degree Requirements - BAEd in Secondary Education - Subtotal: 84-94 Credits


Secondary Program Requirements - Credits: 15


First Teaching Field - Credits: 37-52


All secondary education students must fulfill requirements for a first teaching field.

Select any of the approved teaching field concentration areas - see Advising Center for a list of all approved teaching field concentration areas.

For music education, contact the Music Department.

Second Teaching Field (Optional)


(see note 4 below)

Approved areas of concentration - see Advising Center for a list of required courses for each area:

Biological Science                      27 Credits
Earth Science                              27 Credits
General Science                          28 Credits
Mathematics                               29 Credits
Physical Science                         27 Credits
Sports and Physical Activity     50 Credits

General Electives - Credits: 0-5


Additional credit in order to satisfy the minimum 120 credits.

Total Credits: 120-134


 (see note 1 below)

Notes


  1. The minimum credits required to earn this degree is 120. Total credits depend upon the student’s teaching field and choice of first year experience course.
  2. Secondary Education majors pursuing the following first teaching fields fall under the Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking Distribution Area (must complete 9 credits of Social Sciences and 9 credits of Humanities & Fine Arts): Biology, Earth Science, General Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, and Sports and Physical Activity.
  3. Secondary Education majors pursuing the following first teaching fields fall under the Humanities and Fine Arts Distribution Area (must complete 10 credits of Life & Physical Sciences & Analytical Thinking and 9 credits of Social Sciences): English Comprehensive.
  4. Students pursuing more than one teaching field may need to take additional subject methods course (s).

Approved First Teaching Fields


Select any of the approved teaching field concentration areas - see Advising Center for a list of all approved teaching field concentration areas.

General Science - 42 Credits


Social Studies - 40 Credits


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