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Secondary Education (Grades 7-12) Major


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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
 

Student Teaching in Secondary Education Program:

Approval for a student teaching placement is contingent upon:

  1. Admission to C&I.
  2. Completion of at least 93 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 C&I student teaching application by the announced deadline.
  6. Recommendation of the Department of C&I.

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 a preservice mentor teacher and by the assigned university site facilitator; 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

  and  ,  , or   without department approval.

Degree Requirements


English Composition - Total Credits: 6


English Literature - Total Credits: 3


Constitutions - Total Credits: 3-6


Mathematics - Total Credits: 3


Distribution Requirements


Dependent on Teaching Field-see notes

Multicultural and International


First Teaching Field - Total Credits: 36-54


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

First Teaching Field (Required)


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

Art 36 Credits
Biological Science 41 Credits
Chemistry 42 Credits
Earth Science 42 Credits
English Literature/American Literature 36 Credits
English (Comprehensive) 54 Credits
French 36 Credits
General Science 44 Credits
German 36 Credits
History 36 Credits
Journalism 39 Credits
Mathematics 39 credits
Physical Science 42 Credits
Physics 42 Credits
Political Science 37 Credits
Social Science (Comprehensive) 51 Credits
Spanish 36 Credits
Speech Communication 36 Credits
Theatre Arts/Drama 36 Credits
For music education, contact the Music Department  

 

Second Teaching Field (Optional)


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

Anthropology 24 Credits
Art 23 Credits
Biological Science 24 Credits
Chemistry 24 Credits
Earth Science 27 Credits
English or American Literature 24 Credits
French 24 Credits
General Science 24 Credits
German 24 Credits
History 24 Credits
Journalism 27 Credits
Mathematics 29 credits
Physical Science 30 credits
Physics 27 Credits
Political Science 25 credits
Psychology 22 Credits
Spanish 24 Credits
Speech Communication 24 Credits
Theatre Arts/Drama 27 Credits

 

Total Credits: 124-142


Notes


  1. Secondary Education majors pursuing the following first teaching fields fall under the Social Science Distribution Area (must complete 9 credits of Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking and 9 credits of Humanities & Fine Arts): Political Science, and Social Science Comprehensive.
  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, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, and Physics.
  3. Secondary Education majors pursuing the following first teaching fields fall under the Humanities and Fine Arts Distribution Area (must complete 9 credits of Life & Physical Sciences & Analytical Thinking and 9 credits of Social Sciences): Art, English Comprehensive, English and American Literature, French, German, History, Journalism, Spanish, Speech Communications, and Theatre Arts/Drama.
  4.   also fulfills the multicultural requirement in the general education core. Courses satisfying the international requirement may simultaneously fulfill another requirement.
  5. Students pursuing more than one teaching field may need to take additional subject methods course (s).

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