Secondary Professional Education

 

Minimum required credits to graduate with a secondary professional education degree: 128

Students desiring certification as a secondary teacher must complete the essential requirements for the baccalaureate degree, secondary education core, a teaching major and a teaching or non-teaching minor (major and minor vary in credits). Composite majors that do not require completion of a minor are available in biology, chemistry, and social science.

Secondary Education majors must complete 36 hours of essential studies. The following Essential Studies courses require a minimum grade of "C": COMM 110, ENGL 110, ENGL 120 or ENGL 125, GEOG 103, MATH 103, and PSYC 111.

A list of approved essential studies courses is available here.

 

Secondary education majors seeking certification in another major area must complete at least five semester hours of student teaching in that major at the secondary level.

Secondary Professional Education Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)

  • SLO 1: Learner & Learning: Students understand diversity in learning and developmental processes and create supportive and safe learning environments for students to thrive.
  • SLO 2: Content: Students understand subject matter deeply and flexibly so they can advance their students’ learning, address misconceptions and apply ideas to everyday life.
  • SLO 3: Instructional Practice: Students will plan instruction, utilize effective instructional strategies and technologies, and continuously assess students for mastery and decision-making purposes.
  • SLO 4: Professional Responsibility: Students will take responsibility for student learning, collaborative relationships, their own professional growth, and the advancement of the profession.

 

 

Requirements

Secondary Professional Education Core:

A minimum grade of "B" is required for EDUC 250. A minimum grade of "C" is required for all other Professional Education courses except EDUC 401S.
EDUC 250Introduction To Education

3

EDUC 272Educational Technology

2

EDUC 290/PSYC 290Theories of Learning and Management

2

EDUC 380Teaching English Language Learners

2

EDUC 381Human Relations and Cultural Diversity

3

EDUC 390Special Needs in an Inclusive Environment

3

EDUC 398Secondary Education Field Experience

1

EDUC 400Student Teaching

10

EDUC 401Electronic Portfolio, Assessment, and Seminar

2

EDUC 401SPre-Student Teaching Seminars

0

EDUC 422/PSYC 422Educational Assessment

2

EDUC 426/ENGL 426Reading In The Content Area

2

EDUC 480General Methods For Secondary Educators

4

EDUC 480LGeneral Methods Field Experience

1

PSYC 255Child and Adolescent Psychology

3

Secondary Methods

Students taking methods courses must be able to make arrangements for blocked periods of time to allow for field experiences.

Students are required to complete one of the five Secondary Methods courses based on the degree selected with a minimum grade of "C".

EDUC 481Secondary Methods for English

2

EDUC 482Secondary Methods for Health and Physical Education

2

EDUC 483Secondary Methods for Mathematics

2

EDUC 484Secondary Methods for Science

2

EDUC 485Secondary Methods for Social Science

2

Total Credit Hours: 42

** Double majors must register for one semester hour of credit per major.

A cumulative GPA of 2.75 must be earned in teaching major, minor, and professional education courses. A grade of “C” or better is required for all professional and methods education courses, excluding EDUC 250 where a “B” is required.