Undergraduate Catalog

B.A. or B.S. in Education with a Specialization in Secondary Education: Science, English, Mathematics or Social Studies

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 18
Major and Related Courses 33-36
Content Major Courses 42-64
TOTAL 127-149

Requirements for a Major in Education in Secondary Education

For continuation in a teacher education program, an education major must maintain a cumulative degree average of 2.75 or better, with a B or higher in education courses, a C+ or better in all pre-major, pre-professional courses, as well as a 2.75 content major GPA.

Recommended pre-major courses 3 hours*

EDU 665Children's Literature

3

EDU 665: *Required for Secondary English Majors

Required pre-major course 18 hours

EDU 250Introduction to Education

3

EDU 323Educational Psychology

3

LIN 101Sign Language & Sign Systems

3

PSY 101Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 311Dev I: Child Psychology

3

PSY 313Dev II: The Psych of Adolesc

3

Required major courses 33 hours

Pre-professional Component

EDU 311Foundations of Literacy Teaching and Learning

3

Professional Component:

EDU 493Integrative Practicum and Seminar in Teaching

3

EDU 600K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology

3

EDU 641Literacy Teaching and Learning: Secondary Grades

3

EDU 648Student Teaching: Secondary Education

9

EDU 670Teaching Students with Disabilities

3

EDU 694Student Teaching Seminar

3

Choose one course in consultation with the department:

EDU 643Secondary School Teaching Methods in English Language Arts

3

EDU 645Secondary School Teaching Methods Social Studies

3

EDU 647Secondary School Teaching Methods in Science

3

EDU 649Secondary Teaching Methods in Mathematics

3

Required courses for a content major: 39-61 hours

Choose a content major program from the following:

  • Biology 49 hours and Chemistry 61 hours (for a complete list of courses required for licensure in Biology, Chemistry or General Science, please contact the Undergraduate Program Director) 
  • English 39 hours - English majors must take ENG 375 and 460
  • Mathematics 43 hours - Mathematics majors must take MAT 410
  • Social Studies 39 hours [30 hours in history which includes HIS 322 and 323, GOV 110 and 301, and SOC 101, and ECO 205]

Field Experience Requirements up to 100 clock hours

Students will complete field experiences in conjunction with the courses below. These field experience hours do not count in the summary of requirements for the specialization. Students will be required to pay a fee for suitability background checks prior to their initial field experiences in the program. The courses with field experiences include:

Required

EDU 311Foundations of Literacy Teaching and Learning

3

EDU 600K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Technology

3

EDU 641Literacy Teaching and Learning: Secondary Grades

3

EDU 311 and EDU 641: 30 clock hours

EDU 600: 40 clock hours