Secondary Education
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Secondary Education

Through the secondary education concentration, the College assists students in qualifying majors who wish to teach at the secondary level. The curriculum offered adds professional training and classroom experience to a solid education in the liberal arts.

The program currently prepares students to gain teaching licensure in the following subject areas: English, life science, math, and social studies. The Liberal Arts Teacher Education Committee must formally admit students wishing to concentrate in secondary education. Students interested in this program can look over the Teacher Education Handbook for more information.

 


Summary of Requirements for the Secondary Education Concentration

PSY 101 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY*
EDU 202 OVERVIEW OF TEACHING
PSY 339 LEARNING & COGNITION
EDU 325 PRACTICUM I
EDU 326 PRACTICUM II
EDU 328 INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
EDU 335 EDUCATING DIVERSE AND EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS
PSY 310 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
EDU 404 METHODS OF INTEGRATING LIBERAL ARTS IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
EDU 495 STUDENT INTERNSHIP

In addition to the above requirements, students pursuing a secondary teaching license must complete the major requirements in an approved teaching field as well as a content-specific methods course.

Students pursuing a teaching license in life sciences must complete a major in biology, and those pursuing licensure in social studies must complete a major in history. Advisors will assist candidates individually concerning additional coursework needed to meet licensing requirements or to prepare for the Praxis II content knowledge exam(s). These courses may or may not be included in the required major.

*Students may use this course to satisfy Core requirements.