Students wishing to teach at the secondary level may prepare to do so by completing the education major for secondary and K-12 along with a major in one of the qualifying disciplines. Currently, the program prepares students for licensure at the secondary level in English, life science, mathematics, and social students. The curriculum offered adds professional training and classroom experience to a solid education in the liberal arts.
Students pursuing secondary licensure must meet program admission requirements for enrollment in junior-level pracitcum courses and then be formally admitted by the Liberal Arts Teacher Education Committee prior to enrolling in the senior internship. Candidates must earn passing scores on required standardized assessments prior to recommendation for licensure.
Students interested in this program can look over the Teacher Education Handbook for more information.
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 403 INTEGRATING THE LIBERAL ARTS IN THE K-12 CLASSROOM
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 subject area exam(s). These courses may or may not be included in the required major.
*Students may use this course to satisfy Core requirements.
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