Secondary Professional Education Sequence

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in an approved secondary teaching subject includes courses in General Education, professional education, the major field, and the minor field to total a minimum of 128 semester hours. Specific requirements for the majors and minors are shown under the appropriate departments in the catalog. A grade of “C” or better is required in all professional education courses graded on an “A” through “F” letter basis, and a grade of “S”’ is required in all professional education courses graded on an “S/U” letter basis.

Requirements

Pre-Professional Courses

EDUC 250Introduction to Education with Field Experience

4

PSYC 353Adolescent Psychology

3

Professional Courses in Secondary Methods Block (must be taken concurrently):

SEED 366Learning and Literacy in the Secondary School

4

 

SEED 398BSecondary Methods Block Field Experience I

1

Or

SEED 398CSecondary Methods Block Field Experience II

1

Professional Courses in Disciplinary Methods Block (must be taken concurrently):

SEED 398CSecondary Methods Block Field Experience II

1

Or

SEED 398BSecondary Methods Block Field Experience I

1

Disciplinary Courses

In addition to the professional courses in the secondary methods block, each discipline requires its own methods course to teach pedagogical techniques particular to that discipline. As a co-requisite of SEED 398B or SEED 398C, each student with a major or minor in a secondary education discipline is required to take the appropriate methods course(s) from this list (and must check with an advisor in that department to determine additional requirements particular to the discipline):

EDUC 390EHealth Education Methods

2

EDUC 390PMethods of Teaching K-12 Physical Education

3

SEED 390MSecondary Instrumental Music Methods

3

SEED 390XTeaching Secondary School Mathematics

3

SEED 490AArt Methods for K-12 Education

4

SEED 490BMethods in Business Education

3

SEED 490CComputer Science Education Methods

3

SEED 490DMethods of Teaching Social Science

3

SEED 490HLaboratory and Teaching Techniques of Spanish

2

SEED 490KMethods of Teaching Secondary Communication

3

SEED 490LMethods of Teaching Secondary Language Arts

3

SEED 490MSecondary Choral Music Methods

3

SEED 490SSecondary Education Science Methods

3

TECH 411Curriculum and Methods

2

Additional Professional Courses:

EDUC 280Education of Exceptional Learners

3

EDUC 300Teaching For Diversity with Field Experience

2

EDUC 360Managing the Learning Environment

3

EDUC 405Educational Psychology

2

EDUC 406Instructional Design, Technology and Assessment

3

EDUC 280 and EDUC 300 must be taken the same semester.

EDUC 406 must be taken the first semester the student has been admitted into the teacher education program.

Student Teaching Semester:

SEED 498Teaching in the Secondary School

15

Total Credit Hours:41

All professional courses have a prerequisite of admission to Teacher Education.

Professional Course Electives

EDUC 305Philosophy and Curriculum of Middle School

2

EDUC 310Methods of Teaching in Middle School

2

EDUC 350Portfolio Preparation

1

SEED 370Reading in the Content Areas

3

EDUC 350 is taken the semester prior to student-teaching.

EDUC 305, EDUC 310, SEED 370 are required courses for the Middle School pedagogical endorsement.

Total Credit Hours: 41-49