School of Education

Professional Education Requirements (Secondary Education)

Professional Education courses are intended to develop the knowledge, dispositions and skills required for entry to the profession. The Pre-Professional courses are taken during the freshman and sophomore years and prior to formal admission into the Teacher Education Program (TEP). These courses develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions that underlie all teacher education regardless of the developmental focus. These include inquiry, learning theory, special needs children, diversity, technology and general methods. Within the Professional Education component of the degree, there are both foundational and specialized requirements. During the junior and senior years, students must be formally admitted into TEP and complete all content courses, education courses and program requirements assigned to Movements I - III. At each Decision Point, faculty review and approval are required as conditions for program continuation.

Freshman and Sophomore Y ears - Year 1 and 2 Pre-professional courses
  • EDUC-F 205 Study of Education and Practice of Teaching (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 205 Introduction to Exceptional Children (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 255 Educational Psychology for Middle and Secondary Teachers (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-Q 200 Introduction to Scientific Inquiry (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-W 200 Computers in Education (3 cr.)*
  • EDUC-M 313 Secondary General Methods (1 cr.)*
Junior Year - Sixth Semester (Fall or Spring) Movement I
  • EDUC-M 300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-H 340 Education and American Culture (3 cr.) *
Content Methods (Spring)
  • EDUC-M 459 Secondary Mathematics Methods (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 446 Secondary Science Methods (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 442 Secondary Social Studies Methods (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 416 Secondary Language Arts Methods (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 430 Secondary Fine Arts: Visual Arts Methods (3 cr.)
Senior Year - Seventh Semester (Fall or Spring) Movement II
  • EDUC-M 464 Methods of Teaching Reading (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 306 Teaching the Exceptional Learner in Secondary (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 490 Assessment I (3 cr.)
Content Methods (Fall)
  • EDUC-M 441 Methods of Teaching SH/JH/MS Social Studies (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 437 Methods of Teaching SH/JH/MS Science (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 452 Methods of Teaching SH/JH/MS Eng/Lang Arts (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 457 Methods of Teaching SH/JH/MS Mathematics (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 333 Art Experience for the Elementary Teacher (Fine Arts Major) (2 cr.)
Senior Year – Eighth Semester (Fall or Spring)
Movement III (Successful scores on State required test(s) are required before entering Movement III)
  • EDUC-M 480 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (12 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 480 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (5 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 480 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (4 cr.)
  • Fine Arts: Visual Arts (P-12)
  • EDUC-M 425 Student Teaching in the Elementary School (6 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 480 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (6 cr.)
* May be taken in Summer

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