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School of Education

Secondary Education (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Program Description

The School of Education offers programs in secondary education leading to the B.S. in Education in secondary education (middle school, junior high, high school) with teaching majors in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Candidates who have completed one of these teaching majors may also be licensed in chemistry, earth/space science, economics, French, geographical perspectives, German, government and citizenship, historical perspectives, journalism, language arts, life science, mathematics, physics, psychology, sociology, Spanish, and theatre arts.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Secondary Education Program comes at Summative Decision Point I. The procedure provides the faculty with opportunities to exercise professional judgment on the suitability of the candidate for a teaching career. Admission to the Secondary Education Program is based on a number of factors designed to select high-quality, prospective teachers and is also limited to the number of students who can be effectively accommodated given the available resources. Admission to and good standing in the Secondary Education Program are required for enrolling in certain professional education courses.  Degree completion is contingent upon students passing summative decision points.  Information about decision points can be found on the program Web site.  Completion of the degree, passage of state mandated tests, CPR-Heimlich certification and Suicide Prevention Training are needed to apply for an Indiana teaching license.  Other requirements for licensing might be added dependent on state requirements.

The following are the admission, continuation, and completion requirements for Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies in Secondary Education.

To be admitted to the Secondary Education Program (SEP), candidates must meet all of the requirements for Summative Decision Point I as listed below:

  1. have taken EDUC-F 200 and earned a grade of at least 2.0 (C) and have a grade-point-average in professional education courses of at least 2.5;
  2. have taken the communications courses (i.e., W131, S121, and second level writing course with no grade less than 2.0 (C) and a grade point-average of at least 2.5;
  3. have taken the required mathematics courses for your program and earned a grade of at least 2.0 (C)
  4. have an overall grade-point-average of at least 2.5;
  5. have at least a grade of 2.0 (C) in each course in the licensing area(s) and an overall average in each licensing area of at least 2.5;
  6. have acceptable recommendations from the instructors and field experience teachers in EDUC-F 200

To be eligible to take the Educational Psychology Block 1 (i.e., P312/P313/M303/K200), candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. be admitted to the SEP at IUS;
  2. have a grade of at least 2.0 (C) and a grade-point-average of at least 2.5 in the professional education coursework and in the coursework in all of their licensing areas;
  3. have taken or be concurrently enrolled in EDUC W200;
  4. have an overall grade-point-average of at least 2.5; and,
  5. be eligible for student teaching in the spring of the next academic year (i.e., have completed at least 50 credit hours that count toward the 120 credit hour requirement to take the block in the fall semester and at least 62 credit hours to take the block in the spring semester).

To be eligible to enroll in the General Methods/Reading Methods Block 2 (M301/M314/M464/K205), candidates must meet the Summative Decision Point II requirements. These requirements include:

  1. be admitted to the SEP at IUS;
  2. have completed EDUC M300 with a "C" or better;
  3. have a grade of at least 2.0 (C) and a grade-point-average of at least 2.5 in the professional education coursework and in the coursework in all of their licensing areas;
  4. have an overall grade-point-average of at least 2.5;
  5. be eligible to student teach in the spring semester following M301/M314/M464/F401;
  6. have an acceptable portfolio; and
  7. have acceptable recommendations from the instructors and field experience teachers in the P312/P313/M303/K200 block.

To be eligible to enroll in Specific Methods/Student Teaching Block 3 (M446/M480/K200), candidates must meet the following Summative Decision Point III requirements listed below:

  1. have passed the Praxis II Content Knowledge Test (based on the Indiana standards);
  2. have completed all of their general education requirements with appropriate grades;
  3. have completed at least 75% of the coursework in the major;
  4. be able to complete all requirements for their degree by the summer following student teaching;
  5. have acceptable recommendations from their M301/M314/M464/F401 instructors and field experience teachers;
  6. have an acceptable portfolio; and
  7. have a grade of at least 2.0 (C) and a grade point average of at least 2.5 in the professional education coursework and in the coursework in all of their licensing areas.

To be eligible to graduate, candidates must meet all of the requirements for Summative Decision Point IV as listed below:

  1. have completed and satisfactorily passed all coursework in professional education including Specific Methods and Student Teaching with no grade less than a 2.0 (C) and a GPA of at least 2.5;
  2. have completed all coursework in general education with appropriate grades;
  3. have completed all coursework in the major with no grade less than a 2.0 (C) and with a GPA of at least 2.5;
  4. have an overall GPA of at least 2.5;
  5. have an acceptable portfolio; and,
  6. have earned at least 120 semester hours (not counting developmental courses such as ENG W100, MATH M006, M007, etc. and repeated courses).

Kentucky does not currently grant a license for physical science majors, nor does it grant licenses for content area minors.


Degree Requirements

Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • General Education Core (30 cr.)
  • Professional Education Core (36 cr.)
  • Content Area Requirement (41-54 cr.)
  • Electives as needed to complete 120 total credit hours

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C or higher
  • Courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted
  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5 is required

 Professional Education Core (36 cr.)

The following lists requirements for students beginning the program between Fall 2021 and Summer 2022

  • Pre-professional Education
    • EDUC-F 200 Examining Self as Teacher
    • EDUC-W 200 Using Computers in Education
    • EDUC-M 300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
    • EDUC-K 205 Introduction to Exceptional Children (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 312 Learning: Theory Into Practice
  • EDUC-P 313 Adolescents in a Learning Community (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 314  General Methods SH/JH/MS Teachers
  • EDUC-F 401 Topical Exploration in Education (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-X 490 Language Arts Majors only - Research in Reading
  • EDUC-M 464 Methods of Teaching Reading
  • Specific Methods - Complete one of the following related to content area
    • Language Arts: EDUC-M 452 Methods of Teaching English in SH/JH/MS
    • Mathematics: EDUC-M 457 Methods of Teaching SH/JH/MS Mathematics
    • Science: EDUC-M 446 Methods of Teaching SH/JH/MS Science
    • Social Studies: EDUC-M 441 Methods of Teaching SH/JH/MS Social Studies
  • EDUC-F 401 Topical Exploration in Education (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 480 Student Teaching: Secondary (12 cr.)

The following lists requirements for students beginning the program between Fall 2022 and after

  • Pre-professional Education
    • EDUC-F 200 Examining Self as Teacher
    • EDUC-W 200 Using Computers in Education
    • EDUC-M 300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
    • EDUC-K 205 Introduction to Exceptional Children (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 312 Learning: Theory Into Practice
  • EDUC-M 301 Laboratory/Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 303 Laboratory/Field Experience Junior High/Middle School (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 314  General Methods SH/JH/MS Teachers
  • EDUC-F 401 Topical Exploration in Education (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-X 490 Language Arts Majors only - Research in Reading
  • EDUC-M 464 Methods of Teaching Reading
  • Specific Methods - Complete one of the following related to content area
    • Language Arts: EDUC-M 452 Methods of Teaching English in SH/JH/MS
    • Mathematics: EDUC-M 457 Methods of Teaching SH/JH/MS Mathematics
    • Science: EDUC-M 446 Methods of Teaching SH/JH/MS Science
    • Social Studies: EDUC-M 441 Methods of Teaching SH/JH/MS Social Studies
  • EDUC-C 495 Seminar in Leadership Training(1 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 480 Student Teaching: Secondary (12 cr.)

Content Area Requirements

Complete requirements for one content area listed.

Content areas offered:


Language Arts (42 cr.)

  • COMM-S 353 Advanced Public Speaking
  • EDUC-S 490 Research in Secondary Education
  • ENG-G 205 Introduction to the English Language
  • ENG-G 207 Grammar and Usage
  • ENG-L 101 Ancient and Medieval World Literature
  • ENG-L 102 Modern World Literature
  • Complete two of the following:
    • ENG-L 297 English Literature to 1600
    • ENG-L 298 English Literature from 1600 to 1800
    • ENG-L 299 English Literature since 1800
  • Complete one of the following:
    • ENG-L 313 Early Plays of Shakespeare
    • ENG-L 314 Late Plays of Shakespeare
  • Complete two of the following:
    • ENG-L 351 American Literature 1800-1865
    • ENG-L 352 American Literature 1865-1914
    • ENG-L 354 American Literature since 1914
  • ENG-L 371 Critical Practices
  • ENG-W 203 Creative Writing
  • ENG-W 270 Argumentative Writing
  • ENG-W 350 Advanced Expository Writing
  • JOUR-C 200 Introduction to Mass Communications

Mathematics (41 cr.)

  • CSCI-C 201 Computer Programming II (4 cr.)
  • MATH-M 215 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 216 Calculus II (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 303 Linear Algebra for Undergraduates
  • MATH-M 311 Calculus 3
  • MATH-M 360 Elements of Probability
  • MATH-M 366 Elements of Statistical Inference
  • MATH-M 436 Introduction to Geometries
  • MATH-M 380 History of Mathematics
  • MATH-M 391 Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
  • MATH-M 403 Introduction to Modern Algebra I
  • MATH-M 413 Introduction to Analysis I

Chemistry (45 cr.)

  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry 1 Lectures
  • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry Lectures 2
  • CHEM-C 344 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 430 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM-C 484 Biomolecules and Catabolism (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 486 Biol Chemistry Laboratory
  • Complete one of the following
    • CHEM-C 315 Chemical Measurements Laboratory I
    • CHEM-C 317 Equilibria and Electrochemistry
    • CHEM-C 318 Spectrochemistry and Separations
    • CHEM-C 361 Physical Chemistry of Bulk Matter
    • CHEM-C 362 Physical Chemistry of Molecules
    • CHEM-C 303 Environmental Chemistry
    • CHEM-C 470 Polymer Chemistry
  •  Complete one of the following
    • CHEM-C 301 Chemistry Seminar 1 (1 cr.)
    • CHEM-C 302 Chemistry Seminar 2 (1 cr.)
    • EDUC-Q 490 Research in Science Education (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-Q 450 - Science Technology and Society (STS) for a Changing World
  • Complete one of the following
    • PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1 (5 cr.)
    • PHYS-P 221 Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • Complete one of the following
    • PHYS-P 202 General Physics 2
    • PHYS-P 222 Physics 2

 


Earth Space Science (46 cr.)

  • Complete one of the following
    • AST-A 100 The Solar System
    • AST-A 105 Stars and Galaxies
    • AST-A 200 Introduction to Cosmology
  • Complete one of the following
    • BIOL-L 100 Humans and the Biological World
    • BIOL-L 200 Environmental Biology and Conservation
  • EDUC-Q 213 Earth and Environmental Teaching Methods
  • EDUC-Q 450 Science Technology and Society (STS) for a Changing World
  • GEOG-G 304 Physical Meteorology and Climatology
  • Complete two of the following
    • GEOG-G 308 Disasters: Natural and Human Induced
    • GEOG-G 314 Urban Geography
    • GEOG-G 315 Environmental Conservation
    • GEOG-G 333 Introductory Cartography
    • GEOG-G 338 Geographic Information Systems
    • GEOG-G 404 Geography of Soils
    • GEOG-G 432 Current Issues in Environmental Conservation
    • GEOG-G 435 Cartography and Graphics
    • GEOG-G 438 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
    • GEOG-G 439 GIS and Environmental Analysis
    • EDUC-Q 490 Research in Science Education
  • GEOL-G 100 General Geology (5 cr.)
  • GEOL-G 180 Dinosaurs
  • GEOL-G 210 Oceanography
  • Complete 3 additional GEOL-G courses at the 200-level or higher for 9 credit hours
  • Complete one of the following
    • PHYS-P 100 Physics in the Modern World
    • PHYS-P 201 General Physics

Life Science (51 cr.)

  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences I (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences 2 (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology
  • BIOL-L 311 Genetics
  • BIOL-L 319 Genetics Laboratory
  • BIOL-L 312 Cell Biology
  • BIOL-L 318 Evolution (5 cr.)
  • Complete one of the following
    • BIOL-L 473 Ecology
    • BIOL-L 303 Field Biology
  • Complete one of the following
    • BIOL-L 474 Field and Laboratory Ecology (2 cr.)
    • BIOL-L 490 Individual Study (2 cr.)
    • EDUC-Q 490 Research in Science Education (2 cr.)
  • Complete one of the following
    • CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry 2
    • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • Complete one of the following
    • CHEM-C 122 Elementary Chemistry Lab 2
    • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II
  • Complete one of the following
    • PHSL-P 416/418 Comparative Animal Physiology (5 cr.)
    • PLSC-B 370 Plant Physiology Lecture & Lab (5 cr.)
    • PHSL-P 215 Basic Human Physiology (5 cr.)
    • MICR-M 420 Environmental Microbiology (5 cr.)
  • Complete one of the following
    • PLSC-B 373 Plant Growth and Development (5 cr.)
    • BIOL-L 317/BIOL-Z 318 Developmental Biology & Lab (5 cr.)
    • PLSC-B 375 Horticultural Plants: Biotechnology, Physiology, and Development (5 cr.)
    • PLSC-B 364 Summer Flowering Plants (5 cr.)
    • ANAT-A 215 Basic Human Anatomy (5 cr.)
  • Complete one of the following
    • BIOL-L 403 Biology Seminar (1 cr.)
    • EDUC-Q 490 Research in Science Education (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-Q 450 Science Technology and Society (STS) for a Changing World

Physical Science (49 cr.)

  • Complete one of the following
    • AST-A 100 The Solar System
    • AST-A 105 Stars and Galaxies
    • AST-A 200 Introduction to Cosmology
  • Complete one of the following
    • BIOL-L 100 Humans and the Biological World
    • BIOL-L 200 Environmental Biology and Conservation
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry 1 Lectures
  • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry Lectures 2
  • EDUC-Q 213 Earth and Environmental Teaching Methods
  • EDUC-Q 450 Science Technology and Society (STS) for a Changing World
  • GEOL-G 100 General Geology (5 cr.)
  • GEOG-G 304 Physical Meteorology and Climatology
  • MATH-M 126 Trigonometric Functions
  • Complete one of the following
    • PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1 (5 cr.)
    • PHYS-P 221 Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • Complete one of the following
    • PHYS-P 202 General Physics 2 (5 cr.)
    • PHYS-P 222 Physics 2 (5 cr.)
  • Complete one of the following
    • PHYS-P 301 Physics 3
    • PHYS-P 310 Environmental Physics

Social Studies (54 cr.)

  • BUS-W 100 Principles of Business Administration
    • Required for students beginning the program Fall 2022 and after
  • ECON-E 101 Survey of Economic Issues and Problems
    • Required for students beginning the program Fall 2022 and after
  • ECON-E 201 Introduction to Microeconomics
    • Required for students beginning the program between Fall 2021 and Summer 2022
  • ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics
    • Required for students beginning the program between Fall 2021 and Summer 2022
  • EDUC-Q 450 Science Technology and Society (STS) for a Changing World
  • GEOG-G 110 Human Geography in a Changing World
  • GEOG-G 201 World Regional Geography
  • HIST-H 101 Eur-Amer World since 1500 I
  • HIST-H 105 American History I
  • HIST-H 106 American History II
  • HIST-H 113 History of Western Civilization I
  • HIST-H 114 History of Western Civilization II
  • Complete one of the following
    • HIST-G 100 Issues in Asian History
    • HIST-F 100 Issues in Latin American History
  • HIST-H 236 The Historian's Craft
  • HIST-A 363 Hoosier Nation: Indiana in American History
  • Complete one of the following
    • HIST-J 495 Proseminar for History Majors
    • 300-level History Elective
  • POLS-Y 103 Introduction to American Politics
  • POLS-Y 105 Introduction to Political Theory
  • PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology 1
  • PSY-P 102 Introductory Psychology 2
  • SOC-S 163 Social Problems
  • SOC-S 305 Population

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