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Secondary Education-Initial Teacher Certification | M.S.

students on campus of IU South BendMaster of Science (M.S.) in Education, Secondary |

with Initial Teacher Certification (52-53 cr.)

This program allows students who already have a bachelor’s degree and may not be interested or eligible for the secondary transition to teaching program obtain a state teaching license. The program is structured to meet all of the School of Education’s professional education requirements (approximately 45 credit hours) and to allow the student to meet the requirements of a Master of Science in Education degree concurrently. Secondary graduate certification students must complete a number of education courses as well as any relevant additional courses in their area of specialization to obtain state licensure. Successful graduates obtain state licensure for the middle school/junior high (early adolescence) and high school (adolescence/young adult) settings in one or more of the following content areas corresponding with the existing bachelor’s degree:

  • Mathematics
  • English/language arts
  • World languages (French, Spanish, or German)
  • Social studies (select three areas from the following six options: historical perspectives, government and citizenship, geographical perspectives, economics, psychology, or sociology)
  • Science (select one or more areas from the following: life science, Earth/space science, physical science, physics, or chemistry).

Students may also add the following areas to any of the above content areas:

  • English as a New Language
  • Reading
  • Special education—mild interventions
  • Other content areas may be combined with those listed above

All students in the Master of Science in Education, Secondary degree program working on initial teacher certification must meet the student teaching eligibility requirements.

Program Requirements (52-53 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Block I—Professional Education/Foundations (24 cr.)
  • EDUC-F 201 Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching: Laboratory Experience (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-F 202 Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching: Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues
  • EDUC-K 505 Introductory Special Education for Graduate Students
  • EDUC-M 314 General Methods for Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Teachers
  • EDUC-P 507 Assessment in the Schools
  • EDUC-P 510 Psychology in Teaching
  • EDUC-R 301 Audiovisual Production of Materials (0 cr.)
  • EDUC-R 503 Instructional Media Applications
  • EDUC-W 310 Integrating Technology into K-12 Classrooms

Select one of the following:

  • EDUC-S 503 Secondary School Curriculum
  • EDUC-S 530 Junior High and Middle School Curriculum

Block II—Pedagogical Content/Advanced Methods Courses/Student Teaching (30 cr.)
  • EDUC-K 524 Integration of Students with Exceptional Learning Needs
  • EDUC-M 420 Student Teaching Seminar
    VT: Understanding Schools
  • EDUC-M 480 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (10 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 475 Adolescent Development and Classroom Management
  • EDUC-P 503 Introduction to Research
  • EDUC-S 514 Advanced Study in the Teaching of Reading in the Junior High and Secondary School
  • EDUC-S 591 Research Project in Secondary Education

Select one of the following:

  • EDUC-BE 441 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Social Studies
  • EDUC-BE 445 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Foreign Languages
  • EDUC-BE 446  Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior/Middle School Science
  • EDUC-BE 452 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School English Language Arts
  • EDUC-BE 457 Methods of Teaching Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Mathematics

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