Secondary Teacher Education Requirements
The Department of Secondary and Middle School Education utilizes the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) principles and the professional association subject area standards as the performance-based outcomes for teacher candidates.
Students cannot major in Secondary Education. Rather, students have a content or subject area major and then enroll in Secondary Education. Refer to the department under which the requirements of the content or subject major is discussed. For instance, those interested in teaching History at the secondary level should refer to the Secondary Education program of the Department of History for their specific major requirements.
Secondary Education Requirements
In addition to majoring in one of the certification subject areas as well as satisfying the University Core Curriculum requirements, students must complete the courses listed below. A minimum grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher is required for all courses. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 is required, and a GPA of 3.00 is required in the professional education requirements.
|Secondary Education General Requirements (12 Units)|
|EDUC 202||HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES: AMERICA'S URBAN SCHOOLS (Core 10)||3|
|EDUC 203||TEACHING AND LEARNING IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY (Core 13)||3|
|HIST 145||HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CIVIL WAR (Core 11)||3|
|or HIST 146||HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE CIVIL WAR|
|SCED 304||EDUCATION, ETHICS AND CHANGE (Core 14)||3|
|Secondary Education Professional Education Requirements (44-47 Units) 1|
|ISTC 301||INTEGRATING INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY||3|
|SCED 305||ADOLESCENT LEARNING, DEVELOPMENT, AND DIVERSITY (prerequisite: PSYC 101)||3|
|SCED 341||PRINCIPLES OF SECONDARY EDUCATION||4|
|SCED 401||ANALYZING THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE||3|
|SCED 460||USING READING AND WRITING IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2||4|
|SCED 461||TEACHING READING IN THE SECONDARY CONTENT AREAS 3||3|
|SCED 499||INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION 4||6|
|SPED 301||INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION||3|
|Select one of the following based on major: 5||3-6|
|TEACHING MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE|
|TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL|
|TEACHING ENGLISH IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL|
and YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
|Select one of the following based on major:||12|
|INTERNSHIP IN SECONDARY EDUCATION- ENGLISH|
|INTERNSHIP IN FRENCH EDUCATION|
|INTERNSHIP IN SECONDARY EDUCATION- HISTORY|
|INTERNSHIP IN SPANISH EDUCATION|
|INTERNSHIP IN SECONDARY EDUCATION- SOCIAL SCIENCE|
Students in the English major with a Secondary Education concentration will complete the Secondary Education Requirements with 47 units of professional education courses and 59 units of Secondary Education requirements total.
Taken concurrently with SCED 341 and shares a required field experience
Taken concurrently with SCED 499.
Taken at a professional development school during the fall or spring term, whichever precedes the full-time internship term, with Methods of Teaching Major Subject and SCED 461
Some methods courses are offered spring or fall only. Check with your adviser.
The Professional Year and Full Time Internship
All teacher candidates conduct their internship in Professional Development Schools (PDS). These are schools in which there is a partnership between the schools and the Department of Secondary and Middle School Education (SMED) in the College of Education (COE). All students wishing to enroll in their internship courses must meet with their Secondary School advisor to receive permission to register. Students will not be admitted to the internship without prior approval of an advisor.
Students must meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.75 in order to enter the full time internship semester.