Education (Secondary) Major

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B.S. in Secondary Teacher Licensure - Curriculum Map 2017-2018 Catalog

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Students must also major in Mathematics with the Secondary Education major.
Must maintain an overall 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average in the Education major as well as in the Mathematics major.

EN 101 Composition and Literature I3EN 102 Composition and Literature II3
ED 104 Foundations of Education3General Education Math3-4
PY 211 Introduction to Psychology3PY 220 Developmental Psychology3
SO 214 Racial and Cultural Minorities ( Or General Education History)3General Education History or SO 2143
Second Major Requirement3Second Major Requirement3
Semester Total Credits15Semester Total Credits15-16
ED 234 Learning and Teaching Strategies4EN 202 World Literature II3
EN 201 World Literature I (General Education Literature)3General Education Arts & Humanities3
General Education Lab Science4General Education Lab Science4
PY 324 Adolescent Psychology3-4Second Major Requirement3
Second Major Requirement3Second Major Requirement3
Semester Total Credits17-18Semester Total Credits16
ED 363 Reading and Writing in the Content Area4PY 352 Learning and Memory4
Second Major Requirement3General Education Ethics3
Second Major Requirement3Second Major Requirement3
Second Major Requirement3Free Elective3
Second Major Requirement3Free Elective3
Semester Total Credits16Semester Total Credits16
ED 368 Curriculum & Methods in Secondary Subjects4ED 425 Student Teaching (Capstone)12
Free Elective3 
Free Elective3 
Free Elective3 
Free Elective3 
Semester Total Credits16Semester Total Credits12
Total Credits For This Major: 123-125

The Fifth-Year Program
For those with degrees in appropriate fields, an opportunity to become a candidate for licensure is provided through a “fifth-year” program. These students are non-matriculating students. Each candidate’s course work and experience are evaluated and a program of study is recommended. Typically, for candidates without education or psychology courses, the program takes 1-1/2 – 2 years to complete. Because of course sequencing, a candidate with some of the required courses must commit to a minimum of one year. Candidates must meet the same requirements for licensure as those students enrolled in the Education Major.

The Portfolio
All licensure candidates are required to complete a portfolio. Development of the portfolio begins in your sophomore year and is continued in subsequent courses. Substantial progress toward completion must be demonstrated before the student is admitted to student teaching. This means that Entries 1-4 need to be completed and assessed prior to Student Teaching Placement. The development of your portfolio and its process is discussed in further detail in your Portfolio Handbook.

Praxis Tests
In order to be recommended for licensure, candidates must achieve a passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators and the PRAXIS II Content Tests.  These tests are discussed in detail with Education students during their individual advising times.

All students are required to pass PRAXIS I Core Academic Skills for Educators test and the Praxis II Content tests prior to placement in ED 425 Student Teaching.