Secondary Education Certification, B.A./B.S./M.Ed.

Biology with Secondary Life Science Certification B.S., 

English with Secondary Certification B.A.,

History with Secondary Certification B.A.,

History with Secondary Certification B.S.,

or 

Spanish with Secondary Certification B.A.

General Education Curriculum (45-46)

Refer to the General Education Curriculum (GEC) listed in this Catalog.

Some courses listed in program “Major Requirements” or “Required Related Courses,” (noted with an asterisk [*]), may be used to meet requirements in the GEC. Although these courses fulfill requirements in each area, credit hours for these courses, if taken for the GEC, may only be counted in the GEC.

Complete Graduation Requirements are listed in this catalog. Bilingual EC-6 degree requires additional hours in Spanish and in bilingual education. All requirements for undergraduate EC-6 Bilingual must be satisfied.

Refer to the catalog section for secondary certification programs:

Biology with Secondary Life Science Certification B.S. (128-136 hours)

English with Secondary Certification B.A. (123 hours)

History with Secondary Certification B.A. (122-144 hours)

History with Secondary Certification B.S. (120-132 hours)

Math with Secondary Certification B.S. (120 hours)

Spanish with Secondary Certification B.A. (123-125 hours)

Language Literacy

English

ENG 1301Composition I

3 Credits

or

WSP 1301Hon Sem Lang/Lit Comp

3 Credits

 

ENG 1302Composition II

3 Credits

or

WSP 1301Hon Sem Lang/Lit Comp

3 Credits

one of the following courses:
ENG 2324Introduction to Creative Writing

3 Credits

ENG 2326Exploring American Lit

3 Credits

ENG 2327Exploring World Lit

3 Credits

ENG 2328Exploring British Lit

3 Credits

WSP 2301Hon Sem Lang/Lit, Liter

3 Credits

Interdisciplinary Integrative Course

choose one course:

HUM 2340The Human Experience I

3 Credits

HUM 2341The Human Prospect

3 Credits

SSC 2360Social Justice

3 Credits

WSP 2340Hon Lang/Lit Interdiscip Integrative

3 Credits

Analytic Literacy

Choose one option:

Option #1: two math / one science (10 hours);

Option #2: one math / two sciences (11 hours)

Mathematics:

MAT 1302, MAT 1304 (if allowable by major), or any math course with MAT 1302 or MAT 1304 or higher as a prerequisite (students may not satisfy Option #1 with both MAT 1302 and MAT 1304 only))

Note: MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Natural and Social Sciences except for the programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Arts and Letters and the School of Education. MAT 1304 is not acceptable for any program in the School of Business and Professional Programs.

Science:

Choose 1 or 2 of the following courses with accompanying lab:

BIO 1406Contemporary Biology

4 Credits

BIO 1407Animal Life

4 Credits

BIO 1408Plants & Human Affairs

4 Credits

BIO 1409Cracking the Code: A User's Guide to Human Genetics

4 Credits

BIO 1410Introduction to Biology I

4 Credits

BIO 1413Local Spring Flora

4 Credits

BIO 1414Cats, Chromosomes & Codons

4 Credits

BIO 1415Exploring Human Biology

4 Credits

BIO 1420Introduction to Biology II

4 Credits

BIO 2401Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

BIO 2402Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4 Credits

CHE 1403Nature of Physical Science

4 Credits

CHE 1404Physical Science & Environment

4 Credits

CHE 1405Forensic Science I

4 Credits

CHE 1415General Chemistry I

4 Credits

CHE 1416General Chemistry II

4 Credits

NSC 1402Introductory Astronomy

4 Credits

PHY 1401University Physics I

4 Credits

PHY 1402University Physics II

4 Credits

PHY 1410Fundamentals of Physics I

4 Credits

WSP 2406Hon Sem Science Lit

4 Credits

Cultural Literacy

HIS 2324Fundamentals of Modern American History

3 Credits

Choose (3) hours from one of the following:

FAR, MUS, or THA

Choose (3) hours from any of the following:

REL 1311Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

3 Credits

REL 1312Introduction to the Christian Scripture

3 Credits

REL 1313Introduction to Ethics

3 Credits

REL 1321Introductory Studies in World Religion

3 Credits

REL 1322Ways of Being Religious

3 Credits

Choose (3) hours from any of the following:

FAR, MUS, THA

HIS 2321Fundamentals of Early American History

3 Credits

HIS 2301World History to 1648

3 Credits

HIS 2303World History Since 1648

3 Credits

PHI 2301Logic

3 Credits

PHI 2321Introduction to Philosophy

3 Credits

REL 1311Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

3 Credits

REL 1312Introduction to the Christian Scripture

3 Credits

 

REL 1313Introduction to Ethics

3 Credits

or

REL 1321Introductory Studies in World Religion

3 Credits

 

SPC 1301Fund of Speech

3 Credits

WSP 2303Hon Sem Cultural Lit

3 Credits

Social Literacy

EXS 1220Basic Concepts of Wellness

2 Credits

Choose any three of the following courses with at least two different academic areas represented:

BUA 1301Introduction to Business

3 Credits

ECO 2305Prin of Econ I

3 Credits

FIN 1325Personal Finance

3 Credits

GEG 2304World Geography

3 Credits

GEG 2305Human Geography

3 Credits

IST 2300Introduction to International Studies

3 Credits

MCO 1302Mass Media & Society

3 Credits

POL 2311American Government I

3 Credits

PSY 1301General Psychology

3 Credits

PSY 2342Psychology of Everyday Life

3 Credits

SOC 1302Cultural Anthropology

3 Credits

SOC 2301Intro to Sociology

3 Credits

SOC 2302Social Problems

3 Credits

SOC 2390Minority Groups

3 Credits

WSP 2304Hon Sem Social Literacy

3 Credits

Electives

(Students may choose to enroll in elective coursework; will add hours to degree.)

M.Ed. Major Requirements

Required Courses

EDU 6301Intro Grad Stu/Rsrch

3 Credits

EDU 6302Philosophical Foundations in Education

3 Credits

EDU 6305Psychosocial Dimensions in Edu

3 Credits

EDU 6307Emerging Issues in Education

3 Credits

EDU 6326Writing Institute I

3 Credits

Concentration area (choose one area)

Reading

RDG 6319Foundations of Rdg

3 Credits

RDG 6320Diag/Rem Rdg Diff

3 Credits

RDG 6324Reading Clinic

3 Credits

EDU 6327Writing Institute II

3 Credits

one of the following:
RDG 6345Rdg Content Area-Ele

3 Credits

RDG 6346Rdg Content Area-Secondary

3 Credits

Second Language Education and Culture

EDU 6320ESL Methodology

3 Credits

EDU 6356Applied Linguistics

3 Credits

EDU 6357Cross-Cultural Communications

3 Credits

EDU 6358Improving practice Internship

3 Credits

EDU 6360Language Acquisition

3 Credits

Total Hours (150)

Timeline for students who are considering the Fifth Year Option:

  1. Financial Aid advising;
  2. Apply for admission during/upon 90 hours completed;
  3. Meet admission requirements, one-time spring admission;
  4. Acceptance letter received;
  5. Senior year schedule of undergraduate program as listed below:

    Fall first semester:

    Complete final undergraduate student teaching coursework

    One required graduate course (EDU 6301)

    Other undergraduate coursework as needed

    Spring second semester:

    Two required graduate courses (EDU 6302, EDU 6305)

    Summer third/fourth semesters:

    3-4 graduate courses in concentration area

    and/or Travel and Teach option as electives

  6. Enroll in Fifth Year schedule;

    Fall fifth semester:

    Two graduate courses (EDU 6307, 1 concentration area course)

    Spring sixth semester:

    One graduate course

    Total graduate hours 30

  7. Successfully pass comprehensive exams spring or summer semester;
  8. Graduate May or August of Fifth year.