For teacher candidates seeking grades 5-12 (Early Adolescence through Adolescence) certification.
Students preparing for middle/secondary teaching must complete a licensable major in the academic area in which they plan to teach and an Early Adolescence through Adolescence Education minor. Students may not pursue a Secondary Education minor if they do not plan to complete EDU 4900 Student Teaching Seminar. Students majoring in Physical Education, Music, Art, and Theatre should refer to the respective areas of the catalog for additional requirements.
Courses for the Minor
- EDU 1010 Education and Society (4 credits)
- EDU 2050 Teaching and Supporting Learners with Diverse Characteristics and Needs (4 credits)
- EDU 2570 Fostering Engagement and Positive Behavior in the Classroom (Grades 5-12) (4 credits)
- EDU 3520 Developmental and Content Area Reading (4 credits)
- *** 4200 Methods and Materials (in appropriate area) (4 credits)
Choose one of the following:
- EDU 2340 Foundations in Urban Education (4 credits)
- EDU 3240 English Language Learner: Methods and Studies in Education (4 credits)
- EDU 4282 Culturally Relevant Instruction (4 credits)
Additional Courses Required for Licensure (18 credits)
- EDU 2010 Educational Psychology and Assessment (4 credits)
- EDU 3900 Junior Thesis Seminar (2 credits)
- EDU 4900 Student Teaching Seminar (12 credits)
Note: English majors must also take EDU 2130 Multicultural Children’s and Early Adolescents’ Literature (4 cr.)
Environmental Education Requirement for Science and Social Science Majors
Science and social science majors, including history, must satisfy the environmental education requirement by completing BIO 1020 Plants and People or BIO 1030 Conservation or ENV 1000 Introduction to Environmental Science. Students may not use trips to satisfy BIO and PHY science requirements. Students may not use trips to satisfy BIO and PHY science requirements.
Secondary Education students will complete the Senior Thesis in their major fields and preliminary edTPA portfolio.