Secondary Education

Student Learning Outcomes
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

The student completing the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education will demonstrate the following:

  1. Demonstrate content knowledge.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate dispositions to be an effective secondary teacher.
  3. Demonstrate ability to design, implement and evaluate effective secondary curriculum and instruction.

Requirements for Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education 

Certification in Grades 6 - 12 
The curricula in secondary education have five components:

  1. general education,
  2. focus area(s),
  3. knowledge of the learner and the learning environment,
  4. methodology and teaching, and
  5. special education.

Secondary Teaching (Grades 6 - 12) certification are as offered include:

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Earth Science
  4. English
  5. Math
  6. Social Studies

Minor in Secondary Education and Teacher Certification

The College of Liberal Arts, Education and Human Development offers a minor in Secondary Education for selected Liberal Arts majors and selected students in the College of Sciences. The requirements of the minor are as follows:

  1. Completion of the requirements for a degree in English, History, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Earth Sciences with a minimum grade of C in each course in the academic content area.
  2. A total of 21 credit hours in Education with a grade of C or better in each of the following courses:

    Education 2204 (4)
    Education 3100 (3)
    Curriculum and Instruction 3310 (3) and 3311 (1)
    Curriculum and Instruction 4432 (3)
    Curriculum and Instruction 4620 (3)
    Curriculum and Instruction 4220, 4240, 4250, or 4260 (3) and 4201 (1)
  3. Note:  No independent study/substitution courses will be allowed in the Education minor program
  4. Receive passing scores on the PRAXIS I, ACT, or SAT
  5. Pass all required performance assessments and disposition reviews.
  6. Receive passing score(s) for PRAXIS II content area exam(s) prior to student teaching.
  7. Receive a passing score and the Principles of Learning and Teaching exam prior to student teaching. Successfully complete a student teaching experience:
    Education 4920 (9) and Curriculum and Instruction 4221, 4241, 4251, or 4261 (3) for certification in English, Mathematics, Sciences, and Social Studies respectively.