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B.A. in Secondary Education

Undergraduate students planning to teach in the secondary school - grades seven through twelve - also major in one of the following areas: biology, chemistry, English, French, general science, history, mathematics, physics, social studies, or Modern Languages (French, Portuguese, or Spanish concentration). A teaching concentration in special education may be chosen in addition to one of these majors. See course requirements for the teaching concentration in special education in the section titled Special Education.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in all teacher education courses.
  3. A satisfactory GPA in the major area.
  4. Positive recommendations from all education instructors based on academic work, fieldwork, and professional behavior.

If a student's overall GPA falls below the minimum 2.50, or if the required GPA in the major falls below the minimum, the student will be put on probation, which means the student cannot continue to take courses in the professional education sequence until the probationary status is removed. If either the overall GPA or the required GPA in the major falls below the minimum for two consecutive semesters, the student may be suspended or dismissed from the secondary education program.

Course Requirements

Course No. Course Title Credits
CEP 315Educational Psychology3
FNED 346Schooling in a Democratic Society4
SED 406Instructional Methods, Design, and Technology3
SED 407Instructional Methods, Design, and Literacy3
SED 411Content and Pedagogy in Secondary Education (*)4
SED 412Field Practicum in Secondary Education2
SED 421Student Teaching in the Secondary School10
SED 422Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education2
SPED 433Adaptation of Instruction for Inclusive Education (**)3
*To be admitted into SED 411 and 412, students must submit passing scores for both the Praxis II content tests and the Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests.
**Students electing a teaching concentration in special education are not required to take SPED 433.
***Offered fall. Offered spring for English and history content majors.

Total Credit Hours

34

Teaching Concentration in Special Education

A teaching concentration in special education may be chosen in addition to one of the concentration majors. Students must complete required secondary education courses, required courses in the major, and special education courses.

Additional Course Requirements in a Specified Major

Undergraduates planning to teach in the secondary school - grades seven through twelve - major in one of the following areas: biology, chemistry, English, French, general science, history, mathematics, physics, social studies, or modern languages - (French, Portuguese, or Spanish concentration). A teaching concentration in special education may be chosen in addition to one of these majors.

Page last updated: August 13, 2013