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  • Completion of this major prepares one to be a teacher in which the content area is taught as a separate subject. [Note: while certification is K-12, most actual teaching positions will be grades 9-12.]

    Candidates for this certification must complete one of the following baccalaureate programs offered by the William J. Maxwell College of Arts and Sciences:

    Specialization  

    Majors  

    Biological Science

    Biology 

    Earth Science

    Geoscience  

    Literacy/Language Arts

    English 

    Mathematics

    Mathematics 

    Physical Science

    Chemistry 

    Physics  

    Social Studies

    Economics or 

    History or 

    Political Science 

    World Languages/Spanish

    Spanish 

     

    In addition to their content area major, students must also fulfill a series of general studies requirements:

    Major  

    General Studies Requirements  

    Biology

    CHEM 105, GEOS 111, INTD 149, INTD 180, MATH 165, PHYS 101, PSYC 150, SOCI 114

    Chemistry

    BIOL 103 or 104, BIOL 130, BIOL 131, GEOS 111, INTD 149, INTD 180, PSYC 150, SOCI 114

    Economics

    BIOL 103 or 104, GEOG 111, HIST 150, HIST 152, INTD 149, PSYC 150, SOCI 114

    English

    BIOL 103 or 104, ENGL 209, GEOS 111*, INTD 149, PSYC 152, SOCI 114

    Geoscience

    BIOL 103 or 104, INTD 149, PSYC 150, SOCI 114

    History

    BIOL 103 or 104, GEOG 111, INTD 149, PSYC 150, SOCI 114

    Mathematics

    BIOL 103 or 104, INTD 149, INTD 180, MATH 140, PSYC 150, SOCI 114

    Physics

    BIOL 103 or 104, GEOS 111, INTD 149, INTD 180, PSYC 150, SOCI 114

    Political Science

    BIOL 103 or 104, GEOG 111, HIST 150, HIST 152, INTD 149, PSYC 150, SOCI 114

    Spanish

    BIOL 103 or 104, INTD 149, PSYC 150, SOCI 114

    *May take GEOS 111 or any 3 credits in GEOS that satisfy Area A requirements.

    Admission to the following education certification programs requires a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.75:

    Course Number  

    Course Title  

    Credit Hours  

    Phase I: EDU301 and LTED330 must be taken prior to admission to the education program.

    EDU 301

    Challenges in Urban Education

    3

    LTED 330

    Focus: Reading, Language and Literacy

    3

    Phase II: EDU330 and EDU331 must be taken concurrently. Students must pass the writing assessment before taking EDU 331.

    EDU 330

    Focus: Development, Behavior and Learning

    3

    EDU 331

    Education Field Experience II

    3

    Phase III: LTED370, EDU371, and EDU3372 must be taken concurrently. Methods courses are offered in Fall semesters only.

    LTED 370

    Secondary Reading, Language and Literacy Workshop

    2

    EDU 371

    Secondary Curriculum, Methods and Materials Workshop

    3

    EDU 1372

    Secondary Methods of Teaching Subject Area

    3

    Phase IV: EDU485, EDU470, and EDU480 must be taken concurrently. Students must pass Praxis II before taking EDU480.

    EDU 485

    Classroom Management and Assessment

    2

    EDU 470

    Internship Seminar

    2

    EDU 480

    Internship

    8