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:
In addition to their content area major, students must also fulfill a series of general studies requirements:
General Studies Requirements
CHEM 105, GEOS 111, INTD 149, INTD 180, MATH 165, PHYS 101, PSYC 150, SOCI 114
BIOL 103 or 104, BIOL 130, BIOL 131, GEOS 111, INTD 149, INTD 180, PSYC 150, SOCI 114
BIOL 103 or 104, GEOG 111, HIST 150, HIST 152, INTD 149, PSYC 150, SOCI 114
BIOL 103 or 104, ENGL 209, GEOS 111*, INTD 149, PSYC 152, SOCI 114
BIOL 103 or 104, INTD 149, PSYC 150, SOCI 114
BIOL 103 or 104, GEOG 111, INTD 149, PSYC 150, SOCI 114
BIOL 103 or 104, INTD 149, INTD 180, MATH 140, PSYC 150, SOCI 114
BIOL 103 or 104, GEOS 111, INTD 149, INTD 180, 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:
Phase I: EDU301 and LTED330 must be taken prior to admission to the education program.
Challenges in Urban Education
Focus: Reading, Language and Literacy
Phase II: EDU330 and EDU331 must be taken concurrently. Students must pass the writing assessment before taking EDU 331.
Focus: Development, Behavior and Learning
Education Field Experience II
Phase III: LTED370, EDU371, and EDU3372 must be taken concurrently. Methods courses are offered in Fall semesters only.
Secondary Reading, Language and Literacy Workshop
Secondary Curriculum, Methods and Materials Workshop
Secondary Methods of Teaching Subject Area
Phase IV: EDU485, EDU470, and EDU480 must be taken concurrently. Students must pass Praxis II before taking EDU480.
Classroom Management and Assessment