Secondary Education (B.S.Ed.)
Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3), successful completion of Praxis II test in the student’s content area, and one 45-credit teaching major or one 30-credit teaching major and one 20-credit teaching minor (see "Teaching Majors and Minors" below). Students must maintain minimum 2.75 GPAs and earn grades of C or above in the following courses:
|Teaching Majors and Minors||45-50|
|COMM 101||Fundamentals of Oral Communication||2|
|EDCI 201||Contexts of Education||3|
|EDCI 301||Learning, Development, and Assessment||3|
|EDCI 302||Teaching Culturally Diverse Learners||3|
|EDCI 401||Internship Seminar||1|
|EDCI 410||Technology, Teaching and Learning||2|
|EDCI 463||Literacy Methods for Content Learning||3|
|EDCI 485||Secondary Internship||15|
|EDSP 300||Educating for Exceptionalities||3|
|PSYC 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|or PSYC 305||Developmental Psychology|
|Select one Math or Statistics UI General Education course||3|
|Select one Advanced Composition course:||3|
|Personal & Exploratory Writing|
|Beginning Poetry Writing|
|Beginning Fiction Writing|
|Writing Workshop for Teachers|
|Select one of the following Special methods sequence:||4|
|Secondary Foreign Language Methods|
and Secondary Foreign Language Methods Practicum
|Secondary English Methods|
and Secondary English Practicum
|Secondary Social Studies Methods|
and Secondary Social Studies Methods Practicum
|Secondary Science Methods|
and Secondary Science Methods Practicum
|Secondary Mathematics Methods|
and Secondary Mathematics Methods Practicum
|Secondary Art Methods|
and Secondary Art Methods Practicum
Courses to total 128 credits for this degree
- The student understands how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
- The student uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.
- The student works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
- The student understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
- The student understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
- The student understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.
- The student plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.
- The student understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
- The student engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.
- The student seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession.