Students enroll as a Pre-Middle School Education major until they apply for formal admission into the Department of Secondary Education (SCED). The major in middle school education is a dual content major (any combination of English, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science). Upon beginning the educational coursework, an additional advisor from the college of Education will be assigned. Upon completion of the program will result in a B.S. or B.A. degree from the College of Education.
Teaching in middle school requires general preparation in the content areas of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Engineering, Field and Natural Science, Mathematics, Meteorology, and Physics.
The undergraduate requirements to obtain a secondary teaching certificate program are listed below. For student teaching, a minimum 2.75 is required in the professional education courses, and a minimum overall of 2.75 is required.
University Core Curriculum Courses: 41 credits + WRIT 312 History of Science (3)
(12 of these credits satisfy both the University's Core Curriculum and Sec. Ed. requirements)
Major Courses: 32 - 45 credits, depending upon major
Introductory Courses (12 credits)
SCED 200 Foundations of Education
SCED 305 Adolescent Learning, Development, and Diversity
ISTC 301 Integrating Instructional Media
SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education
Core courses: (45 credits)
SCED 342 Principles of Middle Level Education
SCED 460 Using Reading and Writing in Secondary School
Internship semester (11 credits), Fall of Senior year
SCED 499 Internship in Secondary Education
SCED 461 Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Area Methods
Student Teaching Semester (15 credits), Spring of Senior year
SCIE 393 or MATH 426 Student Teaching (12 credits)
SCED 401 Analyzing Student Teaching (2 credits)
SCED 462 Seminar in Teaching Reading in the SCED Content Area (1 credit)