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Secondary Teacher Education Certificate Program Requirements

Level I: Exploring the Profession Coursework

EDU 200 Foundations of Education  
EDU 202 Psychology of Learning and Development  

Level II: Preparing to Teach Coursework

EDU 306 Classroom Applications of Technology at the Middle and Secondary School Level  
EDU 330 Issues in Multicultural Education  
EDU 356 Middle and Secondary School Level Special Education Practice  
EDU 363 Literacy Across the Curriculum  
EDU 373 Issues in Middle and Secondary Health Education  

Three additional pedagogical content knowledge courses in the certification area, the third of which is taken simultaneously with Practicum, and is understood as belonging to Curriculum Level II:

Secondary Mathematics only:

EDU 390 Teaching Secondary Mathematics through Inquiry  
EDU 391 Teaching Secondary Mathematics: Geometry, Data, and Trigonometry  
EDU 414 Capstone: Mathematics Education  

Secondary Science only:

EDU 392 Teaching Secondary Science through Inquiry  
EDU 393 Standards-Based Science in the Secondary School  
EDU 411 Capstone: Science Education  

Secondary English only:

EDU 394 Teaching Reading and Literature in the High School  
EDU 395 Teaching Writing in the High School  
EDU 412 Capstone: Multicultural Adolescent Literature  

Secondary Social Studies only:

EDU 384 Teaching World Geography  
EDU 396 Historical Thinking in Context  
EDU 397 Historical Inquiry in Context  
EDU 413 Capstone: Ways of Knowing – History and Social Studies  
POLSC 100 American Government and Politics  
ECON 111 Principles of Microeconomics  

PK-12 Foreign Language only:

EDU 398 Teaching Standards-based World Languages and Culture  
EDU 399 Teaching Literacy to World Language Learners  
EDU 415 Capstone: Foreign Language Education  
LING 101 Introduction to Linguistics (required of Foreign Language/Secondary Education majors only)  

PK-12 Dance only:

DANCE 460 Teaching Techniques, Musical Concepts, and Rythmic Analysis  
EDU 388 Teaching Ethnology and History of Dance  
EDU 416 Capstone: Applications in Dance Methodology and Best Practices  

Level III: Performing in the Classroom Coursework

EDU 376 Secondary Education Practicum  
EDU 450 Student Teaching  
EDU 451 Student Teaching Seminar  

All students are required to have field experiences in a variety of settings, including experiences in urban schools.