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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education Curriculum (122 hours)

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State Secondary Provisional Certificate
(For the preparation of teachers in Grades 6-12 or K-12 with group minor)

Minimum hours required (122 hours)
This curriculum may require more than 122 credit hours.

Candidates may apply for advancement to the Secondary Education curriculum after 60 hours earned toward their secondary education degree. A minimum grade point average of 3.0* must be attained for advancement from the Pre-Education curriculum to the Secondary Education curriculum. Pre-Education curriculum students are not permitted to enroll in upper-level professional education courses until admission requirements are met and application is approved.

A minimum grade point average of 3.0** must be attained and maintained for admission and continued enrollment in Intern Teaching and passage of appropriate MTTC content test in major is required for recommendation for the teaching certificate.

*Candidates with a GPA between 2.75 and 2.99 will be granted provisional admission. Candidates with a GPA that falls between 2.50 and 2.75 may appeal and request provisional admission. Candidates admitted under “Provisional Admission” can continue in their program provided they receive a CB or above in all Professional Education Coursework.

**Candidates with a GPA below this threshold may appeal the decision and the request will be considered by an advisory committee.

University General Education Requirement (Minimum 37 hours)

The University General Education Requirement is 37 hours, not including baccalaureate-level writing course.

Professional Education Program (38 - 55 hours)

Minimum grade of “CB” required in each of these courses and a grade point average of 2.75 maintained in all courses after admission to teacher education.

Secondary Education for students with majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • A “methods of teaching” course in either the major or minor   Credits: 3 to 17 hours (both, if required by the respective major and minor departments.)


ED 4060 and ED 4065 must be taken concurrently.
ED 4085 and ED 4086 must be taken concurrently.
ED 4750 and ED 4100 comprise the “intern teaching semester”.

Candidates may retake ED 3000, LS 4050, ED 4060, ED 4085, ED 3950, SPED 4290 and content area “methods of teaching” courses only one time for a total of two times taking these courses.

Major/Minor Requirements

A minimum of one major (at least 30 semester hours, or 36 hours for a group major, or 50 hours for a comprehensive major) plus a minimum of one minor (at least 20 semester hours or 24 for a group minor) must be selected from the list below of Approved Majors and Minors for the Secondary Education Curriculum.


Elective credit may be used as needed to complete minimum graduation requirements and/or credits that do not qualify in the above categories. The candidate must satisfy the requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree.

Approved Majors And Minors For The Secondary Education Curriculum.

Only programs listed below are acceptable for secondary education.

Majors-At least 30 semester hours. Choose one.

See catalog entry or advisor for information about major requirements.

Art Education (AEFJ)
Biology (BYSJ)
Chemistry (CHSJ)
Earth Science (ERSJ)
English (ENSJ)
Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education (FCSJ)
French (FHSJ)
Geography (GGSJ)
German (GRSJ)
Health Education, School (HESJ)
History (HYSJ)
Industrial Technology Education (TNSJ)
Latin (LTSJ)
Mathematics (MHSJ)
Music Education: Instrumental: Secondary Education (MISJ)
Music Education: Choral/General: Secondary Education (MCSJ)
Physical Education: Teacher/Coach: Secondary (PDEJ)
Physics (PHSJ)
Political Science (PSSJ)
Secondary Education in Business (SUSJ)
Secondary Education in Business - group major (SGSJ)
Secondary Integrated Science Education (ISSJ)
Social Studies: Secondary Education (with specific minors) (SLSJ)
Spanish (SPSJ)

Minors-At least 20 semester hours. Choose one.

See catalog entry or advisor for information about minor requirements.

Arabic (ARSN)
Biology (BYSN)
Chemistry (CHSN)
Chinese (CISN)
English (ENSN)
French (FHSN)
German (GRSN)
Health Education (HESN)
History (HYSN)
Industrial Technology Education (ITEN)
Japanese (JPSN)
Latin (LTSN)
Mathematics (MHSN)
Physical Education (PESN)
Physics (PHSN)
Political Science (POSN)

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the Secondary Curriculum will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing


Professional Education Program for Art and Music majors—See the School of Art and the School of Music in this catalog.

Professional Education Program for Physical Education: Teacher/Coach: Secondary and Health Education—See the Department of Human Performance and Health Education in this catalog.

Professional Education Program for Career and Technical Education, Industrial Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education, Technology and Design: Secondary Education, and Secondary Education in Business—See the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences in this catalog.

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