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A Second Major in Secondary Education

A second major for students admitted to the secondary 6-12 education program or K-12 art, foreign language, music or physical education programs.

Completion of this major requires 34 semester hours of coursework, which includes at least eight semester hours of student teaching at the middle or secondary level. Successful completion of SEC 200 or its equivalent is required to enroll in 200-level education courses. Successful completion of SEC 300 or its equivalent is required to enroll in 300- and 400-level education courses. Successful completion of SEC 370 or its equivalent is required to enroll in student teaching. Students are required to complete all courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher and to pass student teaching, while maintaining a department-determined major GPA and a 2.750 combined GPA.

All of the following courses are required:
SEC 223 Education of PK-12 Learners with Exceptionalities (prerequisite EDU 104) or KIN 312
SEC 311 Educational Psychology (prerequisite PSY 210) or EDU 104
SEC 321 Content Area Reading (.50 credit) (offered for the last time Fall 2015)
EDU 360 The Middle School (prerequisite SEC 311)
MTL 561 Understanding the Middle Level Learner (prerequisite: SEC 311)
SEC 410 Principles and Procedures in Middle and Secondary Education
SEC 455/457 Student Teaching in Secondary and Middle Schools (2.00 or 3.00 credits)

At least one of the following discipline-specific courses is required:
ART 362 Art Methods and Experiences in Secondary Education
ECO 440 Teaching Economics in the Secondary School (Spring Term)
ENG 440 Teaching of English
GEO 440 Teaching Geography in Secondary Schools (Spring Term)
HIS 440 Teaching History in Secondary Schools (Spring Term)
KIN 440 Instructional Techniques in Secondary Physical Education
MTH 440 Teaching Secondary School Mathematics
MUS 366 Teaching of K-12 Classroom Music
POL 440 Special Methods: Teaching Political Science (Spring Term)
PSY 440 Teaching Psychology in Secondary Schools
SEC 425 Teaching Social Studies in Middle and Secondary Schools (.50 credit)
SEC 463 Natural Science: Special Methods
SOC 440 Teaching Sociology in the Secondary School
THE 440 Teaching Theatre Arts
WL 440 Special Methods in the Teaching of World Languages

Course(s) chosen from the following to meet the 34-semester hour requirement:
EDU 165 Inclusive PK-12 Classrooms (January Term)
EDU 324 Educational Experience in Jamaica (January Term)
EDU 331 Race and Equity in Education (prerequisite EDU 104 or permission of instructor)
EDU 380/580 Comparative Studies (Travel course, January Term, Spring Term, Summer Term)
EDU 462  Curriculum Integration for the Middle School; Prerequisite: EDU 260, 360,  
       361(Spring Term)
ENG 315 Adolescent Literature (.50 credit)


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