In addition to completing the professional education concentration, candidates for an initial secondary or K-12 teacher certification  complete a subject concentration in an approved specialization, listed below. 

Secondary/K-12 Professional Education Concentration

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EDUC 000

 Field Experience

0

EDUC 500

 First Semester Certification Seminar

0

EDUC 502

 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education

3

EDUC 523

 Seminar: Psychology of Education

3

PSYC 514

 Human Development

3

R ED 526  

 Teaching Content Area Reading

3

SPED 507

 Characteristics Remedial Strategies Imp. Learner

3

EDUC 561

 Methods, Materials and Assessment ESL

3

SPED 539

Behavior Management Approaches

3

EDUC 411A

 Effective Instruction Secondary/K-12

3

EDUC 005E

Practicum

1

SPED 511

 Curriculum for Special Needs Learners (Taken    

  with Student Teaching)

3

EDUC 591

 Student Teaching

3,3

 

SUBJECT AREA SPECIALIZATION

varies

Those seeking the Masters of Arts Degree also complete 6 additional credits:

EDUC 501

Research Theory

3

EDUC 554

Learning Theories

3

Subject Area Specializations

Full transfer credit will be awarded for courses in the following specializations based upon comparable prior credits earned.

Secondary Education

PreK-12 Education

Endorsements

The following endorsements are intended to improve a teacher's skills in a specialized area and can be added to existing Level I or Level II certificates.

Are you interested in teaching individuals about the everyday responsibilities of life, like balancing a check book or cooking a meal?


The Family and Consumer Sciences Education program will prepare you to teach in elementary, middle, and high school settings. The concepts taught focus on financial resource management, child development, nutrition, and balancing work, family, and career. In our program, you'll have the opportunity to learn through practical application.

Specialty Courses

FCS 145 Behavioral Aspects of Clothing and Housing 3
FCS 251 Family Resource Management 3
EDUC 300 Early Childhood Curriculum I
3
EDUC 301 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3
EDUC 004A ECE Practicum 1 & 2 .5,.5
FCS 320 Professional Practice for FCS 3
FCS 411B Methods/Vocational Education 3
FCS 450 Family Services
3
FCS 452 Parentology 3
N D 103 Basic Foods 3
N D 111 Basic Nutrition 3
BIOL 107 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 3
OR
BIOL 130 Principles Anatomy/Physiology 3
SSCI 425 Children’s Rights 3

General Requirements

EDUC 500 First Semester Certification Seminar 0

EDUC 000

EDUC 005E

Field Experience (190 clock hours minimum)

Practicum Block

0

1

EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 523 Seminar: Psychology of Education 3
PSY 514 Human Development 3
R ED 526 Teaching Content Area Reading 3
S ED 507 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities 3
EDUC 411A Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education 3
S ED 511 Curriculum for Special Needs Learners (taken w/ Student teaching) 3
S ED 539 Behavior Management Approaches 3
EDUC 561 Methods, Materials and Assessment ESL 3
EDUC 442A-Q Student Teaching 3,3
EDUC 595A Student Teaching Seminar 1