Jul 15, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Studies - Secondary Education


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Undergraduates seeking secondary certification must meet the requirements of their degree granting college, in addition to those of Urban Education. Students must meet Urban Education admission requirements and have a 2.5 overall grade point average in their area of specialization in order to be accepted into the secondary education program. Students will major in their content area and take the Urban Education certification courses within the degree plan of their major.

Students seeking secondary certification (grades 7-12) will select from the following:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biological and Physical Sciences with Concentration in Secondary Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree with Major in English with Concentration in Secondary Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree Mathematics Major with Concentration in Secondary Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree with Major in History with Concentration in Secondary Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics with Concentration in Secondary Teacher certification

    Please note:

    In order to successfully complete each professional development semester, students must demonstrate mastery of content, this it is highly recommended that preparatory and academic courses be taken before beginning the professional development semesters. Admission to the professional development semesters is approved by the advisor/coordinator of the Urban Education Department. As state guidelines change, continual program revisions may occur. Teacher education programs are developed in response to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Texas Education Agency (TEA) regulations and guidelines. Thus, course requirements and sequencing are subject to change. All students pursuing teacher certification plans must understand that the advising staff will make every effort to communicate program changes as they occur, but it is the responsibility of each student to stay apprised of any changes that may affect degree plans. Thus constant monitoring of plans is necessary, and students are urged to visit regularly with an academic advisor and to check the TEA website for teacher certification changes (http://www.tea.state.tx.us/).

Secondary Education (33 hours)


Degree Requirements for Secondary Education (33 hours)


Professional Development Sequence (27 hours):


Professional Development Sequence (27 hours)

The Professional Development courses require concurrent enroll­ment in specific courses. Professional Development I and II both require a minimum of 60 hours of classroom field experience. Professional Development III represents a full semester, full-day student teaching experience. In order to suc­cessfully complete each professional development semester, students must demonstrate mastery of the content. Thus it is highly recommended that preparatory and academic courses be taken before beginning the Professional Development Semesters. Admission to the- professional development semesters is approved by the advisor/coordinator of the Urban Education Department.

Professional Development I

Prerequisites: admission to the Teacher Education program

Concurrent enrollment in PED 3305  , SED 3312  and PED 4380  

Professional Development II

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Professional Development I.

Concurrent enrollment in:

  • Choose one of the following SED courses (students will enroll in the course that matches their certification area)

SED 3315  -  Effective Teaching Strategies in Science Education  
SED 3316  -  Secondary Social Studies Methods   
SED 3317  -  Teaching Secondary School Mathematics   

 

Professional Development III

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Professional Development I and II and completion of all other courses on degree plan.

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