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Secondary Education:
General Education Requirements

Secondary education and post-baccalaureate teacher candidates, those certificate candidates having completed a B.A. or B.S. from an accredited university, may fulfill the state requirement for general education courses by completing the following coursework in general academic courses:

 
Subject   Credits
United States History (HIS 310 or other approved US History survey course) 3
HPE 201(1 cr.) or HPE 210 (3 cr.) 1 or 3
Coursework in the following areas:
Subject   Credits
Natural Science 6
Mathematics 6
English 6
Social Science 3
Arts 3
Foreign Language (if not met in High School) 6
U.S. History (HIS 120, HIS 121 or HIS 310) 3
HPE 201 or HPE 210 1 or 3
Teacher candidates will complete the following professional courses in Education:
Foundations
Subject Course Title Credits
EDU 200 Child and Adolescent Development and Exceptionalities 3
EDU 210 Foundations of U.S. Education 3
EDU 250 Technology in the Classroom Part 1 (EDU/COM/CSC 250 may be taken together in one semester) 1
COM 250 Technology in the Classroom Part 2 1
CSC 250 Technology in the Classroom Part 3 1
Professional Preparation Courses
Note: The following courses may only be taken after admission by CARE and are taken simultaneously in units.
 
Core I (taken as a block) (Spring only)
Subject Course Title Credits
EDU 300 Learning and Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary Classroom 4
EDU 301 Clinical Experience 1
EDU 410 Reading in the Content Area 3
Core II (taken as a block) (Fall only)
EDU 308 Inclusive Secondary Classrooms 3
EDU 401 Clinical Experience 1
One of the following according to major:
EDU 460 Principles and Practices of Teaching Biology and Environmental Earth Science 3
EDU 462 Principles and Practices of Teaching English 3
EDU 463 Principles and Practices of Teaching History/Social Studies 3
EDU 464 Principles and Practices of Teaching Mathematics 3
Core III (taken as a block) (Spring only)
EDU 425 Classroom Management and Assessment in the Secondary School 3
EDU 471 Student Teaching 9
Total Professional Preparation
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English major will complete the following special requirements as part of their program:
 
Subject Course Title Credits
ENG 203 Writing for English Majors 3
ENG 329 Adolescent Literature 3
ENG 340 History and Development of the English Language 3
ENG 341 Modern American Grammar 3
ENG 370 Composition Theory & Pedagogy 3

Additional Requirements for the History/Social Studies Secondary Certification Program
Eastern’s History/Social Studies teaching certification program is approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the National Council for the Social Studies. The Following courses are required for certification:

LAC

(applies to anyone admitted in Fall, 2007 or after)

Undergraduate Required Courses

(Note to History and Political Science Majors: teacher certification in History/SS requires at least 18 cr. in History and 18 cr. in Social Sciences)

 

Aligned with NCSS Standard

Fulfills Major in

His/SS

His

Tier I: Nat. Science

Tier II: Nat.

Sciences

Tier II: Indiv. & Society

Bio 200 Ecology and the Environment  OR

EES 315  Environmental Science and Society OR

EES 222 Water and Society   OR

EES 204 Global Climate Change  OR

EES 205 Sustainable Energy

 

 

VIII

 

 

 

Tier I: Social

       Sciences

 

 

Eco 100 Political Economy of Social

              Issues

OR

Eco 200 Principles of Macroenomics   

 

 

 

VII

X

 

 

X

 

Tier I: Social

       Sciences

Geo 100 Intro to Geography

 

 

III, IX

X

 

Tier I: Hist. Perspectives

(not in LAC)

 

(not in LAC)

His 116 Modern World History

OR

 His 255: History of Latin America

OR

His 275: History of East Asia   

OR

His 265: African History                                               

 

 

 

IX

 

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

X

Tier I: Hist.      Perspectives

 

 

(not in LAC)

His 120 Early Am. History

OR

His 121 Recent Am. History

OR

His 310 Great Issues: Survey of U.S.

              History                                          

 

 

II, VI, X

 

 

X

 

X

X

 

X

 

His 200 His. Research & Writing

OR

Psc 210 Pol. Sci. Research Methods                                                          

 

 

II

X

X

Tier II: Cultural Per-spectives

His 230 Western Civ. before 1500

OR

His 231  Western Civ. since 1500

                                                             

 

I, II

 

X

 

X

X

 

X

Tier I: Social

       Sciences

Psc 110 American Government. &

             Politics                                                  

 

VI, X

 

X

 

Tier I: Social

       Sciences

Psy 100 General Psychology

 

IV

 

X

 

Tier I: Social

       Sciences

Soc 100 Intro. to Sociology

                                                            

V

 

X

 

 

These requirements were developed in consultation with the Department of History and the Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Geography on Jan. 4, 2011.

Additional requirement for mathematics secondary certification program:

MAT 372: Advanced Mathematics for High School Teaching                                                                  3 cr.

Certification
After completion of one of the programs described above, teacher candidates will apply for certification in one of the following grade levels:
N-3 Early Childhood( with dual certification in regular and special education at the N and K levels)
K-6 Elementary Education
7-12 Secondary