|Requirements for certification|
|(Also requires completion of an academic major)|
|Special Methods (in your major) 2-3* |
|EDU 102 - Foundations of Education|
(2 credits) This course provides philosophical, historical, social and economical foundational background for students considering the teaching profession.
|EDU 202 - Early Field Experience|
(1 credit) This course requires 25 clock-hours of field experience with a certified teacher in an area school. Prerequisite: EDU102.
|EDU 206 - Survey of Exceptional Individuals|
(3 credits) This course provides an overview of the history of special education up to and including present day trends and practices in education students with exceptionalities. Various areas of exceptionality are explored, including ways to support students with diverse learning and behavioral needs in inclusionary environments.
|EDU 227 - Instructional Technology|
(2 credits) This course enables students to develop proficiency with a variety of technologies available for classroom instruction. It also provides insights and tools that would apply to 1:1 classrooms, flipped classrooms and online learning. Most of the coursework is based as students demonstrate basic working knowledge of various tools and equipment.
|EDU 304 - Educational Psychology|
|EDU 307 - General Methods in Secondary Education|
|EDU 340 - Human Relations|
(2 credits) Major issues and concepts associated with living in a culturally diverse society and teaching in culturally diverse schools will be clarified. Students will consider ways in which ethnicity, gender/sexuality, social class, and religion intersect and influence beliefs and behaviors.
|EDU 347 - Reading in the Content Area|
(2 credits) This course addresses skills necessary in teaching students to read in social studies, math, science, and other content areas. This course offers strategies for vocabulary, comprehension, study skills, writing, assessment, and more.
|EDU 409 - Philosophy of Education|
(2 credits) The liberally educated Christian teacher is the knowledgeable servant of God and society and this course examines critically the reasoning behind policies and methods of teaching, learning and schooling. Various schools of thought are discussed, including a distinctively Christian perspective, to assist students in their personal response to these issues as they serve as professional teachers. Prerequisite: admission into teacher education program.
|EDU 415 - Secondary Student Teaching|
(4-16 credits) A 4 to 16-week classroom experience of observation, participation and teaching in a secondary classroom. The number of weeks/credits required for student teaching will be determined by the coordinator of student teaching and the chair of the department.
|Math course 3-5 |
|Science course 4|
|Choose one course: 4|
|PSY 221 - Developmental Psychology: Childhood|
(4 credits) (IGE option under Self and Society) The study of the physical and mental development of the child from the prenatal period into adolescence. The course includes the study of physical, cognitive, moral, social and personality development of childhood and adolescence.
|PSY 224 - Developmental Psychology: Adolescence|
(4 credits) Adolescents experience many changes in a few short years as they transition from childhood to adulthood. This course explores the major psychological issues and theories in adolescent development with emphasis on cognitive development, self-concept, peer relationships and sexuality, among others.
|Total credits required: 36-51|
* See available options in the course description section under EDU308, Special Methods in Major.