Designed for individuals seeking teacher certification in Secondary Education. This degree focuses on teaching in grades 7-12. Students in this program complete General Education requirements, early professional preparation courses, and begin course work in their teaching majors and minors. Transfer to and completion of a four-year university teacher preparation program is necessary for full teacher certification. Students are advised to consult transfer guides for the school to which they intend to transfer when selecting courses.
- Apply current educational theories and practices to a classroom setting.
- Apply content knowledge to development of lessons to be taught in grades 7 – 12.
- Apply knowledge of the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development theories of the learner in a school setting.
- Apply knowledge of the exceptionalities, learning environments, and laws as they relate to secondary education programs.
- Develop lesson plans implementing educational software for grades 7 – 12.
Pre-Secondary Education program graduates who complete a bachelor degree with teacher certification may teach in middle schools or high schools.
This degree requires course work that can be transferred to most four-year teacher preparation programs without loss of credit. The elective component of this program allows students to select courses that apply toward the bachelor's degree at their intended transfer institution. Students are encouraged to consult the university guide sheets in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center located in Learning Resources Center.
The law requires new teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, and other personnel to provide documentation of a completed criminal record check. Students who complete field experiences as part of their HFC course work must provide a statewide criminal record check prior to working with children in public or non-public schools.
See General Education Requirements for details.
|Course name||Credit Hours|
|EDU-201: Introduction to Education||3.00|
|EDU-202: Introduction to Education Practicum||1.00|
|EDU-250: Humanities and Performing Arts for Educators||3.00|
|EDU-256: Educational Psychology||3.00|
|EDU-296: Exceptional Child||3.00|
|CIS-221: Instructional Technology for Educators (Pre K-12)||3.00|
- *Consult your advisor, counselor, or transfer institution, for transfer institution major/minor requirements.
|Course name||Credit Hours|
|ENG-131: Introduction to College Writing||3.00|
|ENG-132: College Writing and Research||3.00|
|POLS-131: Introduction to American Government and Political Science||3.00|
|PSY-131: Introductory Psychology||3.00|
|PSY-260: Adolescent Psychology||3.00|
- Recommended: COLL-101, 2 sequential world language courses.