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Secondary School (Grades 8 - 12) Requirements

Students should meet with an advisor in the Education Department as soon as possible. The degree requirements listed below are subject to change based on changing certification requirements. Please consult with the Education Department for current curriculum contracts.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN
ART-EDUCATION (Grades P-12)

  • Education: EDU 101, 201, 202C, 210, 305, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 336, 360, 418, 422, 425
  • Supporting Courses:
    1. Natural Science (7-8 hours): 3-4 hours in Biology; 3-4 hours in Chemistry or Physics; one must have a lab component
    2. Social Science (9 hours): HIS 102, PSY 105, and ECO 105 or SOC 105 or POS 105
    3. English (6 hours): ENG 150, 320
  • Art (49-51 hours): ART 116, 117, 118, 121, 125, 146, 215, 216, 221, 231, 241, 251, 252, 261, 311, 321, 416
  • Computer Literacy: fulfilled either by taking CIS 111 or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Education Department

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN
SECONDARY EDUCATION-BIOLOGY (Grades 8-12)

  • Education: EDU 101, 201, 202C, 210, 305, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 336, 360, 417, 422, 425
  • Supporting Courses:
    1. Social Science (9 hours): HIS 102, PSY 105, and ECO 105 or SOC 105 or POS 105
    2. English (9 hours): ENG 150, 320, and an upper level literature course
  • Biology (34 hours): BIO 101/101L, 102/102L, 202/202L, 205/205L, 206/206L, 489; three 4-hour electives, one from each area: cellular & molecular, organismic, and ecological
  • Chemistry (16 hours minimum): CHE 111/111L, 113/113L, 220/220L, 240/240L
  • Mathematics (7 hours): MAT 143 and MAT 205 or equivalent
  • Physics (8 hours): PHY 121/121L, 122/122L
  • Computer Literacy: fulfilled either by taking CIS 111 or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Education Department

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN
SECONDARY EDUCATION-BUSINESS & MARKETING (Grades 5–12)

  • Education: EDU 101, 201, 202C, 210, 301B, 303B, 305, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 336, 360, 417, 422, 425
  • Supporting Courses:
    1. Natural Science (7-8 hours): 3-4 hours in Biology; 3-4 hours in Chemistry or Physics; one must have a lab component
    2. Social Science (9 hours): HIS102, PSY 105, and ECO 105 or SOC 105 or POS 105
    3. English (9 hours): ENG 150, 320, and an upper level literature course
  • Accounting (6 hours): ACC 101, 102
  • Business Administration (30 hours): BUA 105, 249, 291, 301, 302, 311, 321, 341, 391, 498
  • Computer Literacy (3 hours): CIS 111
  • Economics (6 hours): ECO 105, Economics elective
  • Mathematics (4 hours): MAT 143
  • Communication (3 hours): COM 204

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN
SECONDARY EDUCATION-CHEMISTRY (Grades 8-12)

  • Education: EDU 101, 201, 202C, 210, 305, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 336, 360, 417, 422, 425
  • Supporting Courses:
    1. Natural Science (7-8 hours): 3-4 hours in Biology; 3-4 hours in Chemistry or Physics; one must have a lab component
    2. Social Science (9 hours): HIS 102, PSY 105, and ECO 105 or SOC 105 or POS 105
    3. English (9 hours): ENG 150, 320, and an upper level literature course
  • Chemistry (30 hours): CHE 111/111L, 113/113L, 220/220L, 240/240L, 301, 304, 313/313L, 358, and 385 or 415
  • Supporting Courses (18 hours): MAT 151, 152, PHY 141/141L, 142/142L
  • Computer Literacy: fulfilled either by taking CIS 111 or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Education Department

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN
SECONDARY EDUCATION-ENGLISH (Grades 8-12)

  • Education: EDU 101, 201, 202C, 210, 305, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 336, 360, 417, 422, 425
  • Supporting Courses:
    1. Natural Science (7-8 hours): 3-4 hours in Biology; 3-4 hours in Chemistry or Physics; one must have a lab component
    2. Social Science (9 hours): HIS 102, PSY 105, and ECO 105 or SOC 105 or POS 105
  • English (24 hours): ENG 210, 212, 320, 343, 344, 405; 6 hours ENG electives
  • English Literature (6 hours): from among ENG 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386
  • Dramatic Literature (6 hours): ENG 331; 3 hours from among ENG 371, 372, 376, 475, 255/355/455 Special Topics courses with Dramatic Literature focus
  • Theatre, Speech, Journalism (15 hours): THR 105; COM 105,COM/THR 208; 6 hours of electives from among THR 205, 206, 207, 330, 401, 402, COM 207, 301
  • Computer Literacy: fulfilled either by taking CIS 111 or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Education Department

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN
SECONDARY EDUCATION-MATHEMATICS (Grades 8-12)

  • Education: EDU 101, 201, 202C, 210, 305, 310 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 336, 360, 417, 422, 425
  • Supporting Courses:
    1. Natural Science (7-8 hours): 3-4 hours in Biology; 3-4 hours in Chemistry or Physics; one must have a lab component
    2. Social Science (9 hours): HIS 102, PSY 105, and ECO 105 or SOC 105 or POS 105
    3. English (9 hours): ENG 150, 320, and an upper level literature course
  • Mathematics (38 hours): MAT 151, 152, 201, 206, 210, 220, 231, 306, 340, 411; 3 additional hours from MAT 202, 207, 240, 303, 345, 412, 455, 475
  • Computer Information Systems (6 hours): CIS 113, CIS 114
  • Science (8-10 hours): CHE 111/111L and 113/1113L or PHY 141/141L and 142/142L

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN
SECONDARY EDUCATION-PHYSICS (Grades 8-12)

  • Education: EDU 101, 201, 202C, 210, 305, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 336, 360, 417, 422, 425
  • Supporting Courses:
    1. Natural Science (7-8 hours): 3-4 hours in Biology; 3-4 hours in Chemistry or Physics; one must have a lab component
    2. Social Science (9 hours): HIS 102, PSY 105, and ECO 105 or SOC 105 or POS 105
    3. English (9 hours): ENG 150, 320, and an upper level literature course
  • Physics (33 hours): PHY 141/141L, 142/142L, 241/241L, 242, 312, 321, 322, 490, 491, plus two additional PHY courses numbered 200 or higher excluding any courses cross listed as NSC/PHY
  • Mathematics (16 hours): MAT 151, 152, 201, 202
  • Computer Literacy: fulfilled either by taking CIS 111 or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Education Department

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN
SECONDARY EDUCATION-SOCIAL STUDIES (Grades 8-12)

  • Education: EDU 101, 201, 202C, 210, 305, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 336, 360, 417, 422, 425
  • Computer Literacy: fulfilled either by taking CIS 111 or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Education Department
  • Supporting Courses:
    1. Natural Science (7-8 hours): 3-4 hours in Biology; 3-4 hours in Chemistry or Physics; one must have a lab component
    2. English (9 hours): ENG 150, 320, and an upper level literature course
  • Social Science courses(15 hours): ECO 105, GEO 201, POS 105, PSY 105, SOC 105
  • History (18 hours): HIS 101, 102, 114, 115, 497, and a HIS elective
  • Two of the following options (6 hours each):
    1. Economics: ECO 206, 238
    2. Political Science: POS 106 and POS 230
    3. Sociology: SOC 217 and a SOC elective
    4. Psychology: one course from the clinical and social psychology category, including PSY 205, 206, 214, 305, 306; one course from the experimental psychology category, including PSY 307, 310, 311, 315, 316

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN SPANISH EDUCATION (Grades P – 12)

  • Education: EDU 101, 201, 202C, 210, 305, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 336, 360, 418, 422, 425
  • Computer Literacy: fulfilled either by taking CIS 111 or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Education Department
  • Supporting Courses:
    1. Natural Science (7-8 hours): 3-4 hours in Biology; 3-4 hours in Chemistry or Physics; one must have a lab component
    2. Social Science (9 hours): HIS 102, PSY 105, and ECO 105 or SOC 105 or POS 105
    3. English (9 hours): ENG 150, 320, and an upper level literature course
  • Spanish (49 hours): SPA 111, 112, 201, 202, 255, 260, 303, 304, 306, 321, 331, 401, 411, 413, 431, 435, 455; Study Abroad in a Spanish-speaking country.

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN
SECONDARY EDUCATION-SPEECH/MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS (Grades 8-12)

  • Education: EDU 101, 201, 202C, 210, 305, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 336, 360, 417, 422, 425
  • Supporting Courses:
    1. Natural Science (7-8 hours): 3-4 hours in Biology; 3-4 hours in Chemistry or Physics; one must have a lab component
    2. Social Science (9 hours): HIS 102, PSY 105, and ECO 105 or SOC 105 or POS 105
    3. English (9 hours): ENG 150, 320, and an upper level literature course
  • Communication (21 hours): COM 105, 201, 207, 208, 215, 225, 320
  • Communication electives (12 hours): At least 2 courses from among COM 435, 450, 460; additional options: COM 301, 310
  • Theatre (12 hours): THR 105, 205 or 206, 207, 401
  • Computer Literacy: fulfilled either by taking CIS 111 or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Education Department

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE MAJOR IN
SECONDARY EDUCATION-THEATRE (Grades P-12)

  • Education: EDU 101, 201, 202C, 210, 305, 311, 312, 313, 314, 317, 336, 360, 417, 418, 420, 422, 425
  • Supporting Courses:
    1. Natural Science (7-8 hours): 3-4 hours in Biology; 3-4 hours in Chemistry or Physics; one must have a lab component
    2. Social Science (9 hours): HIS 102, PSY 105, and ECO 105 or SOC 105 or POS 105
    3. English (9 hours): ENG 150, 320, and an upper level literature course
  • Theatre (33 hours ): THR 105, 205 or 206, 207, 301 or 302, 330, 356, 401, 402, 425; 3 hours in dramatic literature from among ENG 371, 372, or 376
  • Communication (6 hours): 3 hours from among COM 105, 205, 207, 305; 3 hours from among COM 208, 215, 255
  • Computer Literacy: fulfilled either by taking CIS 111 or by demonstrating proficiency as determined by the Education Department