Education Course Requirements (21 Credits Required)
- EDUC 820: Learning Theory in the Classroom (3)
- EDUC 400: Cultural Awareness and Diversity Practices in the K-12 Classroom (3) (Offered During the Fall Term Only)
- EDUC 416: Teaching Secondary English (3) (Offered During Fall Term Only)
- EDUC 458: Behavior Management Strategies For Inclusive Classrooms (3)
- EDUC 459: Strategies For Effective Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms (3)
- EDUC 466N: Foundations Of Teaching English As A Second Language (3)
- EDUC 495: Student Teaching Internship (3)
Field Experience Requirements (2 Options)
Option One: Year-long Clinical Residency
- Participate in the year-long clinical residency during the final academic year in the program. This includes enrolling in EDUC 495: Internship (1 credit) in the Fall semester and EDUC 490: Student Teaching (9 credits) in the Spring semester. *Residency can only run from fall to spring.
Option Two: Candidate-directed Experience (clinical residency optional)
- Post-bacc candidate arranges own clinical observation experience over the course of the first year, with required documentation and assignments. This can be and is often accomplished by serving as a substitute teacher.
- Take EDUC 495: Student Teaching Internship (3 credits) in the final semester.
Social Studies Requirements
- Take and pass the Praxis Social Studies: Content Knowledge (5081) exam by the beginning of the second semester in the program.
- Take and pass with a C or better any social studies content coursework deemed to be necessary based on transcript analysis and background (to be determined during the intake interview). Such coursework may include courses in American and world history, geography, economics, political science, and others.
- An applicant must present a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 credits (approximately). A bachelor’s degree in a social studies-related field is encouraged but not required.