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Secondary Teacher Certification

Core Curriculum

10 - English 1301 & 1302 Composition – 6 semester hours

20 - Math 1314 College Math or Higher – 3 semester hours

30 - Natural Sciences – 6 semester hours

Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, or Bio/Physical Science

 

40 - Humanities – 3 semester hours

Humanities, Literature, PHIL, Modern or Classical Lit.

50 - Visual/Performing Arts – 3 semester hours

ARTS, MUSI, or DRAM

60 - American History 1301 & 1302 – 6 semester hours

70 - Political Science 2305 & 2306 – 6 semester hours

80 - Social/Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology

90 - Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321

COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305

Major Requirements

General Program Requirements – 10 semester hours

ENGL 3430 – Professional Writing
SPCH 1311, 1315, 1318, or 1321 (CORE)
COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 (CORE)
Sophomore Level Foreign Language

English Major Requirements – 30-33 semester hours

ENGL 3-6 s.h. of sophomore level Introductory/Survey courses chosen from ENGL 2316 Intro to Literature, ENGL 2332 World Lit I, ENGL 2333 World Lit II
ENGL 6 s.h. of Period Literature chosen from ENGL 3311 Shakespeare, ENGL 3326 British Literature, ENGL 3320 19th Century American Literature, ENGL 3321 20th Century American Literature or ENGL 3324 21st Century Lit
ENGL 3 s.h. of Understanding Language chosen from ENGL 3310 Intro to the Study of Language or ENGL 3312 Grammar and Rhetoric
ENGL 3 s.h. of Theoretical Frames chosen from ENGL 3325 Literary Theory, ENGL 3329 Introduction to Cultural Studies or ENGL 4330 Critical Studies in Race, Class, Gender
ENGL 6 s.h. in Genre/Theme chosen from ENGL 3313 Poetry and Poetics, ENGL 3316 Narrative Fiction, ENGL 3335 Studies in Ethnic Literature or ENGL 3337 Studies in World Literature
ENGL 9 s.h. UD electives chosen from ENGL 4300, ENGL 4323, ENGL 4331, ENGL 4332, ENGL 4333, ENGL 3315, ENGL 3318, ENGL 3319, ENGL 3328, ENGL 4315, ENGL 4318, ENGL 4319, or ENGL 4328

Secondary LA/R Teacher Certification – 15 semester hours

COMM 3325 – Advanced Professional Speaking
COMM 4318 – Mass Media Communication
LITY 3320 – Foundations of Reading Theories & Assess
LITY 3340 – Using Literature with Adolescents
LITY 4361 or 4362 – Reading Workshop or Workshop Approach to Read/Writing Instruction

Professional Development LD Pre-Reqs 

British Literature
Natural Sci. w/ lab - Min. 4 sh. of Natural Science with lab (CORE)

Secondary Teacher Certification (Professional Development/Education) – 27 semester hours

CUIN 3323 – Instructional Design
CUIN 4313 – Secondary Teaching Strategies
CUIN 3327 – Educational Technology
CUIN 4307 - Professional Seminar
FEDU 3321 – Educational Foundations for Teaching
LITY 4364 – Content Area Reading and Study Skills
INDS 3323 – Child Development & App to Learning
SEDU 4303/4304 – Secondary School Student Teaching

Notes

s.h. = semester hours
LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
Must meet minimum requirements: 120 s.h. overall, 36 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.

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