Sep 15, 2019  
2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education


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Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2121
Fax: 401.865.2057
Location: Harkins Hall 322

The Faculty

Associate Professors

Thomas F. Flaherty, Ph.D.
Brian M. McCadden, Ph.D.
Carmen A. Rolon, Ed.D.
Sally J. Thibodeau, Ph.D., Program Director

Preparation for a teaching career requires: (1) a background of general education, (2) specialization in the subject area, and (3) study in the field of education. The subject areas in which students may be certified include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Italian
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish

Students preparing for the teaching profession must complete a subject area major in addition to the teacher preparation program. Please refer to the appropriate department or program sections of this catalog for the suggested sequence of courses for the subject areas listed above.

Prospective secondary education students must participate in a formal admissions process to the program either second semester of the sophomore year or first semester of the junior year. Minimally, this process will require students to have and maintain a quality point average of at least 2.50, earn a “C” or better in all education classes, meet the predetermined scores on a standardized preprofessional exam, attend required portfolio seminars, participate in a portfolio review process, and demonstrate appropriate communication skills.

A course program must be planned with the director of secondary education, preferably prior to registration for sophomore year. Minimum undergraduate preparation in the field of education consists of 31 semester hours in the following  sequence:

EDU 201 - Educational Psychology  3 Credits
EDU 206 - Principles of Secondary Education  3 Credits
EDU 206L - Principles of Secondary Education Field Experience  1 Credit
EDU 301 - Foundations of Education  3 Credits
EDU 303 - The Child with Special Needs in the Regular Classroom  3 Credits
EDU 303L - The Child with Special Needs in the Regular Classroom Field Experience  1 Credit
EDU 401 - Educational Measurement  3 Credits
EDU 401L - Educational Measurement Field Experience  1 Credit

EDU 411 - Teaching English in Secondary Schools  3 Credits
EDU 412 - Teaching Science in Secondary Schools  3 Credits
EDU 414 - Teaching History in Secondary Schools  3 Credits
EDU 415 - Teaching Modern Languages in Secondary Schools  3 Credits
OR
EDU 416 - Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools  3 Credits 

EDU 411L - Teaching English in Secondary Schools Field Experience  1 Credit
EDU 412L - Teaching Science in Secondary Schools Field Experience  1 Credit
EDU 414L - Teaching History in Secondary Schools Field Experience  1 Credit
EDU 415L - Teaching Modern Languages in Secondary Schools Field Experience  1 Credit
OR
EDU 416L - Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools Field Experience  1 Credit 

EDU 450 - Student Teaching in the Secondary School  9 Credits

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