Bachelor of Science – Education – Secondary (Grades PK-12/6-12/7-12)

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A student must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies and either one field endorsement or one subject endorsement program.

Professional Education Courses

The following courses are prerequisites to the Professional Year. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no Professional Education Course grade may be below a “C”:

Essential Studies
Professional Education Courses
EDUC 131INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING3
EDUC 224TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR LEARNING3
EDUC 300SECONDARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL OBSERVATION AND PARTICIPATION1-3
EDUC 329ASSESSMENT FOUNDATIONS2
PSYC 231EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY3
SPED 230INTRODUCTION TO THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER3
SPED 334DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR DIVERSE CLASSROOMS3
Select at least one subject or field endorsement
Professional Year (Two Semesters)
"Block"8-9
EDUC 490TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING9
EDUC 495EDUCATION CAPSTONE 13
Total Credits38-41
1

 Must be taken concurrently with EDUC 490.

Admission to Candidacy must be completed before the end of the junior year.

Professional Year (Two Semesters)

Comprised of the “Block” Professional Semester and the Teacher Internship semester. The following courses can be taken only as part of the Professional Year. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no Professional Education Course grade may be below a “C”: refer to Application for Professional Year requirements.

Semester #1 – “Block”

EDUC 411SREADING/WRITING IN CONTENT ARE1
EDUC 412SCURRICULUM AND STANDARDS1
EDUC 414SSECONDAY/MS CLASSROOM MGMT1
EDUC 415SHUMAN REL/MULTI-CULTURAL1
EDUC 418SSECONDARY/MS ASSESSMENT1
SPED 412SSPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICES AND STRATEGIES1
Select the appropriate methods course(s) for your content area:2-3
SPECIAL METHODS/ART
SPECIAL METHODS/HPER
SPECIAL METHODS/MATH
SPECIAL METHODS/SCIENCE
SPECIAL METHODS/BUSINESS
SPECIAL METHODS/FCS
SPECIAL METHODS/SOC SCI
INTERDISCIPLINARY SPECIAL METHODS
SPECIALIZED METHODS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
ELEMENTARY MUSIC METHODS
SECONDARY VOCAL METHODS
SECONDARY INSTRUMENTAL METHODS
Total Credits8-9

Students pursuing two Endorsements must complete specialization instruction (i.e., EDUC 431 Specialized Instruction) in both subject areas. One course should be taken prior to the Professional Year. The second specialized instruction course must be taken the first semester of the Professional Year (Block), if offered. A student seeking an added endorsement or in the Post Baccalaureate program can take EDUC 431M INTERDISCIPLINARY SPECIAL METHODS. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education or better in the Professional Semester. (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA)

Course requirements for secondary level endorsements programs in the following subjects or fields are listed in each departmental section of this catalog. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA).

Field Endorsement Programs

  • Art
  • Business, Marketing and Information Technology
  • English Language Arts
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Special Education.

Subject Endorsement Programs

  • Basic Business
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Space Science
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Middle Level Education
  • Physical Education
  • Vocal Music.

Supplemental Endorsements

(Requires either a field or subject endorsement in addition to the supplemental endorsement)

  • Coaching
  • Work-based Learning
  • Health Sciences
  • Theatre.

NOTE: A candidate seeking a Secondary Field or Subject Endorsement must take the Praxis II Content Knowledge test designated by Nebraska Department of Education for all Secondary Endorsements in which he/she is obtaining, as a requisite for CSC graduation.

Semester #2 – Teacher Internship

EDUC 490TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING9
EDUC 495EDUCATION CAPSTONE3
Total Credits12

EDUC 490 TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING and EDUC 495 EDUCATION CAPSTONE must be taken concurrently and may be taken only upon successful completion of the Professional Semester #1 Block. A student must maintain the required minimum GPA as determined by the Nebraska Department of Education (See Teacher Education Handbook for current GPA) and no Professional Year course grade may be below a “C”.