Students must complete the following program in addition to their Essential Studies and Middle Level Education Core Academic Area requirements.
The following courses are prerequisites for entering student teaching. 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”:
|Professional Education Courses
|INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING
|TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR LEARNING
|HUMAN RELATIONS TRAINING
|OBSERVATION AND PARTICIPATION
|QUALIFYING SEMINAR FOR PROFESSIONAL YEAR
|LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND LITERACY
|THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
|or FCS 139
|INTRODUCTION TO THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER
|DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR DIVERSE CLASSROOMS
|Select the methods course below that corresponds with your content area:
|TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS
|TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL LANGUAGE ARTS
|TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES
|TEACHING ELEMENTARY/MS SCIENCE/HEALTH
|THEORY OF HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION K-8
|Middle Level Education Core Academic Area Requirements Listed Below
Admission to the Teacher Education Program must be completed before the end of the student's academic Junior Year of study.
Students seeking the Middle-Level Education endorsement must take EDUC 431 Specialized Instruction for each "core academic subject area" he/she is pursuing. Individuals seeking an Added Endorsement program, or those enrolled in the CSC Post-Baccalaureate teaching program may instead take EDUC 431M INTERDISCIPLINARY SPECIAL METHODS. The appropriate EDUC 431 specialized instruction courses are outlined in the Secondary section of this catalog.
NOTE: Due to Nebraska certification requirements there are some courses that will work to satisfy the requirements for a student's Education program and for their Essential Studies program. Students are allowed to use up to nine (9) credit hours of this duplicate coursework for both their Essential Studies and Middle-Level Endorsement program requirements.
NOTE: The EDUC 495: Education Capstone is required to be taken concurrently with EDUC 490: Teacher Internship-Student Teaching, and will account for three (3) of the nine (9) credit hours described above.
The Middle Level Education student must complete a minimum of 24 course credits in at least one Core Academic Subject Area from the list below: (You will find specific subject area courses under each department’s course listings for Middle Level Education.)
Additional content subject areas may be added (with a minimum of 24 course credits) in any of the Core Academic Subject Areas listed above, and/or in any of the following content subject areas: You will find specific subject area courses for Middle Level Education under each department’s course listings.
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”.
|READING/WRITING IN CONTENT AREA
|CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND CURRICULUM FOUNDATIONS
|READING AND WRITING IN THE MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
|or READ 431
|IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTION IN READING
|TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING
EDUC 490 TEACHER INTERNSHIP - STUDENT TEACHING and EDUC 495 EDUCATION CAPSTONE must be taken concurrently and may be taken only upon successful completion of all education coursework. 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”.
NOTE: A candidate seeking a Middle-Level Education Endorsement must take the Praxis II: Content Knowledge test designated by Nebraska Department of Education for all Middle-level Academic Areas that he/she is obtaining, as a requisite for CSC graduation.