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Academic Program
Secondary Education (7 - 12)

*Program information applies to students entering program in Fall 2011 and beyond

Description:

The secondary education major is designed to prepare candidates to meet Nebraska teacher certification requirements in grades 7-12 content areas, or K-12 art, music and physical education, with endorsement options in art, business, biology, chemistry, deaf/hard of hearing, English, world language, health, history, language arts, library media, marketing, mathematics, mild/moderate disabilities, music, natural science, physical education, physics, and social science.

A minimum of 125 credit hours and a minimum GPA of 2.75 is required to graduate from the College of Education. The required coursework for secondary education is divided into four areas:  General Education, Professional Core, Related Content Courses, Secondary Major, and Endorsement Areas.

Advising:

Information on the website is provided for your convenience; however it does not replace meeting with an academic advisor. To schedule an academic advising appointment for initial teacher certification programs contact Donna Shearer at dshearer@unomaha.edu.

Field Experience:

All secondary candidates must meet the state licensure standard of a minimum of 100 hours of classroom experience prior to student teaching. Field experiences are embedded in identified professional courses.

Student Teaching:

The student teaching experience is an all day all semester experience in metropolitan area schools. Student teaching is the capstone experience.

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General Education Requirements - 45 hours

 Fundamental Academic Skills

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

ENGL 1150

English Composition I

3

   

ENGL 1160

English Composition II

3

   

MATH 1310

Algebra

3

   

SPCH 1110 or 2120

Public Speaking Fundamentals or Oral Communication

3

   

Distribution Requirements (30 hours)

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

Social Science (9 hours minimum)

Natural Science (8 hours minimum / must include Lab)

Humanities and Fine Arts (9 hours minimum)

Cultural Diversity - Global (courses may also count for Social Science or Humanities)

Cultural Diversity - US (courses may also count for Social Science or Humanities)


Professional Core Requirements - PPST Required
 
Preprofessional Skills Test (PPST) is required for formal admission to teacher preparation.

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

EDUC 2020

Foundations of Education

3

   
EDUC 2030 Human Relations 3    

EDUC 2010

Human Growth and Learning

3

   

EDUC 2510

Applied Special Education

3

   

EDUC 2520

Instructional Systems

3

   

EDUC 2524

Intermediate Field Experiences

0

   

 

Related Content Course Requirements for the Secondary endorsement

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

Literature Course - may also count for Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Secondary Major Requirements - 21-24 hours

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

Grade

Date

TED 3550

Art & Science of Teaching

3

   

TED 3690

Reading for Sec Teacher

3

   

TED 4000

Special Methods Content Area

3

   

TED 4000

Special Methods Content Area

3

   

TED 4604

Student Teaching Orientation

0

   

TED 4600

Student Teaching Secondary

12

   

Endorsement Areas

Secondary candidates must complete the coursework for one field endorsement or two subject endorsements. A field endorsement encompasses two or more closely related subjects. Course work is taken in a number of areas within this field. A subject endorsement is a specific content area such as English. The high demand areas of Chemistry, World Language, and Physics may be done as a single subject endorsement.

Field Endorsements:

Language Arts

Mathematics

Music (K-12)

Natural Science

Social Science

Subject Endorsements: 

Chemistry

Deaf or Hard of Hearing (7-12)

English

French

German

Health Education

History

Library Media

Mildly/Moderately Disabled

Physical Education (K-6; 7-12)

Physical Education (7-12)

Spanish


Supplemental Endorsements:


Coaching

English as a Second Language