Secondary Education (Secondary Education Language Arts) - Bachelor of Science in Education

General education and professional education requirements are similar for all degree programs in the College of Education. Students should meet with an advisor to plan appropriate general education courses for a secondary education major. The below programs are labeled as Concentrations in the catalog and on student transcripts, but are also recognized at "Teaching Fields" for the Teacher Education Program. Students should meet with the College of Education Educational Support and Resource Center for degree progress. 

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I 14
English Composition - Level 2 1
Choose one from the following:3
Advanced Composition3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Introduction to Communications Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 13-4
or MATH 1250G Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Choose two courses (from different subject areas) for 8 credits8
Introduction Astro (lec+lab)4
The Planets
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Physical Geology4
Physical Geography4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior3
Area V: Humanities
HIST 1110GUnited States History I3
or HIST 1120G United States History II
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
THEA 1110GIntroduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
HIST 1150GWestern Civilization I3
or HIST 1160G Western Civilization II
Viewing a Wider World
LIBR 311VInformation Literacy3
The 2nd VWW requirements will be satisfied with the concentration/teaching field courses 2
Departmental/College Requirements
Education Core Courses
EDUC 1185Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 1, 33
EDUC 315Multicultural Education 13
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 13
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching 13
EDUC 381Secondary Field Experience 1, 33
BLED 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 43
EDUC 402Data Literacy and Assessment 43
EDUC 475Contemporary Issues in Education 3, 43
EDUC 460Teaching Language Arts at the Middle and High School Level 3, 43
RDG 414Content Area Literacy 43
SPED 480Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society 43
Student Teaching
EDUC 471Secondary Student Teaching 49
EDUC 482Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar 43
Language Arts Concentration/Teaching Field Courses
ENGL 2610American Literature I3
or ENGL 2620 American Literature II
ENGL 2630British Literature I3
or ENGL 2640 British Literature II
ENGL 310Critical Writing3
Choose one from the following:3
Chicana/o Literature3
Women Writers3
Southwestern Literature3
Choose one from the following:3
Chaucer3
British Romanticism3
Modern and Contemporary American Poetry3
Latino/a Literature and Culture3
Advanced Study in English Literature3
Advanced Study in American Literature3
Women's Literature3
Middle English Textual Cultures3
ENGL 408Shakespeare I3
or ENGL 409 Shakespeare II
Select one from the following:3
Writing in the Workplace3
Technical Editing3
Advanced Study in Writing3
Computers and Writing3
ENGL 416Approaches to Literature3
ENGL 470Approaches to Composition3
ENGL Elective 400+3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
MATH 1130GSurvey of Mathematics3
or MATH 1430G Applications of Calculus I
JOUR 105GMedia and Society3
Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology3
Human Ancestors3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
World Archaeology3
World Regional Geography3
Human Geography3
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science3
Issues in American Politics3
International Relations3
Introduction to Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1200
Total Credits120-121

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1220G College Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
MATH 1220G
College Algebra 1
or Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
3-4
JOUR 105G Media and Society 3
THEA 1110G Introduction to Theatre 3
 Credits16-17
Semester 2
COMM 1115G
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
3
MATH 1130G
Survey of Mathematics 1
or Applications of Calculus I
3
HIST 1150G
Western Civilization I
or Western Civilization II
3
EDUC 1185 Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 3
ENGL 2610
American Literature I
or American Literature II
3
 Credits15
Second Year
Semester 1
Choose one from the following: 3
Advanced Composition  
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science  
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication  
HIST 1110G
United States History I
or United States History II
3
ENGL 2630
British Literature I
or British Literature II
3
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
An ANTH/GEOG/POLS/SOCI Course 3 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
EDUC 315 Multicultural Education 3
SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
ENGL 310 Critical Writing 3
Choose from one of the following: 3
Chicana/o Literature  
Women Writers  
Southwestern Literature  
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 2 4
 Credits16
Third Year
Semester 1
APPLY TO TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM (TEP)  
EDLT 368 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
EDUC 381 Secondary Field Experience 3
ENGL 470 Approaches to Composition 3
LIBR 311V Information Literacy 3
400-Level English Literature Course 4 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
APPLY TO STUDENT TEACHING  
BLED 342 Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom (Spring Only) 1 3
EDUC 402 Data Literacy and Assessment 1 3
EDUC 475 Contemporary Issues in Education (Student Motivation (Spring Only)) 1 3
ENGL 416 Approaches to Literature (Spring Only) 3
ENGL 408
Shakespeare I
or Shakespeare II
3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
SUBMIT STEP PACKET  
RDG 414 Content Area Literacy (Fall Only) 1 3
EDUC 460 Teaching Language Arts at the Middle and High School Level (Fall Only) 1 3
SPED 480 Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society (Fall Only) 1 3
400-Level English Literature Elective Course 3
Choose from one of the following: 3
Writing in the Workplace  
Technical Editing  
Advanced Study in Writing  
Computers and Writing  
 Credits15
Semester 2
EDUC 471 Secondary Student Teaching 9
EDUC 482 Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-121