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 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 111GRhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 311GAdvanced Composition3
or ENGL 318G Advanced Technical and Professional Communication
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra 13
or MATH 190G Trigonometry and Precalculus
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Human Growth and Behavior3
Choose two courses (from different subject areas) for 8 credits
The Planets4
Introduction to Astronomy
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
Principles and Applications of Chemistry4
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
Introductory Geology4
The Dynamic Earth4
Geography of the Natural Environment4
Area V: Humanities
HIST 101GRoots of Modern Europe3
or HIST 102G Modern Europe
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
THTR 101GThe World of Theatre3
General Education Elective
MATH 210GMathematics Appreciation3
or MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences
Viewing a Wider World
LIB 311VInformation Literacy3
The 2nd VWW requirements will be satisfied with the concentration/teaching field courses 2
Departmental/College Requirements
Education Core Courses
EDUC 281Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 33
EDUC 315Multicultural Education 33
EDUC 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 43
EDUC 381Secondary Field Experience 53
EDUC 402Data Literacy and Assessment 43
EDUC 460Teaching Language Arts at the Middle and High School Level 43
EDUC 475Contemporary Issues in Education 43
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching 53
RDG 414Content Area Literacy 43
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 33
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 Seminar3
Language Arts Concentration/Teaching Field Courses
ENGL 251Survey of American Literature I3
or ENGL 252 Survey of American Literature II
ENGL 271Survey of English Literature I3
or ENGL 272 Survey of English Literature II
ENGL 310Critical Writing3
Choose one from the following:3
Chicana/o Literature3
Women Writers3
Southwestern Literature3
Choose one from the following:3
British Romanticism3
Literature of the American Renaissance3
Modern and Contemporary American Poetry3
Modern British Fiction3
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)
JOUR 105GMedia and Society3
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History3
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
Choose one from the following:3
Human Ancestors3
Introduction to World Cultures3
Introduction to Anthropology3
World Archaeology3
World Regional Geography3
Culture and Environment3
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science3
American Political Issues3
International Political Issues3
Introductory Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1200
Total Credits120