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 Communication 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 to Astronomy Lecture & Laboratory4
The Planets Lecture & Laboratory
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 3120Multicultural Education 13
SPED 3105Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 13
EDLT 3110Integrating Technology with Teaching 13
EDUC 3997Secondary Field Experience 1,33
BLED 3120Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 43
EDUC 4510Data Literacy and Assessment 43
EDUC 4520Contemporary Issues in Education 3,43
EDUC 4440Teaching Language Arts at the Middle and High School Level 3,43
READ 4330Content Area Literacy 43
SPED 4150Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society 43
Student Teaching
EDUC 4820Secondary Student Teaching 49
EDUC 4821Middle 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
Modern and Contemporary American Poetry3
Latino/a Literature and Culture3
Advanced Study in American Literature3
Women's Literature3
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
1

Courses are prerequisites for Teacher Education Program (TEP)

2

The 9 credits of Upper-Division ENGL courses that are apart of the Concentration/Teaching Field coursework will meet the 2nd VWW requirement.

3

Courses require Field Experience

4

Courses require admission to the TEP

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 3120 Multicultural Education 3
SPED 3105 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 3110 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
EDUC 3997 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 3120 Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom (Spring Only) 1 3
EDUC 4510 Data Literacy and Assessment 1 3
EDUC 4520 Contemporary Issues in Education (Student Motivation (Spring Only)) 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
READ 4330 Content Area Literacy (Fall Only) 1 3
EDUC 4440 Teaching Language Arts at the Middle and High School Level (Fall Only) 1 3
SPED 4150 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 4820 Secondary Student Teaching 9
EDUC 4821 Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-121
1

These courses may have prerequisites and/or co-requisites, and it is the students responsibility for checking and fulfilling all those requirements.

2

Area III: Laboratory Sciences Courses:

  • ASTR 1115G Introduction to Astronomy Lecture & Laboratory or ASTR 1120G The Planets Lecture & Laboratory
  • BIOL 1120G Human Biology/BIOL 1120L
  • BIOL 2610G Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution/BIOL 2610L Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
  • BIOL 2110G Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology/BIOL 2110L Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • CHEM 1120G Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)
  • CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors
  • CHEM 1225G General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors
  • GEOL 1110G Physical Geology
  • GEOG 1110G Physical Geography
3

ANTH/GEOG/POLS/SOCI Courses:

4

400-level Literature Courses: