Course Sequence

The following table details the 34-credit Master of Arts in Education plus Teacher Certification course sequence.  All courses will be completed in a 12-month period beginning with a summer session.  A description of each course can be found in the Graduate Studies Course Catalog.

COURSE COURSE ID CREDITS
   
Summer I    
Adolescent Psychology EDU 8618 3
     
Summer II    
History of American Education EDU 8671 3
     
Summer III    
Educational Research EDU 8603 3
     
Fall    
Philosophy of Education EDU 8673 3

Multiculturalism, Gender & Inclusion in Schools

EDU 8678 3
Critical Perspectives in Special Education EDU 8400 3
Curriculum and Assessment EDU 8614 3
     
Spring    
Teaching Methods in the Humanities, Math and Science or Language EDU 8550/8540/8530 3
Student Teaching & Seminar EDU 8628
Development of the ELL Student  EDU 8675 3



     

     


TEACHING AREA COURSES REQUIRED

The following list identifies the specific courses required for certification by subject area.   These courses must be completed before the start of the Masters Plus Certification Program and may be in addition to a related  degree in the subject area.  Subject area course requirements may be completed at any accredited college or university.  Review the undergraduate course catalog for a description of the courses or contact us to discuss your individual situation.

Biology

  • AST 1050 Planet Earth I
  • BIO 2105 General Biology I
  • BIO 2106 General Biology II
  • BIO 3255 Introductory Ecology
  • BIO 3055 Animal Physiology
  • BIO 3155 Comparative Anatomy
  • BIO 3351 Genetics
  • BIO 3905 Vascular Plants
  • BIO 4285 Developmental Biology
  • BIO 4505 Molecular Biology
  • CHM 1151 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 1103 General Chemistry Lab I
  • CHM 1152 General Chemistry II
  • CHM 1104 General Chemistry Lab II
  • CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 2201 Organic Chemistry Lab I
  • CHM 2212 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHM 2202 Organic Chemistry Lab II
  • PHY 1100 General Physics I

Chemistry

  • PHY 2410/2411 University Physics: Mechanics/Lab
  • PHY 2412/2413 University Physics: Electricity and Magnetism/Lab
  • CHM 1311/1301 Inorganic Chemistry I/Lab
  • CHM 1512/1502 Quantitative Analysis/Lab
  • CHM 3211/3201 Organic Chemistry I/Lab
  • CHM 3212/3202 Organic Chemistry II/Lab
  • CHM 3411/3401 Physical Chemistry I/Lab
  • CHM 3511/3501 Instrumental Analysis/Lab
  • CHM 4611/4603 Intro to Biochemistry/Lab
  • Chemistry Elective

Citizenship

  • ECO 1001 Principles of Microeconomics OR
  • ECO 1002 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • GEO 1001 Internat'l Approaches to Geography
  • PSC 1100 Intro to American Government
  • PSC 1200 Intro to International Relations
  • SOC 3600 Race & Ethnic Relations
  • HIS 1050 Themes in Modern World History
  • HIS 2000 Investigating US History I
  • HIS 2001 Investigating US History II
  • One European History course before 1750
  • One European History course after 1750
  • One Upper Level History Elective
  • HIS 2296 Chang. Roles of Women in Amer. Soc.
  • HIS 3360 Women in the Pre-Modern West
  • HIS 3361 Women in Modern Eur. Society
  • HIS 4090 Women in the Middle East
  • HIS 4528 Women in Modern Science & Tech.
  • HIS 2291 Afri Amer Hist During Slavery
  • HIS 2292 Afri Amer Hist Since Emancipation
  • Latin American History, Middle Eastern History, African History or Asian History

English

  • ENG 2250 Ways of Reading (Junior Seminar)
  • ENG 3150 Chaucer
  • ENG 3250 Shakespeare
  • ENG 3501 - ENG 3699 Nritish Lit after 1800
  • ENG 4001 Major American Writers I **
  • ENG 4002 Major American Writers II **
  • ENG 2000 Advanced Expository Writing OR
  • ENG 2030 Tutoring Writers (by invitation)
  • ENG 2102 British Literary Tradition
  • ENG 2400 Western World Literature I OR
  • ENG 2401 Western World Literature II
    ** ENG 4001 OR 4002 may be replaced with ENG 2103 (Amer Lit Trad 1) or ENG 2104 (Amer Lit Trad 2), respectively
  • ENG 5000 Senior Seminar
  • Core Literature and Writing Seminar


Diversity I African American Literature

  • ENG 2501 Tradition I OR
  • ENG 2502 Tradition II OR
  • ENG 2505   Poetry OR
  • ENG 2510 Novel OR
  • ENG 2515 Drama OR
  • ENG 2520 Short Story OR
  • ENG 4500 American Slave Narrative


Diversity II Women's Literature

  • ENG 2300 Women in Literature OR
  • ENG 4636 Contemporary American Women's Poetry OR
  • ENG 4640 Contemporary American Women's Literature

French

  • FRE 1111-1112 Introductory French I & II
  • FRE 1121-1122 Intermediate French I & II
  • FRE 1131 Conversation & Composition
  • FRE 1132 Adv. Conversation & Composition
  • FRE 1141 Phonetics
  • FRE 1133 Advanced Grammar
  • FRE 3922 20th Century Novel or FRE 3923 Post World War II Writers
  • FRE 2218 Franco Writers and Cultural Identity
  • FRE 2142 Savoir Vivre in France
  • FRE 3212 Le Tour de France
  • FRE 3512 Paris, Capital the 19th Century
  • FRE 3950 Research Seminar

    TOTAL MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS:

9 additional elective credits (beyond intermediate level) - Upon completion of FRE 1121, students must take advanced courses until they have completed 30 credit hours.

General Science

  • AST 1050 Planet Earth I (can be elected by Bio Majors)
  • AST 1051 Planet Earth Lab I
  • AST 1052 Planet Earth II (can be elected by Bio Majors)
  • AST 1053 Planet Earth Lab II
  • BIO 2105 General Biology I
  • BIO 2106 General Biology II
  • BIO 3351 Genetics
  • BIO 3255 Introductory Ecology
  • BIO 4485 Marine Biology
  • CHM 1151 General Chemistry I (Bio Majors)
  • CHM 1103 General Chemistry Lab I
  • CHM 1152 General Chemistry II (Bio Majors)
  • CHM 1104 General Chemistry Lab II
  • PHY 1100 General Physics I (Bio Majors)
  • PHY 1101 General Physics Lab I
  • PHY 1102 General Physics II (Bio Majors)
  • PHY 1103 General Physics Lab II

German

  • GER 1111-1112 Introductory German I & II
  • GER 1121-1122 Intermediate German I &II
  • GER 1131 Conversation & Composition
  • GER 1132 Adv. Conversation & Comp.
  • GER 2142 German Civilization
  • GER 3212 Survey of German Literature II
  • GER 3213 Survey of German Literature III
  • GER 3950 Research Seminar
  • GER 3920 Austrian Literature
  • GER 3921 20th Century Drama
  • GER 3922 20th Century Prose I
  • GER 3923 20th Century Prose II
  • 12 additional elective credits (beyond intermediate level) - Upon completion of GER 1121 students must take advanced courses until they have completed 30 credit hours.

Latin

  • LAT 3150 The Latin Language
  • LAT 1001 & 1002 Introductory to Latin I & II
  • LAT 2031 & 2032 Intermediate Latin I & II
  • LAT 4051 Cicero
  • LAT 4150 Caesar
  • LAT 5250 Vergil
  • LAT 3050 Prose Composition
  • LAT 3001 Readings in Authors
  • LAT 4350 Livy
  • LAT 4450 Tacitus
  • LAT 4550 Suetonius
  • LAT 5050 Plautus and Terence
  • LAT 5350 Ovid
  • LAT 5450 Horace

    One of the following electives may be applied to meet the above requirements specialization:
  • CLA 2032 Classical Mythology
  • CLA 2051Cities of Ancient Greece
  • CLA 2052 Rome: The Ancient City
  • CLA 3040 Studies in the Classics

Mathematics

  • MAT 1500 Calculus I
  • MAT 1505 Calculus II
  • MAT 2500 Calculus III
  • MAT 2600 Foundations of Mathematics
  • MAT 2705 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
  • MAT 2930 History of Mathematics
  • MAT 3300 Advanced Calculus I
  • MAT 3400 Linear Algebra
  • MAT 3500 Modern Algebra I
  • MAT 4310 Stat Methods
  • MAT 5110 Topics in Geometry

Physics

  • CHM 1151 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 1103 General Chemistry I Lab
  • CHM 1152 General Chemistry II
  • MAT 1500 Calculus I
  • MAT 1505 Calculus II
  • MAT 2705 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
  • PHY 2410 University Phy: Mechanics
  • PHY 2411 Lab: Mechanics
  • PHY 2412 Univ Physics: Elec &Mag
  • PHY 2413 Lab: Elec & Magnetism
  • PHY 2414 Univ Physics: Thermo
  • PHY 2415 Lab: Thermodynamics
  • PHY 2416 Modern Physics
  • PHY 2417 Lab: Modern Physics
  • Physics Elective/Lab
  • Physics Elective/Lab
  • Physics Elective/Lab

Social Studies

  • ECO 1001 Principles of Microeconomics OR
  • ECO 1002 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • GEO 1001 Internat'l Approaches to Geography
  • PSC 1100 Intro to American Government
  • PSC 1200 Intro to International Relations
  • PSC 1000 General Psychology
  • SOC 2100 Cultural Anthropology
  • SOC 3600 Race & Ethnic Relations
  • HIS 1050 Themes in Modern World History
  • HIS 2000 Investigating US History I
  • HIS 2001 Investigating US History II
  • One European History course before 1750
  • One European History course after 1750
  • HIS 2296 Chang. Roles of Women in Amer. Soc.
  • HIS 3360 Women in the Pre-Modern West
  • HIS 3361 Women in Modern Eur. Society
  • HIS 4090 Women in the Middle East
  • HIS 4528 Women in Modern Science & Tech.
  • HIS 2291 Afri Amer Hist During Slavery
  • HIS 2292 Afri Amer Hist Since Emancipation
  • Latin American History, Middle Eastern History, African History or Asian History

Spanish

  • SPA 1111-1112 Intro. to Spanish I & II
  • SPA 1121-1122 Intermediate Spanish I & II
  • SPA 1131 Conversation & Composition
  • SPA 1132 Adv. Conversation & Composition
  • SPA 1138 Adv. Grammar
  • SPA 2100 Literature and Cultural Experience
  • SPA 2142 Spanish Culture
  • SPA 2143 Latin American Civilization
  • SPA 2211 Survey of Peninsular Literature
  • SPA 2212 Survey of Spanish-American Lit
  • SPA 3950 Research Methodology

Recommended: SPA 7400 Spanish Teaching Methodology
Total Minimum Credit Hours

0  additional elective credits (beyond intermediate level) - Upon completion of SPA 1121 students must take advanced courses until they have completed 30 credit hours.

Note: Two of the above advanced courses should be in Spanish language and literature.

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