Grades 4-12

Program Options B and C

These program options are organized around content majors and education courses and are designed to prepare teachers for grades 4-12 teaching or for grades K-12 teaching in selected areas. Each program requires the student to complete:

  1. a comprehensive major (at least 60 credits) or a standard major (at least 36 credits) plus one of the following: another standard major (at least 36 credits), or a minor (at least 24 credits), or a certificate (12-18 credits).  Students choosing another major or minor may choose from the approved majors and minors listed in the table below, but are not required to do so. Students pursuing a K-12 licensure are not required to elect a second plan that leads to certification. 
  2. a professional sequence consisting of teaching methods and related courses.

Students are assigned an education academic advisor and a faculty advisor through the content major department.

Option B: Grades 4-12

Professional Sequence
ES 212Exploring Schooling K-122
ES 312General Methods of Teaching2
ES 317Middle Level Methods and Curriculum2
ES 318Teacher Assisting1
ES 328Content Area Reading and Study Strategies2
ES 385Social Foundations: Human Relations3
Prescribed special methods course(s) (see approved majors and minors below)
ES 445
ES 470
Student Teaching in Middle Level Education
and Student Teaching in Secondary Education
5-10
or ES 446 Internship Teaching in Middle Level Education
or ES 475 Internship Teaching in Secondary Education
ES 490Historical, Legal, and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
ES 497Field Experience Seminar2
SPED 300Inclusive Practices for Secondary Educators2

Approved Majors and Minors for Option B

Comprehensive Majors Code Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirement Praxis II Content Test Required
English 540-007 ENGL 319, ENGL 419 See department for ETS exam number
Mathematics 180-002 ES 357 See department for ETS exam number
Social Studies, History Emphasis 500-020 ES 356 ECON 103, BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 See department for ETS exam number
Science Teaching 241-XXX ES 360 BIOL 180 or GEOG 178 See department for ETS exam number
Majors Code Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirements Praxis II Content Test Required
Mathematics 180-207 ES 357 See department for ETS exam number
Minors Code Prescribed Methods Course Additional Requirements Praxis II or ACTFL Content Test Required
Coaching 971-403 KINS 492 no addt'l exam
French 260-404 ES 366 (F) Study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
German 280-404 ES 366 (F) Study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc
Mathematics 180-407 ES 357 See department for ETS exam number
Spanish 320-405 ES 366 (F) Study abroad in language WPT and OPI or OPIc