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Adult and Professional Program in Secondary Education (M.Ed)

Candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university may pursue a teaching credential by completing the required coursework and student teaching.  At the conclusion of the Adult and Professional Program in education, candidates are eligible for an institutional recommendation leading to an Idaho teaching certificate at the secondary level. Additional credits may be required in the student's discipline. A cohort model is utilized with new cohorts beginning fall and spring semesters.

Admission into the Adult and Professional Program in secondary education is provisional until the candidate is accepted at checkpoint one.  Candidates must complete all program requirements in order to maintain enrollment in the Adult and Professional Program in education.

The Adult and Professional Program in secondary education requires one full calendar year of coursework plus one full university semester of full-time student teaching in an approved public school. In addition, candidates must complete eighty (80) hours of field experiences in approved public schools during the program. 

After the Adult and Professional Program in secondary education is completed, the candidate may take additional credits to complete a Master of Education in curriculum, instruction, and innovation degree. A minimum of 12 graduate-level credits is required.

Professional Education Courses:

EDUC7000. Orientation: APP-Education (0)
*EDUC7120. Foundations of Teaching (3)
EDUC7160. Learning and the Brain (3)
EDUC7331. Teaching English Language Learners (1)
*EDUC7532 Instructional Models (3)
*EDUC7535. Teaching Content Lit in Secondary Schools (3)
EDUC7541. Education of Exceptional Children (3)
*EDUC7545.  Classroom and Behavior Management
*EDUC7554.  Innovative Instruction (3)
*EDUC7651 Teaching Methods in Secondary Schools
*EDUC7687. Student Teaching in Secondary Schools (10)
*EDUC7950. Secondary School Start Up (1)
*EDUC7951. Seminar/Capstone (1)
 
Secondary Content Methods (determined by content areas):
*EDUC7150.  Teaching Communication in Secondary Schools (2)
*EDUC7635.  Teaching Health in Secondary Schools (2)
*EDUC7636.  Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary Schools (2)
*EDUC7638.  Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary Schools (2)
*EDUC7653.  Teaching Art in Secondary Schools (3)
*EDUC7654.  Teaching Music in the Secondary Schools (3)
*EDUC7657.  Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary Schools (3)
*EDUC7658.  Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary Schools (2)
*EDUC7659.  Methods of Teaching English in the Secondary Schools (3)
*EDUC7663.  Teaching Foreign Language in the Secondary School (2)
*EDUC7664.  Teaching Science in the Secondary Schools (2)
 
*Courses must be taken at Northwest Nazarene University
 All classes must be taken at Graduate level from Northwest Nazarene University.

Required courses for content are determined by the State Department of Idaho and must be completed prior to starting the Adult and Professional Program in education.