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The list below contains all of the requirements for teaching in secondary education.  The requirements for one teaching area are 45 credits, taken in the prescribed courses.  Instead of a single teaching area, candidates may choose two teaching fields. For a first teaching field, 30 credits are required.  For a second teaching field, 20 credits are required. The list below provides a guideline of the required courses for each content field.  The courses can be taken at any accredited institution.  Additional courses in the field may be required to reach the necessary number of credits.   All candidates will be required to take one methods class for each teaching areas. Some areas require additional methods classes.  All courses below must be passed with a C or higher.
 
American Government/Political Science   (6-12)
Choose from the following to equal first field (30 credits) or second field (20 credits):
     Political Science (12)
     United States History (6)
     World History (6)
     Teaching Social Studies in Secondary School (2)
     Additional credits to be taken in Political Science
 
Art (K-12) (5-9) (6-12)  
Teaching Area - 45 credits
     2D Design (3)
     Drawing (3)
     3D Design or Ceramics (3)
     12 credits in the following:
          Figure Studies
          Painting
          Photography
          Printmaking 
          Art History (6)
          Teaching Elementary Art Methods (3)
          Teaching Secondary Art Methods (3)
     Additional credits to be taken in Art classes 2999 or above.  
    Choose from the following to equal first field (30 credits) or second field (20 credits):
          2D Design (3)
          Drawing (3)
          3D Design or Ceramics (3)
          12 credits in the following:
                Figure Studies
                Painting
                Photography
                Printmaking 
                Art History (3)
                Teaching Elementary Art Methods (3)
                Teaching Secondary Art Methods (3)
 
Biology  (5-9) (6-12)  
Teaching Area - 45 credits
     Biology - 9 courses, including labs (36)
     Chemistry - 2 courses, including 1 lab (7)
     Teaching Science in the Secondary School (2) 
     Choose from the following to equal first field (30 credits) or second field (20 credits):
          Biology - 7 courses, including 3 labs (24)
          Chemistry - 2 courses, including 1 lab (7)
          Teaching Science in the Secondary School (2)
 
Chemistry  (5-9) (6-12)  
Teaching Area - 45 Credits
     Chemistry - 7 courses, including 4 labs (25)
     Biology - € 2 courses including 1 lab (7)
     Physics - 2 courses including 2 labs (8)
     Calculus (3)
     Teaching Science in the Secondary School (2)
     Choose from the following to equal first field (30 credits) or second field (20 credits):
           Chemistry €- 5 courses including 3 labs (18)
           Biology - 1 course including 1 lab (4)
           Physics - 1 course including 1 lab (4)
           Calculus (3)
           Teaching Science in the Secondary School (2)
 
Communication  (5-9) (6-12)  
Choose from the following to equal first field (30 credits) or second field (20 credits):
     Introduction to Communication (3)
     Small Group Communication (3)
     Media Systems and Literacy (3)
     Interpersonal Communication (3)
     Introduction to Performance (3)
     Advanced Public Speaking (3)
     Teaching Communication Studies in Secondary Schools (2)
     One course selected from:
          Persuasion (3)
          Argumentation and Debate (3)
   
English  (5-9) (6-12)  
Teaching Area - 45 credits
     Performance (3) or - 
           Journalism (3)
     Introduction to the Study of Literature (1)
     Linguistics: Structure and History of English (3)
     Shakespeare (3)
     Greek and Roman Classics (3)
     Twentieth Century Drama (3)
     Literary Criticism (3)
     Creative Writing (9)
     American Literature (6)
     British Literature (3)
     World Literature (3)
     Teaching English in Secondary Schools (3)
     Additional credits to be taken in English or Foreign Language
     Choose from the following to equal first field (30 credits) or second field (20 credits):
          Introduction to the Study of Literature (1)
          Linguistics: Structure and History of English (3)
          Shakespeare (3)
          Greek and Roman Classics (3)
          Twentieth Century Drama (3)
          Literary Criticism (3)
          Creative Writing (3)
          American Literature (3)
          British Literature (3)
          World Literature (3)
          Teaching English in Secondary Schools (3)
          Additional credits to be taken in English or Foreign Language
 
Health  (K-12) (5-9) (6-12)  
Choose from the following to equal first field (30 credits) or second field (20 credits):
     Health Issues in Today's Society (3)
     Nutrition Across the Lifespan (2)
     Field Experience in Kinesiology (1)
     Biomechanics/Exercise Physiology (3)
     Administration and Supervision of HPER (3)
     Human Anatomy and Physiology plus lab (4) 
     Current First Aid/CPR certification (American Red Cross preferred)
     Teaching Health in the Secondary Schools (2)
   
History  (5-9) (6-12)  
Choose from the following to equal first field (30 credits) or second field (20 credits):
     World History (6)
     United States History (9, including one recent history)
     American National Politics (3)
     Twelve credits in history numbered above 2999 (12)
     Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School (2)
   
Kinesiology (K-12) (5-9) (6-12)     
Teaching Area - 45 credits
     Human Anatomy and Physiology including lab (8)
     Introduction to Recreation and Kinesiology (3)
     Introduction to Athletic Training and Physical Therapy with Laboratory (3)
     Health Issues in Today's Society (3)
     Kinesiology Activity courses (6 required)
     Nutrition Across the Lifespan (2)
     Kinesiology Field Experience (1)
     Psychology and Techniques of Coaching (3)
     Motor Development and Motor Learning (2)
     Corrective and Adaptive Physical Education (2)
     Biomechanics/Exercise Physiology (3)
     Tests and Measurements in Physical Education (3)
     Administration and Supervision of HPER (3)
     Current First Aid/CPR certification (American Red Cross preferred)
     Completion of Lifeguard or Water Safety Instruction (WSI) certification
     Teaching School Health (2)
     Teaching PE in the Secondary Schools (2)
     Teaching PE in the Elementary Schools (2)
     Choose from the following to equal first field (30 credits) or second field (20 credits):
          Introduction to Recreation and Kinesiology (3)
          Introduction to Athletic Training and Physical Therapy with Laboratory (3)
          Health Issues in Today's Society (3)
          Kinesiology Majors Activity Laboratory (1) 4 required
          Field Experience in Kinesiology (1)
          Psychology and Techniques of Coaching (3)
          Motor Development and Motor Learning (2)
          Corrective and Adaptive Physical Education (2)
          Biomechanics/Exercise Physiology (3)
          Tests and Measurements in Physical Education (3)
          Administration and Supervision of HPER (3)
          Human Anatomy and Physiology including lab (4)
          Current First Aid/CPR certification (American Red Cross preferred)
          Completion of Lifeguard or Water Safety Instruction (WSI) certification
          Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary Schools (2)
          Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary Schools (2)
 
Mathematics  (5-9) (6-12)  
Teaching Area €- 45 Credits
     Introduction to Computer Science (3)
     Elementary Statistics (3)
     Discrete Mathematics (3)
     Calculus (8)
     History of Mathematics (1)
     Modeling and Operations Research (3)
     Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (3)
     Linear Algebra (3)
     Modern Geometry (3)
     Modern Algebra (4)
     Introduction to Real Analysis (4)
     Seven mathematics elective credits (7) 
     College Physics including lab (4)
     Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (2)
     Choose from the following to equal first field (30 credits) or second field (20 credits):
          Introduction to Computer Science (3)
          Elementary Statistics (3)
          Discrete Mathematics (3)
          Calculus (8)
          History of Mathematics (1)
          Modeling and Operations Research (3)
          Introduction to Abstract Mathematics (3)
          Linear Algebra (3)
          Modern Geometry (3)
          Modern Algebra (4)
          Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (2)
   
Music (K-12) (5-9) (6-12)    
Teaching Area - 45 credits
     Fundamentals of Music (2)
     Beginning Music Theory I including lab (4)
     Beginning Music Theory II including lab (4)
     Digital Music and Technology (3) 
     Intermediate Music Theory I including lab (4)
     Intermediate Music Theory II including lab (4)
     Improvisation (3)
     Brass Methods (1)
     Percussion Methods (1)
     Strings Methods (1)
     Woodwinds Methods (1)
     Orchestration (3)
     Music History: Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque (3)
     Music History: Classic, Romantic and Modern (3)
     Teaching Music in the Elementary School I (2)
     Teaching Music in the Elementary School II (2) 
     Teaching Music in the Secondary School I (2)
     Teaching Music in the Secondary School II (2) 
     Choral Conducting, Methods, and Materials (3)
     Instrumental Conducting, Methods, and Materials (3)
     Forms and Analysis (3)
     Eight credits in applied lessons (8)
     An acceptable level of music keyboard proficiency shall be determined by examination before enrolling for student teaching. Students may acquire needed skills by taking available piano courses.
     Choose from the following to equal first field (30 credits) or second field (20 credits):
           Fundamentals of Music (2)
           Beginning Music Theory I including lab (3)
           Beginning Music Theory II including lab (3)
           Digital Music and Technology (3)
           Teaching Music in the Elementary School I (2)
           Teaching Music in the Elementary School II (2) 
           Teaching Music in the Secondary School I (2)
           Teaching Music in the Secondary School II (2)
           Basic Conducting, Choral Methods, and Materials (3)
           Two credits in a performance medium, instrument, or voice (2)
           Three credits numbered above 2999 (3)
            An acceptable level of music keyboard proficiency shall be determined by examination before enrolling for student teaching.  Students may acquire needed skills by taking available piano courses.
 
Physics   (6-12)  
Choose from the following to equal first field (30 credits) or second field (20 credits):
     Calculus (8)
     Vector Calculus (3)
     Differential Equations (3)
     Physics for Science & Engineering I (4)
     Physics for Science & Engineering II (4)
     Instrumentation in Experimental Physics I (1)
     Instrumentation in Experimental Physics II (1)
     Modern Physics including lab (4)
     Teaching Science in the Secondary School (2)
     Two courses selected from: 
          Analytic Mechanics (3)
          Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (3)
          Electricity and Magnetism (3) 
          Solid State Physics (3)
          Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics (3)
 
Psychology  
Choose from the following to equal first field (30 credits) or second field (20 credits):
     Intro to Psychology (3)
     Lifespan Development (3)
     Abnormal Psychology (3)
     Social Psychology (3)
     Teaching Psychology in Secondary Schools (2)
     At least 2 courses and 1 lab from the following:
          Biological Foundations of Behavior including lab (4) 
          Psychology of Learning including lab (4)
          Motivation and Leadership (3)
          Personality Theory (3)
 
Spanish  (K-12) (5-9) (6-12)  
Teaching Area - 45 credits 
     Intermediate Spanish (8)
     Advanced Conversation and Composition (3)
     29 credits of Hispanoamerican civilization, literature, and linguistics, minimum one from each area:
          Civilization :
          Topics in Hispanic Culture (3) 
          Hispanic Civilization (3) 
          Literature:
          Topics in Hispanic Literature (3) 
          Survey of Hispanic Literature (3) 
          Linguistics:
          Topics in Hispanic Linguistics (3) 
          Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3)
         Twenty elective credits in Spanish which shall be numbered above 2999 (20)
         Teaching Foreign Language in the Secondary School (2)
         Choose from the following to equal first field (30 credits) or second field (20 credits):
               Intermediate Spanish (8)
               Advanced Conversation and Composition (3)
               29 credits of Hispanoamerican civilization, literature, and linguistics, minimum one from each area:
               Civilization:
               Topics in Hispanic Culture (3) 
               Hispanic Civilization (3) 
               Literature:
               Topics in Hispanic Literature (3) 
               Survey of Hispanic Literature (3) 
                Linguistics:
                Topics in Hispanic Linguistics (3) 
                Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3)
                Eight elective credits in Spanish which shall be numbered above 2999 (8)
                Teaching Foreign Language in the Secondary School (2)