Traditional Class A and Alternative Class A certification programs in Secondary Education (6-12) are available in

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • English Language Arts (comprehensive)
  • Foreign Language (French, German, Latin, or Spanish)
  • General Science (comprehensive)
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Science (comprehensive)

Also offered is a master's degree program leading to Class A certification as a Reading Specialist (P-12).

The Graduate Catalog is published annually. State-approved program checklists may be updated more frequently and are thus likely to provide the most up-to-date information about requirements. A current program checklist may be obtained from the program office in 204 Graves Hall. Students should consult their advisors each semester before registering.

Admission Requirements

Traditional Class A Programs

In addition to meeting admission requirements for the Graduate School and the College of Education, applicants must hold appropriate prior certification (or the approved equivalent). An entrance exam score (at least 300 on the GRE or the 50th percentile or above on the MAT) is needed for regular admission.

Admission requirements for the Graduate School (Admission Criteria) and the College of Education (General Admission) are detailed in earlier sections of this catalog.

Class A Certification

The Alabama State Board of Education grants Class A professional educator certification in Secondary Education (6-12) teaching fields and P-12 teaching fields. To be eligible, candidates must hold appropriate prerequisite certification and must complete all requirements for the MA degree in the chosen program as described in this catalog, including a comprehensive assessment, state assessments (if applicable), and the Praxis subject assessment(s). The extensive professional portfolio completed by candidates will be used as a comprehensive assessment in lieu of a comprehensive exam.

According to Alabama regulations, individuals admitted to a Class A program based on a professional educator certificate from another state must earn the prerequisite Alabama certification before applying for Alabama Class A (master's level) certification.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 hours of course credit must be earned; see specific program checklists. The program of study must be planned with an advisor.

NOTE: The comprehensive fields of General Science, General Social Science, and English Language Arts require at least one course in two areas within the broader field as follows:

  • English Language Arts must include courses from at least two of the following areas: EN, JN, COM, or TH
  • General Science must include courses from at least two of the following areas: BSC, CH, PH, or GEO.
  • General Social Science must include courses from at least two of the following areas: HY, SOC, PY, PSC, GY, or EC

Candidates moving from the comprehensive fields of general science or general social science to a single teaching field must earn passing scores on the appropriate Praxis subject assessment for certification in the single teaching field. For example, a student admitted with Class B General Science certification who completes teaching field coursework only in biology must earn a passing score on the Praxis for biology to earn Class A Biology certification. Individuals who intend to earn Class AA certification in a secondary education field must hold valid Class A certification in the same teaching field as the Class AA program.

Unless otherwise specified, these course listings apply to candidates having appropriate prior certification who begin this program at UA on June 1, 2017. Candidates earning graduate credit prior to this date may elect to utilize this program. Candidates must present a GPA of at least 3.25 on all courses in the program below, with no grade below a C.

Alternative Class A (Master's-Level), Nontraditional, Initial Teacher Certification Program

The department of Curriculum & Instruction offers Alternative Class A programs that do not require prior certification in a teaching field. These programs lead to Alabama Class A certification in Secondary Education (6-12) and are designed to allow individuals with undergraduate degrees in non-teaching fields to enter the field of education.

Admission

An entrance exam score (at least 300 on the GRE or the 50th percentile or above on the MAT) is needed for regular admission.

Admission requirements for the Graduate School (Admission Criteria) and the College of Education (General Admission) are detailed in earlier sections of this catalog.

Admission to an Alternative Class A program requires admission to the Graduate School and the completion of specified undergraduate prerequisite courses. For admission to the Alternative Class A (non-traditional) program in secondary education, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Transcript evaluation: Applicants should contact the Office of Student Services & Certification for a transcript evaluation to determine prerequisite courses and other requirements.
  • Degree requirement: An appropriate bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 OR a master's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 is required.
  • Teaching Field: For single teaching fields at the secondary level (6-12), applicants must have an academic content major (or the equivalent) in the teaching field OR passing scores on the appropriate Praxis subject assessment. For comprehensive teaching fields at the secondary level (English Language Arts, General Science, or General Social Science), applicants must have an academic content major (or the equivalent) in the teaching field plus one course in each of the four areas of the teaching field OR passing scores on the appropriate Praxis subject assessment. For English for Speakers of Other Languages (P-12), applicants must have an academic content major (or the equivalent) in English or a foreign language OR passing scores on the appropriate Praxis subject assessment. The transcript evaluation will determine if an applicant meets the teaching field requirement.
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Alternative Class A Certification

The Alabama State Board of Education grants Class A professional educator certification in Secondary Education (6-12) teaching fields and P-12 teaching fields. To be eligible, candidates must complete all requirements of the Alternative Class A program, including a comprehensive assessment, state assessments (if applicable), and the Praxis subject assessment(s). The extensive professional portfolio completed by candidates will be used as a comprehensive assessment in lieu of a comprehensive exam.

Alternative Class A Requirements

A minimum of 37 semester hours of specific graduate credit plus some undergraduate prerequisites are required for the certificate. The program of study must be planned with an advisor.

These course listings apply to candidates having completed a baccalaureate degree at a regionally accredited college or university who begin the program June 1, 2017 and thereafter. Candidates earning graduate credit prior to this date may elect to utilize this program. Candidates must present a GPA of at least 3.25 on all courses in the program below, with no grade below a C.

Postsecondary Instruction

Graduate students in the MA program who have an interest in teaching in postsecondary institutions may take advantage of the program's flexibility to acquire a maximum of 18 hours in cognate field courses. Students who have this option in mind should coordinate the program of study carefully with their advisors.

Concentrations for Traditional Class A Teaching Fields

General Social Sciences Concentration

Code and Title Hours
Select 500 Level (or above) advisor-approved teaching field content courses12
History
Sociology
Psychology
Geography
Economics
Political Science
Supporting Coursework
CSE 564Imprvg Soc Sci Instr3
Advisor Approved Elective3
Total Hours18

Teaching Fields included in the General Social Sciences Concentration:

General Social Science (6-12), Traditional Class A

Code and Title Hours
Required Courses:
CSE 530Mod Sec School Program3
CSE 564Imprvg Soc Sci Instr3
Teaching field courses (graduate level HY, SOC, PY, PSC, GY or EC) *12
Foundations of Professional Studies:
(Choose one of these SDE approved diversity courses.)3
History Of Amer Educn
Sociology Of Education
Multicultural Education
Found Educn Through Film
Readings In Soc Of Ed
Critical Race Theory In Educ
Multicult Soc Ed Leadershp
Ethics And Education
Educational Research:
BER 500Intro Educatn Research3
Additional requirements/electives:
CAT 531Computer Based Instruction3
Advisor approved elective3
SPE 500 is only required if a survey of special education course was not taken as part of the undergraduate program or another graduate program.0-3
Total Hours30-33

Geography (6-12), Traditional Class A

Code and Title Hours
Required Courses:
CSE 530Mod Sec School Program3
CSE 564Imprvg Soc Sci Instr3
Teaching field courses (graduate level, advisor approved)12
Foundations of Professional Studies:
(Choose one of these SDE approved diversity courses.)3
History Of Amer Educn
Sociology Of Education
Multicultural Education
Found Educn Through Film
Readings In Soc Of Ed
Critical Race Theory In Educ
Multicult Soc Ed Leadershp
Ethics And Education
Educational Research:
BER 500Intro Educatn Research3
Additional requirements/electives:
CAT 531Computer Based Instruction3
Advisor approved elective3
SPE 500 is only required if a survey of special education course was not taken as part of the undergraduate program or another graduate program.0-3
Total Hours30-33

History (6-12), Traditional Class A

Code and Title Hours
Required Courses:
CSE 530Mod Sec School Program3
CSE 564Imprvg Soc Sci Instr3
Teaching field courses (graduate level)12
Foundations of Professional Studies:
(Choose one of these SDE approved diversity courses.)3
History Of Amer Educn
Sociology Of Education
Multicultural Education
Found Educn Through Film
Readings In Soc Of Ed
Critical Race Theory In Educ
Multicult Soc Ed Leadershp
Ethics And Education
Educational Research:
BER 500Intro Educatn Research3
Additional requirements/electives:
CAT 531Computer Based Instruction3
Advisor approved elective3
SPE 500 is only required if a survey of special education course was not taken as part of the undergraduate program or another graduate program.0-3
Total Hours30-33

English Language Arts Concentration

English Language Arts Concentration Hours
Select 500 Level or above Courses in Two Disciplines12
English
Journalism
Creative Media
Communication Studies
Theatre
Supporting Coursework
CSE 563Improvg English Instr3
Advisor Approved Elective3
Total Hours18

Teaching Fields included in the English Language Arts Concentration:

English Language Arts (6-12), Traditional Class A

Code and Title Hours
Required Courses:
CSE 530Mod Sec School Program3
CSE 563Improvg English Instr3
Teaching field courses (graduate level EN, JCM, COM or TH) *12
Foundations of Professional Studies:
(Choose ONE of these SDE approved diversity courses.)3
History Of Amer Educn
Sociology Of Education
Multicultural Education
Found Educn Through Film
Readings In Soc Of Ed
Critical Race Theory In Educ
Multicult Soc Ed Leadershp
Ethics And Education
Educational Research:
BER 500Intro Educatn Research3
Additional requirements/electives:
CAT 531Computer Based Instruction3
Advisor approved elective3
SPE 500 is only required if a survey of special education course was not taken as part of the undergraduate program or another graduate program.0-3
Total Hours30-33

Mathematics Concentration

Code and Title Hours
Select 500 Level or above Course in Math10-12
Math
Supporting Coursework
CIE 560Princples Math Ed Equity Acces3
CSE 566Princpls MathEd: Tech/Lrn/Cur3
CSE 575Princples Math: Tech/Assess3
Total Hours19-21

Teaching Fields included in the Mathematics Concentration:

Mathematics (6-12), Traditional Class A

Code and Title Hours
Required Courses:
CSE 530Mod Sec School Program3
CSE 566Princpls MathEd: Tech/Lrn/Cur3
CSE 575Princples Math: Tech/Assess3
Teaching field courses (graduate level, advisor approved)10-12
Foundations of Professional Studies:
(Choose one of these SDE approved diversity courses.)3
History Of Amer Educn
Sociology Of Education
Multicultural Education
Found Educn Through Film
Readings In Soc Of Ed
Critical Race Theory In Educ
Multicult Soc Ed Leadershp
Ethics And Education
Educational Research:
BER 500Intro Educatn Research3
Additional requirements/electives:
CIE 560Princples Math Ed Equity Acces3
CAT 531 or advisor approved tech3
SPE 500 is only required if a survey of special education course was not taken as part of the undergraduate program or another graduate program.0-3
Total Hours31-36

General Science Concentration

Code and Title Hours
Select 500 level (or above) advisor-approved teaching field content courses12
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Physics
Geology
Supporting Coursework
CSE 576Improving Science Teaching3
CSE 565Improvg Science Instr3
Total Hours18

Teaching Fields included in the General Science Concentration:

General Science (6-12), Traditional Class A

Code and Title Hours
Required Courses:
CSE 530Mod Sec School Program3
CSE 576Improving Science Teaching3
CSE 565Improvg Science Instr3
Teaching field courses (graduate level BSC, CH, PH, or GEO) *12
Foundations of Professional Studies:
(Choose one of these SDE approved diversity courses.)3
History Of Amer Educn
Sociology Of Education
Multicultural Education
Found Educn Through Film
Readings In Soc Of Ed
Critical Race Theory In Educ
Multicult Soc Ed Leadershp
Ethics And Education
Educational Research:
BER 500 or Intro Educatn Research3
CSE 595 Practicum
Additional requirements:
CAT 531Computer Based Instruction3
SPE 500 is only required if a survey of special education course was not taken as part of the undergraduate program or another graduate program.0-3
Total Hours30-33

Biology (6-12), Traditional Class A

Code and Title Hours
Required courses:
CSE 530Mod Sec School Program3
CSE 576Improving Science Teaching3
CSE 565Improvg Science Instr3
Teaching field courses (graduate level)12
Foundations of Professional Studies:
(Choose ONE of these SDE approved diversity courses.)3
History Of Amer Educn
Sociology Of Education
Multicultural Education
Found Educn Through Film
Readings In Soc Of Ed
Critical Race Theory In Educ
Multicult Soc Ed Leadershp
Ethics And Education
Educational Research:
BER 500Intro Educatn Research3
Additional requirements:
CAT 531Computer Based Instruction3
SPE 500 is only required if a survey of special education course was not taken as part of the undergraduate program or another graduate program.0-3
Total Hours30-33

Chemistry (6-12), Traditional Class A

Code and Title Hours
Required courses:
CSE 530Mod Sec School Program3
CSE 576Improving Science Teaching3
CSE 565Improvg Science Instr3
Teaching field courses (graduate level, advisor approved)12
Foundations of Professional Studies:
(Choose ONE of these SDE approved diversity courses.)3
History Of Amer Educn
Sociology Of Education
Multicultural Education
Found Educn Through Film
Readings In Soc Of Ed
Critical Race Theory In Educ
Multicult Soc Ed Leadershp
Ethics And Education
Educational Research:
BER 500 or Intro Educatn Research3
CSE 595 Practicum
Additional requirements:
CAT 531Computer Based Instruction3
SPE 500 is only required if a survey of special education course was not taken as part of the undergraduate program or another graduate program.0-3
Total Hours30-33

Physics (6-12), Traditional Class A

Code and Title Hours
Required courses:
CSE 530Mod Sec School Program3
CSE 576Improving Science Teaching3
CSE 565Improvg Science Instr3
Teaching field courses (graduate level, advisor approved)12
Foundations of Professional Studies:
(Choose one of these SDE approved diversity courses.)3
History Of Amer Educn
Sociology Of Education
Multicultural Education
Found Educn Through Film
Readings In Soc Of Ed
Critical Race Theory In Educ
Multicult Soc Ed Leadershp
Ethics And Education
Educational Research:
BER 500 or Intro Educatn Research3
CSE 595 Practicum
Additional requirements:
CAT 531Computer Based Instruction3
SPE 500 is only required if a survey of special education course was not taken as part of the undergraduate program or another graduate program.0-3
Total Hours30-33

Additional Teaching Fields and Overseas Program

Biology (6-12), Alternative Class A

Code and Title Hours
Curriculum and Teaching:
CSE 565Improvg Science Instr3
CSE 592Field Work3
CSE 586Teach Sec School Science3
Teaching field courses (advisor approved, graduate level)12
Professional Studies:
BEF 510Phil Hist Socl Founds Ed *3
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning:
BER 550Eval Classroom Learning3
Literacy:
CRD 512Impr Read Second Schools3
Special Education coursework:
SPE 500 is required if SPE 300 was not completed prior to unconditional admission.0-3
Full-time Internship:
CSE 597Internship6
EDU 500Internship Seminar1
Total Hours37-40

Chemistry (6-12), Alternative Class A

Code and Title Hours
Curriculum and Teaching:
CSE 565Improvg Science Instr3
CSE 592Field Work3
CSE 586Teach Sec School Science3
Teaching field courses (advisor approved, graduate level)12
Professional Studies:
BEF 510Phil Hist Socl Founds Ed *3
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning:
BER 550Eval Classroom Learning3
Literacy:
CRD 512Impr Read Second Schools3
Special Education coursework:
SPE 500 is required if SPE 300 was not completed prior to unconditional admission.0-3
Full-time Internship:
CSE 597Internship6
EDU 500Internship Seminar1
Total Hours37-40

English for Speakers of Other Languages (P-12), Traditional Class A

Code and Title Hours
Required Courses:
CIE 582Dev Util Instr Matrls3
Foundations of Professional Studies:
BEF 534Multicultural Education *3
Technology:
CAT 531Computer Based Instruction3
Educational Research:
CIE 578Second Lang Test Assess Evaln3
Teaching Field:
CIE 579Tch English For Lang Prog/Pol3
CIE 576Linguistics Classroom Teachers *3
CIE 577Second Language Acquisition *3
Choose ONE from CRD 510 or CRD 511 or CEE 565 or CSE 5553
Internship:
CIE 597Elementary/Secondary Internsh6
Additional Requirements:
SPE 500 is only required if a special education survey course was not part of the undergraduate program or another graduate program.0-3
Total Hours30-33

English for Speakers of Other Languages (P-12), Alternative Class A

Code and Title Hours
Curriculum and Teaching:
CIE 579Tch English For Lang Prog/Pol3
CIE 562Tesol: Basic Methods3
CIE 582Dev Util Instr Matrls3
Teaching Field:
CIE 576Linguistics Classroom Teachers3
CIE 577Second Language Acquisition3
CIE 592Field Work3
Summer Block in Cultural and Linguistic Immersion: Choose CIE 594 via Summer FL Study Abroad OR one advisor approved graduate course providing immersion in a foreign language and/or culture. 3
Professional Studies:
BEF 510Phil Hist Socl Founds Ed *3
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning:
CIE 578Second Lang Test Assess Evaln3
Literacy:
CRD 512Impr Read Second Schools3
Special Education coursework:
SPE 500 is required unless SPE 300 was completed prior to unconditional admission to this program.0-3
Full-time Internship:
CIE 597Elementary/Secondary Internsh6
EDU 500Internship Seminar1
Total Hours37-40

English Language Arts (6-12), Alternative Class A

Code and Title Hours
Curriculum and Teaching:
CSE 579Teach Sec School English3
CSE 592Field Work3
CSE 563Improvg English Instr3
Teaching field courses (graduate level EN, JCM, COM, or TH) **12
Professional Studies:
BEF 510Phil Hist Socl Founds Ed *3
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning:
BER 550Eval Classroom Learning3
Literacy:
CRD 512Impr Read Second Schools3
Special Education coursework:
SPE 500 is required if SPE 300 was not completed prior to unconditional admission.0-3
Full-time Internship:
CSE 597Internship6
EDU 500Internship Seminar1
Total Hours37-40

French, German, Latin, OR Spanish (6-12), Traditional Class A

Code and Title Hours
Required Courses:
CSE 530Mod Sec School Program3
CIE 567Improv Foreign Lang Instruct3
Teaching field courses in one foreign language (advisor approved, graduate level)12
Foundations of Professional Studies:
(Choose BEF 534 or ONE advisor-approved course from these SDE approved diversity courses.)3
Multicultural Education
History Of Amer Educn
Sociology Of Education
Found Educn Through Film
Readings In Soc Of Ed
Critical Race Theory In Educ
Multicult Soc Ed Leadershp
Ethics And Education
Educational Research:
CIE 578 or Second Lang Test Assess Evaln3
BER 500 Intro Educatn Research
Additional requirements/electives:
CAT 531Computer Based Instruction3
Advisor-approved elective3
SPE 500 is only required if a special education survey course as not part of the undergraduate program or another graduate program.0-3
Total Hours30-33

French, German, Latin, OR Spanish (6-12)-Alternative Class A

Code and Title Hours
Curriculum and Teaching:
CIE 567Improv Foreign Lang Instruct3
CIE 580Teaching Foreign Languages *3
CIE 592Field Work *3
Teaching field courses in ONE foreign language (advisor approved, graduate level) ***12
Foundations of Professional Studies:
BEF 510Phil Hist Socl Founds Ed **3
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning:
CIE 578Second Lang Test Assess Evaln3
Literacy:
CRD 512Impr Read Second Schools3
Special Education coursework:
SPE 500 is required if SPE 300 was not completed prior to unconditional admission.0-3
Full-time Internship:
CSE 597Internship6
EDU 500Internship Seminar1
Total Hours37-40

French, German, Latin, OR Spanish (P-12), Traditional Class A

Code and Title Hours
Required Courses:
CEE 574Guid Early Chld/Elem Pupil Lea3
CSE 530Mod Sec School Program3
CIE 567Improv Foreign Lang Instruct3
CIE 578Second Lang Test Assess Evaln3
Teaching field courses in ONE foreign language (advisor approved, graduate level)12
Foundations of Professional Studies:
(Choose BEF 534 or ONE advisor-approved course from these SDE approved diversity courses.)3
Multicultural Education
History Of Amer Educn
Sociology Of Education
Found Educn Through Film
Readings In Soc Of Ed
Critical Race Theory In Educ
Multicult Soc Ed Leadershp
Ethics And Education
Additional requirements:
CAT 531Computer Based Instruction3
SPE 500 is only required if a special education survey course as not part of the undergraduate program or another graduate program.0-3
Total Hours30-33

French, German, Latin, OR Spanish (P-12)-Alternative Class A

Code and Title Hours
Curriculum and Teaching:
CIE 567Improv Foreign Lang Instruct3
CIE 580Teaching Foreign Languages *3
CIE 592Field Work *3
Teaching field courses in ONE foreign language (advisor approved, graduate level) ***12
Foundations of Professional Studies:
BEF 510Phil Hist Socl Founds Ed **3
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning:
CIE 578Second Lang Test Assess Evaln3
Literacy:
CRD 512Impr Read Second Schools3
Special Education coursework:
SPE 500 is required if SPE 300 was not completed prior to unconditional admission.0-3
Full-time Internship:
CIE 597Elementary/Secondary Internsh6
EDU 500Internship Seminar1
Total Hours37-40

General Science (6-12), Alternative Class A

Code and Title Hours
Curriculum and Teaching:
CSE 565Improvg Science Instr3
CSE 586Teach Sec School Science3
CSE 592Field Work3
Teaching field courses (advisor approved, graduate level BSC, CH, PH, or GEO) **12
Professional Studies:
BEF 510Phil Hist Socl Founds Ed *3
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning:
BER 550Eval Classroom Learning3
Literacy:
CRD 512Impr Read Second Schools3
Special Education coursework:
SPE 500 is required unless SPE 300 was completed prior to unconditional admission.0-3
Full-time Internship:
CSE 597Internship6
EDU 500Internship Seminar1
Total Hours37-40

General Social Science (6-12), Alternative Class A

Code and Title Hours
Curriculum and Teaching:
CSE 587Teach Sec School Soc Sci3
CSE 592Field Work3
CSE 564Imprvg Soc Sci Instr3
CSE 585Inquiry in Social Studies3
Teaching field courses (advisor approved, graduate level) **12
Professional Studies:
BEF 510Phil Hist Socl Founds Ed *3
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning:
BER 550Eval Classroom Learning3
Literacy:
CRD 512Impr Read Second Schools3
Special Education coursework:
SPE 500 is required if SPE 300 was not completed prior to unconditional admission.0-3
Full-time internship:
CSE 597Internship6
EDU 500Internship Seminar1
Total Hours40-43

Geography (6-12), Alternative Class A

Code and Title Hours
Curriculum and Teaching:
CSE 587Teach Sec School Soc Sci3
CSE 592Field Work3
CSE 564Imprvg Soc Sci Instr3
CSE 585Inquiry in Social Studies3
Teaching field courses (advisor approved, graduate level)12
Professional Studies:
BEF 510Phil Hist Socl Founds Ed *3
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning:
BER 550Eval Classroom Learning3
Literacy:
CRD 512Impr Read Second Schools3
Special Education coursework:
SPE 500 is required if SPE 300 was not completed prior to unconditional admission.0-3
Full-time Internship:
CSE 597Internship6
EDU 500Internship Seminar1
Total Hours40-43

History (6-12), Alternative Class A

Code and Title Hours
Curriculum and Teaching:
CSE 587Teach Sec School Soc Sci3
CSE 592Field Work3
CSE 564Imprvg Soc Sci Instr3
CSE 585Inquiry in Social Studies3
Teaching field courses (advisor approved, graduate level)12
Professional Studies:
BEF 510Phil Hist Socl Founds Ed *3
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning:
BER 550Eval Classroom Learning3
Literacy:
CRD 512Impr Read Second Schools3
Special Education coursework:
SPE 500 is required if SPE 300 was not completed prior to unconditional admission.0-3
Full-time Internship:
CSE 597Internship6
EDU 500Internship Seminar1
Total Hours40-43

Mathematics (6-12), Alternative Class A

Code and Title Hours
Curriculum and Teaching:
CSE 583Teach Sec School Math3
CSE 592Field Work3
CSE 566Princpls MathEd: Tech/Lrn/Cur3
Teaching field courses (advisor approved, graduate level)12
Professional Studies:
BEF 510Phil Hist Socl Founds Ed *3
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning:
BER 550Eval Classroom Learning3
Literacy:
CRD 512Impr Read Second Schools3
Special Education coursework:
SPE 500 is required if SPE 300 was not completed prior to unconditional admission.0-3
Full-time Internship:
CSE 597Internship6
EDU 500Internship Seminar1
Total Hours37-40

Physics (6-12), Alternative Class A

Code and Title Hours
Curriculum and Teaching:
CSE 565Improvg Science Instr3
CSE 592Field Work3
CSE 586Teach Sec School Science3
Teaching field courses (advisor approved, graduate level)12
Professional Studies:
BEF 510Phil Hist Socl Founds Ed *3
Evaluation of Teaching and Learning:
BER 550Eval Classroom Learning3
Literacy:
CRD 512Impr Read Second Schools3
Special Education coursework:
SPE 500 is required if SPE 300 was not completed prior to unconditional admission.0-3
Full-time Internship:
CSE 597Internship6
EDU 500Internship Seminar1
Total Hours37-40

Reading Specialist (P-12)*, Traditional Class A

Reading Specialist (P-12), Traditional Class A Hours
Foundations of Professional Studies:
CIE 577Second Language Acquisition **3
Instructional Support Area:
CRD 510Expanding Reading3
CRD 511Begin Rding Pre-K-Prim Grades3
CRD 590Seminar In Literacy Coaching3
CRD 654Re-envisioning Reading3
Educational Research:
BER 500 or Intro Educatn Research3
BER 550 Eval Classroom Learning
or advisor-approved research course
Internship and Practicum:
CRD 593Practicum in Literacy Coaching3
CRD 595Practicum In Reading3
CRD 695Adv Practicum Readg Education3
CRD 696Adv Reading Specialist Practic3
Additional requirements:
SPE 500 is only required if a special education survey course was not part of the undergraduate program or another graduate program.0-3
Total Hours30-33

Non-Certification Overseas Program for Secondary Education, MA

This is a non-certification program offered only to overseas students. Completion of this program does not lead to professional educator licensure or certification.

Admission Requirements

An entrance exam score (at least 300 on the GRE or the 50th percentile or above on the MAT) is needed for regular admission.

Admission requirements for the Graduate School (Admission Criteria) and the College of Education (General Admission) are detailed in earlier sections of this catalog.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 hours of course credit must be earned, and a comprehensive assessment must be successfully completed. Candidates must present a GPA of at least 3.25 on all courses in the program, with no grade below a C.

Overseas Program Course Requirements Hours
Group I: Secondary Education Courses
AREA 1. Required Courses. Students select ONE course from the following:3
Mod Sec School Program
Secondary Sch Curric
AREA 2. Program Specifics. Students select FIVE courses from the following--OR select three or four courses from Program Specifics plus 6 or 3 hours of graduate credit courses* in the student's subject field.15
Improvg English Instr
Imprvg Soc Sci Instr
Improvg Science Instr
Princpls MathEd: Tech/Lrn/Cur
Impr Read Second Schools
Second Language Acquisition
AREA 3. Educational Research
BER 500Intro Educatn Research3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 21
Group II: Electives
Students select THREE courses from the list below. Students may also choose courses not taken from the Group I list above or courses specifically aproved by the Office of International Programs.9
History Of Amer Educn
Eval Classroom Learning
Computer Based Instruction
Tesol: Basic Methods
Linguistics Classroom Teachers
Adolescent Literature
Problems
Begin Rding Pre-K-Prim Grades
Intro Exc Childr/Youth
Adv Academc Methods Sec
Total Hours30