The secondary education program offers exemplary professional programs that prepare educators to be reflective decision-makers, researchers and facilitators of student learning in general. The programs in secondary education lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (grades 6–12) professional certificate in the areas of English language arts, foreign language education (French, German, Latin and Spanish), mathematics, general science (biology, chemistry or physics major), and social science. Students complete their internships in the Tuscaloosa area; however, there are opportunities to student teach in foreign countries such as England, Ireland and South Africa. Faculty provide students with many opportunities to become involved in scholarly endeavors such as conducting research, presenting papers at conferences and co-authoring articles. Secondary education students are typically interested in pursuing careers as middle and/or high school teachers.

The undergraduate catalog is published annually. Program advising sheets are updated much more frequently and are thus likely to provide the most up-to-date information on degree and other requirements. Students should always obtain the most recent advising sheets, available from academic advisers and in 104 Carmichael Hall. Further information on recommended course sequences should also be obtained from 204 Graves Hall.

Requirements for the Secondary Education (6-12) Teaching Fields

Teaching Field – English Language Arts (Comprehensive, 6-12)

The programs in secondary education require the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours as specified below and lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (6-12) Professional Certificate.

NOTE: Admission to this program is competitive; meeting stated criteria does not guarantee admission. Rather, persons who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program. Each student will be given two opportunities to satisfactorily complete each of the following requirements: writing examination, admission interview and Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests (formerly Basic Skills). An individual may request from the program chairperson or his or her adviser information concerning summative data on the most recent previous admissions.

General Studies (60 Hours)

Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section. Courses from areas II, III and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.

Professional Studies (31-34 Hours)

Students must earn grades of C or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses. A student may not enroll in more than the five professional studies courses prior to unconditional admission to TEP.

Hours
BEF/BEP 360Social Psychol Foundtns Educ3
BER 450Assess Of Classrm Learng3
CRD 412Impr Read Second Schools3
CSE 390Instructn Accomd Sec Sch3
CSE 493Diversity Block Seminar1
CSE 489Clinicl Exper Second School3
CSE 497Sec School Teaching9-12
SPE 300Survey Spe Accomd Stratg3
Discipline-specific CSE methods course 13
Teach Second Sch English
Teach Sec Sch Forgn Lang
Teach Second School Math
Teach Second Sch Science
Teach Second Soc Science
Total Hours31-34
1

This is a methods course that is a prerequisite for the internship (formerly called student teaching). The student must be admitted to the teacher education program before this course is taken. Failure to be admitted on time will significantly delay the internship and graduation as well. (CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School, CRD 412 Impr Read Second Schools, BER 450 Assess Of Classrm Learng and methods courses are taken concurrently.) Depending on the teaching field, a student may be required to take an additional CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School and methods course.

Teaching Field

The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.

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COM 101Principles Human Communication3
COM 123Public Speaking3
CSE 455Adolescent Literature3
CSE 469Pedagogical Grammar3
CSE 470Teaching Writing 6-123
EN 205English Literature I3
EN 210American Literature II3
EN 300Intro To English Studies3
EN 321Linguis Approach English Gramr3
EN 333Shakespeare3
EN 411Adv Stdy Comptv Multi-Cutl Lit3
One 300-level EN elective3
Two 400-level EN electives6
JN 436 or 3
JN 200
TH 113 or Voice And Diction3
TH 114 Intro To The Theatre
TH 245Tch Theatre: Performance3
Select two of the following:6
English Literature II
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature
African American Literature I 1
Select one of the following:3
American Literature To 1900
American Poetry To 1900
American Fiction To 1900
British Fiction To 1900
English Lit During Enlightenmt
Romantic Literature
Victorian Literature
Foreign language requirement8
Total Hours68
1

Does not meet the Literature sequence of UA Core Curriculum.

Teaching Field – French

The programs in secondary education require the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours as specified below and lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (6-12) Professional Certificate.

NOTE: Admission to this program is competitive; meeting stated criteria does not guarantee admission. Rather, persons who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program. Each student will be given two opportunities to satisfactorily complete each of the following requirements: writing examination, admission interview and Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests (formerly Basic Skills). An individual may request from the program chairperson or his or her adviser information concerning summative data on the most recent previous admissions.

General Studies (60 Hours)

Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section. Courses from areas II, III and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.

Professional Studies (31-34 Hours)

Students must earn grades of C or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses. A student may not enroll in more than the five professional studies courses prior to unconditional admission to TEP.

Hours
BEF/BEP 360Social Psychol Foundtns Educ3
BER 450Assess Of Classrm Learng3
CRD 412Impr Read Second Schools3
CSE 390Instructn Accomd Sec Sch3
CSE 493Diversity Block Seminar1
CSE 489Clinicl Exper Second School3
CSE 497Sec School Teaching9-12
SPE 300Survey Spe Accomd Stratg3
Discipline-specific CSE methods course 13
Teach Second Sch English
Teach Sec Sch Forgn Lang
Teach Second School Math
Teach Second Sch Science
Teach Second Soc Science
Total Hours31-34
1

This is a methods course that is a prerequisite for the internship (formerly called student teaching). The student must be admitted to the teacher education program before this course is taken. Failure to be admitted on time will significantly delay the internship and graduation as well. (CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School, CRD 412 Impr Read Second Schools, BER 450 Assess Of Classrm Learng and methods courses are taken concurrently.) Depending on the teaching field, a student may be required to take an additional CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School and methods course.

Teaching Field

The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.

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FR 201Intermediate French3
FR 202Intermediate French3
FR 321Voices In French3
FR 323Text, Image, And Word3
FR 331 or French Civilization3
FR 431 Contemp French Civiliztn
FR 421Pronunciation & Phonetics3
Select two of the following:6
Intro Romance Linguistic (Same as IT 361 and SP 361)
French Linguistics
Undergrad Sem In French
Special Topics
Select two of the following:6
Survey Fr Literature I
Survey Fr Literature II
Undergrad Sem In French
Special Topics
Advisor-approved FR electives6
Total Hours36

Additional adviser-approved electives may be necessary to meet the 120-hour degree requirement.

To expand certification in this foreign language field to the P-12 level, students should complete the requirements above and add the following courses:

Hours
CEE 320Survey Elementary Eductn3
CEE 365Literature For Children3
HD 101Life Span Human Development3

Additionally, the internship should be Intern Foreign Language Education CIE 497 Intern Foreign Lang Educ, which will be divided between the P-6 and 6-12 levels.

See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section. Courses from areas II, III and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.

Teaching Field – German

The programs in secondary education require the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours as specified below and lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (6-12) Professional Certificate.

NOTE: Admission to this program is competitive; meeting stated criteria does not guarantee admission. Rather, persons who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program. Each student will be given two opportunities to satisfactorily complete each of the following requirements: writing examination, admission interview and Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests (formerly Basic Skills). An individual may request from the program chairperson or his or her adviser information concerning summative data on the most recent previous admissions.

General Studies (60 Hours)

Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section. Courses from areas II, III and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.

Professional Studies (31-34 Hours)

Students must earn grades of C or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses. A student may not enroll in more than the five professional studies courses prior to unconditional admission to TEP.

Hours
BEF/BEP 360Social Psychol Foundtns Educ3
BER 450Assess Of Classrm Learng3
CRD 412Impr Read Second Schools3
CSE 390Instructn Accomd Sec Sch3
CSE 493Diversity Block Seminar1
CSE 489Clinicl Exper Second School3
CSE 497Sec School Teaching9-12
SPE 300Survey Spe Accomd Stratg3
Discipline-specific CSE methods course 13
Teach Second Sch English
Teach Sec Sch Forgn Lang
Teach Second School Math
Teach Second Sch Science
Teach Second Soc Science
Total Hours31-34
1

This is a methods course that is a prerequisite for the internship (formerly called student teaching). The student must be admitted to the teacher education program before this course is taken. Failure to be admitted on time will significantly delay the internship and graduation as well. (CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School, CRD 412 Impr Read Second Schools, BER 450 Assess Of Classrm Learng and methods courses are taken concurrently.) Depending on the teaching field, a student may be required to take an additional CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School and methods course.

Teaching Field

The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.

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Select one of the following:4-8
Elementary German I
and Elementary German II
Accelerated Elementary German 1
GN 201Intermediate German I3
GN 202Intermediate German II3
GN 361
GN 362
Interm Convers Comp I
and Interm Convers Comp II
6
GN 371
GN 372
German Culture and Civilization Thru 1832
and Germn Cult Civ 1832-Present
6
GN 403Undergraduate Seminar3
Approved 300-level or higher GN elective6
Advisor-approved elective3
NOTE: A minimum of two advisor-approved literature courses: 2
German Literature Translatn I
German Lit In Translatn II
Undergraduate Seminar
Undergraduate Seminar
Total Hours34-38
1

See German adviser regarding this option.

2

Recommended courses, or a topic-appropriate course.

Additional adviser-approved electives may be necessary to meet the 120-hour degree requirement. To expand certification in this foreign language field to the P-12 level, students should complete the requirements above and add the following courses:

Hours
CEE 320Survey Elementary Eductn3
CEE 365Literature For Children3
HD 101Life Span Human Development3

Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497 Intern Foreign Lang Educ, which will be divided between the P-6 and 6-12 levels.  See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section.

Teaching Field – Latin

The programs in secondary education require the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours as specified below and lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (6-12) Professional Certificate.

NOTE: Admission to this program is competitive; meeting stated criteria does not guarantee admission. Rather, persons who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program. Each student will be given two opportunities to satisfactorily complete each of the following requirements: writing examination, admission interview and Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests (formerly Basic Skills). An individual may request from the program chairperson or his or her adviser information concerning summative data on the most recent previous admissions.

General Studies (60 Hours)

Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section. Courses from areas II, III and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.

Professional Studies (31-34 Hours)

Students must earn grades of C or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses. A student may not enroll in more than the five professional studies courses prior to unconditional admission to TEP.

Hours
BEF/BEP 360Social Psychol Foundtns Educ3
BER 450Assess Of Classrm Learng3
CRD 412Impr Read Second Schools3
CSE 390Instructn Accomd Sec Sch3
CSE 493Diversity Block Seminar1
CSE 489Clinicl Exper Second School3
CSE 497Sec School Teaching9-12
SPE 300Survey Spe Accomd Stratg3
Discipline-specific CSE methods course 13
Teach Second Sch English
Teach Sec Sch Forgn Lang
Teach Second School Math
Teach Second Sch Science
Teach Second Soc Science
Total Hours31-34
1

This is a methods course that is a prerequisite for the internship (formerly called student teaching). The student must be admitted to the teacher education program before this course is taken. Failure to be admitted on time will significantly delay the internship and graduation as well. (CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School, CRD 412 Impr Read Second Schools, BER 450 Assess Of Classrm Learng and methods courses are taken concurrently.) Depending on the teaching field, a student may be required to take an additional CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School and methods course.

Teaching Field

The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.

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CL 222Greek Roman Mythology3
CL 350Roman Religion (or equivalent 300-level or higher culture elective)3
CL 380Special Topics (or equivalent literature elective)3
CL 386History Of Rome3
LA 101Elementary Latin I3
LA 102Elementary Latin II3
LA 201Intermed Latin Read I3
LA 202Intermed Latin Read II3
LA 301Survey Lit Roman Republ3
LA 302Survey Lit Of Empire3
LA 490Readings In Latin Literature3
Advisor-approved electives (300-level or higher)3
Total Hours36

Additional adviser-approved electives may be necessary to meet the 120-hour degree requirement. To expand certification in this foreign language field to the P-12 level, students should complete the requirements above and add the following courses:

Hours
CEE 320Survey Elementary Eductn3
CEE 365Literature For Children3
HD 101Life Span Human Development3

Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497 Intern Foreign Lang Educ, which will be divided between the P-6 and 6-12 levels.  See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section.

Teaching Field – Mathematics (Comprehensive, 6-12)

http://education.ua.edu/academics/ci/sema/

The programs in secondary education require the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours as specified below and lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (6-12) Professional Certificate.

NOTE: Admission to this program is competitive; meeting stated criteria does not guarantee admission. Rather, persons who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program. Each student will be given two opportunities to satisfactorily complete each of the following requirements: writing examination, admission interview and Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests (formerly Basic Skills). An individual may request from the program chairperson or his or her adviser information concerning summative data on the most recent previous admissions.

General Studies (60 Hours)

Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section. Courses from areas II, III and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.

Professional Studies (31-34 Hours)

Students must earn grades of C or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses. A student may not enroll in more than the five professional studies courses prior to unconditional admission to TEP.

Hours
BEF/BEP 360Social Psychol Foundtns Educ3
BER 450Assess Of Classrm Learng3
CRD 412Impr Read Second Schools3
CSE 390Instructn Accomd Sec Sch3
CSE 493Diversity Block Seminar1
CSE 489Clinicl Exper Second School3
CSE 497Sec School Teaching9-12
SPE 300Survey Spe Accomd Stratg3
Discipline-specific CSE methods course 13
Teach Second Sch English
Teach Sec Sch Forgn Lang
Teach Second School Math
Teach Second Sch Science
Teach Second Soc Science
Total Hours31-34
1

This is a methods course that is a prerequisite for the internship (formerly called student teaching). The student must be admitted to the teacher education program before this course is taken. Failure to be admitted on time will significantly delay the internship and graduation as well. (CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School, CRD 412 Impr Read Second Schools, BER 450 Assess Of Classrm Learng and methods courses are taken concurrently.) Depending on the teaching field, a student may be required to take an additional CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School and methods course.

Teaching Field

The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.

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CS 100 or CS I for Majors4
CS 104 Computer Science Principles
CSE 401Tech for Teaching Sec. Math3
CSE 406Curriculm Secondary Math 13
MATH 125Calculus I4
MATH 126Calculus II4
MATH 227Calculus III4
MATH 237Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 238Appld Diff Equations I3
MATH 301Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 355Theory Of Probability3
MATH 403Adv Math Connections & Devlpmn3
MATH 404Topics Math Secondary Teachers1
MATH 405Geometry For Teachers3
MATH 409Advanced Data Analysis3
MATH elective (Select one of the following)3
Advanced Linear Algebra
Numerical Linear Algebra
Math Stats W/Applictn I
Prin Modern Algebra I
Intro Complex Variables
Introduction to Real Analysis I
Undergraduate Research Experience
ST 260Statistical Data Analysis3
Total Hours50
1

Admission to TEP is required

A student's proficiency in the content of MATH 112 Precalculus Algebra and MATH 115 Precalc Algebra & Trig will be tested. The scores achieved determine whether a student must complete one or more of these courses as prerequisites for the following coursework in the major. Credit for courses numbered below MATH 125 Calculus I may be applied to the degree requirements only as elective credit. See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section.

Teaching Field – General Science (Comprehensive, 6-12)

The programs in secondary education require the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours as specified below and lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (6-12) Professional Certificate.

NOTE: Admission to this program is competitive; meeting stated criteria does not guarantee admission. Rather, persons who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program. Each student will be given two opportunities to satisfactorily complete each of the following requirements: writing examination, admission interview and Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests (formerly Basic Skills). An individual may request from the program chairperson or his or her adviser information concerning summative data on the most recent previous admissions.

General Studies (60 Hours)

Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section. Courses from areas II, III and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.

Professional Studies (31-34 Hours)

Students must earn grades of C or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses. A student may not enroll in more than the five professional studies courses prior to unconditional admission to TEP.

Hours
BEF/BEP 360Social Psychol Foundtns Educ3
BER 450Assess Of Classrm Learng3
CRD 412Impr Read Second Schools3
CSE 390Instructn Accomd Sec Sch3
CSE 493Diversity Block Seminar1
CSE 489Clinicl Exper Second School3
CSE 497Sec School Teaching9-12
SPE 300Survey Spe Accomd Stratg3
Discipline-specific CSE methods course 13
Teach Second Sch English
Teach Sec Sch Forgn Lang
Teach Second School Math
Teach Second Sch Science
Teach Second Soc Science
Total Hours31-34
1

This is a methods course that is a prerequisite for the internship (formerly called student teaching). The student must be admitted to the teacher education program before this course is taken. Failure to be admitted on time will significantly delay the internship and graduation as well. (CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School, CRD 412 Impr Read Second Schools, BER 450 Assess Of Classrm Learng and methods courses are taken concurrently.) Depending on the teaching field, a student may be required to take an additional CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School and methods course.

Teaching Field

The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.

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Biology
BSC 114Principles Of Biology I3
BSC 115Laboratory Biology I1
BSC 116Principles Biology II3
BSC 117Biology II Laboratory1
BSC 215Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
BSC 216Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
BSC 300Cell Biology3
BSC 315Genetics3
BSC 385Ecology and Evolution3
300-level or higher Advisor-approved BSC elective4
300-level or higher Advisor-approved BSC or MS elective3-4
Select one of the following:4
Field Zoology
Freshwater Studies
Vertebrate Zoology
Invertebrate Zoology
Vertebrate Funct Morphol
Biology Of Fishes
Biology Of Algae
Mycology
Aquatic Insects
Stream Ecology
Select one of the following laboratory electives:2-4
Microbiology Lab
Gen Bacteriology Lab
Dendrology
General Ecology Lab
Human Physiology Lab
Bch/Molecular Biology Lab
Integrated Genomics
Special Topics
CSE 476Improving Science Teaching3
MATH 125Calculus I4
Chemistry
CH 101General Chemistry4
CH 102General Chemistry4
CH 231Elem Organic Chemistry I3
CH 232Elem Organic Chem II3
CH 237Elem Organic Chem Lab2
Physics
PH 101General Physics I4
PH 102General Physics II4
Integrated Science
AEM 120Aerospace Science For Educators4
GEO 101The Dynamic Earth4
Total Hours77-80

Teaching Field – General Science (Comprehensive, 6-12)

The programs in secondary education require the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours as specified below and lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (6-12) Professional Certificate.

NOTE: Admission to this program is competitive; meeting stated criteria does not guarantee admission. Rather, persons who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program. Each student will be given two opportunities to satisfactorily complete each of the following requirements: writing examination, admission interview and Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests (formerly Basic Skills). An individual may request from the program chairperson or his or her adviser information concerning summative data on the most recent previous admissions.

General Studies (60 Hours)

Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section. Courses from areas II, III and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.

Professional Studies (31-34 Hours)

Students must earn grades of C or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses. A student may not enroll in more than the five professional studies courses prior to unconditional admission to TEP.

Hours
BEF/BEP 360Social Psychol Foundtns Educ3
BER 450Assess Of Classrm Learng3
CRD 412Impr Read Second Schools3
CSE 390Instructn Accomd Sec Sch3
CSE 493Diversity Block Seminar1
CSE 489Clinicl Exper Second School3
CSE 497Sec School Teaching9-12
SPE 300Survey Spe Accomd Stratg3
Discipline-specific CSE methods course 13
Teach Second Sch English
Teach Sec Sch Forgn Lang
Teach Second School Math
Teach Second Sch Science
Teach Second Soc Science
Total Hours31-34
1

This is a methods course that is a prerequisite for the internship (formerly called student teaching). The student must be admitted to the teacher education program before this course is taken. Failure to be admitted on time will significantly delay the internship and graduation as well. (CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School, CRD 412 Impr Read Second Schools, BER 450 Assess Of Classrm Learng and methods courses are taken concurrently.) Depending on the teaching field, a student may be required to take an additional CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School and methods course.

Teaching Field

The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.

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Chemistry
CH 101 or General Chemistry4
CH 117 Honors General Chemistry
CH 102 or General Chemistry4
CH 118 Honors General Chemistry
CH 223Quantitative Analysis4
CH 231Elem Organic Chemistry I3
CH 232Elem Organic Chem II3
CH 237Elem Organic Chem Lab2
CH 338Elem Organic Chem Lab II2
CH 340Elem Physical Chem3
CH 343Elem Phy Chem Lab1
CH 413Inorganic Chemistry4
CH 461Biochemistry I3
CH 462Biochemistry II3
CH 463Biochem-Clin/Foren/Chem3
CSE 476Improving Science Teaching3
MATH 125Calculus I4
MATH 126Calculus II4
Biology
BSC 114Principles Of Biology I3
BSC 115 or Laboratory Biology I1
BSC 118 Honors General Biology I
BSC 116Principles Biology II3
BSC 117 or Biology II Laboratory1
BSC 120 Honors Gen Biology II
Physics
PH 101 or General Physics I4
PH 105 General Physics W/Calc I
PH 102 or General Physics II4
PH 106 General Physics W/Calc II
PH 253Intro Modern Physics3
PH 255Modern Physics Lab1
Select one of the following:3-4
Intermediate Modern Physics
Physics For Science Teachers
Biophysics
Integrated Science
AEM 120Aerospace Science For Educators4
GEO 101The Dynamic Earth4
Total Hours81-82

Teaching Field – General Science (Comprehensive, 6-12)

The programs in secondary education require the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours as specified below and lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (6-12) Professional Certificate.

NOTE: Admission to this program is competitive; meeting stated criteria does not guarantee admission. Rather, persons who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program. Each student will be given two opportunities to satisfactorily complete each of the following requirements: writing examination, admission interview and Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests (formerly Basic Skills). An individual may request from the program chairperson or his or her adviser information concerning summative data on the most recent previous admissions.

General Studies (60 Hours)

Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section. Courses from areas II, III and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.

Professional Studies (31-34 Hours)

Students must earn grades of C or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses. A student may not enroll in more than the five professional studies courses prior to unconditional admission to TEP.

Hours
BEF/BEP 360Social Psychol Foundtns Educ3
BER 450Assess Of Classrm Learng3
CRD 412Impr Read Second Schools3
CSE 390Instructn Accomd Sec Sch3
CSE 493Diversity Block Seminar1
CSE 489Clinicl Exper Second School3
CSE 497Sec School Teaching9-12
SPE 300Survey Spe Accomd Stratg3
Discipline-specific CSE methods course 13
Teach Second Sch English
Teach Sec Sch Forgn Lang
Teach Second School Math
Teach Second Sch Science
Teach Second Soc Science
Total Hours31-34
1

This is a methods course that is a prerequisite for the internship (formerly called student teaching). The student must be admitted to the teacher education program before this course is taken. Failure to be admitted on time will significantly delay the internship and graduation as well. (CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School, CRD 412 Impr Read Second Schools, BER 450 Assess Of Classrm Learng and methods courses are taken concurrently.) Depending on the teaching field, a student may be required to take an additional CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School and methods course.

Teaching Field

The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.

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Physics
PH 101 or General Physics I4
PH 105 General Physics W/Calc I
PH 102 or General Physics II4
PH 106 General Physics W/Calc II
PH 253Intro Modern Physics3
PH 255Modern Physics Lab1
PH 301 or Mechanics I3
PH 302 Intermediate Mechanics
PH 331Elect & Magnetism I3
PH 354Intermediate Modern Physics3
PH 405Physics For Science Teachers3
PH 491Advanced Laboratory3
Advisor-approved PH electives, 300-level or higher6
CSE 476Improving Science Teaching3
MATH 125 or Calculus I4
MATH 145 Honors Calculus I
MATH 126 or Calculus II4
MATH 146 Honors Calculus II
MATH 227 or Calculus III4
MATH 247 Honors Calculus III
MATH 238Appld Diff Equations I3
Biology
BSC 114Principles Of Biology I3
BSC 115Laboratory Biology I1
BSC 116Principles Biology II3
BSC 117Biology II Laboratory1
Chemistry
CH 101 or General Chemistry4
CH 117 Honors General Chemistry
CH 102 or General Chemistry4
CH 118 Honors General Chemistry
CH 231Elem Organic Chemistry I3
CH 232Elem Organic Chem II3
CH 237Elem Organic Chem Lab2
Integrated Science
AEM 120Aerospace Science For Educators4
GEO 101The Dynamic Earth4
Total Hours83

Teaching Field – Social Science (Comprehensive, 6-12)

The programs in secondary education require the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours as specified below and lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (6-12) Professional Certificate.

NOTE: Admission to this program is competitive; meeting stated criteria does not guarantee admission. Rather, persons who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program. Each student will be given two opportunities to satisfactorily complete each of the following requirements: writing examination, admission interview and Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests (formerly Basic Skills). An individual may request from the program chairperson or his or her adviser information concerning summative data on the most recent previous admissions.

General Studies (60 Hours)

Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section. Courses from areas II, III and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.

Professional Studies (31-34 Hours)

Students must earn grades of C or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses. A student may not enroll in more than the five professional studies courses prior to unconditional admission to TEP.

Hours
BEF/BEP 360Social Psychol Foundtns Educ3
BER 450Assess Of Classrm Learng3
CRD 412Impr Read Second Schools3
CSE 390Instructn Accomd Sec Sch3
CSE 493Diversity Block Seminar1
CSE 489Clinicl Exper Second School3
CSE 497Sec School Teaching9-12
SPE 300Survey Spe Accomd Stratg3
Discipline-specific CSE methods course 13
Teach Second Sch English
Teach Sec Sch Forgn Lang
Teach Second School Math
Teach Second Sch Science
Teach Second Soc Science
Total Hours31-34
1

This is a methods course that is a prerequisite for the internship (formerly called student teaching). The student must be admitted to the teacher education program before this course is taken. Failure to be admitted on time will significantly delay the internship and graduation as well. (CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School, CRD 412 Impr Read Second Schools, BER 450 Assess Of Classrm Learng and methods courses are taken concurrently.) Depending on the teaching field, a student may be required to take an additional CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School and methods course.

Teaching Field

The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.

More InformationHours
From general studies students must select:
EC 110Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 111Principles of Macroeconomics3
GY 110 or People, Places, and Environment3
GY 105 World Regional Geography
GY 300+ (advisor-approved elective)3
HY 101Western Civ To 16483
HY 102Western Civ Since 16483
HY 103History of American Civilization to 18653
HY 104America Civilization Since 18653
HY 110Comparative World Civ3
One HY 300-level or higher U.S. elective3
One HY 300-level or higher European or British elective3
One HY 300-level or higher African, Asian, or Latin American elective3
Three HY 300-level or higher electives9
HY 430UG Research Seminar3
PSC 101Intro American Politics3
PSC 203Comparative Politics3
PY 101Intro To Psychology3
SOC 101Intro To Sociology3
Total Hours60

Teaching Field – Spanish (6-12)

The programs in secondary education require the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours as specified below and lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (6-12) Professional Certificate.

NOTE: Admission to this program is competitive; meeting stated criteria does not guarantee admission. Rather, persons who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program. Each student will be given two opportunities to satisfactorily complete each of the following requirements: writing examination, admission interview and Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests (formerly Basic Skills). An individual may request from the program chairperson or his or her adviser information concerning summative data on the most recent previous admissions.

General Studies (60 Hours)

Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree.

See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section. Courses from areas II, III and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.

Professional Studies (31-34 Hours)

Students must earn grades of C or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses. A student may not enroll in more than the five professional studies courses prior to unconditional admission to TEP.

Hours
BEF/BEP 360Social Psychol Foundtns Educ3
BER 450Assess Of Classrm Learng3
CRD 412Impr Read Second Schools3
CSE 390Instructn Accomd Sec Sch3
CSE 493Diversity Block Seminar1
CSE 489Clinicl Exper Second School3
CSE 497Sec School Teaching9-12
SPE 300Survey Spe Accomd Stratg3
Discipline-specific CSE methods course 13
Teach Second Sch English
Teach Sec Sch Forgn Lang
Teach Second School Math
Teach Second Sch Science
Teach Second Soc Science
Total Hours31-34
1

This is a methods course that is a prerequisite for the internship (formerly called student teaching). The student must be admitted to the teacher education program before this course is taken. Failure to be admitted on time will significantly delay the internship and graduation as well. (CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School, CRD 412 Impr Read Second Schools, BER 450 Assess Of Classrm Learng and methods courses are taken concurrently.) Depending on the teaching field, a student may be required to take an additional CSE 489 Clinicl Exper Second School and methods course.

Teaching Field

The University of Alabama GPA — and, if transfer work, the cumulative GPA — must be at least 2.75 in these courses.

Content Major: SpanishMore Information

Hours
SP 201
SP 202
Intermediate Spanish
and Intermediate Spanish
6
SP 353Spanish Conversation3
SP 356Adv Grammar And Compos3
SP 361Intro Romance Linguistic (preferred, or SP 300-level or higher elective)3
SP 364 or Spanish Civilization3
SP 366 Spanish-American Civ
Select two of the following:6
Survey Of Spanish Lit
Masterpc Sp-Amer Lit I
Survey Of Spanish Lit
Masterpc Sp-Amer Lit II
SP 484Phonetics And Pronunciation3
SP 491Cervantes3
SP 400-level elective3
Two Advisor-approved electives6
Total Hours39

Additional adviser-approved electives may be necessary to meet the 120-hour degree requirement. To expand certification in this foreign language field to the P-12 level, students should complete the requirements above and add the following courses:

Hours
CEE 320Survey Elementary Eductn3
CEE 365Literature For Children3
HD 101Life Span Human Development3

Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497 Intern Foreign Lang Educ, which will be divided between the P-6 and 6-12 levels. See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section.

Middle School (4-8) Endorsement on Secondary Certificate (6-12)

By completing several additional requirements, a student fulfilling the requirements for certification in a secondary school (6-12) teaching field may also obtain middle-school certification in the same field. Those who hold middle school certification may teach in their subject fields in grades 4-8; they are not eligible, however, to teach in self-contained elementary classrooms. The additional requirements of the middle school endorsement program may be secured in 104 Carmichael Hall.

Types of Jobs Accepted

Graduates of the Secondary Education program are teaching in many school systems in Alabama and across the country.

Learn more about opportunities in this field at the Career Center