Secondary Teacher Education Curriculum

Our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to begin taking your Secondary Teacher Education classes beginning in your first semester. By the time you finish your first year, you will have taken upward of five courses related to your major!

Interested in studying abroad for a semester? The Secondary Teacher Education faculty built the curriculum so you can take a semester studying abroad without getting behind on the required courses necessary for you to complete your major.

Choose between a Focus on English or a Focus on Social Studies.

Secondary Teacher Education Curriculum 2013-14


Focus on English

First Year

First Semester

Adolescent Psychology
(PSY 120)

Learning Theory
(EDU 115)

American Literature I
(ENG 240) OR
American Literature II
(ENG 241)

Concepts of the Self
(COR 110)

The Rhetoric of Self
(COR 115)

Second Semester

Integrating Technology
(EDU 112)

College Algebra
(MTH 120)

British Literature I: Mid Ages to 18th Century
(ENG 242) OR
British Literature II
(ENG 243)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

The Rhetoric of Community
(COR 125)


Second Year

First Semester

Content Literacy
(EDU 230)

Reading & Writing Poetry
(ENG 250)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

General Elective

Second Semester

Reading and Writing Fiction
(ENG 215)

Students with Special Needs
(EDU 135)

Natural Science with Lab
(SCI XXX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)


Third Year

First Semester

Literature Seminar
(ENG 350)OR Study Abroad Options:
Canadian Storytelling
(ENG 350 A) OR
James Joyce's Dublin
(ENG 350 B)

Service Learning
(EDU 245)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

General Elective

Second Semester

Survey of Drama
(ENG 260) OR
Survey of Modern Drama
(ENG 262)

Curriculum Design & Differentiated Instruction
(EDU 335)

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)

Literature Elective


Fourth Year

First Semester

English/Language Arts Methods
(EDU 330)

Shakespearean Drama
(ENG 361)

Literature: An Evolving Canon
(ENG 420)

Social Injustice in a Diverse Society
(SWK 305)

General Elective

Second Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

Integrated Curriculum/Student Teaching
(EDU 490)


Focus on Social Studies

First Year

First Semester

Adolescent Psychology
(PSY 120)

Learning Theory
(EDU 115)

American History I
(HIS 110)

Concepts of the Self
(COR 110)

Rhetoric I
(COR 115)

Second Semester

Integrating Technology
(EDU 112)

American History II
(HIS 111)

Concepts of Community
(COR 120)

Rhetoric II
(COR 125)

College Algebra
(MTH 120)


Second Year

First Semester

Legacy of World Civilizations I
(HIS 210)

Content Literacy
(EDU 230)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

General Elective

Second Semester

Legacy of World Civilizations II
(HIS 211)

Students with Special Needs
(EDU 135)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

Choose 200-level COR course
(COR 2XX)

General Elective


Third Year

First Semester

American National Government
(LEG 100)

Service Learning
(EDU 245)

The Global Condition
(COR 310)

Human Rights & Responsibilities
(COR 320)

Natural Science Elective w/ Lab
(SCI XXX)

Second Semester

Reading & Writing History
(HIS 320)

Curriculum Design & Differentiated Instruction
(EDU 335)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

Local Contexts, Global Connections
(COR 330)

English OR General Elective


Fourth Year

First Semester

Social Studies/History Methods
(EDU 331)

Social Injustice in a Diverse Society
(SWK 305)

Macroeconomics
(ECN 210)

General Elective

General Elective

Second Semester

College Capstone
(CCC 410)

Integrated Curriculum/Student Teaching
(EDU 490)


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