Program Requirements

Hours: 53 plus choose license content area (see below)

Corequisite: Minor or Major in the primary content area.
Minor in content area for: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry.

Prerequisites for Licensure (16 hours)

COM 100 Spoken Word (3) C
EDU 190 Introduction to the Educational Profession (1)
ENG 101 Written Word (3) C
PSY 103 Introduction to Psychology (3) CEP
SOC 103 Our Social World (3) CS
Choose a discipline specific mathematics class in the core curriculum (3) CMA

Major Courses (19 hours)

AYA 333 Adol/Young Adult Practicum (1) EXP
AYA 334 Adol/Young Adult Practicum II (2) EXP
AYA 345 Intro to Secondary Education (3)
AYA 444 AYA Student Teaching (10) EXP

Choose one Methods Course, according to content:

EDU 355 Methods of Math Educators (3)
EDU 383 Methods of Teaching Science (3)
EDU 384 Methods of Teach Social Studies (3)
EDU 386 Methods of Teach Language Arts (3)

Cognate Courses - 18 hours

EDU 207 Educational Theory & Reflective Teaching (3)
EDU 217 Technology in the Instructional Process (2)
EDU 356 Classroom Mgmt & Organization (3)
RDG 311 Content Area Reading (3)
SED 215 Human Exceptionalities (3)
SED 215S Serv Lrng:Human Exceptionalities (1) EXP
SED 340 Teaching in an Inclusive Setting (3)

*AYA Licensure in Biology/Life Science – 44 hours

Required courses - 12 hours

BIO 111 Principles of Biology I (4) CN
BIO 111A Principles of Biology I (LAB) (0) CN
BIO 112 Principles of Biology II (4)
BIO 112A Principles of Biology II (LAB) (0)
BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
BIO 201A Human Anatomy & Physiology (LAB) (0)

Choose one w/lab co-requisite - 4 hours

BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
BIO 202A Human Anatomy & Physiology II (LAB) (0)
BIO 203 Developmental Biology (4)
BIO 203A Developmental Biology(LAB) (0)

Choose three of the following 5 BIO courses - 12 hours

BIO 305 Microbiology (4)
BIO 305A Micro (LAB) (0)
BIO 310 Cell Biology (4)
BIO 310A Cell Biology (LAB) (0)
BIO 315 Ecology (4)
BIO 315A Ecology (LAB) (0)
BIO 320 Genetics (4)
BIO 320A Genetics (LAB) (0)
BIO 330 Evolution (4)
BIO 330A Evolution (LAB) (0)

Required courses - 16 hours

CHE 111 General Chemistry I (3) CN
CHE 111A General Chemistry I (LAB) (1) CN
CHE 111R General Chem I (Recitation) (0) CN
CHE 112 General Chemistry II (3) CN
CHE 112A General Chemistry II (LAB) (1) CN
CHE 112R General Chemistry II-Recitation (0)
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHE 211A Organic Chem I (LAB) (1)
CHE 212 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHE 212A Organic Chemistry II (LAB) (1)

*AYA Licensure in Chemistry - 44 hours

CHE 111 General Chemistry I (3) CN
CHE 111A General Chemistry I (LAB) (1) CN
CHE 111R General Chem I (Recitation) (0) CN
CHE 112 General Chemistry II (3) CN
CHE 112A General Chemistry II (LAB) (1) CN
CHE 112R General Chemistry II-Recitation (0)
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHE 211A Organic Chem I (LAB) (1)
CHE 212 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHE 212A Organic Chemistry II (LAB) (1)
CHE 314 Intermediate Analytical Chem (3)
CHE 314A Intermediate Analy Chem (LAB) (1)
CHE 350 Physical Chemistry I (3)
CHE 350A Physical Chemistry I (LAB) (1)
MTH 193 Calculus I (4) CMA
MTH 194 Calculus II (4)
PHY 201 General Physics I (3)
PHY 201A Gen Physics I (LAB) (1)
PHY 202 General Physics II (3)
PHY 202A Gen Physics II (LAB) (1)

Choose 4 hours from following:

CHE 315 Instrumental Analysis (3)
CHE 315A Instru Analysis (LAB) (1)
CHE 325 Biochemistry I (3)
CHE 325A Biochemistry I (LAB) (1)
CHE 326 Biochemistry II (3)
CHE 326A Biochemistry II (LAB) (1)
CHE 355 Physical Chemistry II (3)
CHE 355A Phys Chemistry II (LAB) (1)
CHE 360 Intermediate Inorganic Chem (3)
CHE 360A Int Inorganic (LAB) (1)

*AYA Licensure in Integrated Math — 44 hours

EDU 355 Methods of Math Educators (3)
INF 120 Principles of Programming I (3)
MTH 193 Calculus I (4) CMA
MTH 194 Calculus II (4)
MTH 220 Discrete Mathematics (3)
MTH 255 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
MTH 293 Calculus III (4)
MTH 301 Mathematical Modeling (3)
MTH 305 College Geometry (3)
MTH 315 Number Theory (3)
MTH 320 Probability/Statistics (4)
MTH 361 Abstract Algebra (3)
MTH 391 Advanced Calculus (3)
MTH 400 Senior Research (1)

AYA Licensure in Integrated Science – 60 hours

CHE 111 General Chemistry I (3) CN
CHE 111A General Chemistry I (LAB) (1) CN
CHE 111R General Chem I (Recitation) (0) CN
CHE 112 General Chemistry II (3) CN
CHE 112A General Chemistry II (LAB) (1) CN
CHE 112R General Chemistry II-Recitation (0)
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHE 211A Organic Chem I (LAB) (1)
CHE 212 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHE 212A Organic Chemistry II (LAB) (1)

Choose one:

CHE 314 Intermediate Analytical Chem (3)
CHE 314A Intermediate Analy Chem (LAB) (1)
or
CHE 325 Biochemistry I (3)
CHE 325A Biochemistry I (LAB) (1)

BIO 111 Principles of Biology I (4) CN
BIO 111A Principles of Biology I (LAB) (0) CN
BIO 111R Principles of Bio I (Recitation) (0) CN
BIO 112 Principles of Biology II (4)
BIO 112A Principles of Biology II (LAB) (0)
BIO 197 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) CN
BIO 197A Human Anatomy and Physiology I (LAB) (0) CN
BIO 305 Microbiology (4)
BIO 305A Micro (LAB) (0)

or
BIO 310 Cell Biology (4)
BIO 310A Cell Biology (LAB) (0)
or

BIO 315 Ecology (4)
BIO 315A Ecology (LAB) (0)
BIO 320 Genetics (4)
BIO 320A Genetics (LAB) (0)
GEO 115 Earth Science (L/L) (4) CN
PHY 130 Astronomy Lecture & LAB (4) CN
PHY 201 General Physics I (3)
PHY 201A Gen Physics I (LAB) (1)
PHY 202 General Physics II (3)
PHY 202A Gen Physics II (LAB) (1)

and

GEO Elective (4)

Program Outcomes

Teacher Competencies

The School of Education has developed the following five teacher competencies describing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that each teacher candidate will have upon completion of any licensure program.

  1.  Content knowledge  - The candidate articulates accurate subject matter and applies that knowledge in planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
  2.  Learner characteristics - The candidate incorporates knowledge of how students learn and how diverse experiences affect learning when planning and presenting lessons aligned with content standards.
  3.  Instructional strategies - The candidate applies a variety of scientifically-based, data-driven instructional strategies based on learning goals, assesses student's progress toward these goals, and differentiates instruction   based on students’ needs and assessment results.
  4.  Learning Environment - The candidate creates and manages a learning environment that encourages active, engaged learning and respect for others.
  5.  Professional responsibilities - The candidate engages in reflective practice, promotes collaboration among peers, families, and communities, and takes on opportunities for professional development.