Secondary Education B.S.Ed. (Emphasis in English Education - Certification Track)

Degree Requirements: 125 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Pre-Professional Block
EDUC   2090PPB Practicum 0
EDUC   2110Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education 3
EDUC   2120Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts 3
Other Courses to Teaching Field
ENGL   2100Literature And Humanities (if taken in Core Area C, substitute 3 credit hours of ENGL at the 2000 level)3
ENGL   2111World Literature I 3
ENGL   2112World Literature II 3
WRIT   2133Forms in Writing 3
Professional Education
EDUC   2130Exploring Learning and Teaching 3
SCED   3121Planning and Instruction for Secondary Educators2
SCED   3337Methods of Teaching Language Arts in Secondary Schools 3
SCED   3721Secondary School Practicum I2
SCED   4137Instructional Assessment for Diverse Learners3
SCED   4231Content Specific Pedagogy for Secondary Education3
SCED   4632Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education3
SCED   4732Secondary School Practicum II3
SCED   4739Student Teaching Residency I3
SCED   5799Student Teaching in Secondary Education 9
SPED   3332Introduction to SPED in Middle and Secondary Grades3
Major Requirements
Select 6 credit hours from the following:6
Teaching Literature to Middle and Secondary School Students
Literature for Adolescents
Teaching Writing
Linguistics and Grammar for Teachers
Select 9 credit hours of Literature courses 3000 level or above (advisor approval required)9
Select 6 credit hours in Writing courses 3000 level or above (advisor approval required)6
Select 3 credit hours in English or Linguistics courses 30000 level or above (advisor approval required)3
Total Credit Hours125

Program Admission Criteria

See B.S.Ed. Teacher Education Admission Requirements

  • Must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program and qualify for a Georgia Preservice Certificate.

Other Program Requirements

  • Must meet all requirements for retention in the Teacher Education Program.;
  • Must earn a minimum grade of "C" on all courses in Area F of the Core, the teaching field, and professional education; earn an adjusted GPA of 2.75 or higher in the teaching field; and maintain overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  • Must successfully complete all field experiences.
  • Must take courses in the proper sequence.
  • Courses in Area F must be taken prior to admission into the Teacher EducationProgram.
  • Take only one practicum course per semester.
  • Must meet requirements for admission to Student Teaching, (see catalog section, Admission to Student Teaching).
  • Must successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point.

Honors in Secondary Education

To graduate with Honors in Secondary Education, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University HonorsProgram;
  • successfully complete at least four credit hours of COED   3610 over four semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.

Advisement

Each student in Secondary Education is assigned to an advisor in the College of Education Student Success Center for program planning and course scheduling. Telephone: (912) 478-0698. E-Mail: cjthomp@georgiasouthern.edu.