Education - Secondary Education, Bachelor of Science

The program in secondary education is designed to prepare candidates to meet Nebraska requirements for a related (5-9, 6-12 or 7-12) level teaching certificate or a PK-12 teaching certificate. The coursework for a Secondary Education Endorsement is divided into four areas: General Education, Endorsement Content, Professional Education Sequence, and Secondary Professional requirements. Secondary candidates must select one of the approved endorsement areas.

Requirements

A candidate for a degree and/or teaching endorsement in grades 6-12 or 7-12 must complete the following course requirements:

TED 3550SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT3
TED 3690LITERACY AND LEARNING3
TED 4000SPECIAL METHODS IN THE CONTENT AREA3
TED 4600CLINICAL PRACTICE AND SEMINAR: ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY LEVEL12
Total Credits21

Courses Required for Major (Core Curriculum) 

Professional Education Sequence
TED 2100EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS3
TED 2200HUMAN RELATIONS FOR BIAS-FREE CLASSROOMS3
TED 2300HUMAN GROWTH AND LEARNING3
TED 2400PLANNING FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING6
Total Credits15

A candidate for a degree and/or teaching endorsement in grades K-12 must complete the following course requirements:

SPED 3800DIFFERENTIATION AND INCLUSIVE PRACTICES3
TED 4640K-12 CLINCIAL PRACTICE AND SEMINAR: ELEMENTARY/SECONDARY12
TED 4650CLINICAL PRACTICE AND SEMINAR: ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY LEVEL 16
Methods within their content area
Total Credits21

Inclusive Practices

ENGL 4750COMPOSITION THEORY & PEDAGOGY3
ENGL 4860MODERN FAMILIAR ESSAY3
TED 3750TEACHING GRAMMAR IN CONTEXT3
TED 4590TEACHING AND LEARNING IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS3
TED 4660YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE3
Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH LITERATURE I
INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH LITERATURE II
SHAKESPEARE
ENGL 2450AMERICAN LITERATURE I3
or ENGL 2460 AMERICAN LITERATURE II
Select one of the following:3
NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE: MAJOR FIGURES
JUNIOR TOPICS IN BRITISH/IRISH/ANGLOPHONE LITERATURE
LATINO LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES IN LITERATURE
WOMEN OF COLOR WRITERS
ENGL/WGST 4960TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE3
or ENGL 4060 THE AMERICAN NOVEL
ENGL 2410CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LITERATURE3
or ENGL 2420 CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LANGUAGE STUDIES
Select one of the following electives:3
THE SHORT STORY
BLACK SHORT STORY
INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE
SURVEY OF NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
LATINO/A LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S STUDIES IN LITERATURE
ENGL (Select from ENGL courses above)3
Concentration in Inclusive Practices
Select one of the following options:12
Option A:
DATA COLLECTION TECHNIQUE: ROLE IN TEACHING LEARNING PROCESS
METHODS AND MATERIALS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS
PRACTICUM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
Option B:
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT AND DISORDERS FOR TEACHERS
INTERACTIONS AND COLLABORATION
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH
BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS
Total Credits48

Middle Level 4-9

Candidates are required to complete two teaching content areas as part of the middle grades endorsement program. Candidates must select their two content subjects from the areas of: mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts. One of the choices must be either mathematics or science. All content areas will be a minimum of 24 credit hours each. (See an academic adviser for a listing of the required courses for each teaching content area.) Each content area will also include a course in methods for that particular discipline. Clinical Practice is required and will be completed in a middle grades setting.

TED 3550SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT3
TED 3690LITERACY AND LEARNING3
TED 4660YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE3
TED 4370TEACHING AT THE MIDDLE LEVEL3
TED 4120READING & WRITING IN ELEMENTARY CONTENT AREAS3
Total Credits15

School Librarian

TED 2160INTRODUCTION TO LIBRARY SERVICES3
TED 2360CHILDREN'S LITERATURE3
TED 4590TEACHING AND LEARNING IN DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS3
TED 4660YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE3
TED 2060EQUITY, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURAL LITERACY3
Total Credits15

Youth & Training Concentration

Introduction to Professional Education Core (2.5 cumulative GPA required)30
EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS FOR BIAS-FREE CLASSROOMS
HUMAN GROWTH AND LEARNING
ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
EQUITY, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURAL LITERACY
INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION
MENTAL HEALTH IN SCHOOLS: RISK FACTORS AND INTERVENTIONS
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Capstone course with internship 4000 level
Youth and Training Concentration
Select nine from the following:27
INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
DRUG AWARENESS
HEALTH CONCEPTS OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT
GENERAL SAFETY EDUCATION
HEALTH CONCEPTS OF SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT
APPLIED NUTRITION
SURVEY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND JUVENILE JUSTICE
SOCIAL WORK AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
ACCOUNTING BASICS FOR NON-BUSINESS MAJORS
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP
INTERVIEWING
CORPORATE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
COMMUNICATION FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SETTINGS
ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY
Total Credits57

Endorsements Offered

Candidates seeking 5-9,  6-12, 7-12 or PK-12 certification must complete one of the endorsements below.

Dual Endorsement Programs Offered

Candidates may elect to complete a second endorsement as part of their secondary education program. These dual endorsements require two semesters of clinical practice (student teaching) and result in two teaching endorsements on the Nebraska teaching certificate. The following dual endorsements are available.

Supplemental Endorsements Offered

Supplemental endorsements are content areas which can be added to a Nebraska teaching certificate in the presence of other earned endorsements. A supplemental endorsement cannot stand alone on an initial teaching certificate. The following supplemental endorsements are available.