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Plan of Study

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE: ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION:

ENGLISH (Grades 7-12)

Prerequisite A major or its equivalent in English
A course in adolescent development or its equivalent

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 505 Issues in Education 3
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 515 Multicultural Perspectives in Education 3
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3

Before moving on to Tier II, students must demonstrate proficiency in the following ways:

  • Maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Passing the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST) and Content Specialty Test (CST)
  • Demonstrating competence in writing

Tier II: Methods Courses (10 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 550 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 5-12 3
TED 560 Teaching Meth. in Mid. Child. and Adol. - General 3
TED 566 Teaching Meth. in Mid. Child. and Adol. – English 3
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom 1

Before moving on to Tier III, students should pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W)

Tier III: Field Experiences (6 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 746 Field Experience: Adolescence Education 2
TED 752 or

TED 753

Seminar and Student Teaching: Adolescence Education or

Seminar and Supervised Teaching: Adolescence Education

4

Total 28 Credits


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MATHEMATICS (Grades 7-12)

Prerequisites: A major in mathematics or its equivalent including six credits of calculus
A course in adolescent development or its equivalent

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 505 Issues in Education 3
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 515 Multicultural Perspectives in Education 3
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3

Before moving on to Tier II, students must demonstrate proficiency in the following ways:

  • Maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Passing the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST) and Content Specialty Test (CST)

[Note: Students seeking more than one science certification must pass the CST in each area of certification that they are seeking]

  • Demonstrating competence in writing

Tier II: Methods Courses (10 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 550 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 5-12 3
TED 560 Teaching Meth. in Mid. Child. and Adol. - General 3
TED 571 Teaching Meth. in Mid. Child. and Adol. Math 3
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom 1

Before moving on to Tier III, students should pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W)

Tier III: Field Experiences (6 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 746 Field Experience: Adolescence Education 2
TED 752 or

TED 753

Seminar and Student Teaching: Adolescence Education or

Seminar and Supervised Teaching: Adolescence
4

Total 28 Credits


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SCIENCE (Grades 7-12)

Prerequisites: A major or its equivalent in the area(s) of certification (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and/or Earth Science)
A course in adolescent development or its equivalent

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 505 Issues in Education 3
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 515 Multicultural Perspectives in Education 3
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3

Before moving on to Tier II, students must demonstrate proficiency in the following ways:

  • Maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Passing the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST) and Content Specialty Test (CST)

[Note: Students seeking more than one science certification must pass the CST in each area of certification that they are seeking]

  • Demonstrating competence in writing

Tier II: Methods Courses (10 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 550 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 5-12 3
TED 560 Teaching Meth. in Mid. Child. and Adol. - General 3
TED 572 Teaching Meth. in Mid. Child. and Adol. Science 3
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom 1

Before moving on to Tier III, students should pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W)

Tier III: Field Experiences (6 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 746 Field Experience: Adolescence Education 2
TED 752 or

TED 753
Seminar and Student Teaching: Adolescence Education or

Seminar and Supervised Teaching: Adolescence
4

Total 28 Credits


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SOCIAL STUDIES (Grades 7-12)

Prerequisite: A major or its equivalent in social studies that both encompasses the key areas of social studies and includes coursework in economics and government and at least 21 semester hours in the history and geography of the U.S. and the world
A course in adolescent development or its equivalent

Tier I: Core Courses (12 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 505 Issues in Education 3
TED 510 Introduction to Students with Disabilities 3
TED 515 Multicultural Perspectives in Education 3
TED 520 Language and Literacy 3

Before moving on to Tier II, students must demonstrate proficiency in the following ways:

  • Maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Passing the Liberal Arts and Science Test (LAST) and Content Specialty Test (CST)
  • Demonstrating competence in writing

Tier II: Methods Courses (10 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 550 Teaching Literacy and Language Arts 5-12 3
TED 560 Teaching Methods in Middle Childhood and Adolescence - General 3
TED 567 Teaching Meth. in Mid. Child. and Adol. Social Studies 3
TED 545 Promoting Wellness in the Classroom 1

Before moving on to Tier III, students should pass the Assessment of Teaching Skills Written (ATS-W)

Tier III: Field Experiences (6 credits)

Course Number Course Title Credits
TED 746 Field Experience: Adolescence Education 2
TED 752 or

TED 753

Seminar and Student Teaching: Adolescence Education or

Seminar and Supervised Teaching: Adolescence Education

4

Total 28 Credits


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