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[College of Education]

SECONDARY CURRICULUM, TEACHING, AND LEARNING (6-12) (CSE)

Professor Joyce Stallworth, Department Head
Office: 204 Graves Hall

The programs in high-school/secondary education require the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours as specified below and lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B 6-12 Professional Certificate.

NOTE: Admission to this program is competitive, and meeting stated criteria does not guarantee admission. Rather, persons who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program. Each student will be given two opportunities to satisfactorily complete each of the following requirements: writing, interview, and APTTP. An individual may request from the program chairperson or his or her advisor information concerning summative data on the most recent previous admissions.

The undergraduate catalog is published at two-year intervals. Program advising sheets are updated much more frequently and are thus likely to provide the most up-to-date information on degree and other requirements. Students should always obtain the most recent advising sheets, available from academic advisors and in 104 Carmichael Hall. Further information on recommended course sequences should also be obtained from 204 Graves Hall.

CourseHours
General Studies (See p. 175-177)60
Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. At least 120 hours are required for the degree. See general studies requirements, p. 175-177.
 
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
 
Professional Studies34-35
Students must earn grades of "C" or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
BEF/BEP 360 Social and Psychological Foundations of Education3
BER 450 Assessment of Classroom Learning3
CRD 412 Improving Reading in Secondary Schools (W)3
CSE 390 Instruction and Accommodation in Secondary Schools3
CSE 493 Diversity Block Seminar1
*CSE 489 Clinical Experiences in Secondary Schools3
CSE 497 Secondary Internship9-12
*Discipline-specific CSE methods course3
SPE 300 Survey of Special Education and Accommodation Strategies3
 
Students in these teaching fields take the following course(s). Depending upon teaching field(s) presented, more than one course may be required.
Comprehensive scienceCSE 486
Comprehensive social scienceCSE 487
English language artsCSE 479
Foreign languageCSE 480
MathematicsCSE 483
 
*This is a methods course that is a prerequisite for the internship (formerly called student teaching). The student must be admitted to the teacher education program before this course is taken. Failure to be admitted on time will significantly delay the internship and graduation as well. [CSE 489, CRD 412, BER 450, and methods course(s) are taken concurrently.] Depending on the teaching field, a student may be required to take an additional CSE 489 and methods course.
 
Requirements for the Secondary Education (6-12) Teaching Fields
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must, unless otherwise indicated, be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
Teaching Field (Comprehensive):
English Language Arts (6-12)54
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
One course from each of the following groups:
 
Early English Literature:
    EN 225 Early Literature in English
    EN 330 Chaucer and Medieval Literature
    EN 332 Sixteenth-Century Literature
    EN 334 Seventeenth-Century Literature
    EN 343 British Fiction to 19003
Modern English Literature:
    EN 226 Modern Literature in English
    EN 227 Twentieth-Century Literature in English
    EN 347 English Literature during the Enlightenment
    EN 348 Romantic Literature
    EN 349 Victorian Literature
    EN 368 Modern British Fiction3
Early American Literature:
    EN 340 American Literature to 1900
    EN 341 American Poetry to 1900
    EN 342 American Fiction to 19003
Modern American Literature:
    EN 227 Twentieth-Century Literature in English
    EN 360 Topics in American Literature, 1900-1945
    EN 361 Topics in American Literature, 1945 to Present
    EN 365 Modern American Fiction3
 
Note: At least one of the above courses must be at the 300 level.
 
EN 200 Introduction to Creative Writing3
Choose one course from the following:
    EN 207 World Literature I
    EN 208 World Literature II3
Choose one course from the following:
    EN 320 Introduction to Linguistics
    CSE 469 Pedagogical Grammar3
Approved linguistics2 course or course with "writing" in title13
Choose one course from the following:
    CSE 455 Literature for Adolescents
    EN 249 African-American Literature
    EN 373 Women in Literature
    EN 411 Advanced Studies in Comparative or
        Multicultural Literature3
COM 101 Introduction to Speech Communication3
COM 123 Public Speaking3
EN (300-level or higher) with "W" designation3
EN (300-level or higher; advisor-approved)6
EN 333 Shakespeare3
JN 436 Teaching of Journalism or JN 437 School Publications3
TH 113 Voice and Diction or COM elective3
TH 245 Teaching Theatre Performance I or
    TH 246 Teaching Theatre Performance II3
 
1EN 309 (preferred), EN 301, EN 303, EN 310, EN 401, EN 403, EN 409, EN 410, and EN 455.
2EN 320 and EN 466.
 
See general studies requirements, p. 175-177.
 
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
 
Teaching Field: French1 (6-12)36
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
FR 201 and FR 202 Intermediate French I and II6
FR 321 or FR 3282 French Conversation3
FR 322 or FR 3292 Advanced French Grammar3
FR 323 Advanced French Composition3
FR 331 or FR 3392 French Civilization or
    FR 431 Contemporary Civilization3
FR 341 Survey of French Literature I or
    FR 351 Survey of French Literature II3
FR 421 or FR 4842 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics3
FR 461 French Linguistics3
FR 470 Undergraduate Seminar3
FR electives, 300-level or higher6
 
1To expand certification in this foreign language field to the P-12 level, students should complete the requirements above and add the following courses: CEE 320 Survey of Elementary Education (K-6) (W); CEE 365 Literature for Children (P-6); and HD 301 Child Development: School Age. Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497, which will be divided between the P-6 and 6-12 levels.
2Undergraduate students must take these courses in France. For a description of FR 328, see FR 321. For a description of FR 329, see FR 322.
 
See general studies requirements, p. 175-177.
 
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
 
Teaching Field: German1 (6-12)30
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
GN 201 and GN 202 Intermediate German I and II6
GN 361 and GN 362 Intermediate Conversation and
    Composition I and II6
GN 371 and GN 372 German Culture and Civilization6
GN 3732 Germany Yesterday and Today3
GN 403 or 404 Undergraduate Seminar3
Approved 300-level or higher GN courses6
 
1To expand certification in this foreign language field to the P-12 level, students should complete the requirements above and add the following courses: CEE 320 Survey of Elementary Education (K-6) (W); CEE 365 Literature for Children (P-6); and HD 301 Child Development: School Age. Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497, which will be divided between the P-6 and 6-12 levels.
2Undergraduate students must take this course, which is taught in Germany.
 
See general studies requirements, p. 175-177.
 
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
 
Teaching Field: Japanese1 (6-12)39
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
HY 402 Modern Japan Since 15503
JA 101 Elementary Japanese I4
JA 102 Elementary Japanese II4
JA 201 Intermediate Japanese I3
JA 202 Intermediate Japanese II3
JA 301 Third-Year Japanese I3
JA 302 Third-Year Japanese II 3
JA 353 Japan Conversation and Composition4
JA 354 Japan Conversation and Composition3
JA 410 Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese3
JA 411 Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese3
JA 481 Directed Readings in Japanese or
    JA 482 Directed Readings in Japanese or
    2Advisor-approved Japan living/study abroad experience3
 
1To expand certification in this foreign language field to the P-12 level, students should complete the requirements above and add the following courses: CEE 320 Survey of Elementary Education (K-6) (W); CEE 365 Literature for Children (P-6); and HD 301 Child Development: School Age. Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497, which will be divided between the P-6 and 6-12 levels.
2Students who are not native speakers of Japanese or who have not lived/studied in Japan must take this course.
 
See general studies requirements, p. 175-177.
 
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
 
Teaching Field: Latin* (6-12)33
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
CL 386 History of Rome3
LA 201 Intermediate Latin Reading I3
LA 202 Intermediate Latin Reading II3
LA 301 Survey of Latin Literature of the Roman Republic3
LA 302 Survey of Latin Literature of the Empire3
LA 490 Readings in Latin Literature3
Advisor-approved GR or CL electives of which 6 hours must be
    at the 300 level or higher15
 
*To expand certification in this foreign language field to the P-12 level, students should complete the requirements above and add the following courses: CEE 320 Survey of Elementary Education (K-6) (W); CEE 365 Literature for Children (P-6); and HD 301 Child Development: School Age. Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497, which will be divided between the P-6 and 6-12 levels.
 
See general studies requirements, p. 175-177.
 
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
 
Teaching Field (Comprehensive):
Mathematics (6-12)39
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.5 in these courses.
 
A student's proficiency in the content of MATH 100 Intermediate Algebra, MATH 112 Precalculus Algebra, and MATH 115 Precalculus Trigonometry will be tested. The scores achieved determine whether a student must complete one or more of these courses as prerequisites for the following coursework in the major. Credit for courses numbered below MATH 125 may be applied to the degree requirements only as elective credit.
 
*CSE 401 Computers in Secondary Mathematics (C)3
*CSE 406 Curriculum in Secondary Mathematics3
MATH 125 Calculus I4
MATH 126 Calculus II4
MATH 227 Calculus III4
MATH 257 Linear Algebra3
MATH 301 Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 355 Theory of Probability3
MATH 402 History of Mathematics3
MATH 405 Geometry for Teachers3
MATH 470 Principles of Modern Algebra I3
ST 260 Statistical Data Analysis3
 
*These courses must be taken concurrently.
 
See general studies requirements, p. 175-177.
 
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
 
Teaching Field: Russian* (6-12)36
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
RUS 201 Intermediate Russian I3
RUS 202 Intermediate Russian II3
RUS 211 Study Tour of Russia3
RUS 223 Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature Translation3
RUS 224 Twentieth-Century Russian Literature Translation3
RUS 251 Russian Culture or
    RUS 252 Russian Folklore3
RUS 309 Advanced Russian Conversation I3
RUS 310 Advanced Russian Conversation II3
RUS 361 Advanced Russian Grammar and Composition I3
RUS 362 Advanced Russian Grammar and Composition II3
RUS 401 Directed Readings or
    RUS 402 Directed Readings3
Advisor-approved 300-level or higher RUS elective3
 
*To expand certification in this foreign language field to the P-12 level, students should complete the requirements above and add the following courses: CEE 320 Survey of Elementary Education (K-6) (W); CEE 365 Literature for Children (P-6); and HD 301 Child Development: School Age. Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497, which will be divided between the P-6 and 6-12 levels.
 
See general studies requirements, p. 175-177.
 
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
 
Teaching Field (Comprehensive): Science (6-12)54
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.5 in these courses.
 
Students in this teaching field must, from the options below, choose a total of four areas: a specialization area consisting of 24 hours; one support area consisting of 14 hours; and two support areas consisting of 8 hours each.
 
Biology24, 14, or 8
BSC 114:115 Biology I3,1
BSC 116:117 Biology II3,1
BSC 215 Human Biology I4
BSC 216 Human Biology II4
BSC 300 Cell Biology3
Advisor-approved elective(s) in BSC, 300-level or higher5
 
Chemistry24, 14, or 8
CH 101 General Chemistry I4
CH 102 General Chemistry II4
CH 213 Basic Inorganic Chemistry3
CH 223 Chemical Equilibria and Analyses3
CH 231 Elementary Organic Chemistry I3
CH 340 Elementary Physical Chemistry I3
CH 343 Elementary Physical Chemistry Lab1
CH 361 Elementary Biochemistry3
 
Physics24, 14, or 8
PH 101 General Physics I4
PH 102 General Physics II4
PH 253 Introduction to Modern Physics3
PH 255 Modern Physics Lab1
PH 333 Optics4
PH 334 Analog Electronics4
Advisor-approved elective in PH, 300-level or higher4
 
Integrated Science8
GEO 101 Introduction to Geology I and4
AEM 120 Aerospace Science for Educators4
 
NOTE: From general studies, GY 105 is recommended; CH 107 should not be selected.
 
See general studies requirements, p. 175-177.
 
CSE 476 Improving Science Teaching through New Technologies (C) is required to complete the University's 6-semester-hour "C" requirement.
 
Students in this program must successfully complete the following prerequisite:
    MATH 126 Calculus II4
 
Teaching Field (Comprehensive):
Social Science (6-12)57
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
EC 110 Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 111 Principles of Macroeconomics3
GY 110 Principles of Human Geography3
GY 377 Cultural Geography or
    GY 485 Geography for Teachers3
HY 102 Western Civilization since 16483
HY 110 Comparative World Civilizations3
HY 203 American Civilization to 18653
HY 204 American Civilization since 18653
HY 323 Constitution History of the U.S. to 18773
HY 324 Constitution History of the U.S. since 18773
HY 434 U.S. Social History to 18653
HY 435 U.S. Social History since 18653
Block A3
    Select one of the following:
    HY 319 Nineteenth-Century Black History
    HY 337 American Culture since 1890
    HY 420 Women in Twentieth-Century America
    HY 422 History of American Labor Law to 1900
    HY 423 History of American Labor Law since 1900
    HY 428 Women in America
Block B3
    Select one of the following:
    HY 237 Colonial Latin America
    HY 238 Modern Latin America since 1808
    HY 243 Asian Civilization to 1500
    HY 244 Modern Asia since 1500
    HY 277 Mexico since 1810
    HY 306 History of Oriental Thought
    HY 309 History of Korean Civilization to 1600
    HY 310 History of Modern Korea since 1600
    HY 472 Modernization of South America
    HY 473 The Andean Nations
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics3
PSC 203 Comparative Politics3
PSC 442 International Conflict3
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology or
    SOC 202 Analysis of Social Problems3
 
From general studies, SOC 101 or SOC 202 is required, as are HY 102 and PY 101.
 
See general studies requirements, p. 175-177.
 
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
 
Teaching Field: Spanish1 (6-12)33
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
SP 201 and SP 202 Intermediate Spanish6
SP 353 or 3522 Spanish Conversation3
SP 356 or 3542 Advanced Grammar and Composition3
SP 361 Introduction to Romance Linguistics3
SP 364 Spanish Civilization or
    SP 366 or 3632 Spanish-American Civilization3
Choose two of the following:
    SP 371 Survey of Spanish Literature
    SP 372 Survey of Spanish Literature
    SP 375 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature I
    SP 376 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature II6
SP 484 Spanish Phonetics and Syntax3
SP 491 Cervantes3
Advisor-approved 300- or 400-level elective3
 
1To expand certification in this foreign language field to the P-12 level, students should complete the requirements above and add the following courses: CEE 320 Survey of Elementary Education (K-6) (W); CEE 365 Literature for Children (P-6); and HD 301 Child Development: School Age. Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497, which will be divided between the P-6 and 6-12 levels.
2Undergraduate students must select either SP 352, SP 354, or SP 363, which are taught in Spain.
 
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
 
See general studies requirements, p. 175-177.

MIDDLE-SCHOOL (4-8) ENDORSEMENT ON SECONDARY (6-12) CERTIFICATE

By completing several additional requirements, a student fulfilling the requirements for certification in a secondary school (6-12) teaching field may also obtain middle-school certification in the same field. Those who hold middle-school certification may teach in their subject fields in grades four through eight; they are not eligible, however, to teach in self-contained elementary classrooms. The additional requirements of the middle-school endorsement program may be secured in 104 Carmichael Hall.

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