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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 ABST. An individual may request from the program chairperson or his or her adviser 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 advisers and in 104 Carmichael Hall. Further information on recommended course sequences should also be obtained from 204 Graves Hall.

Course Hours
General Studies (See p. 174-176) 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. 174-176.
 
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 Studies 34-35
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 362 History, Philosophy, and Social Foundations of Education 3
BEP 305 Educational Psychology 3
BER 450 Assessment of Classroom Learning 3
CRD 412 Improving Reading in Secondary Schools (W) 3
CSE 390 Instruction and Accommodation in Secondary Schools 3
CSE 493 Diversity Block Seminar 1
*CSE 489 Clinical Experiences in Secondary Schools 3
CSE 497 Secondary Internship 9-12
*Discipline-specific CSE methods course 3
 
SPE 300 Survey of Special Education and Accommodation Strategies 3
Students in these teaching fields take the following course(s). Depending upon teaching field(s) presented, more than one course may be required.
Comprehensive science CSE 486
Comprehensive social science CSE 487
English language arts CSE 479
Foreign language CSE 480
Mathematics CSE 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 1900 3
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 Fiction 3
Early American Literature:
      EN 340 American Literature to 1900
      EN 341 American Poetry to 1900
      EN 342 American Fiction to 1900 3
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 Fiction 3
 
NOTE: At least one of the above courses must be at the 300 level.
 
EN 200 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
Choose one course from the following:
      EN 207 World Literature I
      EN 208 World Literature II 3
Choose one course from the following:
      EN 320 Introduction to Linguistics
      CSE 469 Pedagogical Grammar 3
Approved linguistics2 course or course with "writing" in title1 3
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 Literature 3
COM 101 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
COM 123 Public Speaking 3
EN (300-level or higher) with "W" designation 3
EN 333 Shakespeare 3
JN 436 Teaching of Journalism 3
JN 437 School Publications 3
TH 113 Voice and Diction or COM elective 3
TH 245 Teaching Theatre Performance I 3
TH 246 Teaching Theatre Performance II 3
 

 
See general studies requirements, p. 174-176.
 
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 II 6
FR 321 or FR 3282 French Conversation 3
FR 322 or FR 3292 Advanced French Grammar 3
FR 323 Advanced French Composition 3
FR 331 or FR 3392 French Civilization or
      FR 431 Contemporary Civilization 3
FR 341 Survey of French Literature I or
      FR 351 Survey of French Literature II 3
FR 421 or FR 4842 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics 3
FR 461 French Linguistics 3
FR 470 Undergraduate Seminar 3
FR electives, 300-level or higher 6
 

1To expand certification in this foreign language field to the N-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. 174-176.
 
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 II 6
GN 361 and GN 362 Intermediate Conversation and
      Composition I and II 6
GN 371 and GN 372 German Culture and Civilization 6
GN 3732 Germany Yesterday and Today 3
GN 403 or 404 Undergraduate Seminar 3
Approved 300-level or higher GN courses 6
 

1To expand certification in this foreign language field to the N-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. 174-176.
 
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 1550 3
JA 101 Elementary Japanese I 4
JA 102 Elementary Japanese II 4
JA 201 Intermediate Japanese I 3
JA 202 Intermediate Japanese II 3
JA 301 Third-Year Japanese I 3
JA 302 Third-Year Japanese II 3
JA 353 Japan Conversation and Composition 4
JA 354 Japan Conversation and Composition 3
JA 410 Fourth-Year Reading and Writing Japanese 3
JA 411 Fourth-Year Spoken Japanese 3
JA 481 Directed Readings in Japanese or
      JA 482 Directed Readings in Japanese or
      2Adviser-approved Japan living/study abroad experience 3
 

1To expand certification in this foreign language field to the N-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. 174-176.
 
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 Rome 3
LA 201 Intermediate Latin Reading I 3
LA 202 Intermediate Latin Reading II 3
LA 301 Survey of Latin Literature of the Roman Republic 3
LA 302 Survey of Latin Literature of the Empire 3
LA 490 Readings in Latin Literature 3
Adviser-approved GR or CL electives of which 6 hours must be
      at the 300 level or higher 15
 

*To expand certification in this foreign language field to the N-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. 174-176.
 
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 Mathematics 3
MATH 125 Calculus I 4
MATH 126 Calculus II 4
MATH 227 Calculus III 4
MATH 257 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 301 Discrete Mathematics 3
MATH 355 Theory of Probability 3
MATH 402 History of Mathematics 3
MATH 405 Geometry for Teachers 3
MATH 470 Principles of Modern Algebra I 3
ST 260 Statistical Data Analysis 3
 

*These courses must be taken concurrently.

 
See general studies requirements, p. 174-176.
 
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 I 3
RUS 202 Intermediate Russian II 3
RUS 211 Study Tour of Russia 3
RUS 223 Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature Translation 3
RUS 224 Twentieth-Century Russian Literature Translation 3
RUS 251 Russian Culture or
      RUS 252 Russian Folklore 3
RUS 309 Advanced Russian Conversation I 3
RUS 310 Advanced Russian Conversation II 3
RUS 361 Advanced Russian Grammar and Composition I 3
RUS 362 Advanced Russian Grammar and Composition II 3
Adviser-approved 300-level or higher RUS elective 3
RUS 401 Directed Readings or
      RUS 402 Directed Readings 3
 

*To expand certification in this foreign language field to the N-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. 174-176.
 
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.
 
Biology 24, 14, or 8
BSC 114:115 Biology I 3,1
BSC 116:117 Biology II 3,1
BSC 215 Human Biology I 4
BSC 216 Human Biology II 4
BSC 300 Cell Biology 3
Adviser-approved elective(s) in BSC, 300-level or higher 5
 
Chemistry 24,14, or 8
CH 101 General Chemistry I 4
CH 102 General Chemistry II 4
CH 213 Basic Inorganic Chemistry 3
CH 223 Chemical Equilibria and Analyses 3
CH 231 Elementary Organic Chemistry I 3
CH 340 Elementary Physical Chemistry I 3
CH 343 Elementary Physical Chemistry Lab 1
CH 361 Elementary Biochemistry 3
 
Physics 24, 14, or 8
Adviser-approved elective in PH, 300-level or higher 4
PH 101 General Physics I 4
PH 102 General Physics II 4
PH 253 Introduction to Modern Physics 3
PH 255 Modern Physics Lab 1
PH 333 Optics 4
PH 334 Analog Electronics 4
 
Integrated Science 8
GEO 101 Introduction to Geology I and 4
AEM 120 Aerospace Science for Educators or
      AEM 130 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence Systems in Science 4
 
NOTE: From general studies, GY 105 is recommended; CH 107 should not be selected.
 
See general studies requirements, p. 174-176.
 
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 II 4
 
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 Microeconomics 3
EC 111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GY 110 Principles of Human Geography 3
GY 377 Cultural Geography or
      GY 485 Geography for Teachers 3
HY 102 Western Civilization since 1648 3
HY 110 Comparative World Civilizations 3
HY 203 American Civilization to 1865 3
HY 204 American Civilization since 1865 3
HY 323 Constitution History of the U.S. to 1877 3
HY 324 Constitution History of the U.S. since 1877 3
HY 434 U.S. Social History to 1865 3
HY 435 U.S. Social History since 1865 3
Block A 3
      Select one of the following:
      HY 228 Women in America
      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
Block B 3
      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 Politics 3
PSC 203 Comparative Politics 3
PSC 442 International Conflict 3
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology or
      SOC 202 Analysis of Social Problems 3
 
From general studies, SOC 101 or SOC 202 is required, as are HY 102 and PY 101.
See general studies requirements, p. 174-176.
 
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.
 
Adviser-approved 300- or 400-level elective 3
SP 201 and SP 202 Intermediate Spanish 6
SP 353 or 3522 Spanish Conversation 3
SP 356 or 3542 Advanced Grammar and Composition 3
SP 361 Introduction to Romance Linguistics 3
SP 364 Spanish Civilization or
      SP 366 or 3632 Spanish-American Civilization 3
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 II 6
SP 484 Spanish Phonetics and Syntax 3
SP 491 Cervantes 3
 

1To expand certification in this foreign language field to the N-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. 174-176.

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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