Professor Liza Wilson, Interim Co-Department Head
Office: 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.
|General Studies (See pp. 181–182)||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, pp. 181–182.
Courses from areas II, III, and IV, plus any hours remaining in area V, should be utilized to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
|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. A student may not enroll in more than the five identified professional studies courses prior to unconditional admission to TEP.|
|BEF/BEP 360 Social and Psychological Foundations of Education||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 School 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|
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.