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

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.

CourseHours
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.

 
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. 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 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 School 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 science CSE 486
Comprehensive social scienceCSE 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)

Content major: English

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The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
Choose two courses from the following group (6 hours):
    EN 206 English Literature II3
    EN 207 World Literature I3
    EN 208 World Literature II3
    EN 209 American Literature I3
    *EN 249 African-American Literature3
 
*EN 249 does not meet the literature sequence for UA Core Curriculum
 
Choose one course from the following group (3 hours):
    EN 343 British Fiction to 19003
    EN 347 English Literature during the Enlightenment3
    EN 348 Romanic Literature3
    EN 349 Victorian Literature3
 
Choose one course from the following group (3 hours):
    EN 370 Comedy3
    EN 371 Tragedy3
    EN 373 Women in Literature3
 
COM 101 Principals of Human Communication3
COM 123 Public Speaking3
CSE 455 Literature for Adolescents3
CSE 469 Pedagogical Grammar3
EN 205 English Literature I3
EN 210 American Literature II3
EN 300 Introduction to English Studies3
EN 321 Linguistic Approaches to English Grammar3
EN 333 Shakespeare3
EN 411 Advanced Studies in Comparative
    or Multicultural Literature
3
EN 400-level elective3
EN 400-level elective3
JN 436 Teaching of Journalism
    or JN 437 School Publication
3
TH 113 Voice and Diction
    or COM elective
3
TH 114 Introduction to Theatre3
TH 245 Teaching Theatre: Performance3
TH 246 Teaching Theatre: Play Production3
Foreign language requirement8
 
See general studies requirements, pp. 181–182.
 

Teaching Field: French (6–12)

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The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
FR 201 Intermediate French I3
FR 202 Intermediate French II 3
FR 321 French Studies I: Voices of France3
FR 323 French Studies III: Contemporary France and Francophonie3
FR 421 Advanced Conversation and Phonetics3
 
Select two courses from the following group (6 hours):
    FR 361 Introduction to Romance Linguistics3
    FR 461 French Linguistics3
    FR 470 Undergraduate Seminar3
    FR 480 Special Topics1–3
 
Select two courses from the following group (6 hours)
    FR 341 Survey of French Literature I3
    FR 351 Survey of French Literature II3
    FR 470 Undergraduate Seminar3
    FR 480 Special Topics1–3
 
FR 331 French Civilization
    or FR 431 Contemporary Civilization
3
Advisor-approved FR electives 6
 
Additional advisor-approved electives may be necessary to meet the 120-hour degree requirement.
 
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 3
CEE 365 Literature for Children (K–6)3
HD 101 Human Development
    or HD 301 Child Development: School Age
3
 
Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497, which will be divided between the P–6 and 6–12 levels.
 
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.
 

Teaching Field: German (6–12)

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The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
GN 101 Elementary German I4
GN 102 Elementary German II 4
    or GN 103 Accelerated Elementary German4
GN 201 Intermediate German I 3
GN 202 Intermediate German II3
GN 361 and GN 362 Intermediate Conversation and
    Composition I and II
6
GN 371 and GN 372 German Culture and Civilization6
GN 403 Undergraduate Seminar3
Approved 300-level or higher GN electives6
Advisor-approved elective3
 
A minimum of two advisor-approved literature courses are required. GN 264, GN 403, GN 404, or topic-appropriate courses are recommended. Additional advisor-approved electives may be necessary to meet the 120-hour degree requirement.
 
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 3
CEE 365 Literature for Children (K–6)3
HD 101 Human Development
    or HD 301 Child Development: School Age
3
 
Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497, which will be divided between the P–6 and 6–12 levels.
 
See general studies requirements, pp. 181–182.
 

Teaching Field: Latin (6–12)

Content major: Latin

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The University of Alabama GPA – and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
CL 222 Greek and Roman Mythology3
CL 350 Roman Religion
    or equivalent 300-level or higher culture elective
3
CL 380 Special Topics or equivalent literature elective3
CL 386 History of Rome3
LA 101 Elementary Latin I3
LA 102 Elementary Latin II3
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 electives (300 level or higher)3
 
Additional advisor-approved electives may be necessary to meet the 120-hour degree requirement.
 
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 3
CEE 365 Literature for Children (K–6)3
HD 101 Human Development
    or HD 301 Child Development: School Age
3
 
Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497, which will be divided between the P–6 and 6–12 levels.
 
See general studies requirements, pp. 181–182.
 

Teaching Field (Comprehensive):
Mathematics (6–12)

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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 Algebra and 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.
 
*CS 114 Introduction to Computer Programming3
*CS 116 Introduction to Problem Solving1
**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 Probability 3
MATH 402 History of Mathematics3
MATH 405 Geometry for Teachers3
MATH 470 Principles of Modern Algebra I3
MATH electives 300-level or higher6
ST 260 Statistical Data Analysis (C)3
 
*These courses must be taken concurrently.
**Admission to TEP is required.
 
See general studies requirements, pp. 181–182.
 

Teaching Field: General Science
(Comprehensive) (6–12)
Content major: Biology

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The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.5 in these courses.
 
Biology
BSC 114 Principals of Biology I3
BSC 115 Biology I Laboratory1
BSC 116 Principals of Biology II3
BSC 117 Biology II Laboratory1
BSC 215 Anatomy and Physiology I4
BSC 216 Anatomy and Physiology II4
BSC 300 Cell Biology3
BSC 315 Genetics3
BSC 385 General Ecology3
Advisor-approved elective(s) in BSC, 300 level or higher6–8
 
Select one of the following courses3–4
    BSC 350 Introduction to Inquiry
    BSC 397 Undergraduate Research in Biological Sciences
    BSC 424 Human Physiology
    BSC 436 Immunology Laboratory
    BSC 439 Molecular Biology Laboratory
    BSC 442 Integrated Genomics
    BSC 467 Bahama Field Stream Restoration
 
Select one of the following laboratory electives2–5
    BSC 310, BSC 313, BSC 350, BSC 362, BSC 371, BSC 373,
    BSC 376, BSC 386, BSC 390, BSC 396, BSC 397, BSC 400,
    BSC 408, BSC 411, BSC 413, BSC 414, BSC 416, BSC 419,
    BSC 421, BSC 425, BSC 428, BSC 432, BSC 436, BSC 439,
    BSC 442, BSC 452, BSC 453, BSC 455, BSC 457, BSC 464,
    BSC 472, BSC 475, BSC 476, BSC 490
CSE 476 Improving Science Teaching through
    New Technologies (C)
3
MATH 125 Calculus I4
 
Chemistry
CH 101 General Chemistry I4
CH 102 General Chemistry II4
CH 231 Elementary Organic Chemistry I3
CH 232 Elementary Organic Chemistry II3
CH 237 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
Physics
PH 101 General Physics I4
PH 102 General Physics II4
 
Integrated Science
AEM 120 Aerospace Science for Educators 4
GEO 101 The Dynamic Earth4
 
See general studies requirements, pp. 181–182.
 

Teaching Field: (Comprehensive):
Social Science (6–12)
Content major: History

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The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.75 in these courses.
 
From general studies students must select:
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 Teachers
3
HY 101 Western Civilization to 1648
    or HY 110 Comparative World Civilizations
3
HY 102 Western Civilization since 16483
HY 110 Comparative World Civilizations or
    HY (non-Western)
3
HY 203 American Civilization to 18653
HY 204 American Civilization since 18653
HY 300 level or higher (U.S.)3
HY 300 level or higher (European or British)3
HY 300 level or higher (Asian or Latin American)3
HY 300 level or higher electives12
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics3
PSC 203 Comparative Politics3
PSC 442 International Conflict3
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology3
 
See general studies requirements, pp. 181–182.
 

Teaching Field: Spanish (6–12)

Content major: Spanish

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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 Spanish I and II6
SP 353 Spanish Conversation3
SP 356 Advanced Grammar and Composition3
SP 361 Introduction to Romance Linguistics (preferred) or
    SP 300-level or higher elective
3
SP 364 Spanish Civilization or
    SP 366 Spanish-American Civilization
3
Choose two of the following:
    SP 371 Survey of Spanish Literature or
        SP 375 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature I
3
    SP 372 Survey of Spanish Literature or
        SP 376 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature II
3
SP 484 Spanish Phonetics and Syntax3
SP 491 Cervantes3
SP 400-level elective3
Advisor-approved electives6
 
Additional advisor-approved electives may be necessary to meet the 120-hour degree requirement.

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 3
CEE 365 Literature for Children (K–6)3
HD 101 Human Development
    or HD 301 Child Development: School Age
3
 
Additionally, the internship should be CIE 497, which will be divided between the P–6 and 6–12 levels.
 
See general studies requirements, pp. 181–182.

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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