Dual-Degree BA/MAT or BS/MAT in Secondary Education Curriculum
The secondary education program is designed to prepare the teacher candidate with strong teaching skills and a depth of content knowledge in the discipline they wish to teach. Students interested in secondary education must select a major from among the following: biology, English, history, mathematics or Spanish.
Central to candidates’ professional studies are undergraduate service-based courses (ED 341L, ED 343L, ED 409L, ED 452L) in which candidates gain 80 hours of hands-on experience, and the full-year graduate internship/residency experience in partner schools.
The following courses meet both the University Curriculum requirements and the Connecticut State Department of Education’s general education requirements. A grade of “B” or better is required in these courses.
|EN 101||Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing 1||3|
|MA 110||Contemporary Mathematics 2||3|
|or MA 140||Pre-Calculus|
|Select one of the following courses:||3|
|U.S. History to 1877|
|U.S. History Since Reconstruction|
|World Language - Level 101 or higher||3|
|PS 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PS 236||Child and Adolescent Development||3|
Student must receive a grade of B or better in EN 101. English majors must take EN 325.
MA 140 is required if student tests out of MA 110. Student must receive a grade of B or better in either MA 110 or MA 140.
Professional Component Secondary
|ED 140||Introduction to Public Education and the Teaching Profession||1|
|ED 250||Diversity, Dispositions and Multiculturalism||3|
|ED 260||Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education||3|
|Learning and Teaching the Developing Child|
and Learning and Teaching: Pedagogy Field Lab I
|Advanced Learning and Teaching in Secondary Classrooms|
and Advanced Learning and Teaching: Secondary Assessment Field Lab II
|Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum|
and English Language Arts Field Lab III
|ED 477||Teaching English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom||3|
|ED 50_||Methods II, content specific||3|
|ED 514||Internship I||1|
|ED 515||Internship and Career Development Seminar||1|
|ED 550||Issues and Research in Education||2|
|ED 576||Teacher Discourse in the Secondary Classroom||3|
|ED 601||Student Teaching||6|
|ED 693||Research I||2|
|ED 694||Research II||2|
& ED 452L
|Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom|
and Inclusive Classroom Secondary Field Lab IV
|Select three graduate content discipline courses||12|