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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Secondary Education Grades 6-12 [Social Studies], PBC


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Total Hours Required for Certificate:  33

The Secondary Education Grades 6-12 [Social Studies], PBC program leads to initial teacher certification, accepts new students only in the fall semester, and is only offered 100% online. All teacher education preparation requirements must be satisfied for this certificate (see Teacher Education Preparation Portals ).

Program Admission


By meeting the general requirements for admission and the following prerequisites, applicants can enroll in Portal I courses:

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a USDOE-approved institutional accreditor;
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 at the time of baccalaureate degree conferral; and
  • Achieve one of the following:
      • ACT ≥ 22
      • SAT ≥ 1100 combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math
      • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (pass all three):
        • Reading (#5713) with a score ≥ 156
        • Writing (#5723) with a score ≥ 162
        • Mathematics (#5733) with a score ≥ 150
      • Pass the content-specific examination(s) in the content area in which they are seeking certification.

In order to be formally admitted into a post-paccalaureate initial teacher certification program and progress toward Portal II courses, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Achieve one of the following:
    • ACT ≥ 22;
    • SAT ≥ 1100 combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math; or
    • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (pass all three):
      • Reading (#5713) with a score ≥ 156.
      • Writing (#5723) with a score ≥ 162.
      • Mathematics (#5733) with a score ≥ 150.
  • Pass the Praxis content-specific examination(s) in the content area(s) in which they are seeking certification.
  • Complete, report, and submit all requirements of the EDUC 499 packet, including both 1) the ACT, SAT, or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educations exam and 2) the Praxis content exam scores. The packet must be completed by the end of the semester in which the candidate is enrolled in EDUC 499. A prescription plan for the practitioner license (PL) will be provided after the EDUC 499 packet is approved.

This program does not accept applicants on a conditional basis.

Term 1: Fall - 6 hours


Note:  EDUC 203 and EDUC 204 require 10 field experience hours each.

EDUC 499 packet must be approved prior to enrolling in EDUC and SPED 300/400 level courses.

Term 4: Fall - 8 hours


Note:  EDUC 351 requires 10 field experience hours, EDUC 469 requires 20 field experience hours, and (EDUC 460S requires a minimum of 60% of the instructional week in an assigned grade 6-12 classroom completing residency hours, or EDUC 462S requires 100% of the instructional week in a grade 6-12 classroom as the teacher of record).

Term 5: Spring - 6 hours


Note:  SPED 444 requires 20 field experience hours, and (EDUC 461S requires 100% of the instructional week in an assigned grade 6-12 classroom completing residency hours, or EDUC 463S requires 100% of the instructional week in a grade 6-12 classroom as the teacher of record).

Note


Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses applied to the certificate.

 

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