Secondary Education Certificate

Description

The Secondary Education Certificate concentration prepares students who wish to teach students enrolled in sixth through twelfth grades. The aim of this program is that students will:

  • develop a strong content background in an area of specialization (2nd BIS area).  Recommended areas for specialization include: biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, business, English, foreign language (Chinese, French, German, Spanish), social studies areas (economics, geography, history, political science).
  • focus on developing the requisite teaching knowledge and abilities to successfully teach middle or high school students.
  • integrate teacher preparation with your academic specialization.
  • receive an institutional recommendation (IR) and apply for the secondary education teaching certificate in Arizona.

The State Press news video explains the secondary education certificate. Since the production of this video, the Arizona Department of Education has changed secondary education from grades 7-12 to grades 6-12 (middle grade and high school teacher certification).

 Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours.
  • Students are required to meet with an advisor with the Teachers College to determine an appropriate timeline for completing all courses and requirements.
  • Students must have a 2.5 CUM GPA
  • Students must obtain DPS, Identity Verified Print (IVP), Fingerprint Clearance Card. azdps.gov/services/public/fingerprint
  • Students must pass appropriate Teacher Certification Exams (based on area of specialization).  See Teachers College advisor to determine appropriate exam: azed.gov/educator-certification/az-ed-exams/
  • Students must submit the online form (Intent to Progress Form) notifying Teachers College when student is ready to begin upper division course work and internship experience.
  • After submitting the intent to progress form, you will be invited to attend an orientation to learn about program policies, clinical experience requirements. You cannot enroll in courses until attending this mandatory meeting.

 Required Core 15 hours required

BLE 407 SEI for Secondary Students (3)

RDG 323 Literacy Processes in Content Areas (3) Co-requisite: clinical experience

SED 322 Classroom Leadership in Secondary Schools (3) Co-requisite: clinical experience

SPE 417 Inclusion Practices at the Secondary Level (3) Co-requisite: clinical experience

TEL 311 Instruction and Management in the Inclusive Classroom (3) Co-requisite: clinical experience

Methods Course
(based on area of specialization – see advisor for appropriate course selection (3) Co-requisite: clinical experience

Required Clinical Experience - 12 hours required
Notes: A full-time 15-week student teaching experience is also required. Degree requirements for student's major must be completed prior to student teaching.

SED 478 Student Teaching in Secondary School (6-12)(11-12) (Required)  – full-time student teaching for the entire semester, following your mentor teacher’s contracted hours. 

SED 396: Clinical Experience I or SED 397: Clinical Experience II or SED 398: Clinical Experience or SED 496: Clinical Experience III (1-3) (Required) Students are required to complete a minimum of one semester of interning one full day per week in a grade 6-12 classroom for a total of 12 weeks and 75 hours.

Upper division education courses require co-enrollment in a clinical experience internship. Students who choose to complete the program over more than two semesters will be required to complete an additional clinical experience course for every semester they are enrolled in upper-division courses.  See advisor for program pathway options.

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Tempe, Polytechnic, West

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

TESEDEMPH

College/School

College/School

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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