Early Adolescence - Adolescence Licensure(EA-A)

Areas of Study Include:

  • Biology
  • Broadfield General Science
  • *Broadfield Social Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

*The following content areas may be certified within the Broadfield Social Studies Major with the completion of a second major or a minor:

  • Economics (minor only)
  • Geography
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology (minor only)
  • Sociology

Middle Level/Secondary Program Minors and Areas of Concentration:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Coaching Competitive Athletics (Concentration Only)
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science (Minor Only)
  • Economics (Minor Only)
  • English
  • English as a Second Language/TESOL
  • French
  • Geography
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology (Minor Only)
  • School Health Education (Minor Only)
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education

Requirements in Subject Area Major

Students selecting this program option must complete a major within their chosen content area. All major content area requirements and teacher education program requirements must be completed before being eligible to apply for teacher certification.

Requirements in Teacher Education

Students must fulfill the requirements below and one or more certifiable majors of at least 34 credits to be eligible to be licensed to teach students from 10-21 years. Students are required to create a portfolio showing their competence in meeting the Teacher Education Professional Standards and fulfill assessment requirements in order to meet Department of Public Instruction’s (PI-34) standards for licensure.

Requirements in General Education

Students take specific courses from General Education to meet administrative code requirements for training in the areas of human relations, environmental education, and conservation. General Education check sheets listing required courses are available in Morris Hall. The two-year transfer policy does not exempt students from these requirements.

Requirements in Allied Fields — 6 credits

PSY 212 Lifespan Development 3
PSY 370 Educational Psychology 3

Requirements in Professional Education — 28-33 credits

Final admission to teacher education is required for enrollment in most professional education courses. Admission information may be obtained in Morris Hall.

Courses Not Requiring Admission to Teacher Education:

EFN 210 Introduction to Education 2
C-I 211 Level I Clinical Experience 1
EFN 303 Foundations of Public Education in the United States 2
EDM 319 Technology for Teaching and Learning 2

Courses Requiring Admission to Teacher Education:

C-I 304/504 Understanding the Contexts of Classroom Practice 4
C-I 305/505 Clinical Experience II: Understanding the Contexts of Classroom Practice 1
**RDG 328/528 Reading in the Content Areas 3
SPE 401/501 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals 3
(waived for special education minors)
RDG 432 Middle Level Reading 3
C-I 450/650 Clinical Experience III: Professional Development in Middle Level and Secondary Schools 1
EFN 460/560 Transescent Education 3
C-I XXX Prescribed Methods in major(s)/minor(s) 3

**Music education, art education and physical education majors may substitute RDG 330/530 Reading in Performance-Based Content Areas unless completing an academic second major or minor.

Courses Required for Social Studies and/or Science Majors and Minors (as indicated):

EFN 200 Cooperatives (all social studies majors/minors) 1
C-I 381/581 Environmental Education Methods (all social studies and science majors and minors) 1
GEO 200 Conservation of Global Environments (all social studies and science majors and minors; may be taken as a general education course) 3

Student Teaching — 16 credits

C-I 403 Student Teaching: Secondary 15
C-I 404 Teaching Internship 15
C-I 492 Student Teacher/Intern Seminar 1