Education (Secondary)

Students seeking secondary licensure in a content area may select from a variety of disciplines including Art K-12, Theater K-12, Music (vocal general) K-12, Kinesiology K-12, Spanish K-12, Special Education K-12, History 6-12, Chemistry 6-12, English 6-12, Biology 6-12, Mathematics 6-12, Physics 6-12, Psychology 9-12, Business Education 6-12 and Speech Communication 6-12.

In addition to their respective content preparation, students will focus on the professional education core as outlined by the Department of Education. This includes rich, robust practicum experiences integrated in the professional core courses and one full semester of student teaching in public school settings. Students who successfully complete their respective secondary education program and the specified Praxis II examination(s) are eligible, on recommendation of the University, for Tennessee certification to teach at the secondary level.



Degree Requirements 

The following professional core of courses is required of students for licensure to teach
secondary subjects:

EDU 130 Introduction to Education (W) 3 hours
PSY 306 Educational Psychology 3
SPE 240 Special Education Foundations (W) 3

Must be admitted to Teacher Education Program to take the following:
EDU 320 Technology in the Classroom 3
EDU 327 Tests and Measurement 3
EDU 428* Classroom Management 2
EDU 431* Educational Strategies-Secondary 3
RDG 321 Teaching Secondary School Literacy 3

Must be admitted to Student Teaching to take the following:

EDU 447 Student Teaching, Secondary  OR 12
EDU 448 Student Teaching, K-12 (12) 
EDU 450 Professional Reflection and Planning 1
36 hours
   *These courses must be taken the semester prior to Student Teaching.