Education, Secondary 5-12 - EDUC

Major Requirements (33 Hours)

EDUC 201Foundations for Teaching in a Multicultural Society (field)3
EDUC 220Applied Media and Instructional Technology3
EDUC 345Curriculum and Assessment in Middle/High School (field)3
EDUC 346Literacy Strategies and Classroom Management in Middle/High School (field)3
EDUC 350Educational Psychology: Human Growth and Development of the Middle/High School Student (field)3
EDUC 356Educational Psychology: Educating Exceptional Learners in Middle/High School (field)3
EDUC 474Student Teaching in Middle School/High School12
or EDUC 475 Student Teaching in High School
Select one of the following:3
Teaching Social Studies in Middle/High School (field)
Teaching Modern Languages in Middle/High School (field)
Teaching English in Middle/High School (field)
Teaching Science in Middle/High School (field)
Teaching Mathematics in Middle/High School (field)
Total Credits33

Secondary Education: List of Approved Majors

Students planning to complete the Secondary Education major must complete a major in one of the following content disciplines approved for Saint Mary’s College:
  • English;
  • history (history majors must complete additional course work in political science and one of the following: sociology, psychology, economics);
  • mathematics;
  • political science (political science majors must complete additional course work in history and one of the following: sociology, psychology, economics);
  • science (science majors must complete licensing requirements in one of the following areas: chemistry, life science);
  • ​Spanish.

Advanced Writing Proficiency 

All Education candidates prepare two submissions to the Advanced Writing Proficiency Portfolio. Additional detailed information on the Advanced Writing Proficiency Portfolio is found in the AWP Guidelines available to students on Blackboard. In addition, secondary candidates complete the Advanced W requirement in the content area major.

Senior Comprehensive

All candidates complete student teaching and the Education Portfolio at the Proficient level. Secondary education majors are also required to complete the senior comprehensive in the content area major.