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Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Graduate Teacher Certification Plan Science 4-8

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Check prerequisites before enrolling in any courses.

This plan has a content waiver option based on passing the content state assessment on the first attempt. See a College of Education (COE) adviser for details.

Certification Plan Requirements

Required Courses:

Required Courses:
BIOL 1106 Laboratory for Biology for Science Majors I
Credit Hours: 1
BIOL 1107 Laboratory for Biology for Science Majors II
Credit Hours: 1
BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I
Credit Hours: 3
BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II
Credit Hours: 3
CHEM 1111 Laboratory for General Chemistry I
Credit Hours: 1
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I
Credit Hours: 3
ENSC 1301 Environmental Science I
Credit Hours: 3
GEOL 1303 Physical Geology
Credit Hours: 3
PHYS 1101 Laboratory for College Physics I
Credit Hours: 1
PHYS 1301 College Physics I
Credit Hours: 3
Other Required Courses:
TCED 4102 Secondary (4-8 and 7-12) Content Teacher Seminar
Credit Hours: 1
TCED 4304 Creating Positive Learning Environments in 4-8
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
LLLS 5531 Critical Reading and Thinking
Credit Hours: 3
LLLS 4351 Reading in Content Subjects
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
LLLS 5533 Selecting Literature and Materials for Children
Credit Hours: 3
LLLS 4345 Survey of Children's Literature
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
SPED 5030 Survey of Individual Differences
Credit Hours: 3
SPED 4300 Survey of Exceptionalities
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Courses for Admission to Teacher Education Program (TEP)

Prerequisite Courses for Admission to Teacher Education Program (TEP):
EDUC 4310 Theories of Educational Psychology
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
SILC 6030 Foundations of Multicultural Education
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 4315 Theories of American Pluralism
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following:
TCED 6031 Application of Technology in the Classroom
Credit Hours: 3
INST 3313 Survey of Instructional Technologies
Credit Hours: 3

Pedagogy Courses

One of the following:
TCED 5332 Teaching Science in the 4-8 Classroom
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 4332 Science Methods for Grades 4-8
Credit Hours: 3
One of the following options:
Option 1:
TCED 4378 Pre-Service Internship I
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 4978 Pre-Service Internship II/Student Teaching
Credit Hours: 9
Option 2:
TCED 4678 Post-Degree Internship I
Credit Hours: 6
TCED 4679 Post-Degree Internship II/Student Teaching
Credit Hours: 6