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Secondary (8-12)


Students wishing to pursue the Secondary (8-12) Education major must also complete a major of study in their chosen academic discipline (biology, chemistry, English, foreign language, history, or mathematics )

Assumption College currently offers state-approved subject-specific secondary teacher (8–12) licensure programs in the following fields: biology, chemistry, English, history, foreign language, and mathematics. Students planning to seek secondary teacher licensure are strongly encouraged to declare their intent by fall of the sophomore year. The student must meet with the Licensure Program Coordinator to apply formally for the Education major.

Once admitted to the program, students meet with the Licensure Program Coordinator each semester for advising about course selection, program requirements, and their progress in the Education major. The student who plans for any reason to spend a semester in off-campus study must also meet with the Licensure Program Coordinator in order to ensure that all program requirements will be met.

Required Courses for the Secondary (8-12) License

Stage 1: (open to all undergraduate students)

  • EDU 101 Schools in American Society
  • EDU 140 Teaching and Learning in the Middle/Secondary School
  • EDU 260 Teaching Students with Special Needs (prereq: EDU 101)
  • PSY 181 Psychology of Adolescence and Maturity (must be taken prior to the practicum)

Stage 2: (open only to Education majors)

  • EDU 302 Teaching English Language Learners
  • One subject-specific methods course from among the following:
    • EDU 342* Curriculum and Methods in English (5–8; 8–12)
    • EDU 344* Curriculum and Methods in History and Social Science (5–8; 8–12)
    • EDU 345* Curriculum and Methods in Mathematics (5–8; 8–12)
    • EDU 346* Curriculum and Methods in Science and Technology (5–8; 8–12)

Please note that methods courses are currently scheduled in alternate years (see course descriptions).

Stage 3: (open only to Education majors who have completed all retention criteria)

  • EDU 440** Practicum and Seminar in Middle/Secondary Education (12 credits)

Recommended Education Courses for the Secondary (8-12) License

  • EDU 330* The Middle School: Concept and Curriculum
  • EDU 341* Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (5–12)
  • EDU 265 Effective Classroom Management (prereq: EDU 101, EDU 140)

* Must take with pre-practicum (field-based component)
** indicates field-based course

Secondary (8-12) | Assumption College


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