Secondary Teacher Licensure

Required Courses

Introductory Courses

TEP 207Foundations of American Education3
TEP 223Adolescent Development for Teachers3-4
or PSY 323 Adolescence
TEP 224Exceptional Child for Teachers3
or PSY 324 Exceptional Child
TEP 227Educational Psychology for Teachers3-4
or PSY 327 Educational Psychology
Total Hours12-14

Core Courses

TEP 305Technology For Teaching3
TEP 315Managing the Diverse Classroom3
TEP 318Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment3
Total Hours9

Methods Courses

TEP 401Middle School Methods, Concepts, and Practices3
TEP 419Content Area Literacy Methods3
Select one of the following depending on licensure area:3
English Methods for Middle and Secondary Levels
Mathematics Methods for Middle and Secondary Levels
Science Methods for Middle and Secondary Levels
Social Studies Methods for Middle and Secondary Levels
Total Hours9

Clinical Practice/Student Teaching

Secondary candidates who have successfully completed all general education requirements; all introductory, core, and methods courses; all course work for the academic content major (or area of concentration, for non-degree seeking licensure candidates), and all other requirements will be eligible to complete clinical practice. For secondary candidates, the clinical practice semester includes two courses:

TEP 449Middle Level and High School Clinical Practice Seminar3
TEP 451ECCE: Clinical Practice - Middle Level and High School 19
Total Hours12

This course fulfills the ECCE Engagement Experience requirement. 

Candidates are required to apply for clinical practice (student teaching). Applications are to be completed with the TEP Faculty Advisor within the prescribed time frame. Candidates will also be required by the student teaching placement to complete a state and federal background check as directed by the host district prior to the start of student teaching.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All TEP candidates should consult with their academic content major advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to confirm any additional ECCE requirements.