UMM

Curriculum Committee

Form B

 

Rev: 04/2005

 

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University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Curriculum Committee Form B:

Discipline Objectives and Requirements

 


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All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.

           

Date: 9/15/06

Discipline/Division: Secondary Education/Division of Education

 

I.     Introductory Statement:  

This discipline is in the Division of Education. A separate admissions process must be completed and admission granted before students can enroll in this program.

The secondary education program leads to Minnesota licensure as a teacher in specified liberal arts disciplines.

II.   Objectives:

Objectives—Coursework in secondary education is designed to meet standards of effective practice required for licensure and provide prospective teachers with opportunities to understand central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of disciplines taught in the middle and secondary school; understand adolescent development theory, individual and group motivation and diversity among learners; create instructional opportunities adapted to learners from diverse cultural backgrounds and with exceptionalities; use instructional strategies that reflect personal knowledge of effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques; encourage development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills; understand and use formal and informal methods of student assessment; plan and manage instruction; engage in reflection and self-assessment; and collaborate with parents/guardians, families, school colleagues, and the community in an ethical manner.

To obtain a teaching license, an individual must have a major, a bachelorŐs degree, and have completed licensure requirements in the area(s) in which licensure is sought. UMM is approved to recommend teaching licensure in the following fields: chemistry (9–12), communication arts and literature (5–12), dance and theatre arts (K–12), earth and space science (9–12), French (K–12), general science (5–8), German (K–12), instrumental music (K–12), life science (9–12), mathematics (5–12), physics (9–12), social studies (5–12), Spanish (K–12), visual arts (K–12), and vocal music (K–12).  Coursework required for licensure, in most cases, is not equivalent to a major. Consult an advisor in the discipline to determine major requirements.

Students planning to seek Minnesota teaching licensure at the secondary school level must complete licensure requirements in the discipline(s) of the subject(s) they intend to teach, the secondary teacher education program, and state and federally mandated examinations for new teachers. A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required overall, in licensure area(s), and in education courses. All courses required for teaching licensure in secondary education (discipline, professional education, or other courses) must be completed with a grade of C- or higher. Required courses must be taken A-F unless they are only offered S-N. Required courses may not be taken S-N unless offered S-N only.

III.  Assessment of the Major – How do proposed curricular changes affect the assessment of the goals and objectives of the major?:

IV. Requirements for a Major:

V.    Requirements for a Minor:

VI.  Requirements for Teacher Preparation:

VII. Cluster Headings:

VIII. Other heading (include heading title):

 

Admission to the Program

During fall semester of the junior or senior year, students are expected to attend an application meeting to begin the application process. Enrollment in the program is limited. The decision to admit is made during spring semester, before fall registration. The secondary education course sequence begins in fall semester.

Students transferring from another school must be admitted to UMM before admission to the secondary program can be offered. It is recommended that these students seek academic planning advice from a member of the secondary education faculty before the semester in which admission to the program is sought.

Requirements for admission include the following:

1. Successful completion (grade of C- or higher) of Psy 1061—Introduction to the Development of the Child and Adolescent (Psy 1051 is a prereq), Ed 2101—Foundations and Issues in Education, and Ed 2111—Tutor-Aide Practicum

Though not required for admission, Psy 1081—Drugs and Human Behavior and Spch 1042-Public Speaking and Analysis or  Spch 1052—Introduction to Public Speaking are required courses for licensure. It is recommended that students complete these courses prior to beginning the program.

For students desiring more in-depth alternatives, Psy 3401—Developmental Psychology I: Child Psychology and Psy 3402—Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence may be substituted for Psy 1061—Introduction to the Development of the Child and Adolescent.

2. Completion of the Praxis I: Preprofessional Skills Test (PPST).

3. A minimum GPA of 2.50 overall, and in required licensure area(s), and education courses. No grade of less than C- D will be accepted in licensure or education courses.

4. Approximately 90 credits completed by the end of the junior year including demonstration of satisfactory progress in each licensure area.

5. Approval of the faculty based on an interview, recommendations, assessment of prior experience (especially with young people and other cultures), and progress toward a degree.

6. Student must be admitted to UMM prior to program admission.

 

Student Teaching Requirements

1. Successful completion of SeEd 4101—Block I: Teaching the Middle and Secondary Student, SeEd 4102Block II: Teaching and Learning Strategies, and SeEd 4103—Practicum Experience in the Middle and Secondary School, SeEd 4104-Teaching Diverse Learners, and SeEd 4105-Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas.

2. Successful completion of licensure area methods course(s).

3. Satisfactory completion of tutor aide and practicum experiences.

4. Spch 1042-Public Speaking and Analysis or Spch 1052-Introduction to Public Speaking. or exemption granted by petition to the Division of Education based on satisfactory completion of high school speech course or demonstrated ability.

5. A minimum GPA of 2.50 overall, and in required licensure area(s), and education courses. No grade of less than C- D will be accepted in licensure or education courses.

6. Approval of teacher education faculty based on recommendations from faculty in the studentŐs discipline.

 

Middle and Secondary School Licensure Requirements

Students planning to teach in Minnesota middle and secondary schools must meet the licensure requirements of the Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT).

At the University of Minnesota, Morris, the following program is designed to meet the current BOT requirements. These licensure

requirements are subject to change when the BOT implements new licensure rules.

1. Professional education courses

Ed 2101—Foundations and Issues in Education

Ed 2111—Tutor-Aide Practicum

SeEd 4101—Block I: Teaching the Middle and Secondary Student

SeEd 4102Block II: Teaching and Learning Strategies

SeEd 4103—Practicum Experience in the Middle and Secondary School

SeEd 4104-Teaching Diverse Learners

SeEd 4105-Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas

SeEd 4201—Directed Student Teaching in the Middle and Secondary School

or SeEd 4204—Directed Student Teaching in International School at the Middle and Secondary Level

SeEd 4901—The Teacher and Professional Development.

2. Successful completion of licensure area methods course(s).

3. Psy 1061—Introduction to the Development of the Child and Adolescent and Psy 1081—Drugs and Human Behavior.

4. Spch 1042-Public Speaking and Analysis or Spch 1052-Introduction to Public Speaking.  or exemption granted by petition to the Division of Education based on satisfactory completion of high school speech course or demonstrated ability.

5. A minimum GPA of 2.50 overall, and in required licensure area(s), and education courses. No grade of less than C- D will be accepted in licensure or education courses.

6. Approval of teacher education faculty based on recommendations from faculty in the studentŐs discipline.

7. Passing scores on Praxis I and Praxis II and any other state mandated exams for new teachers.

Note: Students in secondary education must complete licensure requirements and apply for licensure within seven years from time of admission to the licensure program. After seven years, all education courses previously taken become void and must be retaken for licensure. Required courses must be taken A-F unless they are only offered S-N.  Required courses may not be taken S-N unless offered S-N only.

 

Course Descriptions

SeEd 4101f. Block I: Teaching the Middle and Secondary Student. (4 cr; prereq admission to the secondary teacher

education program; coreq 4102, 4103, methods)

Study of the middle and secondary education student, including exceptionalities, individual differences, learning styles, self-esteem, motivation, communication skills, assessment, and multicultural education.

SeEd 4102f. Block II: Teaching and Learning Strategies. (4 cr; prereq admission to the secondary teacher education program; coreq 4101, 4103, 4104, 4105, methods; A-F only)

Concepts include teaching and learning strategies for middle and secondary classrooms, planning for lesson and unit instruction and assessment, learning theory, use of technology in the classroom, discipline, and classroom management.

SeEd 4103f. Practicum Experience in the Middle and Secondary School. (4 2 cr; coreq 4101, 4102, 4104, 4105 methods; S-N only)

Field experience in the middle and secondary school.

SeEd 4104f. Teaching Diverse Learners. (2 cr; coreq 4102, 4103, 4105, methods; A-F only)

Study of teaching/learning in diverse settings. Topics include inclusive/special education; multiple intelligences/learning styles; multicultural education; race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, culture, and class; effects of inequity on schooling; preventing and responding to prejudice and discrimination; and intercultural communication.

SeEd 4105f. Reading and Literacy in the Content Areas. (2 cr; coreq 4102, 4103, 4104, methods; A-F only)

Study of how teachers in the various academic disciplines can support reading and literacy in their classrooms and can use reading and literacy to enhance learning in the disciplines. Topics include theory and instructional strategies in the areas of reading comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary development.

SeEd 4201s. Directed Student Teaching in the Middle and Secondary School. (HDiv; 10 cr; prereq 4101, 4102, 4103, 4104, 4105, methods, Spch 1042 or Spch 1052 1000 or Spch 1051 or exemptions; S-N only)

Students teach for a period of 11 weeks demonstrating application of approaches to teaching and learning in the middle and secondary grades under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor.

SeEd 4202f,s. Directed Student Teaching in the Middle and Secondary School. (1-16 cr; prereq #; S-N only)

For students who need alternative or additional student teaching experience. Students demonstrate application of approaches to teaching and learning in middle and secondary grades under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor.

SeEd 4204s. Directed Student Teaching in International School at the Middle and Secondary Level. (IP; 10 cr; prereq 4101, 4102, 4103, 4104, 4105, methods, Spch 1042 or Spch 1052 1000 or Spch 1051 or exemptions; S-N only)

Students teach for a period of 11 weeks demonstrating application of approaches to teaching and learning in the middle and secondary grades under the guidance of a cooperating teacher and University supervisor.

SeEd 4901s. The Teacher and Professional Development. (2 cr; prereq 4201 or 4204 or #; A-F only)

Capstone experience. Professional development issues and philosophy of education, including portfolio assessment.

SeEd 3993f,s, 4993f,s. Directed Study. (1-5 cr; repeatable to 10 cr; prereq approved directed study form)

 

Middle and Secondary Education Methods Courses

These courses focus on the objectives, curricula, special methods, materials, and evaluation appropriate for teaching the various subject matter areas in the middle and secondary school. Students must complete methods course(s) in their licensure area(s). Methods

courses are taken concurrently with secondary education block courses—SeEd 4101, 4102, 4103, 4104, 4105—and must be successfully completed before student teaching in a specific field.

ArtE 4123f. Methods of Teaching Art K-12. (4 cr; A-F only)

EngE 4121f. Methods of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature in the Middle and Secondary School. (4 3 cr; coreq EngE 4122; A-F only)

EngE 4122f,s. Methods of Teaching Communication Arts and Literature in the Middle School. (1 cr; A-F only)

LanE 4123f. Methods of Teaching Foreign Language K-12. (4 cr; A-F only)

MthE 4121f. Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Middle and Secondary School. (4 3 cr; coreq MthE 4122; A-F only)

MthE 4122f,s. Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School. (1 cr; A-F only)

MusE 4123f. Methods of Teaching Music K-12. (3 cr; A-F only)

MusE 4124f. Multicultural Music for the K-12 Music Educator. (1 cr; prereq #; A-F only)

SciE 4121f. Methods of Teaching Science in the Middle and Secondary School. (4 3 cr; coreq SciE 4122; A-F only)

SciE 4122f,s. Methods of Teaching Science in the Middle School. (1 cr; A-F only)

SScE 4121f. Methods of Teaching Social Science in the Middle and Secondary School. (4 3 cr; coreq SScE 4122; A-F only)

SScE 4122f,s. Methods of Teaching Social Science in the Middle School. (1 cr; A-F only)

ThE 4123f. Methods of Teaching Dance and Theatre Arts K-12. (4 cr; A-F only)