Department ofEducation

Bachelor of Arts in Education - Secondary

We are still accepting applications for the Fall 2012 cohort!


School of Education & Kinesiology

Phone:(253) 535-7272

Candidates begin the undergraduate pre-service preparation program during the fall semester of their junior year and finish with the successful completion of their student teaching experience, which typically occurs during the spring of their senior year. They may pursue either an elementary or secondary education course of study. For most candidates the length of their student teaching placement is 15 weeks with a minimum of 6 weeks “full-time” teaching.  Secondary education students should have completed the foundational core of their major before entering the Dept. of Instructional Development and Leadership. Students may either focus on an endorsable university major or pursue a School of Education Teaching Major as outlined in Course Catalog.

Secondary Education

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Semester I:
EDUC 390 Inquiry into Learning I (4)
EDUC 392 Inquiry into Learning II (4)
EDUC 320 Issues of Child Abuse and Neglect (1)
EDUC 394 Technology and Teaching (2)
Practicum: minimum of 40 hours in a 5-12 classroom
Semester II:
ESPY 368 Educational Psychology (4)
EDUC 424 Inquiry into Teaching I (4)
SPED 424 Learners with Special Needs (4)
Practicum: minimum of 80 hours in a 5-12 classroom

Semester III*:
EDUC 425 Inquiry into Teaching II (4)
EDUC 44X Subject Area Methods (4)
Practicum: minimum of 80 hours in a 5-12 classroom

*All candidates must pass the WEST E by the end of Semester III otherwise they will not be provided a student teaching placement during Semester IV.
Semester IV:
EDUC 468 Student Teaching (10)
EDUC 450 Seminar (2)