Secondary Teacher Licensure

Required Courses

Introductory Courses

TEP 207 Foundations of American Education 3
TEP 223 Adolescent Development for Teachers 3-4
or PSY 323 Adolescence
TEP 224 Exceptional Child for Teachers 3
or PSY 324 Exceptional Child
TEP 227 Educational Psychology for Teachers 3-4
or PSY 327 Educational Psychology
Total Hours 12-14

Core Courses

TEP 305 Technology For Teaching 3
TEP 315 Managing the Diverse Classroom 3
TEP 318 Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment 3
Total Hours 9

Methods Courses

TEP 401 Middle School Methods, Concepts, and Practices 3
TEP 419 Content Area Literacy Methods 3
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 Hours 9

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 449 Middle Level and High School Clinical Practice Seminar 3
TEP 451 ECCE: Clinical Practice – Middle Level and High School 1 9
Total Hours 12

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.