Secondary Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning

Description

The University of Alabama’s College of Education seeks to prepare professionals who value and demonstrate reflective practice and ethical decision making through respecting diversity, honoring difference, and promoting social justice. The Secondary Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning (SCTL) Program offers exemplary professional programs that prepare educators to be reflective decision-makers, researchers, and facilitators of student learning in general. The programs in secondary education lead to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B (grades 6–12) Professional Certifcate in the areas of English language arts, foreign language education (French, German, Latin, and Spanish), mathematics, general science (biology, chemistry, or physics major), and social science. Students complete their internships in the Tuscaloosa area; however, there are opportunities to student teach in foreign countries such as England, Ireland and South Africa. SCTL faculty provide students with many opportunities to become involved in scholarly endeavors such as conducting research, presenting papers at conferences, and co-authoring articles.

Interests and Skills

Secondary education students are typically interested in pursuing careers as middle and/or high school teachers.

Degree Options

Students in the SCTL program graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. Students may continue their education in the program and pursue a Master of Arts degree in their content area. After acquiring some teaching experience, usually three years, some students further their education by earning an Educational Specialist or doctoral degree (EdD or PhD) in SCTL. Secondary education majors will complete a dual major in a content area and secondary education.

Types of Jobs Accepted

Graduates of the SCTL program are teaching in many school systems in Alabama and across the country.

Accreditation

Programs resulting in a professional educator certi!cate have been approved by the Alabama State Department of Education. The College of Education maintains national accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the teaching profession’s organization to help establish and maintain high quality teacher preparation.

Secondary Education English Language (SELA)

Semester 1 Semester 2
EN 101 EN 102
TH 114 NATURAL SCI CORE
MATH CORE FL CORE
PY 101 HISTORY CORE
FL CORE COM 123
Semester 3 Semester 4
APPROVED LITERATURE APPROVED LITERATURE
NATURAL SCI CORE EN 205
EN 210 HI OR SB
EN 300 EN 321
COM 101 SPE 300
  EDU 200
Semester 5 Semester 6
EN 300 + LEVEL ELECTIVE BEP/BEF 360
CSE 390 CSE 455
TH 245 OR 246 EN 411
APPROVED EN ELECTIVE EN 333
JN 436 OR 200 EN 400 LEVEL EL
CSE 493 EN 400 LEVEL EL
Semester 7 Semester 8
BER 450 CSE 497
CRD 412 CSE 470
CSE 479  
CSE 489  
CSE 469  

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