education requires intensive study within the content area.
Certification in secondary education consists of completion of an academic
major in which initial certification is sought and completion of
professional education requirements. A second area of certification is
Specific course requirements for obtaining certificates to
teach in subject matter areas are established by the department involved in
cooperation with the Department of Education. These requirements are based
on minimum standards issued by the Missouri State Department of Elementary
and Secondary Education.
Available certification areas are:
Art K-12 (K-9 as second area of certification)
- Biology 9-12
- English 9-12
- General Science 9-12 (as second area of
- Health K-12, 9-12, (K-9 as second area of certification)
- Mathematics 9-12
- Music (Instrumental, Vocal) K-12
- Physical Education
K-12, 9-12 (K-9 as second area of certification)
- Social Science 9-12
- Spanish K-9 (as second area of certification)
- Speech Communication and
Theatre Communication 9-12
- Unified science: Biology 9-12 (certificate)
and Chemistry 9-12 (certificate)
Certification in secondary education consists of completion of an
academic major in which initial certification is sought and completion of
professional education requirements.
- EDU 2113 Educational Psychology
- Study of social and behavioral theory, including the nature of
educational psychology, measurement, personality, the classroom as a
social system, learning and instruction.
- EDU 2141 Field Experience Level 1 in Secondary School
- Forty-five clock hours of supervised practical experience in the
classroom at the secondary level.
- EDU 2313 Foundations of Education
- The course presents major issues of schooling and education
basic to professional preparation. Areas included are philosophy,
history of American education, administration, governance, finance,
legal aspects, social issues, use of technology in instruction, and
current topics in the field.
- EDU 2823 Technology for Educators
- Develops teachers who are able to apply technology skills and
strategies in a variety of personal and professional functions
including the development of an electronic portfolio, to effectively
use media to maximize student learning, and to use a wide variety of
media and technological systems in teaching and evaluation of
student learning. Because the student teaching portfolio is
developed in this class, this course is designed for elementary
education majors in their sophomore year and for middle and
secondary education teacher candidates during their junior or senior
years before student teaching.
- EDU 3333 Principles and Methods of Secondary Instruction
- This course will emphasize examining and implementing teaching
methods, developing critical thinking skills, analyzing learners and
the learning process, refining communication skills, and
constructing curriculum. EDU 3333 must be taken at SBU.
- EDU 3341 Field Experience Level 2 in the Secondary School
- Minimum of forty-five clock hours of supervised practical
experience in the classroom at the secondary school level. Must be
taken concurrently with EDU 3333.
- EDU 3613 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
- Designed to assist middle school/junior high and/or secondary
teachers in the use of functional reading strategies which enable
students to use reading as a tool to learn in various content areas.
- EDU 3833 Behavior and Classroom Management - Secondary
- An examination of current and past principles of classroom
management will be examined in light of biblical, theoretical, and
philosophical assumptions concerning humankind. Modern theories of
discipline will be evaluated as to effectiveness and will be
contrasted with historical views of schooling and education. It is
intended that teacher candidates will be challenged to contemplate
methods of instructing and modeling behavior (proactively) instead
of simply responding (reactively) to inappropriate student actions.
Wisdom and virtue, the cornerstones of any education, will be
discussed as goals versus simply controlling and conforming
- EDU 4691 Student Teaching Seminar
- This course is designed as a seminar/discussion section to
accompany the student teaching clinical experiences of EDU 4929,
4939, 4949 and 4959. Students will refine their skills as reflective
practitioners through a variety of experiences that focus on
contemporary problems and issues in the field of education.
- EDU 4832 Assessment and Evaluation of Learners
- Study of the principles of assessment from organizing the
classroom as a social setting, to planning and conducting
instruction based on sound objectives, to the formal assessment of
student learning, to grading students and finally to interpreting
standardized tests and statewide assessments.
- EDU 4842 Teaching Diverse Learners
- Mentally, emotionally and physically exceptional children are
studied. Diagnosis and methods of teaching gifted, mentally
retarded, visual and sound-impaired, learning disabled and
physically handicapped children and children with communication and
behavior problems are included.
- EDU 4949 Student Teaching in the Secondary 9-12 School or EDU 4959
Student Teaching in the K-12 School
- Observation, participation and directed teaching in public
- EDU 45_ Methods of Teaching in the Content Area
Choose one of the following:
- PSY 4033 Adolescent Development
- A study of the development processes of the adolescent,
beginning at puberty and continuing through late adolescence.
- PSY 3063 Human Growth and Development
- A "Life-Span" study of human growth and developmental processes
including physiological, psychological and sociological influences