School for Education


B.S.E. in Secondary Education

Offered face-to-face on the Parkville campus.

The Bachelor of Science in Education - Secondary Education program covers the education of children from grade 9 through grade 12 and leads to teaching certification. This degree requires a minimum of 120 total credit hours to graduate.

Because there are specific general education and subject area courses required for graduation from Park University and for teacher certification in the state of Missouri, it is imperative the student speak with his or her advisor regarding these requirements prior to enrollment.


REQUIREMENTS
  • 49 hours, 2.75 Cumulative GPA
  • No grade lower than a “C” in education core.

AVAILABILITY
Parkville, 16-Week


Degree Requirements


Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog) Hours
Core Education Courses 49-51
EDU 107 Career Inquiry in Education 2
EDS 225 Psychology of Education & Adolescence 3
EDU 207 Technology in Education 3
EDU 210 School as a Social System 3
EDU 310 Issues in Diversity & World Culture 3
EDU 315 Children and Young Adult Literature 3
EDU 341 Ethics and Professionalism in the Classroom 1
Admission to the School for Education - Certification Program is required for enrollment in the following courses.  
EDS 353 Teaching Strategies & Classroom Management 3
EDS 358 Reading & Writing in the Content Areas 3
EDS 360A Practicum 2
EDS 360B Practicum 2
EDU 367 Assessment in Education 3
EDU 375 Exceptional Children 3
EDS 395 Methodology in Teaching Content Area - Secondary
3
Choose one (1) of the following options: 12-14
EDS 410 Directed Teaching 12
EDU 410 Directed Teaching - Art or Spanish
14
Total Hours 49-51


Concentrations

Students seeking secondary certification must select one of the following areas of concentration:

Curriculum (2013-2014 Catalog) Hours
LANGUAGE ARTS
33
EN 201 Introduction to Literature 3
EN 231 Introduction to Language 3
EN 307 Professional Writing in English Studies (This course fulfills the EDU 300 requirement.) 3
EN 351 Foundations of Literature 3
EN 387 Theory and Teaching of Writing 3
EN 315 Earlier English Literature 3
EN 316 Later English Literature 3
EN 317 Earlier American Literature 3
EN 318 Later American Literature 3
EN 323 Literary Modernism 3
EN 440 Shakespeare 3
MATHEMATICS 37-40
Choose one of the following course combinations:
3-6
MA 135 College Algebra -AND- 3
MA 141 College Trigonometry -OR-
3
MA 150 Pre-calculus Mathematics
3
MA 208 Discrete Mathematics 3
MA 221 Calculus & Analytical Geometry for Majors I 5
MA 222 Calculus & Analytical Geometry for Majors II 5
MA 223 Calculus & Analytical Geometry for Majors III 3
MA 301 Mathematical Thought 3
MA 305 Probability 3
MA 311 Linear Algebra 3
MA 312 Abstract Algebraic Structures 3
MA 350 History of Mathematics 3
MA 360 Modern Geometries 3
SOCIAL STUDIES
42
HIS 104 American History Survey through the Civil War 3
HIS 105 American History Survey Since the Civil War 3
HIS 101 Western Civilization I 3
HIS 102 Western Civilization II 3
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
HIS 325 The Cold War 3
HIS 337 Modern Europe 3
SO 141 Introduction to Sociology 3
PO 200 American National Government 3
PO 201 State and Local Government 3
PO 210 Comparative Political Systems 3
EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EC 142 Principles of Microeconomics 3
- - An American, World or similar Geography course 3
JOURNALISM
45
CA 103 Public Speaking 3
CA 104 Interpersonal Comm I 3
CA 201 Media Writing and Reporting 3
CA 241 Photography I 3
CA 302 Communication Ethics & Law 3
CA 311 Editing, Layout & Design 3
CA 315 A, B Journalism Practicum – Section A: News 7 Feature Writing; Section B: Newspaper & Magazine Editing.. 3
CA 315G Journalism Practicum-Magazine Journalism 3
CA 316 Advanced Media Writing & Reporting 3
CA 317 Feature Writing 3
CA 322 Media Analysis and Criticism 3
CA 341 Photography II 3
CA 450 Seminar: Special Topics in Journalism 3
- - In addition, students seeking journalism certification must take 6 credits of English above 200. 6
UNIFIED SCIENCE – CHEMISTRY CERTIFICATE
59
BI 111 Environmental Biology 4
BI 225 Botany 4
BI 226 Zoology 4
CH 107 General Chemistry I w/CH 107L 4
CH 108 General Chemistry II w/CH 108L 4
CH 317 Organic Chemistry I w/CH 317L 4
CH 318 Organic Chemistry II w/CH 318L 4
CH 328 Analytical Chemistry 3
CH 337 Biochemistry w/CH 337L 4
GGP 205 Meteorology 4
GO 141 Physical Geology 4
NS 304 Science, Technology, and Society 3
PY 155 Concepts of Physics I 4
PY 156 Concepts of Physics II 4
Choose a minimum of 5 hours from the following courses:
5
CH 306 Chemical Bibliography 3
CH 321 Intro to Medicinal Chemistry 3
CH 329 Intro to Instrumental Analysis 4
CH 440 Organic Synthesis 5
CH 490 Research in Chemistry 1-3
UNIFIED SCIENCE – BIOLOGY CERTIFICATE
61
BI 111 Environmental Biology 4
BI 211 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BI 225 Botany 4
BI 226 Zoology 4
BI 231 Introduction to Molecular Cell Biology 3
BI 300 Evolution 3
BI 320 Genetics 4
BI 350 Microbiology 4
BI 378 Ecology 4
CH 107 General Chemistry I w/CH 107L 4
CH 108 General Chemistry II w/CH 108L 4
GGP 205 Meteorology 4
GO 141 Physical Geology 4
NS 304 Science, Technology, and Society 3
PY 155 Concepts of Physics I 4
PY 156 Concepts of Physics II 4
K-12 FINE ARTS 35
AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts 3
AR 140 Drawing I 3
AR 203 Three-Dimensional Design 3
AR 204 Two-Dimensional Design 3
AR 208 Color Theory 3
AR 216 Art History II 3
AR 241 Photography I 3
AR 240 Drawing II 3
AR 280 Painting I 3
AR 320 Ceramics I 3
AR 370 Fiber I 3
AR 497 Senior Seminar in Fine Arts 2
K-12 SPANISH
33
SP 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SP 202 Intermediate Spanish II (Students must test out of SP 201 to enroll in SP 202) 3
SP 294 Intermediate Spanish Conversation 3
SP 295 Intermediate Spanish Composition 3
SP 301 Advanced Spanish Conversation 3
SP 302 Advanced Grammar & Composition 3
SP 311 Culture & Civilization of Spain 3
SP 312 Culture & Civilization of Spanish America & the Hispanic Caribbean 3
SP 322 Reading Cervantes’ Masterpiece: Don Quixote 3
SP 394 Introduction to the Literature of Spain 3
SP 395 Introduction to Literature of Spanish America & the Hispanic Caribbean 3