Secondary Education

Be an advocate for student excellence—teach the next generation of student leaders.

At Park University, our Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education will provide you with learning opportunities through theoretical knowledge and practical application, so you can earn certification to teach at the high school level (grades 9 through 12) in the state of Missouri.

Locations & Learning Options

As a student in our Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education program, you’ll be required to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. This degree requires a minimum of 120 completed credit hours, including 67 hours of degree-specific core curriculum courses. Students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75—with no grade lower than a “C” allowed in the education core. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework and requirements for this degree.

  • Parkville, MO

B.S.E. MAJOR — 67 HOURS, 2.75 CUMULATIVE; 3.00
CONTENT; AND 3.00 PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION GPA
NO GRADE LOWER THAN A “C” IN EDUCATION CORE.

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

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Science

PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM

EDU 203 Educational Psychology ……………………….. 3 cr.

EDU 207 Technology in Education ……………………… 3 cr.

EDU 210 LE The School as a Social System………………… 3 cr.

EDU 220 Development and Learning, Birth through Adolescence ……………………. 3 cr.

EDU 300 Writing in Education …………………………… 3 cr.

EDU 310 Issues in Diversity & World Cultures ……… 3 cr.

EDU 345 Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners …………………… 3 cr.

EDU 347 Family, School, and Community Collaboration …………………… 3 cr.

Admission to the School—Certification Program required for enrollment in the following EDS/EDU courses

EDU 351 Strategies for Higher-Order Learning ……… 3 cr.

EDS 352 Building an Effective, Equitable Learning Environment ……………………………………… 3 cr.

EDS 358 Literacy in the Content Area …………………. 3 cr.

EDU 351 Strategies for Higher-Order Learning ……… 3 cr.

EDS 352 Building an Effective, Equitable Learning Environment for Elementary Grades ……… 3 cr.

EDS 360A Field Experience I ……………………………….. 2 cr.

EDS 360B Field Experience II ………………………………. 2 cr.

EDU 362 Observation, Assessment and Data-based Decision Making ………………… 3 cr.

EDU 384 Meeting Literacy Needs of All Learners …… 3 cr.

EDU 375 Exceptional Children and Differentiated Learning ……………………….. 3 cr.

EDS 395 Methodology in the Content Area-Secondary …………………………………… 3 cr.

EDS 410 Field Experience III …………………………… 12 cr.

TOTAL ……………………………………………. 67 cr.

AREAS OF CERTIFICATION

BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology

-OR- ……………………………………………….3-4 cr.

BIO 306 Biological Literature

BIO 221 Zoology …………………………………………….. 4 cr.

BIO 225 Botany ………………………………………………. 4 cr.

BIO 325 Introduction to Molecular Cell Biology ….. 3 cr.

BIO 327 Introductory Ecology and Evolution ………. 4 cr.

BIO 340 Genetics …………………………………………….. 4 cr.

NS 304 Science, Technology, and Science

-OR- …………………………………………………. 3 cr.

NS 241 Philosophy and History of Science

CH 107 General Chemistry I…………………………….. 4 cr.

PY 155 Concepts of Physics …………………………….. 4 cr.

GO 141 Physical Geology …………………………………. 4 cr.

GGP 120 Global Stainability

-OR- …………………………………………………. 3 cr.

BI 301 Human Ecology

TOTAL ………………………………………..40-41 cr.

CH 107 General Chemistry I w/Lab …………………… 4 cr.

CH 108 General Chemistry II w/Lab …………………. 4 cr.

CH 317 Organic Chemistry I w/Lab ………………….. 4 cr.

CH 328 Analytical Chemistry w/Lab ………………….. 4 cr.

CH 337 Biochemistry w/Lab …………………………….. 4 cr.

NS 304 Science, Technology, and Society

-OR- …………………………………………………. 3 cr.

NS 241 Philosophy and History of Science

BIO 221 Zoology

-OR- …………………………………………………. 4 cr.

BIO 225 Botany

PY 155 Concepts of Physics I w/Lab …………………. 4 cr.

GO 141 Physical Geology w/Lab ……………………….. 4 cr.

GGP 120 Global Sustainability

-OR- ……………………………………………….3-4 cr.

BI 301 Human Ecology

Select one of the following …………………………………………. 4 cr.

CH 306, CH 318, CH 429

TOTAL ………………………………………..41-43 cr.

GO 130 Astronomy …………………………………………. 4 cr.

GO 141 Physical Geology w/Lab ……………………….. 4 cr.

GO 151 History of the Earth w/Lab …………………… 4 cr.

GGP 115 Physical Geography w/Lab ……………………. 4 cr.

GGP 205 Meteorology w/Lab …………………………….. 4 cr.

NS 304 Science, Technology and Society

-OR- …………………………………………………. 3 cr.

NS 241 Philosophy and History of Science

CH 107 General Chemistry I w/Lab …………………… 4 cr.

BIO 221 Zoology w/Lab

-OR- …………………………………………………. 4 cr.

BIO 225 Botany w/Lab

PY 155 Concepts of Physics I w/Lab …………………. 4 cr.

GGP 120 Global Stainability

-OR- ……………………………………………….3-4 cr.

BI 301 Human Ecology

TOTAL ………………………………………..38-39 cr.

EN 221 African-American Literature ………………….. 3 cr.

EN 231 Introduction to Language……………………… 3 cr.

EN 307 Professional Writing in English Studies …… 3 cr.

(This course fulfills the EDU 300 requirement.)

EN 387 Theory and Teaching of Writing ……………. 3 cr.

EN 315 Earlier English Literature ……………………… 3 cr.

EN 316 Later English Literature ………………………… 3 cr.

EN 317 Earlier American Literature …………………… 3 cr.

EN 318 Later American Literature …………………….. 3 cr.

EN 325 Modern Grammar ……………………………….. 3 cr.

EN 354 Reading and Writing Nonfiction Prose ……. 3 cr.

EN 370 History and Practice of Rhetoric ……………. 3 cr.

EDU 315 Children and Young Adult Literature ……… 3 cr.

Select one from the following ……………………………… 3 cr.

ML 251, EN 440

TOTAL ……………………………………………. 39 cr.

CS 208 Discrete Mathematics …………………………… 3 cr.

MA 221 Calculus & Analytical Geometry for Majors I …………………………. 5 cr.

MA 222 Calculus & Analytical Geometry for Majors II ………………………… 5 cr.

MA 223 Calculus & Analytical Geometry for Majors III ………………………. 3 cr.

MA 301 Mathematical Thought ………………………… 3 cr.

MA 305 Probability …………………………………………. 3 cr.

MA 311 Linear Algebra …………………………………….. 3 cr.

MA 312 Abstract Algebraic Structures …………………. 3 cr.

MA 350 History of Mathematics ……………………….. 3 cr.

MA 360 Modern Geometries …………………………….. 3 cr.

MA 370 Number Theory ………………………………….. 3 cr.

MA 401 Real Analysis ………………………………………. 3 cr.

TOTAL ……………………………………………. 40 cr

AN 301 Cultural Anthropology …………………………. 3 cr.

PS 101 Introduction to Psychology …………………… 3 cr.

SO 141 Introduction to Sociology …………………….. 3 cr.

PO 200 American National Government ……………. 3 cr.

PO 210 Comparative Political Systems ……………….. 3 cr.

EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics ……………….. 3 cr.

EC 142 Principles of Microeconomics ……………….. 3 cr.

GGH 110 Cultural Geography …………………………….. 3 cr.

HIS 104 American History Survey through the Civil War………………………………………. 3 cr.

HIS 105 American History Survey Since the Civil War………………………………………. 3 cr.

HIS 111 Introduction to World History I (Ancient History) ………………………………… 3 cr.

HIS 112 Introduction to World History II (Middle East) ……………………………………… 3 cr.

HIS 113 Introduction to World History III (Modern Era) ……………………………………… 3 cr.

Select six hours electives ………………………………………….. 6 cr.

HIS 211, HIS 220, HIS 261, HIS 325

TOTAL ……………………………………………. 45 cr

All students, including both degree-seeking certification and certification only, must apply for admission and meet admission requirements of the School of Education.

School of Education Admission Requirements and Procedures

Secondary educators guide the next generation of leaders to success.

The School of Education at Park University is committed to your success. We are committed to preparing you to guide the next generation of leaders. Completion of the certification process, through the Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education degree program, will enable you to teach at the high school level, from grades 9 through 12.

Areas of Concentration

Students seeking elementary education certification will choose from one of the following areas of concentration:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • Math
  • Social Science
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Program Highlights

As a student in Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education program at Park University, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in the field, including a variety of in-school activities, which culminate in student teaching. Whether you choose to be an educator in the sciences or humanities, this program will prepare you for a lifelong career making a difference in students’ lives.

Faculty

At Park University, our School of Education faculty members are experts in education studies and passionate about helping you develop effective teaching skills. We are committed to your successful career as an educator.


 

Dr. Judi Estes

Associate Professor of Education
jestes@park.edu

Dr. Linda Seybert

Associate Professor of Education
linda.seybert@park.edu

Dr. Georgina Chambers

Assistant Professor of Education
gchambers@park.edu

Dr. Donna (Dong) Choi

Professor of Early Childhood Education
dong.choi@park.edu

Dr. Brant Winn

Director of Field Experience
brant.winn@park.edu

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Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.