Education

Bachelor of Science Degree

This experience-oriented secondary teacher program is structured to feature experiential learning with field assignments in 7 - 12 grad classrooms. In line with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support consortium (InTACS) principles, we use national model core teaching standards to articulate what effective teaching and learning looks like. You will be prepared to be a competent secondary school teacher to help students reach their full potential.

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Courses in the major include:

This course introduces teacher candidates to skills needed in master teaching. Included will be unit and lesson planning, classroom organization, record keeping, self-reflection practices, time management, classroom rules and expectations, personal qualities, and effective communication. This course will also introduce students to the conceptual framework and program expectations.
This course provides students an awareness of education technology and how it can be used to enhance the teaching and learning processes. Hands-on experiences will help broaden student knowledge and use of digital media tools and techniques.
This course is a study of the issues related to cultural pluralism, dehumanizing biases, human dignity and individual rights, and the ability to relate effectively to others in the diverse educational setting. The course meets the human relations requirement of the Nebraska Department of Education.
This 40-hour minimum practicum will be in an approved secondary school setting in order to observe the inner workings of classrooms from the point-of-view of an educator. Professional dispositions and reflective practice will be emphasized. Students will be encouraged to collaborate with cooperating teachers and focus on implementation of a variety of instructional strategies, individual and group motivational factors, characteristics of effective instruction, and working with diverse learners. A seminar is included in the course. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program
This course focuses on the methodology, processes, and content of reading and writing at the secondary school level. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program
This course is a study of the comprehensive research-based framework on cognition and learning in relation to classroom applications and management. The framework will provide students with a basis to improve the quality of teaching and learning in any content area. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program
This course will examine a full array of assessment procedures, both formal and informal, as well as current trends and issues of assessment and evaluation of student performance. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.
The intent of this course is to help students translate educational theory into best practice in order to teach effectively in a secondary classroom. Particular attention will be given to the following topics: awareness of and development of a broad range of learning resources and instructional strategies that are appropriate to diverse classrooms; use of assessment strategies and technology as a means to enhance student learning; awareness of the standards and resources of the professional organizations; consideration of curricular and ethical issues relative to teaching the subject area. This course includes a 40 hour practicum. This 40-hour minimum practicum will be in an approved secondary school setting in order to observe the inner workings of classrooms from the point-of-view of an educator. Professional dispositions and reflective practice will be emphasized. Students will be encouraged to collaborate with cooperating teachers and focus on implementation of a variety of instructional strategies, individual and group motivational factors, characteristics of effective instruction, and working with diverse learners. A seminar is included in the course. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program
Student Teaching is the capstone experience in the teacher education process. This is a practical application of learning principles in the classroom with a progressive introduction into full teaching responsibilities at the secondary level. Student teaching occurs for 14 consecutive weeks, two weeks beyond the normal term. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Student Teaching Semester which includes a criminal background check passed prior to being placed in a school environment.

Choose one of the following two options: Foundations of Education (EDUC 200) OR Foundation of Education Principles (EDUC 201) AND Practice of Foundation of Education Principles (EDUC 202)

Choose one of the following two options: Educational Psychology/Human Growth and Development (EDUC 240) OR Principles of Educational Psychology/Human Growth and Development (EDUC 241) AND Principles of Educational Psychology/Human Growth and Development Practicum (EDUC 242)

Choose one of the following two options: Introduction to the Exceptional Learner (EDUC 260) OR Principles of the Exceptional Learner (EDUC 261) AND Principles of the Exceptional Learner Practicum (EDUC 262)

EDUC 451 (Secondary Student Teaching) is necessary for students who already have or will be completing either 2 field endorsements or two subject endorsements, or a field and a subject endorsement. Acceptance into the Student Teaching Semester is required, which includes a criminal background check passed prior to being placed in a school environment. Students must already have or be completing either 2 field endorsements or two subject endorsements, or a field and a subject endorsement.


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