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Secondary Education (8-12) - Bachelor of Arts

BS Degree in Biology Education 8-12
BA Degrees in Secondary Education 8-12, with majors in English, mathematics, or social science

Melissa Saunier-Arnold, MA, Chair, Education Division
Goodhue Academic Center, Room 209
(270) 384-8584  arnoldm@lindsey.edu 

Linda Young, EdD, Program Coordinator
Goodhue Academic Center, Room 102
(270) 384-8135  youngl@lindsey.edu


Unit Mission Statement

The mission of the Education division is to prepare candidates in a Christian learning environment with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to be successful, reflective teacher-leaders in the 21st century.

The secondary education program offers several challenging and rewarding Bachelor of Arts degree programs and one Bachelor of Science degree program that lead to the granting of the Kentucky Provisional Certificate through the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.

  • Biology Education 8-12 (BS degree)
  • Secondary Education 8-12 program with majors in English, mathematics, or social science (BA degrees)

In addition, there are P-12 Bachelor of Arts degree programs which can also lead to secondary teaching positions: Art Education P-12, Integrated Music Education P-12, Physical Education P-12, and Physical Education/Health P-12.

Candidates are assigned a content area advisor and work with an education advisor as they progress through their specific content requirements and through the sequential professional education requirements to earn a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.


Graduation Requirements

Some courses taken for the major will simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.  Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education program.

 

Entrance Criteria

As part of the admission criteria for the Education program, candidates must have completed the following required courses with a grade of C or higher:

  • Public Speaking (COMM 2103) or equivalent transfer course for Demonstration of Communication competency;
  • Writing Studies I (ENGL 1013), unless waiver requirements are met, Writing Studies II (ENGL 1023), or equivalent transfer course for Demonstration of Communication competency; and
  • General education mathematics course, unless waiver requirements are met, as determined by the candidate's general education program.

 

Program Requirements:  45 hours

Along with the general education requirements, students seeking secondary certification must complete the professional education requirements and prerequisite.  They must also select an academic major and complete the prerequisites, core requirements, and electives for the chosen major.  Hours for the academic major vary.

A.  Prerequisite:  3 hours

  • Principles of Psychology (PSYC 1003) is a prerequisite for EDUC 3123 and EDUC 3143 -- 3 hours

B.  Professional Preparation -- Education:  42 hours

  • The Teaching Profession (EDUC 2123) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Educational Technology (EDUC 2713) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Lifelong Learning (EDUC 3123) -- 3 hours
  • The Exceptional Learner (EDUC 3143) -- 3 hours
  • Fundamentals of Secondary Education (EDUC 3403) -- 3 hours
  • Curriculum & Methodology in Secondary Schools (EDUC 4433) -- 3 hours
  • Reading & Writing in the Content Areas 5-9, 8-12 & P-12 (EDUC 3523) -- 3 hours
  • Measurement & Assessment in Education (EDUC 4103) -- 3 hours
  • Classroom Management 5-9 & 8-12 (EDUC 4463) -- 3 hours
  • Supervised Student Teaching (EDUC 4600) -- 12 hours
  • Practicum (EDUC 4603) -- 3 hours

Note:   Student teaching candidates must pay a $150 student teaching fee.

C.  Academic Major (select one of the following programs)

1 -- Biology Education 8-12 (BS)

  • The courses required for a BS degree in Biology Education 8-12 are located in this catalog following the Art Education P-12 major.
  • Biology Education 8-12 majors may earn more than the total hours needed to meet graduation requirements.

2 -- English (BA)

  • Please see the information in this catalog on the English Secondary Education Track for a complete list of major requirements.
  • English majors seeking secondary certification may earn more than the total hours needed to meet graduation requirements.

3 -- Mathematics (BA)

  • Please see the information in this catalog on the Mathematics major for a complete list of major requirements.

4 -- Social Science (BA)

  • Please see the information in this catalog on the Social Science major for a complete list of major requirements.
  • While the major is social science, the secondary certification is earned in social studies.
  • World Civilization I: Prehistory to 1500 (HIST 2233) and World Civilization II: 1500 to Present (HIST 2243) are strongly recommended as electives to strengthen preparation for the content area of the Praxis II exam.

 

Exit Assessment

Graduation requirements for candidates are as follows:

  1. Minimum 2.75 Cumulative GPA;
  2. Minimum 2.75 Content/Emphasis Area GPA;
  3. Minimum 2.75 Professional Education GPA;
  4. Passing of the appropriate PRAXIS Principles of Teaching and Learning  (PTL) exam and the appropriate content exam(s) as required by state regulation;
  5. Successful completion of all program requirements and assessments;
  6. Successful completion of Supervised Student Teaching (EDUC 4600), including all course requirements with positive evaluations; and
  7. Successful completion of Stage III Exit Portfolio.


 

 

 

 

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