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2008-2009 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education Licensure (SE)


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Professional Secondary Education Licensure:


Please visit the Teacher Education Department for more information on Secondary Education. These programs are currently under revision.

Majors with Secondary Education Licensure

The Secondary Education Program offers professional preparation for teaching and education-related careers in collaboration with the Educational Technology, and Special Education Programs and various academic major departments. This program prepares candidates to apply to the Colorado Department of Education for initial teacher licensure to teach in secondary schools (7-12 grades) with endorsements in: English, Mathematics, Modern Languages (French, Spanish, German) Science (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science), or Social Studies (African and African American Studies, Behavioral Science, Chicano/a Studies, Economics, History, and Political Science)

English
Mathematics
Modern Languages (French, Spanish and or German)
Science (Biology, Chemistry, or Environmental Science)
Social Studies (African and African American Studies, Behavioral Science, Chicano Studies, Economics, History, or Political Science)

All secondary candidates must consult two advisors, one in secondary education and one in their major (i.e. content) area. Secondary education candidates seeking teacher licensure in English, Math, or Modern Languages major must meet with an advisor in those specific academic areas. Secondary education candidates seeking Science or Social Studies must choose an approved academic major (Biology, Chemistry, or Environmental Science) or (African and African American Studies, Behavioral Science, Chicano Studies, Economics, History, or Political Science). Post-Baccalaureate candidates may receive approval for a major in a closely related field.

The following general studies courses fulfill the general course requirements for Metro State and the Teacher Education Program for degree-seeking candidates. Post-baccalaureate candidates need to fulfill some general studies requirements and may need additional content area course. See the Post-Baccalaureate information at the end of the Secondary Licensure section.

General Studies Requirements:


Required Courses:


General Studies Total: 27


Note:


*Science and math licensure candidates may not be required to take MTH 1610. Consult an advisor in Secondary Education.

Secondary Education Licensure Sequence:


The following courses fulfill a licensure candidate’s education courses for state licensure including the requirements for a minor required for the bachelor’s degree. All secondary licensure candidates must take methods of teaching in the content area, in addition to these licensure requirements. These are listed in the major for English, Math, Science, and Modern Languages, and below for all Social Sciences. This program is currently in transition. Some courses may no longer be available. Please see an advisor in Teacher Education prior to registering for classes.

Licensure Total***: 34


Notes:


1,2These courses must be taken concurrently. Math teacher candidates are recommended to take MTL 3630 and MTL 3638 concurrently with EDS 3210 and EDS 3220 during the semester before student teaching.

*EDS 3110 and EDS 3200 (6 hours total) can be counted as General Studies courses in Social Science, but will require substitutions in the minor if the total credits in the minor falls below 18 credits. See an education advisor to see if this applies in your program.

**Mathematics Secondary Licensure Course Exception:
Math candidates take MTL 4690 Student Teaching and Seminar: Secondary 7-12 instead of EDS 4290 (12 credits). Additional required licensure courses found in the mathematics major.

***Additional Licensure Requirement for Secondary Social Sciences:

HIS 4010 Methods of Teaching Social Sciences 3
Licensure Total 37

History and Behavioral Science Secondary Licensure meet this requirement in their major, the other Licensure sections (African American Studies, Chicano Studies, Economics, and Political Science) it is an additional course under the Licensure requirements.

Majors with Secondary Education Licensure:


The following major advising guides are prepared to assist candidates in choosing an appropriate major for Secondary Education. Candidates must choose a major from the following selections in order to fulfill licensure requirements for Metro State and the state of Colorado. The advising guides are not substitutes for meeting with academic advisors. Licensure candidates must consult an advisor in their selected major and one in education. To better support candidates in their major selections, eightsemester planned sequences for each of the licensure majors can be obtained inside the Teacher Application Center in West Classroom, Room 136.

Candidates seeking teacher licensure must also gain admission to the Teacher Education Program. The application form for the program must be completed by attending an Application Meeting scheduled through the Teacher Application Center (WC 136). Formal admission must be obtained BEFORE Level II education coursework can be taken. Refer to the admission section for Teacher Education of this catalog for more information about Provisional and Formal Admission.

Secondary English Licensure:


The secondary education concentration in English, offered in conjunction with the licensure program, prepares degree seeking, future secondary teachers of English to understand and teach the diverse subject matter required for licensure. This program equips students with a wide variety of language principles and skills; practical experience in developing and teaching the processes of writing; sound knowledge of approaches to literature and literary genres; periods and authors (including a special focus on young adult literature); and an understanding of communication and media as used in English studies. In addition to meeting specified state and departmental requirements, this program offers students the opportunity to develop further specialization in writing, language, or literature to complement the major. The major provides student with a background in the Colorado K-12 Model Content Standards for English and prepares them to pass the required content exam for licensure.

Mathematics Major with Secondary Mathematics Licensure:


The Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences offers a major in Mathematical Sciences with a concentration in Mathematics Education. The goals of this program are to provide degree seeking candidates with: (1)broad-based and coherent preparation in the various disciplines that constitute the mathematical sciences and; (2)the pedagogical knowledge of mathematics needed to begin a career as a middle or high school mathematics teacher. This concentration also prepares candidates for continued study of the mathematical sciences at the graduate level. Candidates are required to meet with one or more of the faculty advisors in the area of mathematics education as well as a teacher licensure advisor as they plan their academic program. The mathematics major with Mathematics education concentration requires completion of the courses listed below, and satisfaction of the minimum grade and currency requirements stated below. Any of the courses required for the major that were taken more than ten years ago will need to be repeated unless you can demonstrate current knowledge of the concepts of the course.

Subtotal: 15

Subtotal: 22

Notes:

*MTH 3130 and one of the following (MTH 4110 or MTH 4150 or MTH 4410 or MTH 4660) may substitute for MTH 3140.

**Senior Experience Course

Subtotal: 4

Subtotal: 9

Note:

*These two courses must be taken concurrently. MTL 3630 and 3638 are suggested taken with EDS 3210 and 3220 during the semester before student teaching.

Totals:


Major Total 41
General Studies Total ** 27
Licensure Total (Includes MTL 4690, and 9 credits additional licensure requirements) 43
Electives 9
Grand Total * 120

*Choosing substitutions for MTH 3140 will increase total from 120 to 122-124 for the degree.

**General Studies Exception for Math Major with Secondary License: Math majors do not take MTH 1610 for licensure. See a math advisor to determine the appropriate general studies course.

Modern Languages Major with Secondary Language Licensure:


Degree seeking candidates who wish to obtain Colorado licensure for Secondary Foreign Language must earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Modern Languages. Candidates must complete 42 hours in their language concentration (French, German, or Spanish). Alternately, candidates may choose to complete 42 hours in a primary language and take an additional 18 hours at the 2000 level or above in a different secondary language for a total of 60 hours. The curriculum focuses on the Colorado Model Content Standards for Foreign Languages and prepare licensure candidates to pass the required content test.

Option I for French Concentration:


Option I for German Concentration:


Option I for Spanish Concentration:


Option II for French Concentration:


This Modern Languages major option requires 60 hours in any TWO modern languages. In addition to the 42 hours in the emphasized language, candidates must take at least 18 hours at the 2000 level or above in a second language.

Total Spanish Secondary Language: 18

Total for German Secondary Language: 18

Option II for French:

Major Total (Includes French and either Spanish or German)
60
General Studies Total
27
Licensure Total
34
Grand Total
121

OPTION II for German Concentration:


This Modern Languages major option requires 60 hours in any TWO modern languages. In addition to the 42 hours in the emphasized language, candidates must take at least 18 hours at the 2000 level or above in a second language.

Total Spanish Secondary Language: 18

Total French Secondary Language: 18

Option II for German:

Major Total (Includes German and either Spanish or French)
60
General Studies Total
27
Licensure Total
34
Grand Total
121

Option II for Spanish Concentration:


This Modern Languages major option requires 60 hours in any TWO modern languages. In addition to the 42 hours in the emphasized language, candidates must take at least 18 hours at the 2000 level or above in a second language.

Total French Secondary Language: 18

Total German Secondary Language: 18

Option II for Spanish:

Major Total (Includes Spanish and either French or German)
60
General Studies Total
27
Licensure Total
34
Grand Total
121


Majors with Secondary Education Science Licensure:


Biology Major with Secondary Science Licensure:


Candidates who wish to obtain Colorado licensure for Secondary Science Education with a major in Biology must earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Included in the requirements for the Biology major with a concentration in Secondary Science teaching is a core curriculum designed to ensure that the Biology education program meets the Colorado Science Licensure Standards and addresses the objectives of the Science content area examination. The core curriculum adds a firm foundation in Physics, Chemistry, Earth-Space Science, Environmental Science, and Mathematics. The Colorado K-12 Model Content Science Standards are strongly emphasized in the curriculum. The core curriculum is supported by the depth of the major in Biology.

Biology Total: 36

Additional Content Course Requirements for Science Licensure:


Physics Total: 10

Chemistry Total: 10

Note:

*GEL 1010-4 (General Geology) and MTR 2400-4 (Introduction to Atmospheric Science) may be taken instead of GEG 1100; however, this increases total hours by 5 hours.

Mathematics:

(4 credit hours)

Totals:

Major Total (Includes SCI 3950) (Includes MTH 1400)
67-72
General Studies Total (Natural Science met in requirements)
21
Licensure Total
34
Grand Total
123-128


General Studies Exception in Biology Secondary Education:


Biology licensure candidates will not have to take MTH 1610 if they take both MTH 1400 and an approved statistics course. See an advisor in Secondary Education. Also, Natural Science General Studies requirements are met with the required courses in Chemistry and Physics.

Chemistry Major with Secondary Science Licensure:


Degree seeking candidates who wish to obtain Colorado licensure for Secondary Science Education with a major in Chemistry must earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Included in the requirements for the Chemistry major with a concentration in Secondary Science teaching is a core curriculum designed to ensure that the Chemistry education program meets the Colorado Science Licensure Standards and addresses the objectives of the General Science content area examination. The core curriculum adds a firm foundation in Biology, Physics, Earth-Space Science, Environmental Science, and Mathematics. The Colorado Model Content Science Standards are strongly emphasized within the curriculum. The core curriculum is supported by the depth of the major in Chemistry.

Required Courses:


Additional Course Requirements for General Science Licensure = 29-34 credit hours:


Physics Total:10

Biology Total: 8

Note:

*GEL 1010-4 (General Geology) and MTR 2400-4 (Introduction to Atmospheric Science) may be taken instead of GEG 1100; however, this increases total hours by 5 hours.

Totals:


Major Total
65-70
General Studies Total (includes MTH 1410 replacing MTH 1610)
22
Licensure Total (Includes SCI 3950-3)
37
Grand Total
124-129


Environmental Science Major with Secondary Science Licensure:


Degree seeking candidates who wish to obtain Colorado licensure for Secondary Science Licensure with a major in Environmental Science must earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. The interdisciplinary requirements for the Environmental Science major with a concentration in Secondary Science is designed to ensure that the Environmental Science education program meets the Colorado Science Licensure Standards and addresses the objectives of the Science content area examination. The core curriculum provides a firm foundation in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth-Space Science, and Mathematics. The Colorado Model Content Standards for Science are also strongly emphasized within the curriculum.

General Studies:


General Studies Total: 22

(Natural Science met in course requirements)

Licensure credits: 34

Licensure Total: 37

Environmental Science: 16

Additional Requirements for Secondary Science Licensure:


Totals:


Major total
66
General Studies Total (Natural Science met in course requirements) (includes MTH 1410 replacing MTH 1610)
22
Licensure Total (Includes SCI 3950-3)
37
Grand Total
125


Majors with Social Studies Licensure:


Candidates who wish to obtain Colorado Licensure for Secondary Social Studies must earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in one of the following disciplines: History, Political Science, Economics, Behavioral Science, Chicano Studies, or African American Studies. In addition to course requirements in the major, all Social Studies licensure candidates must complete a core curriculum that provides a foundation in History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, and Behavioral Science and prepares them to pass the appropriate Social Studies Content examination. The core curriculum is supported by courses in the major.

African American Studies Major with Secondary Social Studies Licensure:


The African American Studies major will provide candidates with a comprehensive understanding of African heritage in this country through examination of African links; the contributions of African American people in the growth and development of the United States; African American community, culture, lifestyles, political activity, religious development, community service and resource assistance; as well as the prognosis and potential for social change.

Required Courses:


Additional Course Requirements for Secondary Social Studies:


Additional Licensure Requirement for Secondary Social Sciences:


Totals:


Total Additional Course Requirements
30
Total for Major Requirements
30
General Studies Total
24
Licensure Total (Includes HIS 4010)
37
Grand Total
121


Behavioral Science Major with Secondary Social Studies Licensure:


This is a distributed major, offering students a structured overview of the social sciences (Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.) This program emphasizes breadth of coverage with a focus in an area selected by the student. This major is particularly applicable for students interested in teacher licensure at the elementary and secondary level. A special emphasis will be placed on history. The program addresses the Colorado Model Content Standards in Social Studies and prepares licensure candidates to pass the required content exam.

The student must have preliminary approval of the selected program by an advisor from Sociology Anthropology, and Behavioral Sciences Department.

Core Total: 18

Required Focus in History ( 9 hours must be upper division):


History total: 12

General Electives (9 hours must be upper division):


Electives Total: 12

Major Total: 42


Additional Course Requirements for Secondary Social Studies:


History:

History total: 9

Geography Total: 6

Elective:

Consult with an advisor

Category III:


(Select one to apply to additional course requirements for Secondary Social Studies)

Totals:


Total Additional Course Requirements
17-18
Major Total (Includes HIS 4010)
42
General Studies Total
27
Licensure Total
34
Grand Total
120-121


Chicano Studies Major with Secondary Social Studies Licensure


The Chicana/o Studies Department offers this concentration which prepares students to become social studies teachers in secondary schools. The requirements include core courses in Chicano Studies, a sequence in history and additional courses in social studies. Students seeking teacher licensure should stay in regular contact with the advisor and the education advisor to assure the proper course progression.

Chicano Studies Required Courses Total: 30

Additional Course Requirements for Secondary Social Studies:


Additional Licensure Requirement for Secondary Social Sciences:


Totals:


Chicano Studies Required Courses Total
30
Additional Course Requirements Total
33
General Studies Total
24
Licensure Total (Includes HIS 4010)
37
Grand Total
124

Economics Major with Secondary Social Studies Licensure:


In addition to the required Social Science core the Economics major includes advanced courses in Economics, Econometrics, and History of Economic Thought.

General Studies Total: 25

Additional Licensure Requirement for Secondary Social Sciences:


Electives:


(12 upper division Economics courses)

Electives Total required: 12

Note:

The standard Economics major requires 18 hours of electives. GEG 3000 and PSC 3030, which are required for Secondary Social Studies, will be accepted towards the major replacing two Economics electives.

Additional Course Requirements for Secondary Social Studies:


Totals:


Additional Required Courses Total
30
Major total
33-34
General Studies Total
25
Licensure Total (Includes HIS 4010)
37
Grand Total
125-126

History Major with Secondary Social Studies Licensure:


The Secondary Education Concentration is intended for individuals who are in the Secondary Education Social Studies Licensure Program. These individuals are required to take other specific courses listed under Teacher Education in this Catalog.

Subtotal: 15

In addition to:


The core courses (15 hours) students also need to take the three courses listed in Category I (9 hours), at least two courses (6 hours) from Category II, and at least two courses (6 hours) from Category III. The remaining elective courses (6 hours) may be taken from either Category II or III, or they may be selected from among any of the other courses offered by the History Department.

Totals:


Core courses 15
Category I 9
Category II 6
Category III 6
Elective 6
Total
42

Grade Average:


Students majoring in history must maintain at least a 2.0 average in their history courses.

Additional Course Requirements for History major with Secondary Social Studies Licensure:


(24 required credit hours)

Totals:


Additional Course Requirements
24
Major Total (Includes HIS 4010)
42
General Studies Total
24
Licensure Total
34
Licensure Total
124


Political Science Major with Secondary Social Studies Licensure:


Degree seeking students who wish to obtain Colorado Licensure for Secondary Social Studies with a major in Political Science must earn a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. In addition to course requirements in the major, all Social Studies licensure candidates must complete a core curriculum that provides a foundation in History, Geography, Economics, and Behavioral Science and addresses the objectives of the content area examination. The core curriculum is supported by courses in the major. The Political Science major will take courses in political theory, political analysis, and coursework in American or international/comparative political systems.

Political Science Core Total: 15

Political Science Electives:


(at least 18 hours upper division)

Political Science Electives Total: 21

Political Science Courses total: 36

Additional Course Requirements for Political Science major with Secondary Social Studies Licensure:


(30 credit hours)

Additional Licensure Requirement for Secondary Social Sciences:


Totals:


Additional Course Requirement Total
27
Political Science Courses Total
36
General Studies Total (Includes HIS 1040)
24
Licensure Total (Includes HIS 4010)
37
Grand Total
124


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