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Undergraduate Secondary Education Program

 


Spring 2013 - Program Rating - Common Core High School Content - Earned Score 2 stars

Without a thorough grasp of the subject they will teach-typically acquired by a major in an academic discipline-high school teachers will be unable to provide the sophisticated level of instruction that their students will need to progress.  All children deserve to have teachers who are well versed in each and every one of the subjects they teach, regardless of teacher shortages that are used to justify preparation shortcuts. 

The institution only partly meets the standard because the certification pathways that ensure that high school teacher candidates have sufficient content knowledge in every subject they will be qualified to teach include:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science

Sufficient content knowledge is not ensured in:

  • Social Sciences.

  


REJOINDER to Spring 2013 Program Rating

The program ensures that teacher candidates have the content preparation necessary to successfully teach to the Common Core State Standards.

Undergraduate Catalog

Common Core Secondary Content Requirements: Link to Undergraduate Catalog

Art Education pg. 88-94 Course Descriptions

Biology Education pg. 133-139 Course Descriptions

Biology/Chemistry Education pg. 133-142 Course Descriptions

English Education pg. 99-104 Course Descriptions

Mathematics Education pg. 146-149 Course Descriptions

Music Education pg. 159-171 Course Descriptions

Physical Education pg. 129-132 Course Descriptions

Social Studies Education pg. 95-98 Course Descriptions

  • Social Studies Education Course Descriptions (related to High School Core Content Courses):

    • ECO 201 Principles of Economics I-Macroeconomics (3 hours) A view of the economy as a whole with emphasis on national income accounting, employment theory, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade.
    • ECO 202 Principles of Economics II-Microeconomics (3 hours) A course emphasizing microeconomics. An exploration of the mechanics of demand, supply, and the pricing of products and resources by individual firms.  
    • PSY 201 General Psychology (3 hours)
    • HIS 101 World History to 1500 (3 hours) An enhanced study of the development of civilizations in the ancient and medieval worlds.
    • HIS 102 World History since 1500 (3 hours) A survey of civilizations since the rise of the west.
    • HIS 201 United States to 1865 (3 hours) A survey of United States history from the emergence of Native American culture to the Civil War.
    • HIS 202 United States since 1865 (3 hours) A survey of United States history from reconstruction to the present.
    • HIS 331 Mississippi History (3 hours) The people and past of Mississippi from Poverty Point Culture to the current time.
    • HIS 369 Introduction to World Geography (3 hours) An introduction to world geography with an emphasis upon conceptual understanding of cultural and physical landscapes.
    • HIS 403 Geography of the Americas (3 hours) A survey of the cultural and physical geography of the Americas.
    • HIS 421 Historigraphy (3 hours) The theory and practice of historical writing from Herodotus to the antiquarian empiricists.
    • HIS 422 World History for Teachers (3 hours) The scope and sequence of the secondary school world history curriculum is examined. An emphasis is placed on curriculum content, unit and lesson design, teaching strategies, assessment and evaluation methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching world history in the middle and high schools.
    • HIS 423 United States History for Teachers (3 hours)  The scope and sequence of the secondary school United States history curriculum is examined. An emphasis is placed on curriculum content, unit and lesson design, teaching strategies, assessment and evaluation methods, materials, media and technology appropriate for teaching United States history in the middle and high schools.
    • PSC 201 American Federal Government (3 hours) A survey of the structure and dynamic of the American polity.
    • PSC 301 Comparative Government (3 hours) A comparative analysis of major European governments.
    • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 hours) The theory and practice of sociology.
    • SOC 111 Introduction to Anthropology (3 hours)  A survey of cultural anthropology.

Artifact: Degree Checklists

Art Education

Biology Education

Biology/Chemistry Education

English Education

Mathematics Education

Physical Education K-12

Social Studies Education