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Undergraduate Secondary Education Program

Spring 2013 - Program Rating - Secondary Methods - Earned Score 2 Stars

Teacher candidates must learn successful strategies for teaching their subject, including the typical progression on student knowledge and common student misconceptions.  Since teacher candidates of the core curricula pathways should take subject specific methods coursework, there should be no distinction drawn among the pathways in terms of coursework requirements.  An evaluation of one randomly selected core curriculum pathway is therefore sufficient to determine the strength of the program's overall approach to training secondary candidates in methods.

Based on an evaluation of the certification pathways in secondary mathematics, the program only partly meets the standard.  This evaluation indicates that while teacher candidates in core curriculum certification pathways must take a subject specific methods course in their area of certification, there is no evidence that candidates must practice and master instructional strategies.


Rejoinder to Spring 2013 Program Rating

 

William Carey University's School of Education participated in the Blue Ribbon Commission on the Redesign of Teacher Preparation Programs. The following report outlines the School of Education's redesign implementation plan.

Secondary Methods Courses

EDU 446 Secondary Methods- Link to Syllabus 

Mathematics Education

Biology Education

  • BIO 340 Teaching Science in the Secondary School (4 hours). A course introducing students to techniques and methods in teaching science at the secondary level.  A one semester hour laboratory experience is included.  Link to Syllabus

English Education

  • ENG 417 Methods of Teaching English (3 hours) Studies in the theories, strategies, and materials of teaching English on the junior and senior high school levels.  Satisfies writing intensive course requirement.  Prerequisites are ENG 211 or 212. Link to Syllabus

Physical Education Teacher Licensure K-12

  • PED 222. Organization of Practice and scouting of team sports: (3 hours) Principles for organizing and administering a practice session. Scouting techniques for football, basketball, and baseball. Link to Syllabus
  • PED 231. History and Introduction to Physical Education: (3 hours) Physical Education in America from the Colonial days to the present. Link to Syllabus
  • PED 324. Anatomy-Physiology: (3 hours) A study of the physical structure of the body and how each system relates in its function. Link to Syllabus
  • PED 325. Motor Development and Creative Rhythms for Elementary school: (3 hours) The development and refinement of skillful performance in gymnastics, rhythms, and games. Link to Syllabus
  • PED 329. Philosophy and Psychology of Coaching: (3 hours) A study of how sports became a part of the school and society; an analysis of the purpose, values, nature, and scope of coaching. Link to Syllabus
  • PED 331. The theory and Practice of Coaching Basketball: (3 hours) Link to Syllabus
  • PED 333. The theory and Practice of Coaching Baseball: (3 hours) Link to Syllabus
  • PED 334. The theory and Practice of Coaching Soccer: (3 hours) Link to Syllabus
  • PED 336. Kinesiology: (3 hours) The scientific principles of movement, muscles and muscular actions, and mechanical principles, such as levers, laws of motion, stability, and momentum. Link to Syllabus
  • PED 337. Methods of teaching Health and Physical Education in Elementary schools:(3 hours) A study of principles of learning, principles of teaching, class organization, teaching techniques, and materials of elementary school. Link to Syllabus
  • PED 338. Health and Physical Education in Elementary schools: (3 hours) A study of how physical education, physical fitness, health and wellness, and movement can be effectively used in the elementary grades. Link to Syllabus
  • PED 339. Methods of teaching Health and Physical Education in secondary schools: (3 hours) A study of principles of learning, principles of teaching, class organization, teaching techniques, and materials of secondary school. Link to Syllabus
  • PED 432. The Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries: (3 hours) Basic fundamentals and techniques in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of injuries. Link to Syllabus
  • PED 433. Organization and Administration of Physical Education: (3 hours) General Principles of Administration and their effects upon the organization of a physical education program. Link to Syllabus
  • PED 436. Tests and Measurements in Physical Education: (3 hours) Techniques of constructing, administering, and analyzing written and skill test in health and physical education. Link to Syllabus
  • PED 437. Physical Education for the Exceptional Child: (3 hours) The nature of certain physical and mental handicaps and methods for working with handicapped students in a physical education program. Link to Syllabus
  • HEA 230. First Aid: (3 hours) Methods of caring for injuries and applying first aid to the injured, together with methods of preventing injuries and accidents.              Link to Syllabus
  • HEA 240. Nutrition and Diet Therapy: (3 hours) Role of nutrition in high level wellness. Therapeutic diets prescribed for common medical problems. Link to Syllabus
  • HEA 300. Health and Exercise for a New Lifestyle: (3 hours) This course is designed to teach the student how to be totally healthy, including information on healthy diets and types of exercise that are best for achieving and maintaining optimal strength. Link to Syllabus
  • HEA 323. Consumer Health: (3 hours) A study of the effects tobacco, alcohol and other drugs have on the body; drug abuse in today’s society; the eating habits of today's young people; and family relationships. Satisfies writing intensive course requirement. Link to Syllabus

Social Sciences Education

  • 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.  Link to Syllabus
  • HIS  423 United States History for Teachers (3 hours) The scope and sequence of the secondary school United States 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.  Link to Syllabus

Music Education

  • MUE 101 Music Education Field Experience I (0 hours). 15 hours of directed field experience in elementary music focusing on content and materials.                  Link to Syllabus
  • MUE 102 Music Education Field Experience I (0 hours). 15 hours of directed field experience in elementary music focusing on content and materials.                   Link to Syllabus
  • MUE 103 Music Education Field Experience I (0 hours). 15 hours of directed field experience in elementary music focusing on content and materials.                   Link to Syllabus
  • MUE 104 Music Education Field Experience I (0 hours). 15 hours of directed field experience in elementary music focusing on content and materials.                   Link to Syllabus
  • MUE 101-102-103-104 Field Practica Forms Link to Forms