Undergraduate Catalog - Education K-12 Specialist | Judson University Christian College

Secondary Education

Overall Requirements for all Secondary Education Majors:

  • At least 120 semester hours of course work
  • A maximum of 66 lower division transfer
  • A maximum of 8 hours phys ed activity *
  • A maximum of 8 hours applied music *
  • Minimum overall Judson Cumulative GPA 2.75
  • Resident hours 40%
  • Upper division hours 40%
  • Minimum major GPA of 2.75, including transfer work
  • No grade lower than C-

*The Graduation Auditor may need to manually increase required hrs if exceeded.

Secondary Education/Math (9-12)

Major Requirements

Required = 73-78 hours:

Gen Eds required by major:

  • PSY111 Psychology
  • NOTE: MAT211 or MAT215 required in Major Component will also fulfill Gen Ed requirement.

Education Component

Required = 39- 40 hours

  • EDU101 Explorations in Education
  • EDU102 Day of Assessments
  • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity
  • EDU201 Strategic Education
  • EDU202 Development and Learning
  • EDU231E Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin
  • EDU231H Practicum IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
  • EDU325 Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • EDU331S Practicum III, Inst Asst - Sec
  • EDU337 Educational Assessments
  • EDU340 Intro to Secondary Methods
  • EDU342 Mathematics Methods – Secondary
  • EDU411 Student Teaching
  • EDU491 Senior Seminar
  • SPE328 Exceptional Child

Major Component

Required = 34-38 hours

  • MAT211 Functions and Calculus or MAT215 Calc w/Analytic Geometry I (Also fulfills Gen Ed requirement)
  • MAT309 Advanced Mathematical Principles
  • MAT311 Probability & Statistics w/lab
  • MAT312 Modern Abstract Algebra
  • MAT313 Modern Geometry
  • MAT314 Discrete Mathematics
  • MAT316 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry IV
  • MAT318 Linear Algebra
  • MAT419 Senior Seminar in Mathematics
  • MAT*** MAT electives to meet 34 hours

Electives:

  • Recommended Elective: BUS344 Personal Finance
  • Any additional coursework required to complete 120 semester hours of course work required for graduation.
  • Additional Requirements

    • ISBE Test of Academic Proficiency (Prior to Gate II)
    • Program Acceptance by TEC (Gate II)
    • ISBE (Math 6-12) Content Area Exam
    • Student Teaching Acceptance (Gate III)
    • Assessment for Professional Teaching 

    BILINGUAL, ESL and LBS1:

    Options are available with this major. See Education Endorsements and Approvals.

    Secondary Education/English (9-12)

    Required = 82 - 83 hours

    Gen Eds required by major:

    • PSY111 Psychology
    • NOTE: ENG360 or ENG264 and SPC120 required in Major Component also fulfill Gen Ed requirements.

    Education Component

    Required = 42-43 hours

    • EDU101 Explorations in Education
    • EDU102 Day of Assessments
    • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity
    • EDU201 Strategic Education
    • EDU202 Development and Learning
    • EDU231E Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin
    • EDU231H Practicum IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
    • EDU325 Literacy Across the Curriculum
    • EDU331S Practicum III, Inst Asst - Sec
    • EDU337 Educational Assessments
    • EDU340 Intro to Secondary Methods
    • EDU341 English Methods – Secondary
    • EDU411 Student Teaching
    • EDU491 Senior Seminar
    • HIS172 Rise of the U.S. Since 1877
    • SPE328 Exceptional Child

    Major Component

    Required = 40 hours

    • ENG___ Writing beyond ENG101/102
    • ENG310 History and Structures of English
    • SPC120 Foundations of Speech (SPC120 also fulfills gen ed requirement) AND ONE of the following:
      • SPC220 Oral Interpretation/Literature
      • SPC321 Persuasion
      • SPC322 Group Discussion
      • SPC323 Advanced Public Speaking
    • COM293 Communication Arts Conference*
    • COM311 Language and Society
    • COM442 Communication Theory/Application
    • COM499 Senior Research Project
    • ENG262 Eminent British Writers**
    • ENG263 American Literature Since 1865**
    • ENG264 Adolescent Literature
    • ENG312 Analysis of Literature
    • ENG360 Archetypes of Western Lit (ENG360 also fulfills gen ed requirement)
    • ENG393 Literary Studies Seminar OR ENG465X Shakespeare: Plays/Performance

    *All SCED/English majors must register for COM293 every semester that they attend Judson. Registration is for zero credit hours except the student's final semester when it must be taken for one credit hour

    **ENG262 &ENG263 are offered odd/even years and should fulfill requirement that "the employing district is responsible for determining that faculty who teach grammar, English Lit, American Lit, reading or dramatics have at least one course in the assigned teaching area".

    ELECTIVES:

    Other recommended courses:

  • BUS347 Business Communication
  • MED240 Writing for the Media
  • ENG357 Creative Writing
  • Any elective courses to complete 120 semester hours of course work required for graduation
  • Additional Requirements

  • ISBE Test of Academic Proficiency (Prior to Gate II)
  • Program Acceptance by TEC (Gate II)
  • ISBE Content Area Exam
  • Student Teaching Acceptance (Gate III)
  • ISBE Assessment for Prof Teaching (Gate IV)
  • BI-LINGUAL, ESL and LBS1:

    Options are available with this major. See Education Endorsements and Approvals.

    Secondary Education/Social Science/History (9-12)

    Major Requirements

    Required = 81 - 82 hours

    Gen Eds required by major:

    • BIO177 Environmental Science w/Lab
    • HIS261 History of Civilization I
    • PSY111 Introduction to Psychology
    • NOTE: PSY111 may also apply to gen ed requirements.

    Education Component

    Required = 42-43 hours

    • EDU101 Explorations in Education
    • EDU102 Day of Assessments
    • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity
    • EDU201 Strategic Education
    • EDU202 Development and Learning
    • EDU214 Foundations of Language Minority Ed
    • EDU231E Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin
    • EDU231H Practicum IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
    • EDU325 Literacy Across the Curriculum
    • EDU331S Practicum III, Inst Asst - Sec
    • EDU337 Educational Assessments
    • EDU340 Intro to Secondary Methods
    • EDU347 Soc Science Meth-Secondary
    • EDU411 Student Teaching
    • EDU491 Senior Seminar
    • SPE328 Exceptional Child

    History Designation

    Required =  39 hours

    Business/Social Science = 12 hours

    • BUS241 Basic Macroeconomics
    • POL222 American Government
    • PSY111 Introduction to Psychology
    • SOC355 Cultural Diversity

    Required History - 9 hours

    • HIS171 Rjise of US Until 1877
    • HIS172 Rise of US Since 1877
    • HIS484 Historical Research & Writing

    Upper-Level US History (choose 2) = 6 hours

    • HIS375 City and Suburb in American History
    • HIS376 Minority Experience in America
    • HIS377 Recent America: The US Since 1945
    • HIS378 American Foreign Relations Since 1898

    World History Electives (choose 4) = 12 hours

    • HIS363 Medieval Europe
    • HIS364 The Classical Mediterranean
    • HIS365 World in Revolution
    • HIS366 Nationalism and Globalization
    • HIS367 Modern Imperialism: 18th Century to Present
    • HIS391 History and Culture of China
    • HIS392 History and Culture of Japan
    • HIS393 History and Culture of Southeast Asia
    • HIS394 Modern Latin America

    Electives

    • Any elective courses to complete 120 semester hours of course work required for graduation.

    Additional Requirements

    • ISBE Test of Academic Proficiency (Prior to Gate II)
    • Program Acceptance by TEC (Gate II)
    • ISBE Content Area Exam
    • Student Teaching Acceptance (Gate III)
    • ISBE Assessment for Prof Teaching (Gate IV)

    BILINGUAL, ESL and LBS1:

    Options are available with this major. See Education Endorsements and Approvals.

    Secondary Education/Chemistry (6-12)

    Major Requirements

    Required = 85 – 86 hours

    Gen Eds required by major:

     PSY111 Psychology AND MAT211 Functions & Calculus I OR MAT215 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

    Education Component

    Required = 36-37 hours

    • EDU101 Explorations in Education
    • EDU102 Day of Assessments
    • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity
    • EDU201 Strategic Education
    • EDU202 Development and Learning
    • EDU231E Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin
    • EDU231H Practicum IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
    • EDU325 Literacy Across the Curriculum
    • EDU331S Practicum III, Inst Asst - Sec
    • EDU337 Educational Assessments
    • EDU340 Intro to Secondary Methods
    • EDU346 Science Methods – Secondary
    • EDU411 Student Teaching
    • EDU491 Senior Seminar
    • SPE328 Exceptional Child

    NOTE: Practicum experiences must be distributed between middle school and high school levels.

    Science Core

    Required = 28 hours

    NOTE: One major Science course will also fulfill the gen ed science requirement.

    • BIO171 Principles of Biology w/lab
    • BIO177 Environmental Science/lab
    • CHM153 General Chemistry I w/lab
    • PHS241 Earth Science I w/lab
    • PHY237 General Physics I w/lab
    • PHY238 General Physics II w/lab
    • PHS245 Astronomy w/Lab

    Chemistry Designation

    Required = 19 hours

    • CHM154 General Chemistry II w/lab
    • CHM255 Analytical Chemistry w/lab
    • CHM257 Organic Chemistry I w/lab
    • CHM258 Organic Chemistry II w/lab

    Strongly Recommended:

    These additional content area courses:

      • CHM355 Physical Chemistry I
      • CHM356 Physical Chemistry II
      • CHM358 General Biochemistry I w/Lab
      • MAT212 Functions & Calculus II

    Electives:

    Any elective courses to complete 120 semester hours of course work required for graduation.

    Additional Requirements

    • ISBE Test of Academic Proficiency (Prior to Gate II)
    • Program Acceptance by TEC (Gate II)
    • ISBE Content Area Exam
    • Student Teaching Acceptance (Gate III)
    • ISBE Assessment for Prof Teaching (Gate IV)

    BILINGUAL, ESL and LBS1:

    Options are available with this major. See Education Endorsements and Approvals.

    Secondary Education/Biology (6-12)

    Major Requirements

    Required = 95 – 96 hours

    Gen Eds required by major:

    PSY111 Psychology AND MAT211 Functions & Calculus I OR MAT215 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I

    Education Component

    Required = 36-37 hours

    • EDU101 Explorations in Education
    • EDU102 Day of Assessments
    • EDU131 Practicum I, Diversity
    • EDU201 Strategic Education
    • EDU202 Development and Learning
    • EDU231E Practicum IIE, Tchr Aid, Elgin
    • EDU231H Practicum IIH, Tchr Aid, Hometown
    • EDU325 Literacy Across the Curriculum
    • EDU331S Practicum III, Inst Asst - Sec
    • EDU337 Educational Assessments
    • EDU340 Intro to Secondary Methods
    • EDU346 Science Methods – Secondary
    • EDU411 Student Teaching
    • EDU491 Senior Seminar
    • SPE328 Exceptional Child

    NOTE: Practicum experiences must be distributed between middle school and high school levels.

    Science Core

    Required = 32 hours

    NOTE: One major Science course will also fulfill the gen ed science requirement.

    • BIO171 Principles of Biology w/lab
    • BIO177 Environmental Science/lab
    • CHM153 General Chemistry I w/lab
    • CHM154 General Chemistry II w/lab
    • PHS241 Earth Science I w/lab
    • PHY237 General Physics I w/lab
    • PHY238 General Physics II w/lab
    • PHS245 Astronomy w/Lab

    Biology Designation

    Required = 25 hours

    • BIO371 Microbiology w/lab
    • BIO373 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
    • BIO374 Human Anatomy & Physiol II w/lab
    • BIO376 Evolutionary Theory w/lab
    • BIO378 Human Genetics w/lab
    • Choose one of these two courses:
      • BIO358 General Biochemistry I w/Lab
      • BIO372 Cell Biology w/lab

    Strongly Recommended:

    This additional content area course: BIO471 General Biochemistry II w/lab

    Electives:

    Elective courses may be required to complete 126 semester hours of course work required for graduation.

    Additional Requirements

    • ISBE Test of Academic Proficiency (Prior to Gate II)
    • Program Acceptance by TEC (Gate II)
    • ISBE Content Area Exam
    • Student Teaching Acceptance (Gate III)
    • Assessment for Professional Teaching (Gate IV) 

    BILINGUAL, ESL and LBS1:

    Options are available with this major. See Education Endorsements and Approvals.

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