Secondary Education (Alt. M.Ed.)
Alternative m.ed. In secondary education
This program is designed to provide initial teacher preparation at the graduate level primarily for students interested in pursuing a career in teaching but whose undergraduate degree did not include a teacher education program. See College of Education and Professional Studies general section for program admission requirements.
|Secondary Grades 6-12||42 semester hours 500 level|
|Curriculum and Teaching||9|
|Appropriate methods course for the teaching specialization. *(Students must have an A or B in this course in order to be eligible for student teaching)|
|Foundations/Special Education Elective||3|
|Selected from approved electives in the student's teaching field. These fields are
presently available in this program:
English Language Arts Composite
English for Speakers of Other Languages
General Science Composite
Social Science Composite
|AED 595 (Art Education), ELT 595 (ESOL), SED 595 (Language Arts), SED 593 (Foreign
Language), SED 598 (Math), SED 597 (Science), SED 596 (Social Science)
Supervised practice in a school setting in the student's teaching field. The student will be under the mentorship of a cooperating teacher full time in the school for an entire semester.
*This course has a field component. See advisor for details.
|Each comprehensive teaching field of English language arts, general science, and general social science shall ensure that the candidate has completed at least one course in at least two of the comprehensive fields.|
|Successful completion of PRAXIS II test appropriate to the teaching field and grade
level of certification sought is required PRIOR to enrollment in internship.
Alabama State Department of Education Certification Requirements:
A Student applying for initial teacher certification will be required to pass the appropriate Praxis II test (s) and have a successful score on his/her edTPA portfolio. ALSDE certification requirements are subject to change and students will be required to meet those which are in place the semester they are applying for certification. Prior to registering for any Praxis II exam, please verify current requirements by going directly to the ALABAMA portion of the Praxis II website at: http;//www.ets.org/praxis/al.
|Student must take a comprehensive end of program examination or submit an end of degree portfolio during the semester in which the internship is completed.|
|Please visit http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/ceps/programs.html for specific requirements.|
|Department of Leadership and Teacher Education
|Chair||Dr. Susan Santoli|
|Professors||Baxter, Giles, Green, Kent, Santoli, Tunks|
|Associate Professors||Martin, Maulding-Green, Styron, Vitulli|
|Assistant Professors||Brannan, Delmas, Guffey, Johnson, Morton, Parrish, Reeves|
|Senior Instructor||Byrd, Simpson|
The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education leading to Alabama Class B certification in the following areas: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Early Childhood Studies.
The department offers the M.Ed. degree leading to Alabama Class A Certification in the following areas: Art Education, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department offers the M.Ed. degree in Educational Administration with an emphasis in higher education leadership. The department also offers the Instructional Specialist degree (Ed.S.) leading to Alabama Class AA Certification in the following areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Leadership, Reading Specialist, Secondary Education, Special Education and Teacher Leader. The department offers the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.