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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Certification in Secondary Education (Grades 7-12)


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Secondary education programs in English and Mathematics lead to certification in grades 7-12.

In addition, they pursue the following Education Courses:

Note


To earn a Bachelor of Arts in English or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Certification in Secondary Education, students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.75.

Secondary education programs in English and Mathematics lead to certification in grades 7-12.

Student Learning Outcomes

Mount St. Mary’s develops educators who are able to:

  • demonstrate the content and pedagogical knowledge, skills and dispositions to effect student learning (proficient)
  • examine learning to shape their practice (reflective)
  • demonstrate commitment to the diversity, dignity, equality and rights of the individual (ethical)
  • demonstrate leadership as active participants in the education community (leading)
  • respond to the demands of an increasingly diverse technological and global society (adaptive)

An advisor in the education department will be assigned upon the student’s admission to a teacher education program, though the primary advisor resides in the major department. The student is responsible for knowing and meeting the requirements and deadlines for internship, program completion and certification, as well as all graduation requirements of the major department and of the University. The Maryland-Approved Program meets Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification requirements. Students are advised to consult certification requirements in other states of interest early in their study.

 

 

Sample Four Year Sequence: English Majors with Certification in Secondary Education


Freshman Year 

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

COMM 200 Foundations of Writing (3)  

World Languages I (3)

GNSCI 1XX Lab Science (4)

ENGL 1XX English Elective (3)

16 credits

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

World Languages II (3)

EDUC 100 Foundations of American Education (4)  

ENGL 160 Introduction to Literary Studies (3)  

16 credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

ENGL 261 British Literature Survey (3)  

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  

ENGL XXX English Elective (Pre/Post 1650) (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (3)  

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

ENGL 262 American Literature Survey (3)  

ENGL 318 Shakespeare (3)  

EDUC 208 Learning Theory and Human Development (4)  

EDUC 204 Sophomore Spring Field Experience (0)  

16 credits 

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

EDUC 300 Modernity in Education (3)  

EDUC 325 Literacy in the Secondary Content Areas I (3)  

SPED 308 Introduction to Exceptional Children (4)  

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

ENGL XXX English Elective (3)

EDUC 311 Junior Fall Field Experience (0)  

16 credits

Spring Semester

EDUC 434 Methods & Assessments of Learning in Secondary Schools (4)  

ENGL XXX English Elective (3)

EDUC 427 Literacy in the Secondary Content Areas II (4)  

ENGL 318 Shakespeare (3)  

EDUC 387 Secondary Internship I (0)  

14 credits 

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

EDUC 485 Teacher Internship/Secondary (8)  

EDUC 496 PPAT Seminar (4)  

12 credits 

Spring Semester

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

ENMO 300 Modernity in Literature (3)  

ENGL XXX English Elective (Pre/Post 1650) (3)

ENGE XXX English Global Encounters (3)

ENGL XXX English Elective (Amer. Lit) (3)

15 credits 

Sample Four Year Sequence: Mathematics Majors with Certification in Secondary Education


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3) 

World Languages I (3)

CMSCI 120 Introduction to Computer Science I (3) 

MATH 247 Calculus I (4) 

MATH 228 Discrete Mathematics (3)  or DATA 200 Introduction to Data Science (3)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3) 

World Languages II (3)

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3) 

EDUC 100 Foundations of American Education (4)  

MATH 248 Calculus II (4) 

17 credits 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

MATH 377 Foundations of Geometry (3)  or MATH 3XX Math Elective (3)

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3) 

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3) 

MATH 228 Discrete Mathematics (3)  or DATA 200 Introduction to Data Science (3) 

MATH 249 Calculus III (4) 

16 credits

Spring Semester

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)

THEOL 220 Foundations of Theology: Faith and Revelation (3) 

AMER 202 America in the World (3) 

MATH 364 Linear Algebra (3) ** or MATH 384 Differential Equations (3)  

EDUC 208 Learning Theory and Human Development (4)  

EDUC 204 Sophomore Spring Field Experience (0)  

16 credits 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

MATH 377 Foundations of Geometry (3)   or MATH 3XX Math Elective (3)

EDUC 325 Literacy in the Secondary Content Areas I (3)  

EDUC 300 Modernity in Education (3)  

EDUC 311 Junior Fall Field Experience (0)  

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)

SPED 308 Introduction to Exceptional Children (4)  

16 credits 

Spring Semester

GNSCI 1XX Lab Science (4)

MATH 384 Differential Equations (3) ** or MATH 364 Linear Algebra (3)  

EDUC 434 Methods & Assessments of Learning in Secondary Schools (4)  

EDUC 427 Literacy in the Secondary Content Areas II (4)  

EDUC 387 Secondary Internship I (0)  

MATH 495 Seminar I (1) 

16 credits 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

EDUC 485 Teacher Internship/Secondary (8)  

EDUC 496 PPAT Seminar (4)  

12 credits 

Spring Semester

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit./Art/Music or Theatre (3)

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics and The Human Good (3)

EDGE 343 Globalization and Education (3)  

MATH 3XX Mathematics Elective (3)

MATH 468 Algebraic Structures (3) **

MATH 496 Seminar II (1) 

16 credits 

 

**MATH 384 Differential Equations (3) is offered in the spring of odd years. It can be taken in the sophomore, junior, or senior year. MATH 364 Linear Algebra (3) and MATH 468 Algebraic Structures (3) are offered in the spring of even years. It is recommended that MATH 364 Linear Algebra (3)  be taken as early as possible after the freshman year and that MATH 468 Algebraic Structures (3) not be taken until junior or senior year. 

 

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