Secondary Education Major

The Secondary Education Program leads to certification in grades 6-12 in a specific field of study: English, history, or science. Content area courses in the field of choice are a large part of the academic load. As with other majors, methodology courses and application involvement through field experiences round out a well-balanced program in preparing candidates to be effective teachers.


ENGLISH EDUCATION (6-12) MAJOR

** Please note: This program description is for students entering Toccoa Falls College in the 2012-2013 catalog year.

GENERAL EDUCATION – 69 hours

BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 30 hours

BIB 213 Hermeneutics
BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation
NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
NTE ___ New Testament Elective
OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
SYT 303 Introduction to Theology
3 hours Theology Elective from SYT or THE
6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, SYT, THE or approved integrative courses

HUMANITIES – 18 hours

AML 213 American Literature I
ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
ENG 223 English Literature I
ENG 393 Grammar for Teachers
HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture

SOCIAL SCIENCES – 12 hours

ANT 203 Cultural Anthropology
PSY 243 Developmental Psychology
PSY 323X Educational Psychology
HIS 233 History of the United States I

COMPUTER, SCIENCE, & MATHEMATICS – 9 hours

CSC 303 Technology for Teachers
MAT 113 General College Math or equivalent
SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or other Science Elective

MAJOR – 58 hours

AML 223 American Literature II
EDM 273 The Middle School Teacher
EDM 353 Reading & Writing in the Content Area: MG/SEC
EDM 363 Young Adult Literature
EDS 300 Content Literacy Field Experience
EDS 353 Secondary Methods
EDS 433 Phil. of Classroom Management: A Practical Theo.*
EDU 111 Teacher Education Orientation
EDU 133 Foundations & Trends in Education
EDU 211 PTO Field Experience I
EDU 221 PTO Field Experience II
EDU 311 Education Seminar
EDU 422 Professional Integration
EDU 453 The Exceptional Child
EDU 4110 Teaching Practicum
ENG 213 World Literature II
ENG 233 English Literature II
ENG 313 History & Structure of the English Language
ENG 383 Advanced Composition
ENG 413 Shakespeare
3 hours 300- or 400-level Literature Elective

OPEN ELECTIVE – 3 hours*

TOTAL = 127 hours

For ESOL Endorsement on your teaching certificate add the following classes to ANT 203 Cultural Anthropology (These courses are embedded in the following course schedule in parentheses.)

ESL 313 - Introduction to TESOL
EDE 323 -  Classroom ESL: Methodology and Practicum

*It is assumed that the integrative course EDS 433 will be used in fulfillment of a Bible & Theology Open Elective. If not, the 3 hour Open Elective is eliminated to accommodate a separate 3 hour Bible & Theology elective and maintain a total of 126 hours.


HISTORY EDUCATION (6-12) MAJOR

** Please note: This program description is for students entering Toccoa Falls College in the 2012-2013 catalog year.

GENERAL EDUCATION – 72 hours

BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 30 hours

BIB 213 Hermeneutics
BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation
NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
NTE ___ New Testament Elective
OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
SYT 303 Introduction to Theology
3 hours Theology Elective from SYT or THE
6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, SYT, THE or approved integrative courses

HUMANITIES – 15 hours

ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
ENG 393 Grammar for Teachers
HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
3 hours 200- or 300-level Literature Elective from AML or ENG

SOCIAL SCIENCES – 18 hours

ANT 203 Cultural Anthropology
ECO 223 Macroeconomics
HIS 233 History of the United States I
POL 213 American Government
PSY 243 Developmental Psychology
PSY 323X Educational Psychology

COMPUTER, SCIENCE, & MATHEMATICS – 9 hours

CSC 303 Technology for Teachers
MAT 113 General College Math or equivalent
SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or other science elective

MAJOR – 55 hours

EDM 273 The Middle School Teacher
EDS 300 Content and Literacy Field Experience
EDS 353 Secondary Methods
EDS 433 Phil. of Classroom Management: a Practical Theo.*
EDU 111 Teacher Education Orientation
EDU 133 Foundations & Trends in Education
EDU 211 PTO Field Experience I
EDU 221 PTO Field Experience II
EDU 311 Education Seminar
EDU 422 Professional Integration
EDU 453 The Exceptional Child
EDU 4110 Teaching Practicum
GHY 213 World Geography
HIS 113 History of Western Civilization I
HIS 123 History of Western Civilization II
HIS 243 History of the United States II
HIS 343 History of Latin America
HIS 373 History of Africa
HIS 393 History of Asia
HIS 413 Historiography

OPEN ELECTIVE– 3 hours*

TOTAL = 127 hours

For ESOL Endorsement on your teaching certificate add the following classes to ANT 203

ESL 313 - Introduction to TESOL
EDE 323 - Classroom ESL: Methodology and Practicum

*It is assumed that the integrative course EDS 433 will be used in fulfillment of a Bible & Theology Open Elective. If not, the 3 hour Open Elective is eliminated to accommodate a separate 3 hour Bible & Theology elective and maintain a total of 126 hours.


 SCIENCE EDUCATION (6-12) MAJOR: BIOLOGY

** Please note: This program description is for students entering Toccoa Falls College in the 2012-2013 catalog year.

GENERAL EDUCATION – 65 hours

BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 30 hours

BIB 213 Hermeneutics
BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation
NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
NTE ___ New Testament Elective
OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
SYT 303 Introduction to Theology
3 hours Theology Elective from SYT or THE
6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, SYT, THE or approved integrative courses

HUMANITIES – 12 hours

ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
3 hours 200- or 300-level Literature Elective from AML or ENG

SOCIAL SCIENCES – 6 hours

HIS 2_3 History of the United States I or II
PSY 323X Educational Psychology

COMPUTER, SCIENCE, & MATHEMATICS – 17 hours

BIO 114 Biology I
BIO 124 Biology II
CSC 303 Technology for Teachers
MAT 133 College Algebra
MAT 253 Introduction to Statistics

MAJOR – 70 hours

EDS 300 Content Literacy Field Experience
EDS 353 Secondary Methods
EDS 433 Phil. of Classroom Management: A Practical Theo.*
EDU 111 Teacher Education Orientation
EDU 133 Foundations & Trends in Education
EDU 211 PTO Field Experience I
EDU 221 PTO Field Experience II
EDU 311 Education Seminar
EDU 422 Professional Integration
EDU 453 The Exceptional Child
EDU 4110 Teaching Practicum

BROAD FIELD SCIENCE: BIOLOGY – 14 hours

BIO 234 General Microbiology
BIO 313 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 314 Genetics
BIO 423 Ecology

CONCENTRATIONS

Chemistry Concentration – 16 hours

CHM  214 Chemistry I
CHM  224 Chemistry II
CHM 314 Organic Chemistry I
CHM 414 Biochemistry

Physics Concentration – 15 hours

PHS 214 Physics I
PHS 224 Physics II
PHS 333 Thermodynamics
PHS 334 Modern Physics

TOTAL = 135 hours

*It is assumed that the integrative course EDS 433 will be used in fulfillment of a Bible & Theology elective.


SCIENCE EDUCATION (6-12) MAJOR: CHEMISTRY

** Please note: This program description is for students entering Toccoa Falls College in the 2012-2013 catalog year.

GENERAL EDUCATION – 65 hours

BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 30 hours

BIB 213 Hermeneutics
BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation
NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
NTE ___ New Testament Elective
OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
SYT 303 Introduction to Theology
3 hours Theology Elective from SYT or THE
6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives from BIB, BMI, GRK 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, SYT, THE or approved integrative courses

HUMANITIES – 12 hours

ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
3 hours 200- or 300-level Literature Elective from AML or ENG

SOCIAL SCIENCES – 6 hours

HIS 2_3 History of the United States I or II
PSY 323X Educational Psychology

COMPUTER, SCIENCE, & MATHEMATICS – 17 hours

CHM 214 Chemistry I
CHM 224 Chemistry II
CSC 303 Technology for Teachers
MAT 133 College Algebra
MAT 253 Introduction to Statistics

MAJOR – 70 hours

EDS 300 Content and Literacy Field Experience
EDS 353 Secondary Methods
EDS 433 Phil. of Classroom Management: A Practical Theo.*
EDU 111 Teacher Education Orientation
EDU 133 Foundations & Trends in Education
EDU 211 PTO Field Experience I
EDU 221 PTO Field Experience II
EDU 311 Education Seminar
EDU 422 Professional Integration
EDU 453 The Exceptional Child
EDU 4110 Teaching Practicum

BROAD FIELD SCIENCE: CHEMISTRY – 15 hours

CHM 314 Organic Chemistry I
CHM 324 Organic Chemistry II
CHM 414 Biochemistry
SCI 243 Earth Science

CONCENTRATIONS

Biology Concentration – 15 hours

BIO 114 Biology I
BIO 124 Biology II
BIO 234 General Microbiology
BIO 423 Ecology

Physics Concentration – 15 hours

PHS 214 Physics I
PHS 224 Physics II
PHS 333 Thermodynamics
PHS 334 Modern Physics

TOTAL = 135 hours

*It is assumed that the integrative course EDS 433 will be used in fulfillment of a Bible & Theology elective.

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