Curriculum Guides


Secondary Education (5300)

BAE - Bachelor of Arts in Education

Major: AYA - Integrated Language Arts (530701BA)

College of Education

Year 1

3300:111 English Composition I3
Social Science:Any Set3
Natural Science with Lab:Any4
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Elective:Language Option3
Min Credit Total 14
3300:112 English Composition II3
Mathematics:3450:xxx or 3470:xxx3
Oral Communication:Any3
Natural Science:Any Set1
Social Science:Any Set3
Min Credit Total 13
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

5300:100 Orient:AYA/P-12 Multi-Age Prg0
5100:200 Introduction to Education3
5100:220 Educational Psychology3
5500:230 Educational Technology3
5610:225 Intro: Exceptionalities3
3300:341 American Literature I3
Min Credit Total 15
5500:360 Ed Plan: Inst,Assess & Cls Mgt3
5100:300 Ed Eqty & Exc in Cult Pl Socty3
5300:330 Tchg Adolescent/Mid Level Lit3
3300:362 World Literatures3
Natural Science:Any OTHER Set3
Elective:Language Option3
Min Credit Total 18
3300:371 Introduction to Linguistics3
Elective:Multicultural Literature Option 3
Min Credit Total 6

Year 3

5500:370 Ed Imp: Inst,Assessmt, Cls Mgt3
5300:325 Content Reading in Secd School3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
3300:301 English Literature I3
5300:330 Tchg Adolescent/Mid Level Lit3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 18
7600:300 Newswriting3
3300:300 Critical Reading & Writing3
3300:315 Shakespeare: The Early Plays3
5300:335 Lang Learning in Second Schls3
3300:350 Black American Literature3
Humanities:Any Set3
Min Credit Total 18
Elective:Women's Literature Option3
Min Credit Total 3

Year 4

7600:308 Feature Writing3
5300:420 Inst Tech: Secondary Education3
5300:421 Fld Exp: Inst Tech in Sec Ed2
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 13
5500:475 Instructional Technology Appl3
5300:495 Stu Teach: Secondary Education8
5300:496 Stu Teach Colloq in Second Ed1
Min Credit Total 12
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
In the 2nd year Fall semester 3 to 6 credits of Teaching Area courses may be substituted for the Social Science Requirement.
A minimum grade of C is required in both English Composition I and II, regardless of when a student started college. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required in pre-admission course credits, in teaching field coursework and overall, including transfer work.
Language options: 7600:102 Survey of Mass Communication; 7600:115 Survey of Communication Theory; 7600:235 Interpersonal Communication; 7600:245 Argumentation; 7600:252 Persuasion; 7600:344 Group Decision Making.
Multicultural Literature options: 3300:366 Europe Bkgd English Literature; 3300:389 ST: Literature & Language; 3300:400 Anglo Saxon or other course approved by adviser.
Women's Literature options: 3300:364 Women Writers; 3300:425 Studies in Romanticism; 3300:440 Women and Film or other course approved by adviser.
7600:304 Editing may be substituted for 7600:308 Feature Writing.
3300:316 Shakespeare: The Mature Plays may be substituted for 3300:315 Shakespeare: The Early Plays.
At least 1 credit of Physical Education/Wellness, 3 credits of Social Science and 5 credits of Natural Science are required for admission to the College of Education Teacher Education Program. Please refer to the General Education Guide or your adviser regarding the acceptable courses. Ultimately, 6 credits of Social Science and 8 credits of Natural Science are required to graduate.
A minimum of 8 credits in an area of teaching are required for admission to the College of Education Teacher Education Program. These credits cannot be used to fulfill other pre-admission requirements. If the student has taken more than 8 credits in his/her teaching area, he/she must include the additional coursework toward the calculation of the teaching field GPA.
Computer literacy requirement: A passing score on the computer literacy exam or completion of one of the following computer classes listed in the next note at a B or better is required for final acceptance into the College of Education Teacher Education Program. The exam tests the following: creating, saving, naming skills, basic word processing skills, basic e-mail and internet skills.
Copies of "What's on the Computer Literary Assessment" are available in the College of Education, Office of Student Services, Zook Hall 207. If you do not pass the computer literacy test after two attempts, you must complete one of the following courses and earn a grade of B or better prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program: 2440:105(3) Introduction to Computers & Application Software; 7500:298(2) Technologies of Music Education.
Some education courses require additional field or service learning hours.
3450:100 and 3450:140 do not meet the Mathematics Requirement.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.

Guide Updated: 03-27-2013