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USF 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog - Pages 137 - 141

Department of Secondary Education

Course Descriptions - Faculty

The following programs are housed in the Department of Secondary Education:

The undergraduate programs offered by the department are designed to prepare students to meet Florida teacher certification requirements and to become highly competent secondary teachers. Specialized courses in the teaching of mathematics, science, and social science are also offered for students majoring in elementary, early childhood, and special education.

Please be advised that program and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria.


ENGLISH EDUCATION with ESOL Endorsment

Printable Degree Requirements

Requirements for the B.S. Degree (BEN): In addition to the courses listed below, students must complete Preliminary Requirements for Students entering Teacher Education Programs.

The College of Education offers a full ESOL Endorsement for all English Education major graduates. The special requirements for ESOL endorsement through infusion are as follows: Successful completion of (1) FLE 4317 and FLE 4316 with a minimum grade of 70% or better on part one and part two of the ESOL Comprehensive Exam administered in the two ESOL courses; (2) a 20-hour early ESOL field experience in FLE 4317; (3) a late ESOL field experience where students plan, implement, and evaluate lessons for one or more ESOL students over a series weeks; and (4) an ESOL binder, containing all ESOL-related assignments taken in the College of Education and an ESOL-performance Standards Checklist that documents the completion of the necessary number of standards.

Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites): These prerequisites must be met by transfer students as well as USF students. A grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade.

*Only courses with the prefixes MGF, MTG, MAC, and STA will qualify for the courses in mathematics. MGF 1106 Liberal Arts Mathematics I meets the intent of the program approval rule with respect to the inclusion of geometry in the mathematics requirement.

Recommended Courses: Literature Course (3 hours) - select from LIT, AML, ENL (LIT 2000 or ENL 3323 recommended) English Electives (9 hours) - to include advanced composition and mediacy (CRW 2100 or CRW X111 and MMC 2100 or ENC X310 and LIT 2046 or LIT X301 recommended)

Professional Education (26 credit hours):

Specialization (45 credit hours):

One of the following:

One of the following:

One of the following:

One of the following:

One of the following:

One of the following:

Additional Specialization (24 credit hours):

LAE 4530 and LAE 4335 must be taken in the Fall or Spring immediately proceeding internship. LAE 4323 must be taken prior to LAE 4530. LAE 4464 must be taken concurrently with LAE 4323.


FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION with ESOL Endorsment

Printable Degree Requirements

Requirements for the B.S. Degree (BFS/BFF/BFI/BFG/BFR): In addition to the courses listed below, students must complete Preliminary Requirements for Students entering Teacher Education Programs. A minimum of 27 credit hours beyond intermediate course requirements must be earned in the foreign language. Programs are available for Spanish (BFS), French (BFF), Italian (BFI), German (BFG) and Russian (BFR).

The College of Education offers a full ESOL Endorsement for all Foreign Language Education major graduates. The special requirements for ESOL endorsement through infusion are as follows: Successful completion of (1) FLE 4317 and FLE 4316 with a minimum grade of 70% or better on part one and part two of the ESOL Comprehensive Exam administered in the two ESOL courses; (2) a 20-hour early ESOL field experience in FLE 4317; (3) a late ESOL field experience where students plan, implement, and evaluate lessons for one or more ESOL students over a series weeks; and (4) an ESOL binder, containing all ESOL-related assignments taken in the College of Education and an ESOL-performance Standards Checklist that documents the completion of the necessary number of standards. FLE students must also take ESOL 2, which is not part of the ESOL requirement for the FLE program, but does meet the reading requirement.

Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites): These prerequisites must be met by transfer students as well as USF students. A grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade.

*Only courses with the prefixes MGF, MTG, MAC, and STA will qualify for the courses in mathematics. MGF 1106 Liberal Arts Mathematics I meets the intent of the program approval rule with respect to the inclusion of geometry in the mathematics requirement.

Professional Education (36 credit hours):

Teaching Specialization (42 credit hours):

  1. Foreign language (30)
    Conversation and Composition (12)
    Literature (6)
    Culture and Civilization (6)
    Linguistics (3)
    Exit requirement language course (3)

  2. Foreign Language Education
    12 credit hours in methods of teaching a language at the elementary and secondary levels, including a practicum.
    Fall Term: FLE 4314
    Spring Term: FLE 4333, FLE 4370
    Summer Term: FLE 4290


Mathematics Education

Printable Degree Requirements

Requirements for the B.S. Degree (BMA): In addition to the courses listed below, students must complete Preliminary Requirements for Students entering Teacher Education Programs (see statement under main college heading).

Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites): These prerequisites must be met by transfer students as well as USF students. A grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade.

*Only courses with the prefixes MGF, MTG, MAC, and STA will qualify for the courses in mathematics. MGF 1106 Liberal Arts Mathematics I meets the intent of the program approval rule with respect to the inclusion of geometry in the mathematics requirement.

Professional Education (35 credit hours):

Specialization (30-31 credit hours):

Additional Specialization (15 credit hours):


Science Education

Printable Degree Requirements

Requirements for the B.S. Degree (BSB, BSC, BSY): In addition to the courses listed below, students must complete Preliminary Requirements for Students entering Teacher Education Programs.

Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites): These prerequisites must be met by transfer students as well as USF students. A grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade. EDF 2005 Introduction to Education EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology Nine (9) hours of Mathematics (to include College Algebra or above and Geometry)* Twelve (12) hours of Social Science (to include American History and General Psychology) Nine (9) hours of Natural Science (to include an Earth Science course, a Life Science course and a Physical Science course) One (1) Natural Science Course must have a lab component Six (6) hours of International or Multicultural Focus Nine (9) hours of English (to include Writing, Literature and Speech) Six (6) hours Humanities (to include Philosophy and Fine Arts)

*Only courses with the prefixes MGF, MTG, MAC, and STA will qualify for the courses in mathematics. MGF 1106 Liberal Arts Mathematics I meets the intent of the program approval rule with respect to the inclusion of geometry in the mathematics requirement.

For Biology Teacher Education -

For Chemistry Teacher Education -

For Physics Teacher Education-

Professional Education Core for all Tracks (32 credit hours):
The required courses in the professional education core are as follows:

Required Courses for All Science Education Majors (12 credit hours):

For Biology Majors: SCE 4263
For Chemistry Majors: SCE 4263
For Physics Majors: SCE 4263

Biology Education

Prerequisites (38 credit hours):

Specialization (33 credit hours):

Additional Requirements

Chemistry Education

Prerequisites (39 credit hours):

Specialization (32 credit hours):

Physics Education

Prerequisites (33 credit hours):

Specialization (30 credit hours):

*May be part of General Education Requirements


Social Science Education

Printable Degree Requirements

Requirements for the B.S. Degree (BSS): In addition to the courses listed below, students must complete Preliminary Requirements for Students entering Teacher Education Programs. It is recommended that students pursue a double major in Social Science Education with History or one of the Social Sciences.

Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites): These prerequisites must be met by transfer students as well as USF students. A grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade.

*Only courses with the prefixes MGF, MTG, MAC, and STA will qualify for the courses in mathematics. MGF 1106 Liberal Arts Mathematics I meets the intent of the program approval rule with respect to the inclusion of geometry in the mathematics requirement.

The following are the courses recommended by the Social Science Education department to fulfil the State Mandated Common Prerequisites:

  1. POS 2041 American National Government
    or
    POS 2080 American Political Tradition
  2. ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology
    or
    ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology
  3. GEA 2000 Global Geography
  4. ECO 1000 Basic Economics
    or
    ECO 2013 Macroeconomics
  5. SYG 2000 Introduction to Sociology
    or
    SYG 2010 Contemporary Sociology

Professional Education Core (20 credit hours):

Social Sciences Specialization (48 credit hours):

One of the following:

One of the following:

One of the following:

One of the following:

Social Science Education (27 credit hours):

*SSE 4333 or SSE 4334 must be successfully completed prior to SSE 4335.

**Only SSE 4936 can be taken at the same time as SSE 4940.


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