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Secondary Education

The following program is housed in Secondary Education: English Education. The undergraduate program offered by the department is 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 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.


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:

Professional Education (27 credit hours):

Specialization (21 credit hours):

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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.

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Effective Date: Semester I, 2004