Secondary Education Major

Secondary education (grades 8 to 12) is designed for students who want to teach in a specific content area (science, social studies or language arts) in a high school setting. 

Total Semester Hours Required for Degree: 124-128

TCU Core Curriculum: 39 hours

Secondary School Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities: 22 hours

EDUC 30143

Child and Adolescent Development

EDUC 30123

Educational Psychology

EDSP 30603

Study of Exceptional Students

EDSE 30013

Professional Roles and Responsibilities

EDSE 50023

Effective Teaching and Classroom Implementation

EDSE 30001

Professional Practice Seminar*

EDSE 40980

Student Teaching

*This seminar must be taken the semester prior to student teaching.

Associated Requirements: 12 hours

EDUC 20003

Critical Investigations: Teaching and Learning

EDUC 30113

Introduction to Educational Technology

EDSE 40213

Promoting Literacy in the Content Areas

EDSP 50663

Motivating and Managing Students in the Classroom

English/Language Arts, Reading and ESL

JOUR 10103

Communication in Society

ENGL 30263

Style and Usage

EDSE 50613

Analysis of Literacy Problems

EDSE 50153

Literature for Adolescents

EDSE 50223

Practicum in Reading and ESL

EDUC 50503

Developing Communication Competencies of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students

EDUC 50513

Curriculum and Instruction in the Second Language Learning Classroom

EDUC 50003

Diversity in American Education

Select one course from:

ENGL 10103

Introduction to Fiction

ENGL 10113

Introduction to Poetry

ENGL 10123

Introduction to Drama

ENGL 30723

The Short Story

Select two courses from:

ENGL 20503

Major American Writers

ENGL 30133

American Literature to 1900

ENGL 30143

American Literature since 1900

ENGL 20603

Western World Literature I

Select two courses from:

ENGL 20403

Major British Writers

ENGL 30113

British Literature to 1800

ENGL 30123

British Literature since 1800

ENGL 20613

Western World Literature II

Select two courses from:

ENGL 30223

Technical Writing and Document Design

ENGL 30233

The Essay

ENGL 30273

Argument and Persuasion

ENGL 40243

Professional Writing and Editing

ENGL 30103

Introduction to Literary Theory

Select one course from:

ENGL 30283

Cyberliteracy or

EDUC 50263

Cybercommunication in Education

Select one course from:

ENGL 30253

Rhetorical Traditions or

ENGL 30243

Rhetorical Practices in Culture

ENGL 50243

Teaching Writing or

EDMS 50173

Development of Written Communication

Life Science

BIOL 10003

Contemporary Issues in Biology

BIOL 10504

Principles of Life Sciences

BIOL 10514

Principles of Life Sciences

BIOL 30403

Ecology

BIOL 30603

Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

BIOL 20233

Basic Microbiology

BIOL 30504

Plant Biology

BIOL 30613

Natural History

Select two courses from:

BIOL 30124

Biology of the Vertebrates

BIOL 30404

Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

BIOL 30323

Marine Science

BIOL 30233

Economic Botany

MATH 10524

Calculus I

MATH 20524

Calculus II

CHEM 10113-10123

General Chemistry and CHEM 10122 General Chemistry Laboratory or

CHEM 10114-10124

General Chemistry Honors

Associated Requirement

EDSE 40533

Senior Seminar in Secondary Science

Physical Science

GEOL 10113

Understanding the Earth

ENSC 10143

Environmental Science

GEOL 30133

Historical Geology I

CHEM 10113-10123

General Chemistry and CHEM 10122 General Chemistry Laboratory or

CHEM 10114-10124

General Chemistry Honors

PHYS 10154, 10164

General Physics I and II or

PHYS 20474, 20484

Physics I and II

PHYS 20053

Physics of Music and Sound

PHYS 20073-20083

Introductory Astronomy

PHYS 30113

Intermediate Astronomy

PHYS 30014

Materials Science

PHYS 30111

Experimental Astronomy

MATH 10524

Calculus I

MATH 20524

Calculus II

Associated Requirement

EDSE 40533

Senior Seminar in Secondary Science

Science

BIOL 10003

Contemporary Issues in Biology

BIOL 10504

Principles of Life Sciences

BIOL 10514

Principles of Life Sciences

BIOL 30403

Ecology

BIOL 30603

Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

PHYS 10154

General Physics I

PHYS 10164

General Physics II

PHYS 20073-20083

Introductory Astronomy

CHEM 10113-10123

General Chemistry and CHEM 10122 General Chemistry Laboratory or

CHEM 10114-10124

General Chemistry Honors

CHEM 30122-30123

Organic Chemistry

GEOL 10113

Understanding the Earth

ENSC 10143

Environmental Science

ENSC 30113

Weather and Climate

MATH 10524

Calculus I

MATH 20524

Calculus II

Associated Requirement

EDSE 40533

Senior Seminar in Secondary Science

Social Studies

HIST 10603

U.S. History: A Survey to 1877

HIST 10613

U.S. History: A Survey since 1877

HIST 10203

Europe to 1348

HIST 10213

Europe 1348 to 1789

HIST 10223

Europe 1789 to Present

HIST 10933

Latin American Civilization and Culture

HIST 10953

Asian Civilization since 1500

HIST 40743

History of Texas

POSC 10133

American and Texas Government or

POSC 20144

Practicing American and Texas Government

POSC 20203

Introduction to Political Theory

POSC 30103

Topics in American Politics

ECON 10223

Introductory Microeconomics

ECON 10233

Introductory Macroeconomics

ECON 40413

U.S. Economic History to 1866 or

ECON 40423

U.S. Economic History since 1866

GEOG 10003

World Regional Geography

GEOG 30513

U.S. Geography

SOCI 20213

Introductory Sociology

SOCI 30343

American Minority Groups or

EDUC 50003

Diversity in American Education

Select one upper-division course from economics, history or political science.

Associated Requirement

EDSE 40633

Senior Seminar in Secondary Social Studies





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