Major in Secondary Education (B.A.S.)

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Our secondary education curriculum readies students to apply for Rhode Island teacher certification in grades 7-12. Students majoring in secondary education select a double major in one of the following content areas: biology, English literature, French, history, mathematics or Spanish. Students should consult the department website pertinent to the double major of their choice for information regarding specific course requirements.

It is recommended that biology majors seek certification in general science, which requires two physics courses (including a calculus prerequisite) and two chemistry courses.

To earn the bachelor's degree, students take a minimum of 15 education courses (40 credits).

Required courses:

  • EDC120: Introduction to Race and Inequality in American Education
  • EDC:220 Child and Adolescent Development, Learning, and Teaching: theories and Applications
  • SCD212: Teaching Reading in the Content Area
  • SCD298: Tutoring and Mentoring in a Multicultural Society I
  • SCD299: Tutoring and Mentoring in a Multicultural Society II
  • SCD300: Methods Portfolio
  • SCD320: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the Secondary School I
  • SCD321: Practicum for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the Secondary School I
  • SCD322: Practicum for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the Secondary School II
  • SCD323: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment in the Secondary School II
  • SCD410: Classroom Management
  • SCD432: Student Teaching Seminar
  • SCD440: Practicum in Secondary Education
  • SCD441: Secondary Student Teaching

Students in Secondary Education are required to complete the following course in Special Education: SED211: Introduction to the Characteristics of Students with Exceptionalities

Secondary education majors are encouraged to consider a study abroad program.