Department of Secondary Education
Department Chair: Lynda Hawkes
Department Secretary: Jolynn Reed (208) 496-1348
Department Faculty: Rich AdairRalph KernDavid MaglebyThomas MorleyChris Wilson

 
Introduction to the Secondary Education Program
Secondary Education is not a major. Students interested in a Secondary Certificate (grades 6-12) will need to select a major (and possibly even a minor) subject to teach. Some major programs follow the Bachelor of Science General Education (BS); others follow the Bachelor of Arts General Education (BA).

  • Education majors will have to complete a set of "Core" classes in order to become certified in the state of Idaho. The Introduction to Education course (Ed 120) is not part of the core. It is open to all students who wish to explore Education programs.
     
  • SECONDARY EDUCATION MAJORS
    Agriculture Education Composite: See the Agronomy & Ag Business section of this catalog
    Art Education: See the Art section of this catalog
    Art Education: See the Art section of this catalog
    Biology Education: See the Biology section of this catalog
    Biology Education Composite: See the Biology section of this catalog
    Chemistry Education: See the Chemistry section of this catalog
    Earth Science Education: See the Geology section of this catalog
    English Education: See the English section of this catalog
    English Education Composite: See the English section of this catalog
    Family & Consumer Sci. Ed. Composite: See the Home & Family Ed. section of this catalog
    Health Education: See the Health Science section of this catalog
    History Education: See the History section of this catalog
    Mathematics Education: See the Mathematics section of this catalog
    Music Education Composite: See the Music section of this catalog
    Physics Education: See the Physics section of this catalog
    Social Studies Education Composite: See the History section of this catalog
    Spanish Education: See the Foreign Language section of this catalog
    Theatre & Speech Education: See the Theatre section of this catalog
     
    SECONDARY EDUCATION MINORS
    American Government Education: See the Political Science section of this catalog
    Art Education: See the Art section of this catalog
    Biology Education: See the Biology section of this catalog
    Chemistry Education: See the Chemistry section of this catalog
    Earth Science Education: See the Geology section of this catalog
    Economics Education: See the Economics section of this catalog
    English Education: See the English section of this catalog
    French Education: See the Foreign Language section of this catalog
    Geography Education: See the Geography section of this catalog
    German Education: See the Foreign Language section of this catalog
    Health Education: See the Health Science section of this catalog
    History Education: See the History section of this catalog
    Journalism Education: See the Communication section of this catalog
    Mathematics Education: See the Mathematics section of this catalog
    Music Education-Band: See the Music section of this catalog
    Music Education-Choral: See the Music section of this catalog
    Music Education-Orchestra: See the Music section of this catalog
    Physical Education Teaching: See the Physical Education section of this catalog
    Physical Science Education: See the Physics section of this catalog
    Physics Education: See the Physics section of this catalog
    Spanish Education: See the Foreign Language section of this catalog
    Speech & Theatre Education: See the Communication section of this catalog
    Theatre Arts Education: See the Theatre section of this catalog

     
     
    Course Descriptions

    ED 200 Foundations of Education (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: Education majors only. Completion of 15 university credits.
    This course provides future teachers with a knowledge of the historical events, philosophies, and theories that have helped build American education; fosters in them an understanding of their own personal teaching philosophy; and encourages them to develop the wisdom to follow the Savior as they strive to become Master Teachers.
     
    ED 270 Educational Psychology (3:2:0)
    Fulfills GE Social Science requirement.
    Prerequisite: Restricted to students majoring in Education. No other prerequisites
    This course introduces pre-service teachers to the scholarship of learning and teaching. Educational theories and principles are taught in the context of real-life teaching application.
     
    SECED 205 Secondary Education Practicum (1:1:0)
    Introduction to classroom methods for secondary teachers. Students will have opportunity to practice teach and then view and reflect on their effort. Some time will be spent in the public schools.
     
    SECED 252 Educational Technology (2:2:0)
    This required secondary education core course is restricted to secondary ed majors and is taught by faculty from the Instructional technology. Students will acquire technolgy skills to pass the Idaho Technology Exam and to enhance their teaching and management competencies.
     
    SECED 322 Exceptional Student (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: Ed 200, Ed 270, SecEd 205 and SecEd 252
    This course is designed to assist secondary teachers in meeting the needs of exceptional students. A wide range of exceptionalities will be addressed on topics such as identification of disabilities and exceptionalities, adaptive teaching strategies, legal issues and collaborative opportunities. Classroom management will also be emphasized.
     
    SECED 370 General Secondary Education Methods and Assessment (2:2:0)
    Prerequisite: Ed 200, Ed 270, SecEd 205, SecEd 252
    This second semester junior level course is designed to equip students with the pedagogical skills required of effective secondary ed teachers. It is intended to preceed the method's course taught within each of the subject disciplines.
     
    SECED 410 Reading in the Content Area (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Ed 200, Ed 270, SecEd 205, SecEd 252.
    This senior level course is designed to immediately preceed the student teaching semester. Students should take this course in conjunction with their content method's class. The heavy emphasis is placed on teacher adaptations needed to teach students who lack functional reading skills. Students will experience teaching opportunities.
     
    SECED 492 Secondary Education Student Teaching (12:1:0)
    Prerequisite: Restricted to Secondary Education majors who are scheduled to student teach and have completed all their graduation coursework.
    This course is secondary education student teaching.