2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Secondary Education, BS-Life Science, Physical Science, or Social Studies

Secondary education is designed for students who want to teach in a specific content area (life science 7-12, physical science 6-12, or social studies 7-12). 

Total Semester Hours Required for Degree: 124-125

TCU Core Curriculum: 39 hours

Prior to entry into the College of Education: 9 hours

EDSE 30013Professional Roles and Responsibilities

3

EDSE 30103Developmental Psychology of Adolescence

3

EDUC 20003Critical Investigation: Teaching and Learning

3

Junior Year: 17-20 hours

EDSE 30113Digital Literacy, Learning, and Citizenship in Education

3

EDSE 30123Educational Psychology

3

EDSE 30603Study of Exceptional Students

3

EDSE 41151Field Experience in Education

1

Content Methods Courses

EDSE 41151 is required two semesters

Content Methods Courses refer to content area course requirements

Senior Year/Semester 1: 8 hours

EDSE 30001Professional Practice Seminar

1

EDSE 41151Field Experience in Education

1

EDSE 51103Assessment

3

OR

EDUC 55313Educational Assessment

3

EDSE 50663Motivating and Managing Students in the Classroom

3

OR

EDSE 55663Motivating and Managing Students in the Classroom

3

Senior Year/Semester 2: 6 hours

EDSE 40986Student Teaching in the Secondary/School

6

OR

EDUC 55980Advanced Clinical Teaching

1.00-6.00

Content Area Course Requirements

Life Science (42-46 Hours)

BIOL 10003Contemporary Issues in Biology

3

BIOL 10501Introductory Biology Lab I

1

BIOL 10503Introductory Biology I

3

BIOL 10511Introductory Biology Lab II

1

BIOL 10513Introductory Biology II

3

BIOL 30403Ecology and the Environment

3

BIOL 30603Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology

3

BIOL 20234Basic Microbiology

4

BIOL 30703Plant Systematics

3

BIOL 30613Natural History

3

Select two courses from:

BIOL 40313Biogeography

3

BIOL 50246Biodiversity

BIOL 30233Economic Botany

3

BIOL 30404Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

4

EDSE 50553Methods for Teaching Secondary Science

3

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

MATH 20524Calculus II

4

CHEM 10113General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 10125General Chemistry II with Laboratory

5

BIOL 50246 requires two semesters

Physical Science (42-44 hours)

CHEM 10113General Chemistry I

3

AND

CHEM 10125General Chemistry II with Laboratory

5

 

CHEM 30121Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHEM 30123Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM Upper Division Elective

EDSE 50553Methods for Teaching Secondary Science

3

ENSC 10143Contemporary Environmental Issues

3

GEOL 30113Weather and Climate

3

 

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

OR

MATH 20524Calculus II

4

 

PHYS 10154General Physics I with Laboratory

4

PHYS 10161General Physics II Laboratory

1

PHYS 10163General Physics II

3

 

PHYS 10164General Physics II with Laboratory

4

OR

PHYS 20474Physics I with Laboratory: Mechanics

4

 

PHYS 20481Physics II Laboratory

1

PHYS 20484Physics II with Laboratory: Electromagnetism and Optics

4

PHYS 10273Introductory Astronomy: Earth and Planets

3

PHYS 10283Introductory Astronomy:Stars and Galaxies

3

PHYS 30014Materials Science

4

Social Studies (48-49 hours)

ECON 10223Introductory Microeconomics

3

ECON 10233Introductory Macroeconomics

3

ECON, HIST or POSC Upper Division Elective

EDSE 40463Methods for Teaching Secondary Social Studies

3

GEOG 10003World Regional Geography

3

 

GEOG 20013Human Geography

3

OR

GEOG 30513Geography of the United States

3

OR

GEOG 30723Cultural Geography

3

OR

GEOG 30713Urban Geography

3

 

HIST 10203Origins of Western Civilization: Europe to 1348

3

HIST 10213The World Expanded: Europe 1348-1789

3

HIST 10223Modernization and its Discontents: Europe 1789 to the Present

3

 

HIST 10613United States History: A Survey since 1877

3

OR

HIST 10953Asian Civilization Since 1700

3

 

HIST 10923Latin American History: Colonial Period

3

OR

HIST 10933Latin American History: National Period

3

OR

HIST 30993History of Mexico

3

 

HIST 40743History of Texas

3

POSC 10133American and Texas Government

3

 

POSC 20144Practicing American and Texas Politics

4

OR

POSC 20203Introduction to Political Theory

3

 

POSC 31XX3American Politics Elective

SOCI 20213Introductory Sociology

3

 

SOCI 30343American Minority Groups

3

OR

EDUC 50003Diversity in American Education

3