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    Dr. Thomas E. Brady, Dean
    Dr. Pablo Arenaz, Associate Dean
    Dr. E. Alan Dean, Assistant Dean

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    Phone: (915) 747-5536
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    1.- Intoduction
    2.- Undergraduate Programs
    3.- Departamental Honors Programs
    4.- Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements
    5.- Major Fields
    6.- Advising
    7.- Preprofessional Programs
    8.- Secondary Teacher Certification
    9.- Degree Plans
    10.- Lower-Division Courses
    11.- Upper Division Courses
    12.- Interdisiplinary Degrees
    13.- Interdisiplinary Courses

    8.- Secondary Teacher Certification

    BS degrees with concentrations designed for secondary teacher certification are available in the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Life/Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Physics. A minor in secondary education must be selected for the purpose of teacher certification in these fields. The interdisciplinary degrees (Life/Earth, Natural, and Physical Sciences) do not require this to be a second minor. Whether a second minor is required for the other degrees is determined by the major department (see the Secondary Education Concentration under each degree requirement).

    Admission to Secondary Teacher Education: Student may not enroll in the upper-division courses in the secondary education minor until they are admitted to the secondary teacher education program. This admission requires a minimum of 60 semester hours with a GPA of 2.5 or better including a minimum of nine semester hours in the major with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Additional requirements and procedures are described in the College of Education section of this catalog.

    Secondary Education Minor: The minor in secondary education consists of 25 semester hours:

      COMM 3101 Public Speaking
      EDPC 3300 Developmental Variations
      RED 3342 Reading and Study in the Content Areas
      SCED 3311 Curriculum Planning in the Secondary School
      SCED 3317 Multicultural Education in the Secondary School (This course satisfies the cultural diversity component of the core curriculum.)
      SCED 6491 Student Teaching in the Secondary School
      SCED 3467 Teaching Math in Secondary School
      SCED 3468 Teaching Science in Secondary School TED 1201 Orientation to Education

    In addition, the humanities component of the core curriculum is restricted to English literature courses. Also, single-discipline majors that do not require a science minor in addition to secondary education require an additional science (not the major) of at least 12 semester hours in an approved field.

    Computer Science Minor: Several degree plans list computer science as an acceptable minor. The College of Science recommends the following courses for this minor: A Minimum of 18 semester hours including 4101 (or 4120 ); 3333 (or 4201 and 3202 ); 3350 ; and six semester hours selected from 3335 , 3360 , 3442 , or 3452 .

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