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Middle–Secondary Education (Grades 5–12)

The Marian University major in Middle–Secondary Education prepares students for teaching in the middle and secondary schools and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. The program develops in students an awareness of the developing human person, the ability to assess learning, and the application of age-appropriate curriculum and teaching methods. Students will graduate prepared for certification and licensure in the state of Wisconsin.

A Middle-Secondary Education major can select to major in: Biology, Broad Field Science, Broad Field Social Studies, Chemistry, English or Mathematics.


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Teacher Education Middle-Secondary Education (SEC)

The mission of Teacher Education Programs is to prepare candidates for the teaching profession by providing candidates with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to assist them to develop the pedagogical, content, and technological skills necessary to function effectively as a teacher in the areas of early childhood, elementary, middle school, and secondary education.


Program Learning Outcomes:

After completion of this program, candidates will demonstrate:

  1. An understanding of the teaching standards, including the knowledge, skills, and dispositions expected of a professional teacher.
  2. Academic competence in a broad base of general education and in a major appropriate for the licensure being sought and demonstrate knowledge of a variety of effective teaching methods and materials (including technology) which utilize skills that effectively apply content knowledge and knowledge of children and adolescents to the learning environment.
  3. The ability to design instruction effectively using a variety of instructional strategies and adapting instruction to encourage the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills for all students. Candidates also reflect on the instructional process to improve future teaching and learning experiences.
  4. An understanding and an ability to design, assess, and evaluate (both formal and informal) assessments for student learning and reflects on the assessment process to improve future teaching and learning experiences.
  5. An understanding of a diverse student population and apply appropriate instructional strategies and assessments that acknowledge sensitivity to students' diverse learning needs.

Licensure: Early Adolescence-Adolescence Education ages 10-21 (grades 5-12)

General Education Program: 46-49 credits University requirements, including Art elective; BIO 100 and BIO 150, or BIO 104 or BIO 114; CHE 101 or CHE 103 or PHS 102 or PHS 108, or PHS 110 or PHS 203 or PHS 211; HIS 101; PSY 105; EDU 202; COM 101 or COM 232; Music Elective, 3 cr. (see selections in Liberal Arts Core Curriculum)

See content area major for course requirements.

Other requirements
6 credits:
POS 205 American Government, 3 cr.
HIS 102 or HIS 111 or HIS 112, 3 cr.

Middle-secondary education courses
41 credits as follows:
26 credits:
EDU 010 Field Experience One, ½ cr.
EDU 020 Field Experience Two, ½ cr.
EDU 030 Field Experience Three, ½ cr.
EDU 040 Field Experience Four, ½ cr.
EDU 100 Introduction to Education, 1 cr.
EDU 200 Technology in Education, 3 cr.
EDU 202 Psychology of Learning, 3 cr.
EDU 210 Classroom Management, 2 cr.
EDU 213 Introduction to Exceptional Education, 3 cr.
EDU 301 Intercultural Studies for Educators, 3 cr.
EDU 412 Educational Measurement and Assessment, 3 cr.
SEC 305 Adolescent Literacy, 3 cr.
SEC 322 Curriculum and Instruction in the Middle and Secondary School, 3 cr.

12 credits:
SEC 450 Clinical Practice and Seminar - Secondary-Grades 9-12, 1-12 cr.
SEC 455 Clinical Practice and Seminar - Middle Level Grades 5-8, 1-6 cr.

3 credits from the following:
FLE 470 Foreign Language Curriculum and Methods: Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School Levels, 3 cr.
SEC 410 English/Language Arts Curriculum and Methods, 3 cr.
SEC 420 Social Studies Curriculum and Methods, 3 cr.
SEC 430 Science Curriculum and Methods, 3 cr.
SEC 440 Mathematics Curriculum and Methods, 3 cr.

Majors leading to licensure: biology, broad field science, broad field social studies, chemistry, English, and mathematics.

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