Master's Programs in Education
Adolescence Education: Apprenticeship
Teacher Certification Program
Master of Science Degree
Note: This program is not currently accepting new students. Please contact us for more information.
This is a program of study designed for candidates who possess a baccalaureate degree with a college major in a high-need subject area (currently French, Spanish, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, mathematics, or technology) with a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 and who have received passing scores on the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) and the Content Specialty Test (CST) in the subject area they plan to teach.
Students in the Adolescence Education – Apprenticeship Teacher Certification Program must complete an intensive 200-hour course of study during the summer. They then finish their degree program while engaged in mentored teaching as full-time employees of a local school district.
In addition to the requirements of the Adolescence Education – Apprenticeship Teacher Certification Program, students must meet the following requirement (which may be satisfied at either the graduate or undergraduate level):
- one year of college-level work in a language other than English
Academic Requirements (35 credit hours)
Required Courses (29 credit hours)
EDU 506 – Foundations of Teaching (9)
EDU 507 – Mentoring I (1)
EDU 508 – Mentoring II (1)
EDU 524 – Methods of Teaching in the Content Areas (3)
EDU 503 – Literacy and Comprehension: Middle Adolescence (3)
EDU 501 – Foundations of Literacy (3)
EDU 615 – Learning and Cognition (3) *
EDU 621 – Inclusive Classroom Strategies (3)
EDU 632 – Data-Based Decision Making (3) *
Content Area Electives (6 credit hours)
Choose two courses (total of 6 credit hours) in your certification content area or other area as approved by your adviser.
Professional Development in Education (3 credit hours)
Choose one course
EDU 698 - Professional Development in Education: Current Issues (3)
EDU 699 - Professional Development in Education: Inquiry Project (3)
*Students are advised to take EDU 615 and EDU 632 early in their sequence of study.