Students planning to teach in a middle, junior, or senior high school must complete a major in an approved academic subject and a co-major in secondary education.
The department offers field endorsements in Art, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. Subject endorsements are offered in English, French, History, Religious Education and Spanish.
Co-Major: Secondary School Teaching Endorsement (7-12) course requirements: 30-41 credits
|EDU 170||Diversity and Justice in Education||3|
|EDU 208||Understanding and Serving Diverse Populations in Education||3|
|EDU 211||Exploring Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|EDU 341||General Methods In Secondary Teaching||3|
|EDU 342||Technology Laboratory In Secondary Education||2|
|EDU 525||Procedures for Including Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities in the Regular Classroom||3|
|EDU 548||Teaching Reading In Content Areas In Middle And Secondary Schools||3|
|EDU 575||Action Research in Your Content Area||3|
|EDU 583||Management Practices For Classroom Teachers||3|
|EDU 591||Clinical Practice (Student Teaching) 1||3-14|
|EDU 593||Clinical Practice (Student Teaching) Seminar 1||1|
See Student Teaching below.
Student Teaching/Clinical Experience
Student teaching is a one-semester (16 weeks), full-day teaching experience. All professional education coursework and the designated minimum 100 hours of pre-student teaching field experiences must be completed prior to the Student Teaching/Clinical Experience semester. Traditional undergraduate students will take 11 credit hours of EDU 591 Clinical Practice (Student Teaching). All students must participate in the Clinical Practice Seminar. Students must reserve the entire teaching day for participation in a P-12 school’s student teaching experience. Students follow the calendar of the P-12 school rather than the Creighton University calendar during the student teaching semester. Any deviation from the program must be approved in writing by the Education Department’s Selection and Retention Committee. If student teaching in special education is taken during the same semester as student teaching in elementary or secondary education, then each field experience will be 10 weeks for a total of 20 weeks.