Stephen F. Austin State University

Undergraduate Certification

SFASU Secondary Education Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Certification

Certification and Minor

The Secondary Education program offers secondary and all-level certification through general coursework and a SED Minor. Students may obtain certification through coursework if their major does not accept the SED minor.

Certification Areas

All-Level (pre-K-12)

Art

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Health Education

Music

Physical Education

Special Education

Theater

Secondary

Agriculture (6-12)

Business Education (8-12)

Chemistry (8-12)

Dance (8-12)

English/Language Arts/Reading (8-12)

Family & Consumer Sciences (8-12)

French (6-12)

History (8-12)

Hospitality, Nutrition & Food Services (8-12)

Human Development & Family Studies (8-12)

Life Science (8-12)

Mathematics (8-12)

Physical Science (8-12)

Social Studies (8-12)

Spanish (6-12)

Speech (8-12)

Technology Applications (8-12)

Prerequisite requirements for admission to the program and minor include HMS 203 and Admission to Teacher Education.

Requirements for certification listed under the College of Education in this bulletin are SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 442, and 443.

Requirements for the SED minor are SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 442, and 443. These courses total 24 hours for the minor.

Courses in Secondary Education (SED)

SED 370 Introduction to Pedagogy and Active Learning
Three semester hours. An overview of the pedagogical skills and competencies needed to become effective, learner-centered teachers. SED 370 is a learner-centered experience exploring active learning patterns and practices with an emphasis on the integration of instructional technology into the teaching and learning process. Incidental fee: $16.

SED 371 Learner-Centered Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Three semester hours. Application of learner-centered curriculum, instruction, and assessment with an emphasis on culturally relevant teaching within a constructivist framework. Incidental fee: $16. Prerequisite: HMS 203 and SED 370 and admission to Teacher Education.

SED 372 Reading and Information Literacy in Secondary Classrooms Three semester hours. The study of reading and writing processes, language development, and conventions of writing and content reading. Emphasis will be on instructional and comprehension strategies appropriate for content area literacy instruction and assessment and for working with culturally and linguistically diverse learners to improve communication skills. Incidental fee: $16. Prerequisite: HMS 203 and SED 370 and admission to Teacher Education.

SED 442 Student Teaching in a Secondary Learning Community Nine semester hours. Guided authentic learning experience in a public school learning community. Incidental fee: $16. Prerequisite: HMS 203, SED 370, SED 371, SED 372, SED 450, SED 450L, and SED 460.

SED 443 The Professional Educator Three semester hours. This web-based course is designed to synthesize educational strategies and practices while the candidate completes student teaching. It also assists students in preparation for teacher certification examinations. Prerequisite: HMS 203, SED 370, SED 371, SED 372, SED 450, SED 450L, and SED 460.

SED 450 Diversity in a Learner Centered Environment Two semester hours. This course seeks to provide understanding and strategies that will empower preservice teacher candidates to assume the responsibility for the creation of a classroom learning environment wherein students from diverse cultural, linguistic, ethnic, economic, and ability backgrounds may attain maximum academic, social, and emotional success. Incidental fee: $16. Prerequisite: HMS 203, SED 370, SED 371, SED 372 and admission to Teacher Education. Concurrent registration with SED 450L and SED 460.

SED 450L Diverse Classroom Lab One semester hour. Lab will facilitate application of strategies gained in SED 450. Field-based lab that is co-requisite to SED 450. The SED 450L professor and site must be the same as student's section of SED 450.

SED 460 Managing a Learner-Centered Classroom Two semester hours. Design of instructional delivery systems with emphasis on strategies that will enable preservice teachers to effectively utilize their knowledge of cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development; diverse populations; learning styles; classroom management; and discipline management in the public school classroom. Incidental fee: $16. Prerequisite: HMS 203, SED 370, SED 371, SED 372 and admission to Teacher Education. Concurrent registration with SED 450 and SED 450L.

SED 478 Special Topics in Education Three to six semester hours. Provides the context for an authentic cross-cultural experience. May be repeated with different topics. Prerequisites: Junior status and a willingness to work collaboratively with others in a constructivist environment.

For more information, please contact the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership at 468-2908 or Dr. Neill Armstrong, Program Coordinator at armstronn@sfasu.edu.