Secondary Education

Program Overview

Since 1913, Rider University’s College of Education and Human Services has made a difference in the lives of future teachers with its commitment to excellence. The College of Education and Human Services keeps its programs relevant to the changing needs of students, the professional communities it serves, and society.

The College of Education and Human Services is preparing students to be effective educators. Rider was the first private New Jersey institution to hold the highest accreditation possible in teaching from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE/CAEP)  and we offer graduates added value and recognition nationwide when seeking employment or admission to graduate study.

Preparation to teach a particular academic subject is accomplished through a program requiring completion of the major requirements of the appropriate liberal arts or science major, general studies, and professional education major requirements.

Curriculum Overview

Areas of study for secondary education at Rider are English education, foreign language education (French, German, Spanish), history education, mathematics education, and science education (biochemistry, biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, geosciences, marine sciences).

In addition, secondary education majors can elect to pursue the following minors, certifications and endorsements:  English as a second language; bilingual education; or interdisciplinary minor in special education.

Degree Offered

  • B.A. in Secondary Education

Contact

Sharon S. McKool, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chairperson
Memorial Hall 102D
609-895-5527
smckool@rider.edu

Program Website: Secondary Education
Associated Department: Teacher Education

Accreditation: National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

Related Programs

Secondary Education Major Requirements

Preparation to teach a particular academic subject in secondary education is accomplished through a program requiring completion of the major requirements of the appropriate liberal arts or science major, general studies and professional education major requirements.

Second major selections include:

English Education Major Requirements

General Studies and Academic Major

(96-99 credits)

CMP 120Expository Writing 13
or BHP 100 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas I
CMP 125Research Writing3
or BHP 150 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II
MTH 150Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors, I 13
PSY 100Intro To Psychology3
COM 104Speech Communication3
EDU 106Contexts Of Schooling3
EDU 206Developmental Education Psychology3
Science elective3
Theatre elective3
Philosophy elective3
Journalism or Media elective3
History elective3
Social Science elective3
Technology elective(s)3
Fine Arts elective3
Foundations of Language Elective3
World Literature elective3
Foreign Language elective 13
General Studies electives9
NCT 010Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)0
Total Credits63

English Major Requirements

(36 credits)

See the requirements for the English major listed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section.

Professional Education Courses

(27 credits)

Methodology, curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences 2
SED 370Teaching in the High School3
ELD 395Literacy Learning in the Middle School3
SED 400Teaching Enlish Language Arts in the Secondary School3
SED 431Content Area Reading and Writing3
SPE 300Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers3
EDU 465Student Teaching and Seminar 312
Total Credits27
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

ALL students must show evidence of having taken and passed all sections of the Core Academic Skills For Educators Test prior to being able to register for ALL education methods courses.

3

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring).


Foreign Language Education (French) Major Requirements

General Studies and Academic Major

(96-99 credits)1

CMP 120Expository Writing 23
or BHP 100 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas I
CMP 125Research Writing3
or BHP 150 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II
PSY 100Intro To Psychology3
MTH 150Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors, I 23
COM 104Speech Communication3
EDU 106Contexts Of Schooling3
EDU 206Developmental Education Psychology3
History elective3
Anthropology elective3
History elective (Related to Major)3
English elective3
Fine Arts elective3
Philosophy elective3
Technology elective3
Science elective3
General Studies electives0-15
Basic Foreign Language courses 30-12
NCT 010Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)0
Total Credits45-72

French Major Requirements

(24 credits beyond French IV and 12 credits in collateral liberal arts courses.)

See the requirements for the French major listed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section.

Professional Education Courses

(27 credits)

Methodology, curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences: 4
EDU 320Introduction to Linguistics and Psycholinguistics3
SED 370Teaching in the High School3
EDU 420Teaching a Second Language3
SED 431Content Area Reading and Writing3
SPE 300Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers3
Capstone professional semester of full-time student teaching:
EDU 465Student Teaching and Seminar 512
Total Credits27
1

Study Abroad may substitute for some of these courses.

2

For proper course placement please visit this website

3

Students with advanced standing in French take liberal arts electives.

4

ALL students must show evidence of having taken and passed all sections of the Core Academic Skills For Educators Test prior to being able to register for ALL education methods courses.

5

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring).


Foreign Language Education (German) Requirements

General Studies and Academic Major

(96-99 credits) 1

CMP 120Expository Writing 23
or BHP 100 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas I
CMP 125Research Writing3
or BHP 150 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II
PSY 100Intro To Psychology3
MTH 150Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors, I 23
COM 104Speech Communication3
EDU 106Contexts Of Schooling3
EDU 206Developmental Education Psychology3
Anthropology elective3
History elective3
History elective (Related to Major)3
English elective3
Fine Arts elective3
Philosophy elective3
Science elective3
Technology elective3
General Studies electives0-12
Basic Foreign Language courses 30-12
NCT 010Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)0
Total Credits45-69

German Major Requirements

(24 credits beyond German IV and 12 credits in collateral liberal arts courses.)

See the requirements for the German major listed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section.

Professional Education Courses

(27 credits)

Methodology, curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences: 4
EDU 320Introduction to Linguistics and Psycholinguistics3
SED 370Teaching in the High School3
EDU 420Teaching a Second Language3
SED 431Content Area Reading and Writing3
SPE 300Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers3
Capstone professional semester of full-time student teaching:
EDU 465Student Teaching and Seminar 512
Total Credits27
1

Study Abroad may substitute for some of these courses.

2

For proper course placement please visit this website.  

3

Students with advanced standing in German take liberal arts electives.

4

ALL students must show evidence of having taken and passed all sections of the Core Academic Skills For Educators Test prior to being able to register for ALL Education Methods Courses.

5

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring).


Foreign Language Education (Spanish) Major Requirements

General Studies and Academic Major

(96-99 credits minimum)1

CMP 120Expository Writing 23
or BHP 100 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas I
CMP 125Research Writing3
or BHP 150 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II
PSY 100Intro To Psychology3
MTH 150Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors, I 23
COM 104Speech Communication3
EDU 106Contexts Of Schooling3
EDU 206Developmental Education Psychology3
Anthropology elective3
Fine Arts elective3
History elective3
Philosophy elective3
Technology elective3
Science elective3
General Studies electives0-12
Basic Foreign Language courses 30-12
NCT 010Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)0
Total Credits39-63

Spanish Major Requirements

(30 semester hours beyond the Spanish 200 level courses and 12 semester hours in collateral liberal arts courses.) See the requirements for the Spanish major listed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section.

Professional Education Courses

(27 credits)

Methodology, curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences: 4
EDU 320Introduction to Linguistics and Psycholinguistics3
SED 370Teaching in the High School3
EDU 420Teaching a Second Language3
SED 431Content Area Reading and Writing3
SPE 300Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers3
Capstone professional semester of full-time student teaching:
EDU 465Student Teaching and Seminar 512
Total Credits27
1

Study Abroad may substitute for some of these courses.

2

For proper course placement please visit this website.  

3

Students with advanced standing in Spanish take liberal arts electives.

4

ALL students must show evidence of having taken and passed all sections of the Core Academic Skills For Educators Test prior to being able to register for ALL education methods courses.

5

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring).


History Education Major Requirements

General Studies and Academic Major

(60-63 credits)

CMP 120Expository Writing 13
or BHP 100 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas I
CMP 125Research Writing3
or BHP 150 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II
COM 104Speech Communication3
MTH 150Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors, I 13
POL 100Intro to American Politics3
PSY 100Intro To Psychology3
SOC 101Sociological Imagination3
ECO 200Principles of Macroeconomics3
EDU 106Contexts Of Schooling3
EDU 206Developmental Education Psychology3
Anthropology elective3
Geology elective3
World History6
Philosophy elective3
Technology elective3
Fine Arts elective3
Foreign Language elective 13
General Studies electives3
NCT 010Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)0
Total Credits57

History Major Requirements

(36-39 credits)

See the requirements for the History major listed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section.

Professional Education Requirements

(27 credits)

Methodology, curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences: 2
ELD 390Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School3
SED 370Teaching in the High School3
SED 405Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools3
SED 431Content Area Reading and Writing3
SPE 300Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers3
Capstone professional semester of full-time student teaching:
EDU 465Student Teaching and Seminar 312
Total Credits27
1

 For proper course placement please visit this website.  

2

ALL students must show evidence of having taken and passed all sections of the Core Academic Skills For Educators Test prior to being able to register for ALL education methods courses.

3

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring).


Mathematics Education Requirements

General Studies and Academic Major

(96-99 credits)

CMP 120Expository Writing 13
or BHP 100 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas I
CMP 125Research Writing3
or BHP 150 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II
PSY 100Intro To Psychology3
COM 104Speech Communication3
EDU 106Contexts Of Schooling3
EDU 206Developmental Education Psychology3
Social Science elective3
History elective3
Fine Arts elective3
Literature elective3
Philosophy elective3
Technology elective3
Foreign Language elective 13
General Studies electives10
NCT 010Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)0
Total Credits49

Mathematics Major Requirements

(50 credits)

See the requirements for the Mathematics major listed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section.

Professional Education Requirements

(27 credits)

Methodology, curriculum, and instruction courses with associated field experiences: 2
ELD 380Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School3
SED 370Teaching in the High School3
SED 415Teaching Mathematics Secondary Schools3
SED 431Content Area Reading and Writing3
SPE 300Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers3
Capstone professional semester of full-time student teaching:
EDU 465Student Teaching and Seminar 312
Total Credits27
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.  

2

ALL students must show evidence of having taken and passed all sections of the Core Academic Skills For Educators Test prior to being able to register for ALL education methods courses.

3

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the  Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments Test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring).


Science Education Biochemistry Major Requirements

General Studies and Academic Major

(113 credits)

CMP 120Expository Writing 13
or BHP 100 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas I
CMP 125Research Writing3
or BHP 150 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II
PSY 100Intro To Psychology3
COM 104Speech Communication3
EDU 106Contexts Of Schooling3
EDU 206Developmental Education Psychology3
Social Science elective3
Fine Arts elective3
Foreign language elective 13
History elective3
Literature elective3
Philosophy elective3
Technology elective3
NCT 010Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)0
Total Credits39

Biochemistry Major Requirements

(71 credits minimum)

See the requirements for the Biochemistry major listed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section.

Professional Education

(27 credits)

Methodology, curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences: 2
ELD 385Teaching Science in the Middle School3
SED 370Teaching in the High School3
SED 410Teaching Science in Secondary Schools3
SED 431Content Area Reading and Writing3
SPE 300Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers3
Capstone professional semester of full-time student teaching:
EDU 465Student Teaching and Seminar 312
Total Credits27
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.  

2

ALL students must show evidence of having taken and passed all sections of the Core Academic Skills For Educators Test prior to being able to register for ALL education methods courses.

3

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring).


Science Education (Biology) Major Requirements

General Studies and Academic Major

(104 credits)

CMP 120Expository Writing 13
or BHP 100 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas I
CMP 125Research Writing3
or BHP 150 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II
PSY 100Intro To Psychology3
COM 104Speech Communication3
EDU 106Contexts Of Schooling3
EDU 206Developmental Education Psychology3
Social Science elective3
Fine Arts elective3
Foreign Language elective 13
History elective3
Literature elective3
Philosophy elective3
Technology elective3
NCT 010Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)0
Total Credits39

Biology Major Requirements

(62-63 credits)

See the requirements for the Biology major listed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section.

Professional Education

(27 credits)

Methodology, curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences: 2
ELD 385Teaching Science in the Middle School3
SED 370Teaching in the High School3
SED 410Teaching Science in Secondary Schools3
SED 431Content Area Reading and Writing3
SPE 300Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers3
Capstone professional semester of full-time student teaching:
EDU 465Student Teaching and Seminar 312
Total Credits27
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

ALL students must show evidence of having taken and passed all sections of the Core Academic Skills For Educators Test prior to being able to register for ALL education methods courses.

3

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring).


Science Education (Chemistry) Major Requirements

General Studies and Academic Major

(102 credits)

CMP 120Expository Writing 13
or BHP 100 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas I
CMP 125Research Writing3
or BHP 150 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II
PSY 100Intro To Psychology3
COM 104Speech Communication3
EDU 106Contexts Of Schooling3
EDU 206Developmental Education Psychology3
Social Science elective3
Fine Arts elective3
Foreign Language elective 13
History elective3
Literature elective3
Philosophy elective3
Technology elective3
General Studies electives8
NCT 010Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)0
Total Credits47

Chemistry Major Requirements

(52 credits)

See the requirements for the Chemistry (B.A.) major listed in College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section.

Professional Education

(27 credits)

Methodology curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences: 2
ELD 385Teaching Science in the Middle School3
SED 370Teaching in the High School3
SED 410Teaching Science in Secondary Schools3
SED 431Content Area Reading and Writing3
SPE 300Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers3
Capstone professional semester of full-time student teaching:
EDU 465Student Teaching and Seminar 312
Total Credits27
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

ALL students must show evidence of having taken and passed all sections of the Core Academic Skills For Educators Test prior to being able to register for ALL education methods courses.

3

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring). 


Science Education (Environmental Sciences) Major Requirements

General Studies and Academic Major

(110 credits)

CMP 120Expository Writing 13
or BHP 100 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas I
CMP 125Research Writing3
or BHP 150 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II
PSY 100Intro To Psychology3
COM 104Speech Communication3
EDU 106Contexts Of Schooling3
EDU 206Developmental Education Psychology3
Social Science elective3
MTH 105Algebra and Trigonometry4
or MTH 210 Calculus I
Fine Arts elective3
Foreign Language elective 13
History elective3
Literature elective3
Philosophy elective3
Technology elective3
NCT 010Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)0
Total Credits43

Environmental Sciences Major Requirements

(64-65 credits)

See the requirements for the Environmental Sciences major listed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section.

Professional Education

(27credits)

Methodology, curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences: 2
ELD 385Teaching Science in the Middle School3
SED 370Teaching in the High School3
SED 410Teaching Science in Secondary Schools3
SED 431Content Area Reading and Writing3
SPE 300Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers3
Capstone professional semester of full-time student teaching:
EDU 465Student Teaching and Seminar 312
Total Credits27
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

ALL students must show evidence of having taken and passed all sections of the Core Academic Skills For Educators Test prior to being able to register for ALL education methods courses.

3

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring). 


Science Education (Geosciences) Major Requirements

General Studies and Academic Major

(110 credits)

CMP 120Expository Writing 13
or BHP 100 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas I
CMP 125Research Writing3
or BHP 150 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II
PSY 100Intro To Psychology3
COM 104Speech Communication3
MTH 105Algebra and Trigonometry4
or MTH 210 Calculus I
EDU 106Contexts Of Schooling3
EDU 206Developmental Education Psychology3
Social Science elective3
Fine Arts elective3
Foreign Language elective 13
History elective3
Literature elective3
Philosophy elective3
Technology elective3
NCT 010Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)0
Total Credits43

Geosciences Major Requirements

(64 credits)

See the requirements for the Geosciences major listed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section.

Professional Education

(27 credits)

Methodology, curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences: 2
ELD 385Teaching Science in the Middle School3
SED 370Teaching in the High School3
SED 410Teaching Science in Secondary Schools3
SED 431Content Area Reading and Writing3
SPE 300Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers3
Capstone professional semester of full-time student teaching:
EDU 465Student Teaching and Seminar 312
Total Credits27
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

ALL students must show evidence of having taken and passed all sections of the Core Academic Skills For Educators Test prior to being able to register for ALL education methods courses.

3

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring).


Science Education (Marine Sciences) Major Requirements

General Studies and Academic Major

(111 credits)

CMP 120Expository Writing 13
or BHP 100 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas I
CMP 125Research Writing3
or BHP 150 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II
PSY 100Intro To Psychology3
COM 104Speech Communication3
MTH 105Algebra and Trigonometry4
or MTH 210 Calculus I
EDU 106Contexts Of Schooling3
EDU 206Developmental Education Psychology3
Social Science elective3
Fine Arts elective3
Foreign Language elective 13
History elective3
Literature elective3
Philosophy elective3
Technology elective3
NCT 010Freshman Seminar (1 Supplemental Education Unit)0
Total Credits43

Marine Science Major Requirements

(65-66 credits)

See the requirements for the Marine Sciences major listed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section.

Professional Education

(27 credits)

Methodology, curriculum and instruction courses with associated field experiences: 2
ELD 385Teaching Science in the Middle School3
SED 370Teaching in the High School3
SED 410Teaching Science in Secondary Schools3
SED 431Content Area Reading and Writing3
SPE 300Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers3
Capstone professional semester of full-time student teaching:
EDU 465Student Teaching and Seminar 312
Total Credits27
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

ALL students must show evidence of having taken and passed all sections of the Core Academic Skills For Educators Test prior to being able to register for ALL education methods courses.

3

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring).

Secondary Education Minor Requirements

Undergraduate secondary education majors can elect to pursue the following minors, certifications and endorsements:


Bilingual Education

Certification in bilingual education is available to secondary education majors in the areas of Math, Science, Social Studies and English who upon completion of the program have demonstrated competence in both English and another language. Candidates for this certification will complete:

Multicultural Studies elective3
EDU 320Introduction to Linguistics and Psycholinguistics3
EDU 358Literacy and the Bilingual/Bicultural Child3
EDU 420Teaching a Second Language3
EDU 460Educating and Evaluating the Bilingual Child3
Bilingual field experiences are required.
Language proficiency evaluations are required.

For information regarding this program please contact:

Maria Villalobos-Buehner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Fine Arts 354
609-895-5596
mvillalobos@rider.edu


English as a Second Language

Certification in English as a second language (ESL) is available to elementary and secondary education majors. It may be achieved by an additional 3-6 semester hours by majors in English or foreign language (French, German or Spanish). All candidates for this certification will complete:

Multicultural Studies elective3
EDU 320Introduction to Linguistics and Psycholinguistics3
EDU 358Literacy and the Bilingual/Bicultural Child3
EDU 420Teaching a Second Language3
EDU 460Educating and Evaluating the Bilingual Child3
English as a Second Language field experiences are required.
English proficiency evaluations are required.

For information regarding this program please contact:

Maria Villalobos-Buehner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Fine Arts 354
609-895-5596
mvillalobos@rider.edu


Secondary Education and Interdisciplinary Minor in Special Education

The secondary education interdisciplinary minor in special education curriculum is an additional option for students majoring in secondary education and a content area who wish to effectively work with students with disabilities, particularly in inclusive settings. This program includes the courses required by the New Jersey Department of Education for a Teacher of Students with Disabilities licensure endorsement. The following courses are required for this program:

SPE 201Foundations in Special Education and Inclusive Practice3
SPE 202Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Low-Incidence Disabilities3
SPE 303Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities3
SPE 304Assessment and Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom3
PSY 212Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis3
PSY 237Cognitive Disabilities3
TEC 404Assistive and Augmentative Technology3

For information regarding this program please contact:

Michele Wilson Kamens, Ed.D.
Professor
Memorial Hall 102J
mkamens@rider.edu

Academic Plan of Study


Academic Plan for Secondary Education / Biochemistry

Academic Plan for Secondary Education / Biochemistry

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 115 Principles of Biology I 4
BIO 115L Principles of Biology I Lab 0
CHE 120 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHE 121 Principles of Chemistry Lab 1
CMP 120 Expository Writing 1 3
MTH 210 Calculus I 1 4
NCT 010 Freshman Seminar 0
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
BIO 116 Principles of Biology II 4
BIO 116L Principles of Biology II Lab 0
CHE 122 Intro to Chemical Systems 3
CHE 123 Quantitative Methods Lab 1
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
MTH 211 Calculus II 4
Technology Elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall Semester
BIO 260 Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Cells 4
BIO 260L Principle of Biology: Cells Lab 0
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHE 211L Organic Chem I Lab 0
COM 104 Speech Communication 3
PSY 100 Intro To Psychology 3
Foreign Language Elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring Semester
BIO 265 Genetics 4
BIO 265L Genetics Lab 0
CHE 214 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHE 214L Organic Chemistry II Lab 0
EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 2 3
EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 2 3
Technology Elective 1
History Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Year 3
Fall Semester
BCH 325 Biochemistry I 3
BCH 326 Biochem and Enzymology I Lab 1
CHE 250 Quantitative Analysis and Statistics Methods 4
CHE 250L Quantitative Analysis and Statistical Methods Lab 0
PHY 200 General Physics I 4
PHY 200L General Physics I Lab 0
SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 3 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring Semester
BCH 330 Biochemistry II 3
BCH 331 Biochemistry II Lab 1
ELD 385 Teaching Science in the Middle School 4 3
PHY 201 General Physics II 4
PHY 201L General Physics II Lab 0
SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
Literature Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall Semester
BCH 490 Independent Research and Study 1-4
CHE 305 Physical Chemistry I 3
SED 370 Teaching in the High School 3
SED 410 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 5 3
Advanced Elective Course 6 1-4
Advanced Elective Course 6 1-4
Fine Arts Elective 3
Philosophy Course 3
 Semester Credit Hours18-27
Spring Semester
EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 7 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Credits132-141
1

 For proper course placement please http://www.rider.edu/offices-services/new-student-orientation/placement-testing-information.

2

 EDU 106 and EDU 206 must be taken concurrently in either the fall or spring of the second year.

3

 Special Education minors should replace this course with a General Studies Elective.

4

 ELD 385 is offered in spring semester only.

5

 SED 410 is offered in fall semester only.

6

 Five or more credits of upper level courses required.  At least two of the five credits must be connected to laboratory courses.

7

 Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring)


Academic Plan for Secondary Education / Biology

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CMP 120 Expository Writing 1 3
MTH 105 Algebra and Trigonometry 1 4
BIO 115 Principles of Biology I 4
BIO 115L Principles of Biology I Lab 0
CHE 120 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHE 121 Principles of Chemistry Lab 1
NCT 010 Freshman Seminar 0
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring Semester
BIO 116 Principles of Biology II 4
BIO 116L Principles of Biology II Lab 0
CHE 122 Intro to Chemical Systems 3
CHE 123 Quantitative Methods Lab 1
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
MTH 210
Calculus I
or Biostatistics
4
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall Semester
BIO 260 Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Cells 4
BIO 260L Principle of Biology: Cells Lab 0
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHE 211L Organic Chem I Lab 0
PSY 100 Intro To Psychology 3
Foreign Language Elective 1 3
Philosophy Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring Semester
BIO 265 Genetics 4
BIO 265L Genetics Lab 0
CHE 214 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHE 214L Organic Chemistry II Lab 0
COM 104 Speech Communication 3
EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 2 3
EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 2 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours18
Year 3
Fall Semester
BIO Elective with Lab 3 4
PHY 100 Principles of Physics I 3
PHY 100L Principles of Physics I Lab 1
Literature Elective 3
History Elective 3
SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring Semester
BIO Elective with Lab 3 4
PHY 101 Principles of Physics II 3
PHY 101L Principles of Physics II Lab 1
ELD 385 Teaching Science in the Middle School 5 3
SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall Semester
BIO Elective with Lab 3 4
BIO 400 Seminar in Cellular and Molecular Biology 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
SED 370 Teaching in the High School 3
SED 410 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring Semester
EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 7 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Credits129
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

EDU 106 and EDU 206 must be taken currently in either the fall or spring of the second year. 

3

BIO 265 or higher BIO/BNS course and lab.

4

Special Education minors should replace this course with a General Studies Elective.

5

ELD 385 is offered in spring semester only.

6

SED 410 is offered in fall semester only.

7

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring). 


Academic Plan for Secondary Education / Business Education and Marketing Education

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CMP 120 Expository Writing 1 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
History Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 1 3
PSY 100 Intro To Psychology 3
NCT 010 Freshman Seminar 0
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
COM 104 Speech Communication 3
Foreign Language Elective 1 3
MKT 200 Marketing Principles 3
Science Elective (BIO / PHY) 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall Semester
ACC 210 Introduction to Accounting 3
BED 307 Concepts Instuct Media & Tech 3
MGT 201 Fund Management & Org Behavior 3
Literature Elective 3
Philosophy Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
ACC 220 Managerial Uses of Accounting 3
BUS 210 Intro to Law: Contracts 3
ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 2 3
EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 2 3
General Studies Elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Summer Semester
BED 445 Work Exper Cooperative Program 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Year 3
Fall Semester
ACC 302 Cost Management 3
BED 308 Directed Study in Instruct 3
ENT 348 Small Business Management 3
SED 370 Teaching in the High School 3
SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
ACC 320 Accounting Info Systems 3
ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MKT 320
Consumer Behavior
or Personal Selling
3
SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
Marketing Elective 3
Workplace Writing Elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Year 4
Fall Semester
BED 309 Instruct Media/Technology Mgmt 3
BED 410 Prin/Strat Voc & Coop Ed 3
BED 415 Teaching Business Subjects 3
Select one of the following: 3
Career Management  
Team Management  
Management Skills  
General Studies Elective 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 6 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Credits126
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.   

2

EDU 106 and EDU 206 must be taken concurrently in either the fall or spring of the second year.

3

Any course in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences may be used as a General Studies Elective (GSE) provided the prerequisites have been met.  A maximum of two Education courses (six credits) may be used.  Courses required to fulfill a minor may be used as GSEs.   Courses in the College of Business or the arts administration major/minor in the School of Fine and Performing Arts may not be used as GSEs.

4

Special Education minors should replace this course with a General Studies Elective.

5

 Workplace Writing Elective: ENG 321ENG 322 or ENG 323.

6

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring). 


 Academic Plan for Secondary Education / Chemistry

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CHE 120 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHE 121 Principles of Chemistry Lab 1
CMP 120 Expository Writing 1 3
MTH 210 Calculus I 1 4
Foreign Language Elective 1 3
Technology Elective 1
NCT 010 Freshman Seminar 0
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
CHE 122 Intro to Chemical Systems 3
CHE 123 Quantitative Methods Lab 1
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
MTH 211 Calculus II 4
PSY 100 Intro To Psychology 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall Semester
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHE 211L Organic Chem I Lab 0
COM 104 Speech Communication 3
PHY 200 General Physics I 4
PHY 200L General Physics I Lab 0
History Elective 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
CHE 214 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHE 214L Organic Chemistry II Lab 0
EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 2 3
EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 2 3
PHY 201 General Physics II 4
PHY 201L General Physics II Lab 0
Fine Arts Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall Semester
CHE 250 Quantitative Analysis and Statistics Methods 4
CHE 250L Quantitative Analysis and Statistical Methods Lab 0
CHE 305 Physical Chemistry I 3
Literature Elective 3
SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 3 3
General Studies Elective 4 2
Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring Semester
CHE 325 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
CHE 330 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 2
ELD 385 Teaching Science in the Middle School 5 3
SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
General Studies Elective 4 3
General Studies Elective 4 3
Philosophy Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Year 4
Fall Semester
BCH 325 Biochemistry I 3
CHE 315 Inorganic Chemistry 3
SED 370 Teaching in the High School 3
SED 410 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 6 3
Advanced Elective Course 3
Advanced Lab Course 7 1-2
Advanced Lab Course 7 1-2
 Semester Credit Hours17-19
Spring Semester
EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 8 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Credits127-129
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

EDU 106 and EDU 206 must be taken currently in either the fall or spring of the second year. 

3

Special Education minors should replace this course with a General Studies Elective.

4

Any course in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences may be used as a General Studies Elective (GSE) provided the prerequisites have been met.  A maximum of two Education courses (six credits) may be used.  Courses required to fulfill a minor may be used as GSEs.   Courses in the College of Business or the arts administration major/minor in the School of Fine and Performing Arts may not be used as GSEs.

5

ELD 385 is offered in spring semester only.

6

SED 410 is offered in fall semester only.

7

Advanced Laboratory course:  a total of four lab credits required.

8

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring). 


Academic Plan for Secondary Education / English Literature

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CMP 120 Expository Writing 1 3
COM 104 Speech Communication 3
Foreign Language Elective 1 3
Math Elective 1 3
PSY 100 Intro To Psychology 3
NCT 010 Freshman Seminar 0
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
History Elective 3
Science Elective 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall Semester
EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 3 3
EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 3 3
ENG 240 Methods of Literary Analysis 3
ENG 250 Literary History I 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
ENG 251 Literary History II 3
ENG 445
Sem in Black/Multi-Ethnic Lit
or Global Literature
3
SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 4 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
Social Science Elective 3
Technology Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Year 3
Fall Semester
ENG 300 Level (Literature I Category) 5 3
ENG 300 Level (Literature II Category) 6 3
ENG 300 Level (Genre/Writing Category) 7 3
Philosophy Elective 3
Theater Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
ENG 336
Grammar and Style
or History of the Eng Language
3
SED 370 Teaching in the High School 3
SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
ENG 300 Level (Literature I Category) 5 3
ENG 300 Level (Literature II Category) 6 3
World Literature Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Year 4
Fall Semester
ELD 395 Literacy Learning in the Middle School 3
SED 400 Teaching Enlish Language Arts in the Secondary School 3
ENG 300 Level (Genre/Writing Category) 7 3
ENG 300 or 400 Level (Any Category) 3
ENG 400 Level (Seminar I Category) 8 3
ENG 400 Level (Seminar II Category) 9 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring Semester
EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 10 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Credits126
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

Any course in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences may be used as a General Studies Elective (GSE) provided the prerequisites have been met.  A maximum of two education courses (six credits) may be used.  Courses required to fulfill a minor may be used as GSEs.  Courses in the College of Business Administration  or the arts administration major/minor in the School of Fine and Performing Arts may not be used as GSEs.

3

EDU 106 and EDU 206 must be taken concurrently in either the fall or spring of the second year.

4

Special Education minors should replace this course with a General Studies Elective.

5

Must take a minimum of two courses from Literature I category: ENG 331, ENG 333ENG 335, ENG 340, ENG 345, ENG 411. Secondary Education-English Literature double majors are required to take ENG 411.

6

Must take a minimum of two courses from Literature II category: ENG 344ENG 346, ENG 347, ENG 348, ENG 351, ENG 352, ENG 353, and  ENG 375.

7

Must take a minimum of two courses from Genre/Writing category:  ENG 206, ENG 303, ENG 304, ENG 305, ENG 311, ENG 312,  ENG 313, ENG 315, ENG 316, ENG 318,  ENG 321, ENG 322, ENG 323, ENG 324, ENG 336, ENG 362, ENG 363, ENG 364, ENG 365, ENG 381, ENG 384, ENG 400ENG 405, ENG 407.

8

 Must take one course from Seminar I category:  ENG 425, ENG 435, ENG 455.

9

 Must take one course from Seminar II category:  ENG 411, ENG 443, ENG 445, ENG 455.

10

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring). 


Academic Plan for Secondary Education / English Writing

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CMP 120 Expository Writing 1 3
COM 104 Speech Communication 3
Foreign Language Elective 1 3
History Elective 3
Math Elective 1 3
NCT 010 Freshman Seminar 0
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
ENG 206 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
PSY 100 Intro To Psychology 3
Social Science Elective 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall Semester
ENG 240 Methods of Literary Analysis 3
ENG 250 Literary History I 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
Science Elective 3
Technology Elective 2
Theater Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring Semester
EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 3 3
EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 3 3
ENG 251 Literary History II 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
Journalism or Media Elective 3
ENG 300 Level Writing Course 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Year 3
Fall Semester
ELD 395 Literacy Learning in the Middle School 3
SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
ENG 300 Level (Literature I Category) 5 3
ENG 300 Level Writing Course 4 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
Philosophy Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring Semester
ENG 336
Grammar and Style
or History of the Eng Language
3
SED 370 Teaching in the High School 3
SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 6 3
ENG 300 Level Writing Course 4 3
ENG 300 Level (Literature II Category) 7 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall Semester
ENG 445
Sem in Black/Multi-Ethnic Lit
or Global Literature
3
SED 400 Teaching Enlish Language Arts in the Secondary School 3
English 300 Level Writing Course 4 3
English 300 Level Writing Course 4 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 8 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Credits126
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

Any course in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences may be used as a General Studies Elective (GSE) provided the prerequisites have been met.  A maximum of two education courses (six credits) may be used.  Courses required to fulfill a minor may be used as GSEs.  Courses in the College of Business Administration  or the arts administration major/minor in the School of Fine and Performing Arts may not be used as GSEs.

3

EDU 106 and EDU 206 must be taken concurrently in either the fall or spring of the second year.

4

Must take one course from ENG 303, ENG 304, ENG 305, ENG 311, ENG 312, ENG 313, ENG 315, ENG 316, ENG 318ENG 321, ENG 322, ENG 323, ENG 324, ENG 336, ENG 400, ENG 405, ENG 407, ENG 490, ENG 491.

5

Must take a minimum of two courses from Literature I category: ENG 331,ENG 333,ENG 335 , ENG 340, ENG 345, ENG 411.

6

Special Education minors should replace this course with a General Studies Elective.

7

Must take one course from Literature II category:  ENG 346, ENG 347, ENG 348, ENG 351, ENG 352, ENG 353, ENG 355, ENG 356.

8

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring). 


Academic Plan for Secondary Education / Environmental Science

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CMP 120 Expository Writing 1 3
MAR 120 Oceanography 3
MAR 121 Introductory Oceanography Lab 1
BIO 115 Principles of Biology I 4
BIO 115L Principles of Biology I Lab 0
MTH 105 Algebra and Trigonometry 1 4
NCT 010 Freshman Seminar 0
Technology Elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring Semester
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
COM 104 Speech Communication 3
ENV 100 Introduction to Environmental Sciences 4
ENV 100L Introduction to Environmental Sciences Lab 0
GEO 100 Earth Systems Science 3
GEO 102 Earth Materials and Processes Lab 1
PSY 100 Intro To Psychology 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours18
Year 2
Fall Semester
BIO 272 Intro to Marine Biology 3
BIO 272L Marine Biology Laboratory 1
CHE 120 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHE 121 Principles of Chemistry Lab 1
ENV 200 Statistical and Computer Applications in the Natural Sciences 4
Foreign Language 1 3
History Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring Semester
CHE 122 Intro to Chemical Systems 3
CHE 123 Quantitative Methods Lab 1
EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 2 3
EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 2 3
GEO 350
Soil and Surficial Processes
or Hydrology and Water Resources
4
Group A, B, or C Environmental Science Elective 3 3-4
 Semester Credit Hours17-18
Year 3
Fall Semester
BIO 350 General Ecology 4
ENV 205 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (also cross listed as GLS-205) 3
PHY 100 Principles of Physics I 3
PHY 100L Principles of Physics I Lab 1
SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 4 3
Philosophy Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring Semester
BCH 225 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 4
GEO 350
Soil and Surficial Processes
or Hydrology and Water Resources
4
Group A, B, or C Environmental Science Elective 3 3-4
ELD 385 Teaching Science in the Middle School 3
SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
 Semester Credit Hours17-18
Year 4
Fall Semester
SED 370 Teaching in the High School 3
SED 410 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 3
Group A, B, or C Environmental Science Elective 3 3-4
Fine Arts Elective 3
Literature Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18-19
Spring Semester
EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 5 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Credits134-137
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

EDU 106 and EDU 206 must be taken concurrently in either the fall or spring of the second year.

3

Must take three courses; one from Group A:  Biotic Processes, one from Group B:  Abiotic Processes and one from Group C:  Social Processes.

4

Special Education minors should replace this course with a General Studies Elective.

5

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring). 


Academic Plan for Secondary Education / French

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CMP 120 Expository Writing 1 3
PSY 100 Intro To Psychology 3
Foreign Language 1 3
Mathematics Elective 1 3
History Elective 3
NCT 010 Freshman Seminar 0
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
COM 104 Speech Communication 3
SOC 110 Cultural Anthropology 3
Foreign Language 3
Science Elective (bio/phy) 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall Semester
LIT 250 Masterworks of Western Lit I 3
Beginning Language Level I 3
Chinese I  
German I  
Spanish I  
Fine Arts Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3
300 or 400 Level French Elective 2 3
Technology Elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring Semester
EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 3 3
EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 3 3
Beginning Language Level II 3
Chinese II  
German II  
Spanish II  
LIT 251 Masterworks of Western Lit II 3
Philosophy Elective 3
300 or 400 Level French Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Year 3
Fall Semester
FRE 305 An Intro to French Literature 3
Intermediate Language Level I or General Studies Elective 4 3
Chinese III  
German III  
Spanish III  
SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 5 3
History Elective (related to major) 3
300 or 400 Level French Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring Semester
EDU 320 Introduction to Linguistics and Psycholinguistics 6 3
SED 370 Teaching in the High School 3
Intermediate Language Level II or General Studies Elective 4 3
Chinese IV  
German IV  
Spanish IV  
English Elective 3
300 or 400 Level French Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall Semester
EDU 420 Teaching a Second Language 7 3
FRE 490 Independent Research and Study (or Senior Thesis) 3
General Studies Elective 5 3
300 or 400 Level French Elective 2 3
300 or 400 Level French Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 8 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Credits126
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

Choose from the following:  FRE 300FRE 301FRE 311, FRE 320, FRE 422, FRE 425, FRE 430, FRE 435, FRE 440, FRE 490, and FRE 496.

3

EDU 106 and EDU 206 must be taken currently in either the fall or spring of the second year. 

4

Any course in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences may be used as a General Studies Elective (GSE) provided the prerequisites have been met.  A maximum of two Education courses (six credits) may be used.  Courses required to fulfill a minor may be used as GSEs.   Courses in the College of Business or the arts administration major/minor in the School of Fine and Performing Arts may not be used as GSEs.

5

Special Education minors should replace this course with a General Studies Elective.

6

EDU 320 taught in the spring semester only.

7

EDU 420 taught in the fall semester only.

8

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring).


Academic Plan for Secondary Education / Geosciences

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CMP 120 Expository Writing 1 3
COM 104 Speech Communication 3
MAR 120 Oceanography 3
MAR 121 Introductory Oceanography Lab 1
MTH 105 Algebra and Trigonometry 1 4
Foreign Language 1 3
NCT 010 Freshman Seminar 0
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring Semester
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
GEO 100 Earth Systems Science 3
GEO 102 Earth Materials and Processes Lab 1
History Elective 3
Philosophy Elective 3
PSY 100 Intro To Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall Semester
CHE 120 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHE 121 Principles of Chemistry Lab 1
ENV 200 Statistical and Computer Applications in the Natural Sciences 4
ENV 200L Statistical and Computer Applicatons in the Natural Sciences Lab 0
MAR 210 Marine Life Through Time 4
MAR 210L Marine Life Through Time Lab 0
Technology Elective 1
Fine Arts Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring Semester
CHE 122 Intro to Chemical Systems 3
CHE 123 Quantitative Methods Lab 1
EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 2 3
EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 2 3
GEO 310 Structural Geology 4
GEO 310L Structural Geology Lab 0
GEO 350
or geo 407
Soil and Surficial Processes
or
4
 Semester Credit Hours18
Year 3
Fall Semester
ENV 205 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (also cross listed as GLS-205) 3
PHY 100 Principles of Physics I 3
PHY 100L Principles of Physics I Lab 1
SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 3 3
Major Elective 4 3
Social Science Elective 3
Technology Elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring Semester
ELD 385 Teaching Science in the Middle School 5 3
GEO 305 Petrology and Petrography 4
GEO 305L Petrology and Petrography Lab 0
GEO 350
Soil and Surficial Processes
or Hydrology and Water Resources
4
SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
Major Elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Summer Semester
Approved Geology Field Camp (not offered at Rider) 3
 Semester Credit Hours3
Year 4
Fall Semester
GEO 201 Elements of Mineralogy 4
GEO 201L Elements of Minerology Lab 0
GEO 306 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 4
GEO 306L Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Lab 0
SED 370 Teaching in the High School 6 3
SED 410 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 7 3
Literature Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring Semester
EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 8 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Credits134
1

For proper course placement please visit this website

2

EDU 106 and EDU 206 must be taken currently in either the fall or spring of the second year.  

3

Special Education minors should replace this course with a General Studies Elective.

4

Must take one major elective:  ENV 220, ENV 375, GEO 168, MAR 340.

5

 ELD 385 offered spring semester only.

6

SED 370 offered fall semester only.

7

SED 410 offered fall semester only.

8

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring). 


Academic Plan for Secondary Education / German

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CMP 120 Expository Writing 1 3
PSY 100 Intro To Psychology 3
Foreign Language 1 3
Mathematics Elective 1 3
History Elective 3
NCT 010 Freshman Seminar 0
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
COM 104 Speech Communication 3
Foreign Language 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
Science Elective (bio/phy) 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall Semester
LIT 250 Masterworks of Western Lit I 3
Beginning Language Level I 3
Chinese I  
French I  
Spanish I  
Fine Arts Elective 3
Science Elective with a lab (bio/phy) 4
300 or 400 Level German Course 3 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring Semester
EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 4 3
EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 4 3
Beginning Language Level II 3
Chinese II  
French II  
Spanish II  
LIT 251 Masterworks of Western Lit II 3
Philosophy Elective 3
300 or 400 Level German Course 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Year 3
Fall Semester
GER 305 Intro to German Literature 3
SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
SOC 110 Cultural Anthropology 3
Intermediate Language Level II 3
Chinese III  
French III  
Spanish III  
General Studies Elective 2 3
300 or 400 Level German Course 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring Semester
EDU 320 Introduction to Linguistics and Psycholinguistics 5 3
SED 370 Teaching in the High School 3
Intermediate Language Level II or General Studies Elective 3
Chinese IV  
French IV  
Spanish IV  
SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 6 3
Technology Elective 1
300 or 400 Level German Course 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall Semester
EDU 420 Teaching a Second Language 7 3
GER 490 Independent Research and Study 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
300 or 400 Level German Course 3 3
300 or 400 Level German Course 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 8 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Credits127
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.  In addition, credit toward the major may be granted for German III and IV if the student has begun study with German I and II. 

2

Any course in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences may be used as a General Studies Elective (GSE) provided the prerequisites have been met.  A maximum of two Education courses (six credits) may be used.  Courses required to fulfill a minor may be used as GSEs.   Courses in the College of Business or the arts administration major/minor in the School of Fine and Performing Arts may not be used as GSEs.

3

Choose from the following:  GER 200GER 201GER 300GER 301GER 307GER 310GER 425GER 430GER 490GER 496, or LIT 322.

4

EDU 106 and EDU 206 must be taken currently in either the fall or spring of the second year. 

5

EDU 320 taught in the spring semester only.

6

Special Education minors should replace this course with a General Studies Elective.

7

EDU 420 taught in the fall semester only.

8

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring). 


Academic Plan for Secondary Education / History

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CMP 120 Expository Writing 1 3
HIS 150 World History to 1500 3
HIS 160 Seminar in History 3
MTH 102 Finite Mathematics 1 3
Foreign Language Elective 1 3
NCT 010 Freshman Seminar 0
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
COM 104 Speech Communication 3
HIS 151 World History Since 1500 3
HIS 180
U.S. History I
or U.S. History II
3
PSY 100 Intro To Psychology 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall Semester
200 Level History Elective 2 3
HIS 190
Europe To 1715
or Europe Since 1715
3
GEO 100
Earth Systems Science
or Environmental Geology (also cross listed as GLS-113)
3
SOC 101 Sociological Imagination 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring Semester
EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 3 3
EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 3 3
POL 100 Intro to American Politics 3
200 Level History Elective 3
200 Level History Elective 3
General Studies Elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Year 3
Fall Semester
ELD 390 Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School 5 3
HIS 260 Craft of History 3
ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
SOC 110
Cultural Anthropology
or Social and Cultural Change
3
SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 6 3
200 Level History Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring Semester
SED 370 Teaching in the High School 3
SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
300 Level History Elective 3
300 Level History Elective or HIS 491 3
Philosophy Elective 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall Semester
SED 405 Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools 3
300 Level History Elective 3
300 Level History Elective or HIS 491 3
HIS 460
Research Seminar
or Independent Research and Study
3
Literature Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 7 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Credits126
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

Program must include at least two Diversity electives.

3

EDU 106 and EDU 206 must be taken currently in either the fall or spring of the second year. 

4

Any course in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences may be used as a General Studies Elective (GSE) provided the prerequisites have been met.  A maximum of two Education courses (six credits) may be used.  Courses required to fulfill a minor may be used as GSEs.   Courses in the College of Business or the arts administration major/minor in the School of Fine and Performing Arts may not be used as GSEs.

5

ELD 390 and SED 405 only offered in the fall.

6

Special Education minors should replace this course with a General Studies Elective.

7

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring). 


Academic Plan for Secondary Education / Marine Science

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CMP 120 Expository Writing 1 3
BIO 115 Principles of Biology I 4
BIO 115L Principles of Biology I Lab 0
MAR 120 Oceanography 3
MAR 121 Introductory Oceanography Lab 1
MTH 105 Algebra and Trigonometry 4
NCT 010 Freshman Seminar 0
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
COM 104 Speech Communication 3
GEO 100 Earth Systems Science 3
GEO 102 Earth Materials and Processes Lab 1
Foreign Language Elective 1 3
PSY 100 Intro To Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall Semester
CHE 120 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHE 121 Principles of Chemistry Lab 1
ENV 200 Statistical and Computer Applications in the Natural Sciences 4
BIO 272 Intro to Marine Biology 3
BIO 272L Marine Biology Laboratory 1
Fine Arts Elective 3
Philosophy Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring Semester
CHE 122 Intro to Chemical Systems 3
CHE 123 Quantitative Methods Lab 1
EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 2 3
EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 2 3
History Elective 3
Literature Elective 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours17
Year 3
Fall Semester
PHY 100 Principles of Physics I 3
PHY 100L Principles of Physics I Lab 1
GEO 306 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy 4
SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 3 3
Major Elective 4 3-4
Social Science Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours17-18
Spring Semester
ELD 385 Teaching Science in the Middle School 5 3
SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
MAR 330 Chemical Oceanography 4
MAR 330L Chemical Oceanography Lab 0
MAR 410 Physical Oceanography 3
PHY 101 Principles of Physics II 3
PHY 101L Principles of Physics II Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours17
Summer Semester
Select one from the following: 4
Introduction to Field Marine Science: Subtropical Environments  
Introduction to Field Marine Science: Boreal Environments  
Introduction to Field Marine Science: Tropical Environments  
 Semester Credit Hours4
Year 4
Fall Semester
MAR 340 Marine Processes and Environments: Seminar 3
MAR 401 Marine Ecology 4
MAR 401L Marine Ecology Lab 0
SED 370 Teaching in the High School 3
SED 410 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 6 3
Major Elective 4 4
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring Semester
EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 7 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Credits134-135
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

EDU 106 and EDU 206 must be taken currently in either the fall or spring of the second year. 

3

Special Education minors should replace this course with a General Studies Elective.

4

 Major Electives:  BIO 372, ENV 205, MAR 210, MAR 325, MAR 360.

5

ELD 385 offered spring semester only.

6

SED 410 offered fall semester only.

7

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring).  


Academic Plan for Secondary Education / Mathematics

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CMP 120 Expository Writing 1 3
COM 104 Speech Communication 3
Foreign Language Elective 1 3
MTH 210 Calculus I 1 4
History Elective 3
NCT 010 Freshman Seminar 0
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring Semester
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
MTH 211 Calculus II 4
PSY 100 Intro To Psychology 3
Social Science Elective 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall Semester
MTH 212 Calculus III 4
MTH 240 Linear Algebra 3
Literature Elective 3
PHY 200 General Physics I 4
PHY 200L General Physics I Lab 0
Technology Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring Semester
EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 2 3
EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 2 3
MTH 250 Differential Equations 3
MTH 315 Modern Geometry 3
PHY 201 General Physics II 4
PHY 201L General Physics II Lab 0
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall Semester
MTH 308 Advanced Calculus 3
MTH 340 Probability & Stat Analysis I 3
SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 3 3
General Studies Elective 4 3
General Studies Elective 4 3
Philosophy Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring Semester
ELD 380 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School 3
MTH 410 Complex Analysis 3
SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
Upper Level Math Elective 5 3
General Studies Elective 4 3
General Studies Elective 4 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall Semester
MTH 401 Modern Algebra 3
Upper Level Math Elective 5 3
Upper Level Math Elective 5 3
SED 370 Teaching in the High School 3
SED 415 Teaching Mathematics Secondary Schools 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 6 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Credits126
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

EDU 106 and EDU 206 must be taken concurrently in either the fall or spring of the second year. 

3

Special Education minors should replace this course with a General Studies Elective.

4

Any course in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences may be used as a General Studies Elective (GSE) provided the prerequisites have been met.  A maximum of two education courses (six credits) may be used.  Courses required to fulfill a minor may be used as GSEs.   Courses in the College of Business or the arts administration major/ minor in the School of Fine and Performing Arts may not be used as GSEs. 

5

Upper level math electives include:  MTH 402, MTH 420, MTH 430 and MTH 440MTH 402 may, with the permission of the department, be taken more than once for credit.  MTH 490, Independent Study and Research, may also be used to satisfy this requirement. 

6

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring).  


Academic Plan for Secondary Education / Spanish

The following educational plan is provided as a sample only.  Rider students who do not declare a major during their freshman year; who change their major; or those who transfer to Rider may follow a different plan to ensure a timely graduation.  Each student, with guidance from his or her academic advisor, will develop a personalized educational plan.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Fall SemesterCredits
CMP 120 Expository Writing 1 3
COM 104 Speech Communication 3
PSY 100 Intro To Psychology 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
Math Elective 1 3
NCT 010 Freshman Seminar 0
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring Semester
CMP 125 Research Writing 3
SPA 310
Spanish Culture Civilization
or Latin American Latino Culture
3
General Studies Elective 2 3
History Elective 3
Science Elective (bio/phy) 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall Semester
SOC 110 Cultural Anthropology 3
SPA 300
Advanced Grammar Composition
or Writing and Translating
3
SPA 320 Introduction to Spanish Lit 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring Semester
EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 3 3
EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 3 3
SPA 325 Intro to Latin-Amer/Latino Lit 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Spanish for Business  
Advanced Communication in Spanish  
Phonetics for Communication  
Beginning Language Level II 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall Semester
Intermediate Language I 3
LIT 250 Masterworks of Western Lit I 3
SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3
SPA 420 From Colonies to Nationsfrom Colonies to 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
Technology Elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring Semester
EDU 320 Introduction to Linguistics and Psycholinguistics 4 3
SED 370 Teaching in the High School 3
SPA 426 Latin American/Latino Film and Fiction 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Cervantes  
Medieval Literature  
Spanish Renaissance  
The Spanish Golden Age  
LIT 251 Masterworks of Western Lit II 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Year 4
Fall Semester
EDU 420 Teaching a Second Language 5 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Modern Hispanic Poetry  
Modern Spanish Novel  
Hispanic Theater and Film  
Hispanic Short Story: Transatlantic Conn  
SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 6 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
General Studies Elective 2 3
Philosophy Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring Semester
EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 7 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Credits126
1

For proper course placement please visit this website.

2

Any course in the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences may be used as a General Studies Elective (GSE) provided the prerequisites have been met.  A maximum of two Education courses (six credits) may be used.  Courses required to fulfill a minor may be used as GSEs.   Courses in the College of Business or the arts administration major/minor in the School of Fine and Performing Arts may not be used as GSEs.

3

EDU 106 and EDU 206 must be taken concurrently in either the fall or spring of the second year.

4

EDU 320 offered spring semester only.

5

EDU 420 offered fall semester only.

6

Special Education minors should replace this course with a General Studies Elective.

7

Students must have a “C+” or higher in all education courses and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 before enrolling in EDU 465.  In addition, students must present evidence of a passing score on the Praxis Content Knowledge for Teaching Assessments test for their specific subject area six months prior to student teaching (by March 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the fall semester and July 1 for those students applying for student teaching in the spring). 

Courses and Descriptions

BED 307 Concepts Instuct Media & Tech 3 Credits

Designed to provide the student with familiarity and appreciation of the role of educational technology in the workplace as it applies to students, teachers, administrators, and trainers. The student will explore the Internet, various educational multimedia, distance learning, virtual reality environments, learning theories, and integration models. Appropriate developmental/reflective strategies will be incorporated with instruction. Although multimedia microcomputers will be utilized throughout the course, prior microcomputer knowledge and experience is not a critical element. Multimedia expertise will be developed as the course progresses.

BED 308 Directed Study in Instruct 3 Credits

Designed to enable the student to develop instructional presentations utilizing the advantages of multimedia technology. Each student will be required to create a multimedia portfolio that contains information presentations, cumulative records, presenter notes, work samples, photo library, video animation, and audio narration. Cooperative learning strategies will be utilized throughout the course Developmental/reflective strategies will include self-reflection, peer feedback, and interation with the instructor in class and via E-mail. Expertise will be developed as the course progresses.

BED 309 Instruct Media/Technology Mgmt 3 Credits

Designed to develop technology management skills that can be used for individual classrooms, training centers, subject area specializations, grade levels, school laboratories, curriculum integration, administrative functions, system networks, community services, and communication systems and connecting linkages between educational/work environments and home. Various management strategies will be explored and each student will have an opportunity to design, via a multimedia microcomputer, and instructional technology system of their choice along with a management plan. Cooperative learning strategies will be utilized throughout the course. Developmental/reflective strategies will include self-reflection, peer feedback, and interation with the instructor in class and via E-mail.

Prerequisite(s): At least six semester hours of technology courses or modules.

BED 410 Prin/Strat Voc & Coop Ed 3 Credits

Designed as one of the specialized courses in the preparation of business and marketing education teachers and teacher-coordinators of cooperative work experience programs. The philosophy and history of education for and about work, including technology, are studies along with the principles and strategies for organizing and administering vocational cooperative education programs. Developmental/reflective evaluative techniques will be applied for the assessment of self, students, instruction and selected case studies. Current instructional concepts, organizational and administrative strategies, legislative enactments, and regulations pertaining to the employment of youth are included. Special attention is given to the role of vocational student organizations and advisory committees. Open to all students. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

BED 415 Teaching Business Subjects 3 Credits

Instructional strategies in the teaching of business and marketing subjects are analyzed and demonstrated. Students are required to prepare lesson plans, teach demonstration lessons, develop a unit plan, and compile a resource file of teaching materials. Videotaping of demonstration lessons is integrated with the course work to encourage developing teaching competency through a series of instructional modules appropriate to the student's certification interests. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

BED 445 Work Exper Cooperative Program 3-6 Credits

A minimum of 300 hours of a supervised occupational experience or a supervised internship program in an approved work station or institution. The experience is coordinated and supervised by a qualified coordinator of occupational education. A series of activities are designed to relate job and intern experiences to the student's future role as an employee or a professional teacher. The student will be evaluated by the supervising employer and the Unveristy supervisor.

BED 490 Independent Research & Study 1-6 Credits

Provides the student with an opportunity to study an area of personal interest. The outline for the study must be accepted by a sponsoring professor and aproved by the student's department and academic dean. The number of semester hours credit to be assigned is determined by the department.

EDU 106 Contexts Of Schooling 3 Credits

Students in this field-based course will begin to examine aims, practices, and contemporary issues of schooling in their historical, sociological, philosophical, and futuristic contexts and from the perspectives of various multicultural constituencies-- students, parents, local community, wider economic community, government, and the profession. In doing so, they will begin to develop professional skills of observation, reflection, analysis, and argument. This course must be taken concurrently with Developmental Educational Psychology. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required. All Elementary Education students must have taken the Praxis II Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects Test (test code 5031, described below). Elementary Education students do not need to have passed the test but only to have taken the tests to register for EDU 106 and EDU 206. There is no Praxis requirement for Secondary Education students registering for EDU 106 and EDU 206.

EDU 206 Developmental Education Psychology 3 Credits

This field-based course focuses on: a) the cognitive, personality, social, creative, and moral development of children and adolescents; b) influential theories, concepts, and research findings of educational psychology; and c) the translation of psychological theory into classroom practices. This course must be taken concurrently with EDU 102: Contexts of Schooling. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

EDU 320 Introduction to Linguistics and Psycholinguistics 3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the properties of human languages and to their systematic study in the field of linguistics and psycholinguistics. Topics include the nature of human language as distinct from other communication systems; sound patterns (phonology), word-formation (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), and meaning (semantics) in the world’s languages; relations to cognition, communication, and social organization; dialect variation and language standardization; language learning by children and adults; and the nature and history of writing systems. Intended for any undergraduate and graduate interested in language or its use. It is assumed that students have had no prior course work or exposure to linguistics and will begin with the basic assumptions that are shared by those who study language from a variety of perspectives. Students analyze their own speech patterns, investigate different speech acts in different languages and develop a research project using a linguistic construct in order to apply it to the second language classroom. Students present this project in a poster format to the university community at the end of the semester. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required. NOTE: This course is cross-listed as FLE 320. Students cannot get credit for both FLE 320 and EDU 320.

EDU 358 Literacy and the Bilingual/Bicultural Child 3 Credits

Presents multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on bilingual/bicultural children and their reading process. Strategies and materials for second language reading instruction are suggested and discussed.

EDU 420 Teaching a Second Language 3 Credits

This course focuses on interactive methods of teaching a new language as well as cross-cultural understanding. Students learn to plan using national and state standards for language instruction, organize activities, design and direct language learning tasks, and assess learning. Includes theoretical positions on communicative language learning and teaching, the use and evaluation of currently used materials, the design of new materials, and field experiences in the language to be taught. Students develop their professional portfolio, participate in an E-seminar, prepare a unit of study, and present lesson segments. Open to prospective world language teachers, ESL and bilingual teachers, as well as practicing teachers seeking certification. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required. *NOTE: This course is cross-listed as FLE 420. Students cannot get credit for both FLE 420 and EDU 420.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

EDU 451 Special Topics in Education 1-6 Credits

Student teachers, graduate interns, Rider faculty, cooperating teachers, and building-level administrators will engage in collaborative study of a topic through reading, writing, discussion, observation, and reflection on their work in classrooms. Work in these seminars will help student teachers synthesize knowledge from their professional courses and all participants extend their understanding of a particular topic pertaining to teaching. Teacher research methods will be employed as participants analyze their own teaching through perspectives of the seminar topic. Topics will vary each semester. This course is dual-listed for undergraduate and graduate credit. Enrollment is limited to students concurrently enrolled in student teaching and to cooperating teachers and principals working with them.

EDU 460 Educating and Evaluating the Bilingual Child 3 Credits

An examination of the historical, legal, and pedagogical aspects of the education of language minority students. Considers the design of school programs for minority students including legal mandates, testing, staffing, and funding. Emphasis is placed on the evaluation of bilingual students as they enter, develop and exit from special programs of study. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

EDU 465 Student Teaching and Seminar 12 Credits

A full-time program for seniors providing practical teaching experience in an accredited elementary or secondary school. Under the direct supervision of the cooperating teacher, student teachers are responsible for the planning of lessons and for teaching in their areas of specialization and for developing a high level of teaching competency. Supervisors from Rider observe the student teachers at work, confer with the cooperating teachers and student teachers, and evaluate the growth of the student teachers throughout the internship period. Special topics are considered in seminars held in conjunction with student teaching. These topics include school health and substance abuse, school law, teacher certification and placement, classroom management, mainstreaming, professionalism, and other topics deemed appropriate by the faculty and student teachers.

Prerequisite(s): 1. Satisfactory completion of junior-level professional courses; 2. Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 prior to commencing the semester in which student teaching is to be completed; 3. All professional education courses, with the exception of those taken concurrently with student teaching, must be completed with a grade of “C+” or better; 4. A candidate for student teaching must be approved by the education division and the coordinator of student teaching. There is an additional fee for Student Teaching.

ELD 128 Developing Mathematical Ideas for Elementary School Teachers 1 Credits

Prospective teachers will examine the mathematics content and curriculum that is taught in grades K-6, focusing upon the multi-layered aspects of the topics that successful elementary teachers need to understand profoundly in order to provide appropriate instruction. There will be a series of topics selected from those that have historically been especially difficult for teachers to thoroughly understand at the depth needed to teach effectively. Some of the topics may vary each semester.

ELD 307 Emergent Literacy P-3 3 Credits

This course is needed to meet the requirements for the specialized endorsement in Early Childhood. The course establishes a solid foundation of knowledge about literacy in the early years and dispels myths regarding readiness to read and write. In addition, the course contains the foundational aspects of literacy, including the relationship between oral language and literacy, the linguistic foundation of literacy, and the social contexts of literacy learning. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

ELD 308 Fostering Language and Literacy Development 3 Credits

Explores current understanding of the fields of reading/language arts from the perspectives of theory and practice. Students write lesson plans, critique methods of instruction and assessment and develop a portfolio of an individual student from their field site. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206; ELD 307.

ELD 350 Early Adolescence 1 Credits

This course will focus on common dilemmas faced by young people as they move from childhood into adolescence. It will examine age-related differences between children and adolescents and consider ways to create stimulating environments that fit this developmental transition. Representations of adolescence in the media and in research will be compared, including common stereotypes. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

ELD 355 Teaching in the Inclusive Middle School Classroom 1 Credits

This course will highlight the legal and ethical responsibilities of general education teachers in the middle school classroom. The special education process will be discussed and methods to address special needs in the classroom will be shared. Strategies to differentiate instruction and work collaboratively with school community members will help pre-service teachers develop and implement effective instruction that meets diverse needs in the middle school inclusive classroom.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206 and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

ELD 360 Structure and Culture of Middle School Classroom 1 Credits

This course focuses on the teaching of those concepts critical to the understanding of the structure and culture of middle school education. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

ELD 375 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in Elementary Classrooms 3 Credits

This course focuses on the teaching of mathematics that is developmentally appropriate for students from nursery to grade eight. In keeping with ACET, NAEYC, and NCTM Standards, emphasis is placed on planning for and implementing an integrated curriculum approach, discovery learning, hands-on experience, theme cycles, use of technology, and traditional and non-traditional assessment strategies. Field experiences will consist of classroom observations and teaching individuals and/or small groups of students. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206, MTH 102 or MTH 105 or MTH 210.

ELD 376 Teaching Science, Social Studies and the Arts N-6 3 Credits

This course focuses on methods and materials of instruction in science, social studies, and the arts that are developmentally appropriate for students in preschool through grade five (based on NCSS, NSTA, and NAEA Standards). Emphasis is placed on an integrated approach to curriculum, with lesson and unit planning activities that incorporate hands-on-experiences, discovery learning and traditional and non-traditional assessment strategies. Field experience will consist of observation and analysis of classroom instruction and the teaching of lessons to individual and/or small groups of children. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): ELD 307 and ELD 375.

ELD 380 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School 3 Credits

This course focuses on the teaching of mathematics that is developmentally appropriate for students in grades six through eight. In keeping with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards, emphasis is placed on planning for and implementing an inquiry-based approach, hands-on experience, use of technology, and traditional and non-traditional assessment. Field experiences will consist of observations and teaching to individuals, small groups and whole classes of students. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

ELD 385 Teaching Science in the Middle School 3 Credits

This course focuses on the teaching of sciences that is developmentally appropriate for students in grades six through eight. In keeping with the National Science Education Standards, emphasis is placed on planning for and implementing an inquiry-based approach, hands-on experiences, use of technology and traditional and non-traditional assessment strategies. Field experiences will consist of observations and teaching to individuals, small groups and whole classes of students. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

ELD 390 Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School 3 Credits

This course focuses on the teaching of social studies that is developmentally appropriate for students in grades six through eight. Its focus will explore understanding of United States history, geography and civics from the perspective of the middle school. The course emphasizes the ten themes of social studies as developed by the National Council for the Social Studies. In addition to the facts, concepts and generalizations encompassed by the ten themes, the course works with academic, social, thinking and citizenship skills. The required, intensive field experience in a middle school promotes direct application of the concepts, skills and dispositions addressed in the course. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

ELD 395 Literacy Learning in the Middle School 3 Credits

This course focuses on the teaching of literacy that is developmentally appropriate for students in grades six through eight. It explores processes in reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing, relationships among the language arts and other subject areas, and the development of critical literacy and cognitive strategies. The intense field experience in a middle school promotes direct application of the concepts, skills and dispositions addressed in the course. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

ELD 490 Independent Research and Study 1-6 Credits

Provides the student with an opportunity to study an area of personal interest. The outline for the study must be accepted by a sponsoring professor and approved by the student’s department and academic dean. The number of semester hour’s credit to be assigned is determined by the department.

SED 370 Teaching in the High School 3 Credits

This field-based course focuses on general pedagogy in grades nine through 12. Emphasis will be on generic teaching approaches, planning lessons and developing units of study, learning styles, issues and techniques of evaluation, and multiculturalism. Working in local high schools, students continue observing and begin teaching lessons in their subject area specialization. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

SED 400 Teaching Enlish Language Arts in the Secondary School 3 Credits

Students preparing to teach English in middle schools and senior high schools explore strategies for the imaginative teaching of literature, poetry, drama, grammar, composing processes, vocabulary, and oral language use. Students research, develop, and critique thematic units, analyze curriculum, and study the selection, development, and use of a wide variety of teaching materials. Traditional and alternative methods of assessment are explored. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

SED 405 Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools 3 Credits

The theoretical foundations of teaching social studies in junior and senior high schools. Basic goals and aims of social studies instruction are studied, and specific methodological techniques are described and practiced. Demonstration lessons are prepared and presented. Considers typical problems with which teachers are confronted. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

SED 410 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 3 Credits

Classroom interaction analysis systems are utilized in the study of the teaching-learning process. Students develop their own repertoire of teaching strategies. Emphasis on the investigation and interpretation of recent curriculum developments, and the use of the laboratory in science instruction. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

SED 415 Teaching Mathematics Secondary Schools 3 Credits

The critical analysis of the aims of teaching mathematics in the secondary school; review of recent research in the content and teaching of mathematics by individuals and groups; demonstration lessons (reflective teaching) to illustrate techniques of teaching; the planning of lessons; selection and organization of materials and subject matter; and evaluation of lesson presentation. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

SED 420 Teaching a Second Language 3 Credits

This course focuses on interactive methods of teaching a new language as well as cross-cultural understanding. Students learn to plan using national and state standards for language instruction, organize activities, design and direct language learning tasks, and assess learning. Includes theoretical positions on communicative language learning and teaching, the use and evaluation of currently used materials, the design of new materials, and field experiences in the language to be taught. Students keep a journal and develop their professional portfolio, participate in an E-seminar, prepare a unit of study, and present lesson segments. Open to prospective world language teachers, ESL and bilingual teachers, as well as practicing teachers seeking certification. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required. *NOTE: This course is cross-listed as FLE 420. Students cannot get credit for both FLE 420 and SED 420.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

SED 431 Content Area Reading and Writing 3 Credits

Explores theoretical and methodological issues concerned with teaching reading and writing within content area classes. Students analyze junior high and high school textbooks and other reading materials, study methods of adjusting instruction to varying reading and writing needs of students, prepare directed reading activities in their specific content areas, and use informal diagnostic reading tools. Included is the preparation of content area writing assignments and the evaluation of student writing as well as the teaching of study skills? Emphasis throughout is on the integration of reading and writing into secondary school subject classes. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

Prerequisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

SED 490 Independent Research and Study 1-6 Credits

The outline for study must be accepted by the professor and approved by the department. The semester hours credit to be assigned is determined by the department.

SPE 201 Foundations in Special Education and Inclusive Practice 3 Credits

This course emphasizes the foundations of special education and introduces students to inclusive practice. Philosophical, historical, and legal foundations of special education and characteristics of students with disabilities will be examined. Students will learn the components of an Individualized Education Program (IEP), how to adapt learning environments and curricular materials, as well as how to select and implement modifications for students with disabilities. Inclusive educational practices including communication, coteaching, and collaborative partnerships will be addressed through case studies and fieldwork.

Prerequisite(s): A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

SPE 202 Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Low-Incidence Disabilities 3 Credits

This course is designed to examine the characteristics of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and strategies to support their academic, communication, and social/behavioral growth, including the use of assistive technology and positive behavioral supports. Methods and strategies for ASD and other low incidence disabilities will be explored. Through active participation in class and field sites, students will become aware of the various social issues related to family, education, transition, community resources and work experiences of individuals with these disabilities. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 30 weekday field hours in addition to regularly scheduled class hours.

Prerequisite(s): A cumulative GPA of 2.75 and SPE 201.

SPE 210 Global Encounters 3 Credits

This course is an international learning experience focused on exploring educational opportunities in the United States and abroad. Students will study the history, policy and practice of special education in the United States and compare it with another country and culture first hand, through lectures, school visits and reflection. Current strategies and challenges of educators and families supporting individuals with disabilities will be examined. Through this cross-cultural experience, students will broaden perspectives and develop cultural awareness, knowledge, and understanding of diversity. This course is open to all students and disciplines. There are no prerequisites.

SPE 300 Inclusive Practices for General Education Teachers 3 Credits

This online course is designed to introduce preservice general education teachers students to special education and the inclusive classroom. Students will explore current issues and practices in special education. Assignments and activities will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills to design and manage the instructional environment for diverse learners in inclusive and classroom setting. Attitudes and behaviors that influence children with special needs will be addressed. A cumulative gpa of 2.75 is required. Prereqisite(s): EDU 106 and EDU 206.

SPE 303 Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities 3 Credits

This course will emphasize the relationship between assessment and instructional design and implementation. Coursework includes the evaluation, selection, development, and adaptation of standardized, normreferenced, and functional assessments, such as a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and Ecological Assessment. Strategies to support literacy instruction for students with disabilities will be examined. Transition planning, program development, and agencies available to support students with disabilities and their families will be explored. This course requires a field experience in order to help students apply theory to practice.

Prerequisite(s): A cumulative GPA of 2.75 and SPE 201.

SPE 304 Assessment and Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom 3 Credits

This course will emphasize assessment, planning, and instructional design to maximize the learning of all students, including those with exceptional learning needs, in the inclusive classroom. Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of instructional strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners. Organization of learning environments and the collaborative process, including co-teaching models, will be utilized to design a long-term unit plan. This course requires a field experience in order to help students apply theory to practice.

Prerequisite(s): A cumulative GPA of 2.75 and SPE 201.

TEC 201 Internet Ethics 1 Credits

This course focuses on using the Internet to explore and reflect on current ethical issues involving technology. These include individual privacy, legal issues such as fair use and copyright laws, and social issues such as bullying and social networking. Students will explore these topics using a variety of search engines and will reflect on the information found in terms of its impact on society as well as its appropriate uses in personal life, education and business. Pass/fail.

TEC 202 Smartboard 1 Credits

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to become familiar with the features and applications of Smartboard, an interactive whiteboard that can be used in classrooms and professional presentations. Students will gain experience using the touch screen and in integrating the features of the program into learning and professional materials. Pass/fail.

TEC 203 Desktop Publishing and Web Page Design 1 Credits

This course provides students with the ability to use desktop publishing software to create materials suitable for use in classrooms, professional settings, and personal use, and with the ability to design web pages. The course is appropriate for anyone who will be involved in designing classroom and student publications and for those who will use web pages in their teaching or personal lives. Discussion will be held on how to use desktop publishing and web page design in elementary and secondary school settings. A project involving application of various desktop publishing and web page design techniques will be completed and demonstrated to the class. Pass/fail.

TEC 204 Electronic Spreadsheets and Classroom Management Software 1 Credits

Basic electronic spreadsheet concepts and applications are taught using a major spreadsheet program. Topics include writing basic formulas, copying formulas, playing “What If,” customizing a worksheet, and printing a spreadsheet. Discussions will be held on how to integrate spreadsheets into elementary and secondary classes and activities. Pass/fail.

TEC 206 Teaching and Presenting with Technology 1 Credits

This course covers designing, planning, and using technology enhanced instruction and presentations. Group assignments will enable students to explore uses of technology to enhance instruction and presentations. Collaboration will be encouraged when discussing the efficient and effective use of technology. Three collaborative group reports will be submitted dealing with discussion questions and chapter topics. Appropriate web sites and programs will be visited. Students will design a final original application that could be used to create motivation and visual learning in a specific classroom or other professional setting related to their major areas of study. Emphasis will be given to technology integration strategies. A final oral presentation of individual projects will be given.

TEC 207 Social Media for Education 3 Credits

Social Media for Education will introduce students to the structure and culture of social media and how social networking applies to the educational environment. This three-credit course will foster a deep understanding of how social media in education can benefit students, teachers, administrators, staff, and stakeholders.

TEC 308 Directed Study in Instruct 3 Credits

Designed to enable the student to develop instructional presentations utilizing the advantages of multimedia technology. Each student will be required to create a multimedia portfolio that contains information presentations, cumulative records, presenter notes, work samples, photo library, video animation, and audio narration. Cooperative learning strategies will be utilized throughout the course. Developmental/reflective strategies will include self-reflection, peer feedback, and interaction with the instructor in class and via E-mail. Expertise will be developed as the course progresses.

TEC 309 Instruct Media/Technology Management 3 Credits

Designed to develop technology management skills that can be used for individual classrooms, training centers, subject area specializations, grade levels, school laboratories, curriculum integration, administrative functions, system networks, community services, communication systems and connecting linkages between educational/work environments and home. Various management strategies will be explored and each student will have an opportunity to design, via a multimedia microcomputer, an instructional technology system of their choice along with a management plan. Cooperative learning strategies will be utilized throughout the course. Developmental/reflective strategies will include self-reflection, peer feedback, and interaction with the instructor in class and via E-mail.

Prerequisite(s): At least six semester hours of technology courses or modules.

TEC 404 Assistive and Augmentative Technology for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disabilities 3 Credits

This course will emphasize the use of assistive technology, augmentative communication modalities, visual supports, and related instructional methods and strategies that maximize the learning of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other exceptional learning needs. Students will learn how to effectively customize materials and adapt learning environments using technology, with a specific focus on individuals with ASD. Students will become familiar with the use of high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech solutions that support the individualized needs of learners.

TEC 445 Work Exper Cooperative Program 3-6 Credits

A minimum of 300 hours of a supervised occupational experience or a supervised internship program in an approved work station or institution. The experience is coordinated and supervised by a qualified coordinator of occupational education. A series of activities are designed to relate job and intern experiences to the student’s future role as an employee or a professional teacher. The student will be evaluated by the supervising employer and the University supervisor.

TEC 490 Independent Research and Study 1-6 Credits

Provides the student with an opportunity to study an area of personal interest. The outline for the study must be accepted by a sponsoring professor and approved by the student’s department and academic dean. The number of semester hours credit to be assigned is determined by the department.

TEC 504 Assistive and Augmentative Technology for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disabilities 3 Credits

This course will emphasize the use of assistive technology, augmentative communication modalities, visual supports, and related instructional methods and strategies that maximize the learning of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other exceptional learning needs. Students will learn how to effectively customize materials and adapt learning environments using technology, with a specific focus on individuals with ASD. Students will become familiar with the use of high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech solutions that support the individualized needs of learners. Research in this area will be examined and applied to instructional support and design.

Prerequisite(s): SPED 512.