- Program Overview
- Program Phases and Courses
- Programs Offered
- About Requirements
- Student Teaching Information
- Professional Portfolio and Exit Interview
- Teacher Certification Information
Phase I: General Education Core, Content Major and Professional Foundations of Education
This phase is divided between study of general education core requirements and your major and minor courses - the teaching areas in which you want to specialize. You also need to complete two foundational education courses which include ED 214: Principles of Education, ED 318: Assessment of Learning and ED 321: Educational Psychology. In ED 214, you will participate in a short practicum in the schools. No grade lower than a "C-" will be accepted in ED 214, ED 318, and ED 321.
- Phase I, Professional Foundations Coursework
- ED 214: Principles of Education/Field Experience (3 credits)
- ED 318: Assessment of Learning (3 credits)
- ED 321: Educational Psychology (3 credits)
Phase I courses are taken prior to full admission into the Teacher Education Program. You should not take any education coursework from Phase II until you have successfully completed Phase I and have been formally accepted into the Secondary Teacher Education Program.
During Phase I, you are expected to declare your major as soon as you know the area(s) in which you want to major and/or minor in preparation for teaching. Complete the Program Information Form (PIF) and select your major with the Secondary Education Teaching option. Usually, this will occur before or during enrollment in ED 214: Principles of Education.
As you approach the successful completion of Phase I requirements, you will apply for admission into the program. The application is available on line at http://education.lcsc.edu/ed_app/index.lasso. You should apply for admission no later than the first day of the semester in which you complete Phase I. This is one full semester before you intend to begin Phase II coursework. The requirements for full admission status are as follows.