The information on this page pertains to program requirements for students who matriculated in the 2020-2021 academic year. View requirements for previous catalog years here.
Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) with a major in Secondary Education
The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education prepares students for initial teacher certification at the secondary level. Graduates of the program will be learning leaders, student advocates, and reflective practitioners.
To earn a bachelor's degree from Drake, students majoring in secondary education need to fulfill the following requirements:
|EDUC 001 - Introduction to Education (Optional)||1|
|EDUC 103 - Foundations in Education*||3|
|EDUC 108 - Student Development and Learning Theory*||3|
|EDUC 109 - Educational Technology||3|
|EDUC 111 - Education Planning and Assessment*||3|
|EDUC 132 - Methods for Teaching Secondary School||3|
|EDUC 142 - Teaching Disciplinary Literature||3|
|EDUC 164 - Perspectives on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender||3|
|SPED 120 - Introduction to Special Education*||3|
|Special Methods in Teaching Area (one for each endorsement area)|
|EDUC 083 - Special Methods in Art||3|
|EDUC 136 - Methods in Secondary Science Teaching||3|
|EDUC 138 - Special Methods in Secondary Social Studies Teaching||2|
|EDUC 141 - Special Methods in Language Arts Teaching||3|
|EDUC 146 - Methods of Teaching World Languages||3|
|EDUC 150 - Secondary Reading Methods||3|
|MATH 145 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Math||3|
|STEM 174 - Science Methods and Nature of Science||3|
|Mathematics or Statistics Courses - Select at least one course in mathematics (MATH) or statistics (STAT)||3|
|EDUC 167 - Instruction and Management of Secondary Grades||1|
|EDUC 168 - Student Teaching (Secondary)||11|
|EDUC 169 -E-Portfolio for Student Teaching||1|
|Admission to the Teacher Education Program - Must successfully complete EDUC 103, EDUC 108, EDUC 111, and SPED 120|
|Teaching Endorsement - Complete the requirements for at least one teaching endorsement.||varies|
Approved primary endorsement areas are available in the following areas (grade levels 5-12 unless otherwise noted):
Approved second endorsement areas are available in the following areas:
Specific requirements and program descriptions are available in the Teaching and Learning Department. Other endorsement programs may become available.
To earn endorsement by Drake University for licensure in an endorsement, students must earn at least a "C-" in all of the courses above.
Students must meet the following criteria to enroll in professional courses for Elementary Education:
All students preparing for licensure as a teacher must meet the following criteria on a continuing basis:
The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.