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RDP.BSSE - BS Secondary Education (residential)

Program Code

RDP.BSSE

Program Title

BS Secondary Education

Program Description

The B.S. in Secondary Education (SED) program develops and trains educa-tors equipped to teach 6th through 12th grades who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, professional dispositions, and Christian attitudes associated with being an effective teacher. Students progress from General Education courses and Foundational Education courses into the Teacher Education Program (TEP), which includes three terms of teacher education courses with field experiences and one term of student teaching experience in a local public middle or high school. Students select one of the following three concentrations toward the goal of teaching that subject at the secondary level: Biology, English, or History. For information on additional procedures and guidelines for this program, contact the Program Coordinator, Susan S. Ryan, Ed.D. (Susan.Ryan@Point. edu).

Georgia Teacher Certification. The B.S. in Secondary Education (SED) program includes the courses and field experiences necessary for the successful student to teach children in Georgia 6th through 12th grade classrooms. If all criteria are met, the Teacher Education Department recommends the graduate to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC, www.gapsc.com) for state certification. The SED program also includes the courses which lead to the GaPSC endorsement in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). For more information on teacher certification, see the description of the "Point University Teacher Education Program (TEP)" that appears earlier in this catalog. Students may also contact Dr. James Donovan, Chair of the Teacher Education Department (Jim.Donovan@Point.edu).

Modality. Point University offers the B.S. in Secondary Education in on-ground format at its main campus in West Point, Georgia. An online "course companion" includes a gradebook and supplementary materials.

In the later Teacher Education Program (TEP) courses, students typically meet face-to-face with instructors for about ten weeks and then spend the last 6 weeks of the term in public school classrooms practicing teaching. Teacher Education students also complete a Teaching Practicum (student teaching) that combines on-ground experiential learning in a public school setting and live interactions with peers and a Point instructor.

Learning Outcomes

Program Purpose and Student Learning Objectives

Purpose. The purpose of the B.S. in Secondary Education program is to develop and train early educators equipped to teach 6th through 12th grades who demonstrate the know-ledge, skills, professional dispositions, and Christian attitudes associated with being an effective teacher.

The Secondary Education Major builds on Point University’s mission, values, and Core Curriculum (General Studies and Character Formation) to accomplish the following student learning objectives:

Objective 1:   Demonstrate knowledge of general content and pedagogy for grades 6-12, as well as specialized knowledge developed through a selected concentration in Biology, English, or History.

Objective 2:  Design and implement integrated lesson plans that utilize Georgia standards, a variety of instructional strategies, learning resources, and formal and informal assessments.

Objective 3:  Plan and implement an effective classroom management system.

Objective 4:  Demonstrate proficiency in the use of technology as a teaching and learning tool.

Objective 5:   Use reflection, inquiry and critical analysis to improve teaching practices and professional behaviors.

Objective 6:  Demonstrate classroom instructional strategies that reflect InTASC standards.

Objective 7:   Use skills, attitudes, Christian behaviors and positive interpersonal relationships associated with being an effective teacher with all students.

Recommended Course Sequence

Recommended Course Sequence. A recommended course sequence for full-time on-ground students appears below. Academic advisors will help students adjust the sequence if, for example, they have transferred credits from other universities.  

Recommended Course Sequence for B.S. in Secondary Education with Biology Concentration

FIRST YEAR

BBS 102 The Drama of Scripture (3)

EDU 102 Educational Foundations (3)

EFT 101 Effective Thinking (1)

ENG 101 Critical Reading & Writing I (3)+

ENG 102 Critical Reading & Writing II (3)+

HIS 250 United States History I (3)

HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities (3)

MTH 120 College Algebra (3) (or higher)

NSC 103/103L Biology I w/Lab (4)+

NSC 104-104L Biology II w/Lab (4)+

PSY 103 Introduction to Psychology (3)

TOTAL CREDITS: 33

SECOND YEAR

BBS 202 Jesus: The Focus of Scripture (3)

COM 205 Public Speaking (3)

EDU 204 Developmental Psychology (3)

EDU 300 Educational Psychology (3) [WE]

ENG 207 World Literature (3)

NSC 106-106L Environmental Science w/Lab (4)

NSC 110 Physical Science w/Lab (4)

NSC 228-228L Chemistry I w/Lab (4)+

NSC 229-229L Chemistry II w/Lab (4)+

SOC/HIS 214 Geography (3)

TOTAL CREDITS: 34

THIRD YEAR

Fall Term (TEP Block I)

ESL 442 Culture & Education (3) [WE]

MTH 117 Introductory Statistics (3)

NSC 250-250L Botany w/Lab (4)

NSC 421-421L Genetics w/Lab (4)

SED 331 Secondary Methods (3)

SED 391 Block 1 Lab Experience: Secondary School (1)**

TOTAL CREDITS: 18

Spring Term (TEP Block II)

BBS 304 Scripture: Reading & Interpretation (3)

EDU 405 Integration of Technology (3)

EDU 433 Differentiated Instruction (2)

ESL 240 Linguistic Theory (3)

NSC 307-307L Microbiology w/Lab (4)

SED 392 Block 2 Lab Experience: Middle School (1)**

TOTAL CREDITS: 16

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Term (TEP Block III)

EDU 350 Curriculum & Assessment (2)

EDU 401 The Exceptional Child (3)

EDU 407 Classroom Management (3)

ESL 441 Methods for ESOL (3)

NSC 401 Ethics in Science (3)

SED 493 Block 3 Lab Experience: ESOL (1)**

THE 405 Christ, Culture & Career (3) [WE]

TOTAL CREDITS: 18

Spring Term (Student Teaching)

SED 497 Teaching Practicum (12)**

TOTAL CREDITS: 12

 

+Take these courses in consecutive terms

 

 

Recommended Course Sequence for B.S. in Secondary Education with English Concentration

FIRST YEAR

BBS 102 The Drama of Scripture (3)

EDU 102 Educational Foundations (3)

EFT 101 Effective Thinking (1)

ENG 101 Critical Reading & Writing I (3)+

ENG 102 Critical Reading & Writing II (3)+

ENG 203 American Literature since 1860 (3)##

HIS 250 United States History I (3)

HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities (3)

MTH 115 Quantitative Reasoning (3) (or higher)

NSC _-_L Natural Science elective w/Lab (4)

PSY 103 Introduction to Psychology (3)

TOTAL CREDITS: 32

SECOND YEAR

BBS 202 Jesus: The Focus of Scripture (3)

COM 205 Public Speaking (3)

EDU 204 Developmental Psychology (3)

EDU 300 Educational Psychology (3) [WE]

ENG 202 American Literature to 1860 (3)##

ENG 205 British Literature since 1800 (3)##

ENG 207 World Literature (3)

ENG 262 Advanced Writing: Non-Fiction (3) [WE]

ENG 330 Adolescent Literature (3)

SOC/HIS 214 Geography (3)

TOTAL CREDITS: 30

THIRD YEAR

Fall Term (TEP Block I)

ENG 204 British Literature to 1860 (3)*#

ENG 350 Christian Literature (3)

ENG 375 Literary Theory (3)

ESL 442 Culture & Education (3) [WE]

SED 331 Secondary Methods (3)

SED 391 Block 1 Lab Experience: Secondary School (1)**

TOTAL CREDITS: 16

Spring Term (TEP Block II)

BBS 304 Scripture: Reading & Interpretation (3)

EDU 405 Integration of Technology (3)

EDU 433 Differentiated Instruction (2)

ENG 373 Modern Grammar (3)

ESL 240 Linguistic Theory (3)

SED 392 Block 2 Lab Experience: Middle School (1)**

TOTAL CREDITS: 1

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Term (TEP Block III)

EDU 350 Curriculum & Assessment (2)

EDU 401 The Exceptional Child (3)

EDU407 Classroom Management (3)

ESL 441 Methods for ESOL (3)

SED 493 Block 3 Lab Experience: ESOL (1)

THE 405 Christ, Culture & Career (3) [WE]

TOTAL CREDITS: 15

Spring Term (Student Teaching)

SED 497 Teaching Practicum (12)

TOTAL CREDITS: 12

 

+Take these courses in consecutive terms

## These courses are offered on a 2-year cycle.

 

Recommended Course Sequence for B.S. in Secondary Education with History Concentration

FIRST YEAR

BBS 102 The Drama of Scripture (3)

EDU 102 Educational Foundations (3)

EFT 101 Effective Thinking (1)

ENG 101 Critical Reading & Writing I (3)+

ENG 102 Critical Reading & Writing II (3)+

HIS 103 U.S. Government (3)

HIS 250 United States History I (3)

HUM 101 Introduction to Humanities (3)

MTH 115 Quantitative Reasoning (3) (or higher)

NSC _-_L Natural Science elective w/Lab (4)

PSY 103 Introduction to Psychology (3)

TOTAL CREDITS: 32

SECOND YEAR

BBS 202 Jesus: The Focus of Scripture (3)

COM 205 Public Speaking (3)

EDU 204 Developmental Psychology (3)

EDU 300 Educational Psychology (3) [WE]

ENG 207 World Literature (3)

HIS 104 World History I (3)

HIS 105 World History II (3)

HIS/SOC 214 Geography (3)

HIS 251 United States History II (3)

HIS 430 Historiography with Georgia History (3)

TOTAL CREDITS: 30

THIRD YEAR

Fall Term (TEP Block I)

ESL 442 Culture & Education (3) [WE]

HIS 201 Church History I or

HIS 204 History of Religion in America (3)

HIS ___ History electives (6)

SED 331 Secondary Methods (3)

SED 391 Block 1 Lab Experience: Secondary School (1)**

TOTAL CREDITS: 16

Spring Term (TEP Block II)

BBS 304 Scripture: Reading & Interpretation (3)

BUS 320 Microeconomics (3)

EDU 405 Integration of Technology (3)

EDU 433 Differentiated Instruction (2)

ESL 240 Linguistic Theory (3)

SED 392 Block 2 Lab Experience: Middle School (1)**

TOTAL CREDITS: 15

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Term (TEP Block III)

EDU 350 Curriculum & Assessment (2)

EDU 401 The Exceptional Child (3)

EDU 407 Classroom Management (3)

ESL 441 Methods for ESOL (3)

SED 493 Block 3 Lab Experience: ESOL (1)**

THE 405 Christ, Culture & Career (3) [WE]

TOTAL CREDITS: 15

Spring Term (Student Teaching)

SED 497 Teaching Practicum (12)**

TOTAL CREDITS: 12

 

+Take these courses in consecutive terms

Special Considerations

Mandatory Background Check. Students majoring in Secondary Education will be subject to a background check before entering schools for laboratory experiences.