This program provides pre - service and in - service courses/programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It provides the region with teachers who are able to teach at the secondary level in a variety of cultural environments. The program in Secondary Education is designed to prepare students for teaching careers in middle and senior high schools. Students seeking a degree in secondary education receive extensive training in professional education as well as preparation in a subject area(s). Students shall demonstrate their ability to teach in their respective teaching area(s). The student's program must be approve d by advisors of both the teaching area and the Secondary Education Program.
General Education Requirements (55 credit hours):
Each student must fulfill the General Education requirements as listed in the Academic Rules and Regulations section of this catalog.
Related Area Requirements (3 credit hours): PY202
Professional Education Requirements (43 credit hours):
ED110, 192, 201, 271 , 300, 462, 446, 463, 473, 489, 492 plus a methods course based on or related to the major or area of specialty.
Specialty Requirements (30 - 58 credit hours):
Specialty areas must be selected from areas commonly taught in secondary schools.
An "Emphasis Area" option is available in which certification in an added area is possible. Two (2) options are available to the student majoring in Secondary Education. Students select the option that best relates to their future plans and previous experience.
Option A. Subject Major
Students selecting this option must complete 30 - 58 semester hours in a subject area as specified by another school of the University. This option stresses in - depth preparation in one subject area and leads to certification in one subject area.
Option B. One Teaching Area of Specialty
Students selecting this option must take a minimum of 30 specified hours in one teaching area. Students receive preparation in a subject area beyond the minimum required for certification. More subject area choices are available to students selecting this option than in Option A. Students should consult the Secondary Education Program description contained under the content area of their choice. At present, the following seven programs make up the Secondary Option "B" Programs available:
1. Agriculture (30 credit hours)
2. Secondary Education Chamorro Language and Culture Teaching Specialty (133 credit hours) Chamorro Language Teacher/Secondary Education :
3. General Science (41 - 43 credit hours). Required Courses (25 - 27 credit hours):
The student shall select three (3) complete sequences from the following:
|Chemistry (8 credits)||CH102 - 102L and CH103 - 103L*|
|Physics (10 credits)||PH251**, PH252, PH210 & PH211|
|Geology (8 credits)||NS110 - 110L and NS112 - 112L|
|Biology (8 credits)||BI157 - 157L and BI158 - 15 8L|
|Science Seminar Course (1 credit hour)|
4. Consumer and Family Sciences (30 credit hours) Required Courses (12 credit hours) :
5. Social Studies (36 credit hours) Required Courses (24 credit hours) :
6. Vocational/Technical Education with Emphasis Areas:
This Option B is to prepare students for vocational/technical teaching careers in senior high schools and higher education. Students seeking a degree in Secondary Education with an Option B in a Vocational/Technical Specialty 2015 - 2016 128 receive extensive preparation in professional education as well as training in their specialty. This is an undergraduate program in the School of Education, University of Guam to provide opportunity for students to prepare to teach Vocational Education. Candidates will transfer thirty (30) credits of approved skill course credits to the University of Guam (from accredited institutions) and will complete the University and School of Education requirements in the areas of General Education, Professional Education and Field Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree. All programs must be approved by the Vocational/Technical Education Faculty and will include required specialized Vocational Education courses.
The emphasis areas are: Accounting, Architectural Engineering Technology, Automotive Technology, Fire Protection, Building Construction, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Technology, Criminal Justice (Administration of Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement Administration , Corrections Administration, Industrial Security Administration), Distributive Education, Electronic Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Food and Beverage Operations, Horticulture, Hotel Operations, Marketing Operations, Office Administration, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Secretarial Science, Supervision and Management, Tour Operations Management, Travel Agency Management and Waterworks Technology.
7. English as a Second Language (39 Credit Hours):
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