Secondary Education, B.A.
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 subject area(s). Students shall demonstrate their ability to teach in their respective teaching area(s). The student's program must be approved 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 the University of Guam Undergraduate Catalog.
Related Area Requirements (3 credit hours):
Adolescent Psychology (PY202)
Professional Education Requirements (33 credit hours):
- Introduction to Teaching (ED110) or Foundations of Education (ED403)
- Practicum: Observation and Participation (ED192)
- Human Growth and Development (ED201)
- Educational Psychology (ED300)
- Technological Applications for Education (ED271)
- Reading for Secondary Teachers (ED462)
- Developing Cognitive Abilities (ED473)
- Evaluation (ED489)
- Practicum in Student Teaching (ED492)
- Plus a methods course based on or related to the major or area of specialty
Specialization 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 eight programs make up the Secondary Option "B" Programs available:
- Chamorro Language and Culture Teaching Specialty
- General Science
- Consumer and Family Sciences
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Vocational/Technical Education with Emphasis Areas
- English as a Second Language