Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Chair: Lynn Kirkland

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers undergraduate programs leading to a B.S. degree and Alabama “Class B” certification in early childhood/elementary education (grades P-6) and secondary education (grades 6-12). Programs in instrumental music education (grades P-12) and vocal/choral music education (grades P-12) are offered in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences. A program in middle school mathematics (grades 4-8) is offered in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, the department offers programs leading to the Master of Arts in Education degree and to the Education Specialist degree. These graduate programs are designed so that students may receive Alabama “Class A” and “Class AA” teaching certificates. Students may also earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in early childhood education.

Students preparing to teach are expected to participate in a series of planned assignments in community and/or school settings both before and after admission to the Teacher Education Program. These opportunities to work with children and youth are designed to enhance the students’ professional development and to supplement their campus coursework.

Early Childhood Education - Non-Certification

Early Childhood & Elementary Education - Teacher Certification

Early Childhood Education - Non-Certification

The early childhood education non-certification program is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of early care and educational settings serving children ages birth to five. Career options include but are not limited to childcare administration, childcare resource and referral, and teaching in preschool and Head Start classrooms. Students successfully completing the program will receive a baccalaureate degree in early childhood education. In addition to studying general child development content, students will learn the basics of planning, implementing, and evaluating early childhood programs. Professional preparation includes courses in child development, curriculum, instructional strategies, assessment, and technology. The program includes extensive field experiences in infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms.

There are two pathways to earning an early childhood non-certification bachelor’s degree. One option, the 2+2 option, is designed for students who complete an Associate degree in child development at an Alabama community college. These students transfer to UAB complete the second half of the early childhood education non-certification bachelor’s degree program. Option two is for students who begin their post-secondary education at a four-year institution.

Core Curriculum for Early Childhood Education (Non-Certification)1

Core CurriculumHours
Area I. Written Composition 6 hours

Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include six semester hours in written composition. UAB students must complete EH 101 English Composition I and EH 102 English Composition II with the grade of C or better within their first 30 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

RequirementsHours
EH 101English Composition I3
EH 102English Composition II3

 

Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts 12 hours

Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of three semester hours in literature, three semester hours in the fine arts, and the remaining hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV).

The following courses satisfy Area II of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AAS 200Introduction to African-American Studies3
ARA 101Introductory Arabic I3
ARA 102Introductory Arabic II3
ARH 101The Art Experience3
ARH 203Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARH 204Renaissance through Modern Art3
ARH 206Survey of Asian Art3
CHI 101Introductory Chinese I3
CHI 102Introductory Chinese II3
CMST 101Public Speaking3
EH 216Introduction to Literature3
EH 217World Literature I: Before 16603
EH 218World Literature II: 1660-Present3
EH 221British and Irish Literature I: Before 18003
EH 222British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present3
EH 223American Literature I: Before 18653
EH 224American Literature II: 1865-Present3
FLL 120Foreign Cultures3
FLL 220Foreign Literatures in English Translation3
FR 101Introductory French I4
FR 102Introductory French II4
FR 108Introductory Intensive French4
FR 201Intermediate French I3
FR 202Intermediate French II3
GN 101Introductory German I4
GN 102Introductory German II4
GN 201Intermediate German I3
GN 202Intermediate German II3
GN 204Readings in German Literature3
ITL 101Introductory Italian I3
ITL 102Introductory Italian II3
JPA 101Introductory Japanese I3
JPA 102Introductory Japanese II3
MU 120Music Appreciation3
PHL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 115Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHL 116Bioethics3
PHL 120Practical Reasoning3
PHL 125Introduction to Ethics3
PHL 203Philosophy of Religion3
SPA 101Introductory Spanish I /QL4
SPA 102Introductory Spanish II4
SPA 108Introductory Intensive Spanish4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
THR 100Introduction to the Theatre3
THR 105Introduction to Dance3
THR 200Plays on Film3

 

Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11 hours

Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning. Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least three semester hours in mathematics at the pre-calculus algebra level or higher and at least eight semester hours in the natural sciences. All courses in the natural sciences must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. UAB students must take the required three semester hours in mathematics within their first 60 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

The following courses satisfy Area III of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AST 101
  & AST 111
Astronomy of the Universe
   and Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
4
AST 102
  & AST 112
Astronomy of Stellar Systems
   and Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 103
  & AST 113
Astronomy of the Solar System
   and Astronomy of the Solar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 105
  & AST 115
Extraterrestrial Life
   and Extraterrestrial Life Laboratory
4
BY 101
  & BY 102
Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 111
  & BY 112
Extended Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Ext Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
CH 105
  & CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 107
  & CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
   and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENV 108
  & ENV 109
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
   and Laboratory in Environmental Science
4
ES 101
  & ES 102
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
ES 103
  & ES 104
History of the Earth
   and History of the Earth Laboratory
4
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
MA 106Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
MA 107Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry4
MA 109Survey of Calculus3
MA 110Finite Mathematics3
MA 125Calculus I4
MA 126Calculus II4
MA 227Calculus III4
MA 252Introduction to Differential Equations3
MA 260Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PH 201College Physics I4
PH 202College Physics II4
PH 221General Physics I4
PH 222General Physics II4
PHS 101Physical Science4

 

Area IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 12 hours

Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a three-semester hour course in history and at least six semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV). 

The following courses satisfy Area IV of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 106Introductory Archaeology3
ANTH 120Language and Culture3
CMST 105Introduction to Human Communication3
EC 210Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEO 121World Regional Geography3
HY 101Western Civilization I3
HY 102Western Civilization II3
HY 104World History to 16003
HY 105World History 1600 to the Present3
HY 120The United States To 18773
HY 121The United States Since 18773
ITS 101Introduction to International Studies3
PSC 101Introduction to American Government3
PSC 102Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 103Introduction to International Relations3
PSC 221American State and Local Government3
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
PY 201Honors Introduction to Psychology3
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 245Contemporary Social Problems3
WS 100Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
 
Area V. Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses

Certain degrees/major may require students to take additional required courses and/or elective courses appropriate to the individual degree or program. Students should consult the appropriate college or school section of this catalog to see whether Area V requirements apply to them.

Total Semester Hours:41
1

 Core Curriculum Area IV: PY 101 Introduction to Psychology & SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology preferred.

RequirementsHours
Early Childhood Courses (Non-Certification) (Common to all in Major)
ECY 300Survey of Special Education3
EEC 300Child Development/Family Relationships4
EEC 405Children's Literature in Early Childhood and Elementary Education3
EEC 415Learning Environments3
EPR 363Foundations of Education II: Psychological3
EDF 362Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical3
HPE 301Teaching Health Education and Kinesiology in Elementary Schools3
Early Childhood Non-Certification Concentration (Track)
ECE 320Introduction to Curriculum and Teaching3
ECE 347Language Experiences for the Preprimary Child3
ECE 390Practicum in Early Childhood Education3
ECE 410Organize Programs: Young Children3
ECE 445Young Children: Math/Science/Social Studies6
ECE 446Communication Arts/Reading: Young Child6
ECE 448Infant/Toddler Development3
ECE 449Education Environment: Infant/Parent3
ECE 460Current Topics in Education3
ECE 490Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education I9
ECE 492Individual Curriculum Projects3
ECE 494Field Work in Early Childhood Education3
EEC 302Expressive Arts (P-6) (or ECE)3
KIN 305Motor Development3
Total Hours76

 

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

The early childhood/elementary education program is designed as a double major program. Students successfully completing the program and all requirements outlined in previous sections will receive a baccalaureate degree and be eligible for Alabama “Class B” professional teaching certificates in early childhood education (grades P-3) and elementary education (grades K-6).

Professional preparation includes courses in humanistic and behavioral studies, early childhood education, elementary education, curriculum and teaching, evaluation of teaching and learning, extensive pre-internship field experiences in P-6 settings, and an internship. Students must work closely with their faculty advisor for appropriate selection of courses in each area of general and professional studies.

Core CurriculumHours
Area I. Written Composition 6 hours

Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include six semester hours in written composition. UAB students must complete EH 101 English Composition I and EH 102 English Composition II with the grade of C or better within their first 30 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

RequirementsHours
EH 101English Composition I3
EH 102English Composition II3

 

Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts 12 hours

Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of three semester hours in literature, three semester hours in the fine arts, and the remaining hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV).

The following courses satisfy Area II of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AAS 200Introduction to African-American Studies3
ARA 101Introductory Arabic I3
ARA 102Introductory Arabic II3
ARH 101The Art Experience3
ARH 203Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARH 204Renaissance through Modern Art3
ARH 206Survey of Asian Art3
CHI 101Introductory Chinese I3
CHI 102Introductory Chinese II3
CMST 101Public Speaking3
EH 216Introduction to Literature3
EH 217World Literature I: Before 16603
EH 218World Literature II: 1660-Present3
EH 221British and Irish Literature I: Before 18003
EH 222British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present3
EH 223American Literature I: Before 18653
EH 224American Literature II: 1865-Present3
FLL 120Foreign Cultures3
FLL 220Foreign Literatures in English Translation3
FR 101Introductory French I4
FR 102Introductory French II4
FR 108Introductory Intensive French4
FR 201Intermediate French I3
FR 202Intermediate French II3
GN 101Introductory German I4
GN 102Introductory German II4
GN 201Intermediate German I3
GN 202Intermediate German II3
GN 204Readings in German Literature3
ITL 101Introductory Italian I3
ITL 102Introductory Italian II3
JPA 101Introductory Japanese I3
JPA 102Introductory Japanese II3
MU 120Music Appreciation3
PHL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 115Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHL 116Bioethics3
PHL 120Practical Reasoning3
PHL 125Introduction to Ethics3
PHL 203Philosophy of Religion3
SPA 101Introductory Spanish I /QL4
SPA 102Introductory Spanish II4
SPA 108Introductory Intensive Spanish4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
THR 100Introduction to the Theatre3
THR 105Introduction to Dance3
THR 200Plays on Film3

 

Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11 hours

Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning. Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least three semester hours in mathematics at the pre-calculus algebra level or higher and at least eight semester hours in the natural sciences. All courses in the natural sciences must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. UAB students must take the required three semester hours in mathematics within their first 60 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

The following courses satisfy Area III of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AST 101
  & AST 111
Astronomy of the Universe
   and Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
4
AST 102
  & AST 112
Astronomy of Stellar Systems
   and Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 103
  & AST 113
Astronomy of the Solar System
   and Astronomy of the Solar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 105
  & AST 115
Extraterrestrial Life
   and Extraterrestrial Life Laboratory
4
BY 101
  & BY 102
Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 111
  & BY 112
Extended Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Ext Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
CH 105
  & CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 107
  & CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
   and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENV 108
  & ENV 109
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
   and Laboratory in Environmental Science
4
ES 101
  & ES 102
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
ES 103
  & ES 104
History of the Earth
   and History of the Earth Laboratory
4
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
MA 106Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
MA 107Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry4
MA 109Survey of Calculus3
MA 110Finite Mathematics3
MA 125Calculus I4
MA 126Calculus II4
MA 227Calculus III4
MA 252Introduction to Differential Equations3
MA 260Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PH 201College Physics I4
PH 202College Physics II4
PH 221General Physics I4
PH 222General Physics II4
PHS 101Physical Science4

 

Area IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 12 hours

Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a three-semester hour course in history and at least six semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV). 

The following courses satisfy Area IV of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 106Introductory Archaeology3
ANTH 120Language and Culture3
CMST 105Introduction to Human Communication3
EC 210Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEO 121World Regional Geography3
HY 101Western Civilization I3
HY 102Western Civilization II3
HY 104World History to 16003
HY 105World History 1600 to the Present3
HY 120The United States To 18773
HY 121The United States Since 18773
ITS 101Introduction to International Studies3
PSC 101Introduction to American Government3
PSC 102Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 103Introduction to International Relations3
PSC 221American State and Local Government3
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
PY 201Honors Introduction to Psychology3
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 245Contemporary Social Problems3
WS 100Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
 
Area V. Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses

Certain degrees/major may require students to take additional required courses and/or elective courses appropriate to the individual degree or program. Students should consult the appropriate college or school section of this catalog to see whether Area V requirements apply to them.

Total Semester Hours:41

 Lower Division Requirements for Early Childhood & Elementary Education

RequirementsHours
Additional Laboratory Science 1
Select one of the following:4
Astronomy of the Universe
   and Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
Astronomy of Stellar Systems
   and Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory
Astronomy of the Solar System
   and Astronomy of the Solar Systems Laboratory
Extraterrestrial Life
   and Extraterrestrial Life Laboratory
Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
Extended Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Ext Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology I
Introductory Biology II
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
Introductory Chemistry II
   and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
   and Laboratory in Environmental Science
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Laboratory
History of the Earth
   and History of the Earth Laboratory
PH 201
  & 201L
College Physics I
   and College Physics Laboratory I
PH 202
  & 202L
College Physics II
   and College Physics Laboratory II
PH 221
  & 221L
General Physics I
   and General Physics Laboratory I
PH 222
  & 222L
General Physics II
   and General Physics Laboratory II
Physical Science
Other Science with Lab
Math Requirements
MA 313Patterns, Functions and Algebraic Reasoning3
Select one 100 Level or higher math course not used above 33
Select two additional math courses at 100-level or higher (MA 314 and MA 316 preferred)6
Psychology
PY 101Introduction to Psychology 23
Total Hours19
1

Students may NOT use the same course to satisfy this requirement and the Core Curriculum Area III: Science requirement.

2

This course will apply toward this requirement as well as Core Curriculum Area IV.

Major Requirements for Early Childhood Education & Elementary Education

RequirementsHours
Foundations & Professional Studies 1
EDU 200Education as a Profession3
HPE 200Quality of Life2
ECY 300Survey of Special Education3
EDF 362Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical3
EPR 363Foundations of Education II: Psychological3
EEC 300Child Development/Family Relationships4
EEC 301Introduction to P-6 Education3
EEC 440Workshop in Education3
Teaching Field Courses
EEC 302Expressive Arts (P-6)1
EEC 402Primary Math Methods 24
EEC 405Children's Literature in Early Childhood and Elementary Education 23
EEC 406Language Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education 23
EEC 412Math in Early Childhood and Elementary Education 23
EEC 413Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education 23
EEC 414Social Studies in Early Childhood and Elementary Education 23
EEC 415Learning Environments3
HPE 301Teaching Health Education and Kinesiology in Elementary Schools3
EPR 410Measurement and Evaluation in Education3
EDR 440Developmental Reading I 23
EDR 443Developmental Reading II 23
EEC 494Field Work in Early Childhood and Elementary Education3-4
Internship
EEC 490Internship in P-3/3-69
EEC 491Internship Seminar in P-6 Education3
Total Hours74-75
1

Required for admission to TEP

2

Must be admitted to TEP

Secondary Education/Biology

Secondary Education/General Science

Secondary Education/Chemistry

Secondary  Education/Language Arts

Secondary Education/General Social Science

Secondary  Education/Mathematics

Secondary Education/Physics

Middle School Education

A program in middle grades mathematics (grades 4-8) is offered in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences. Students following this program must meet TEP entrance, retention, and completion requirements as outlined in previous sections in order to be recommended for Alabama teacher certification. Students seeking certification in middle grades mathematics should complete the Mathematical Reasoning track of the Mathematics major within the Department of Mathematics (see catalog). For education course requirements, contact the Office of Student Services (934-7530), within the School of Education, for the current checklist.

Secondary Education

The secondary education program offers a major in secondary education and certification areas for grades 6–12 in biology, chemistry, English language arts, general science, general social science, mathematics, and physics.  Programs leading to grades P-12 certification in music (instrumental and vocal/choral) are offered in conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences.

Candidates obtaining teacher certification in secondary (grades 6-12 or P-12) areas must have either an academic major or meet what is known as the 32/19 rule of the Alabama State Department of Education in order to meet the highly qualified condition of the No Child Left Behind Act.  A major in education and a major in an academic field (e.g., chemistry) are required in most cases.  Candidates should follow the appropriate program checklist assigned by the Office of Student Services within the School of Education to insure that they meet certification requirements. Although an academic major such as chemistry, history, etc. from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is built into most checklists, candidates should seek advising for these content majors from CAS advisors to insure they meet all current degree requirements. Students who complete requirements for both an education major and an academic major will receive a single degree with both majors listed.

Due to Alabama State Department of Education regulations for teachers, Core Curriculum requirements for education majors are more specific than Core Curriculum requirements for academic majors.  Students should obtain a program checklist from the Office of Student Services, Suite 232, Education Building. They should also consult with their educator advisor once per term and with a content advisor in CAS to insure they stay on track for all requirements.

Secondary Education/Biology

This program is a major in secondary education with a possible biology double major and leads to teacher certification in biology only. Students wishing to teach biology and other sciences should see the next section entitled “Secondary Education/ General Science”.

Core Curriculum for Secondary Education/Biology

Core CurriculumHours
Area I. Written Composition 6 hours

Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include six semester hours in written composition. UAB students must complete EH 101 English Composition I and EH 102 English Composition II with the grade of C or better within their first 30 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

RequirementsHours
EH 101English Composition I3
EH 102English Composition II3

 

Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts 12 hours

Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of three semester hours in literature, three semester hours in the fine arts, and the remaining hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV).

The following courses satisfy Area II of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AAS 200Introduction to African-American Studies3
ARA 101Introductory Arabic I3
ARA 102Introductory Arabic II3
ARH 101The Art Experience3
ARH 203Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARH 204Renaissance through Modern Art3
ARH 206Survey of Asian Art3
CHI 101Introductory Chinese I3
CHI 102Introductory Chinese II3
CMST 101Public Speaking3
EH 216Introduction to Literature3
EH 217World Literature I: Before 16603
EH 218World Literature II: 1660-Present3
EH 221British and Irish Literature I: Before 18003
EH 222British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present3
EH 223American Literature I: Before 18653
EH 224American Literature II: 1865-Present3
FLL 120Foreign Cultures3
FLL 220Foreign Literatures in English Translation3
FR 101Introductory French I4
FR 102Introductory French II4
FR 108Introductory Intensive French4
FR 201Intermediate French I3
FR 202Intermediate French II3
GN 101Introductory German I4
GN 102Introductory German II4
GN 201Intermediate German I3
GN 202Intermediate German II3
GN 204Readings in German Literature3
ITL 101Introductory Italian I3
ITL 102Introductory Italian II3
JPA 101Introductory Japanese I3
JPA 102Introductory Japanese II3
MU 120Music Appreciation3
PHL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 115Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHL 116Bioethics3
PHL 120Practical Reasoning3
PHL 125Introduction to Ethics3
PHL 203Philosophy of Religion3
SPA 101Introductory Spanish I /QL4
SPA 102Introductory Spanish II4
SPA 108Introductory Intensive Spanish4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
THR 100Introduction to the Theatre3
THR 105Introduction to Dance3
THR 200Plays on Film3

 

Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11 hours

Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning. Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least three semester hours in mathematics at the pre-calculus algebra level or higher and at least eight semester hours in the natural sciences. All courses in the natural sciences must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. UAB students must take the required three semester hours in mathematics within their first 60 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

The following courses satisfy Area III of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AST 101
  & AST 111
Astronomy of the Universe
   and Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
4
AST 102
  & AST 112
Astronomy of Stellar Systems
   and Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 103
  & AST 113
Astronomy of the Solar System
   and Astronomy of the Solar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 105
  & AST 115
Extraterrestrial Life
   and Extraterrestrial Life Laboratory
4
BY 101
  & BY 102
Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 111
  & BY 112
Extended Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Ext Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
CH 105
  & CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 107
  & CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
   and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENV 108
  & ENV 109
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
   and Laboratory in Environmental Science
4
ES 101
  & ES 102
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
ES 103
  & ES 104
History of the Earth
   and History of the Earth Laboratory
4
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
MA 106Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
MA 107Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry4
MA 109Survey of Calculus3
MA 110Finite Mathematics3
MA 125Calculus I4
MA 126Calculus II4
MA 227Calculus III4
MA 252Introduction to Differential Equations3
MA 260Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PH 201College Physics I4
PH 202College Physics II4
PH 221General Physics I4
PH 222General Physics II4
PHS 101Physical Science4

 

Area IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 12 hours

Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a three-semester hour course in history and at least six semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV). 

The following courses satisfy Area IV of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 106Introductory Archaeology3
ANTH 120Language and Culture3
CMST 105Introduction to Human Communication3
EC 210Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEO 121World Regional Geography3
HY 101Western Civilization I3
HY 102Western Civilization II3
HY 104World History to 16003
HY 105World History 1600 to the Present3
HY 120The United States To 18773
HY 121The United States Since 18773
ITS 101Introduction to International Studies3
PSC 101Introduction to American Government3
PSC 102Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 103Introduction to International Relations3
PSC 221American State and Local Government3
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
PY 201Honors Introduction to Psychology3
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 245Contemporary Social Problems3
WS 100Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
 
Area V. Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses

Certain degrees/major may require students to take additional required courses and/or elective courses appropriate to the individual degree or program. Students should consult the appropriate college or school section of this catalog to see whether Area V requirements apply to them.

Total Semester Hours:41

 Lower Division Requirements for Secondary Education/Biology Major

RequirementsHours
Psychology 1
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
Additional Math 2
MA 125Calculus I4
Chemistry Requirements
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CH 235
  & CH 236
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 237
  & CH 238
Organic Chemistry II
   and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
4
Physics Requirements
Select one of the following:8
College Physics I
   and College Physics II
General Physics I
   and General Physics II
Total Hours31
1

This course will apply toward this requirement as well as Core Curriculum Area IV.

2

If not taken in Core Curriculum Area III

Major Requirements for Secondary Education

RequirementsHours
Foundations & Professional Studies 1
EDU 200Education as a Profession3
HPE 200Quality of Life2
ECY 300Survey of Special Education3
EDF 362Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical3
EPR 363Foundations of Education II: Psychological3
EHS 401Secondary Education Curriculum and Methods3
Secondary Education Courses 2
EDR 442Reading in Content Areas3
EHS 456Classroom Management in Secondary Schools3
EHS 467Secondary Science Methods3
EHS 497Special Problems in Education (Diversity)3
EPR 410Measurement and Evaluation in Education3
Internship
EHS 489Internship Seminar in Secondary Education3
EHS 490Secondary School Student Teaching I6
Total Hours41
1

Required for admission to TEP

2

Admission to TEP required


Major Requirements for Biology
 

See current checklist for Biology Certification in the Office of Student Services within the School of Education. See the requirements for a Biology major within the catalog listing for the College of Arts and Sciences. You should confer with advisors in Education and CAS about specific biology requirements for teacher certification.

 Secondary Education/General Science

This program is a major in secondary education and leads to teacher certification in General Science.  Students wishing to teach biology only should see the previous section entitled “Secondary Education/ Biology."

Core Curriculum for Secondary Education/General Science

Core CurriculumHours
Area I. Written Composition 6 hours

Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include six semester hours in written composition. UAB students must complete EH 101 English Composition I and EH 102 English Composition II with the grade of C or better within their first 30 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

RequirementsHours
EH 101English Composition I3
EH 102English Composition II3

 

Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts 12 hours

Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of three semester hours in literature, three semester hours in the fine arts, and the remaining hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV).

The following courses satisfy Area II of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AAS 200Introduction to African-American Studies3
ARA 101Introductory Arabic I3
ARA 102Introductory Arabic II3
ARH 101The Art Experience3
ARH 203Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARH 204Renaissance through Modern Art3
ARH 206Survey of Asian Art3
CHI 101Introductory Chinese I3
CHI 102Introductory Chinese II3
CMST 101Public Speaking3
EH 216Introduction to Literature3
EH 217World Literature I: Before 16603
EH 218World Literature II: 1660-Present3
EH 221British and Irish Literature I: Before 18003
EH 222British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present3
EH 223American Literature I: Before 18653
EH 224American Literature II: 1865-Present3
FLL 120Foreign Cultures3
FLL 220Foreign Literatures in English Translation3
FR 101Introductory French I4
FR 102Introductory French II4
FR 108Introductory Intensive French4
FR 201Intermediate French I3
FR 202Intermediate French II3
GN 101Introductory German I4
GN 102Introductory German II4
GN 201Intermediate German I3
GN 202Intermediate German II3
GN 204Readings in German Literature3
ITL 101Introductory Italian I3
ITL 102Introductory Italian II3
JPA 101Introductory Japanese I3
JPA 102Introductory Japanese II3
MU 120Music Appreciation3
PHL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 115Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHL 116Bioethics3
PHL 120Practical Reasoning3
PHL 125Introduction to Ethics3
PHL 203Philosophy of Religion3
SPA 101Introductory Spanish I /QL4
SPA 102Introductory Spanish II4
SPA 108Introductory Intensive Spanish4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
THR 100Introduction to the Theatre3
THR 105Introduction to Dance3
THR 200Plays on Film3

 

Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11 hours

Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning. Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least three semester hours in mathematics at the pre-calculus algebra level or higher and at least eight semester hours in the natural sciences. All courses in the natural sciences must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. UAB students must take the required three semester hours in mathematics within their first 60 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

The following courses satisfy Area III of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AST 101
  & AST 111
Astronomy of the Universe
   and Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
4
AST 102
  & AST 112
Astronomy of Stellar Systems
   and Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 103
  & AST 113
Astronomy of the Solar System
   and Astronomy of the Solar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 105
  & AST 115
Extraterrestrial Life
   and Extraterrestrial Life Laboratory
4
BY 101
  & BY 102
Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 111
  & BY 112
Extended Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Ext Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
CH 105
  & CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 107
  & CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
   and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENV 108
  & ENV 109
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
   and Laboratory in Environmental Science
4
ES 101
  & ES 102
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
ES 103
  & ES 104
History of the Earth
   and History of the Earth Laboratory
4
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
MA 106Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
MA 107Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry4
MA 109Survey of Calculus3
MA 110Finite Mathematics3
MA 125Calculus I4
MA 126Calculus II4
MA 227Calculus III4
MA 252Introduction to Differential Equations3
MA 260Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PH 201College Physics I4
PH 202College Physics II4
PH 221General Physics I4
PH 222General Physics II4
PHS 101Physical Science4

 

Area IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 12 hours

Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a three-semester hour course in history and at least six semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV). 

The following courses satisfy Area IV of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 106Introductory Archaeology3
ANTH 120Language and Culture3
CMST 105Introduction to Human Communication3
EC 210Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEO 121World Regional Geography3
HY 101Western Civilization I3
HY 102Western Civilization II3
HY 104World History to 16003
HY 105World History 1600 to the Present3
HY 120The United States To 18773
HY 121The United States Since 18773
ITS 101Introduction to International Studies3
PSC 101Introduction to American Government3
PSC 102Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 103Introduction to International Relations3
PSC 221American State and Local Government3
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
PY 201Honors Introduction to Psychology3
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 245Contemporary Social Problems3
WS 100Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
 
Area V. Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses

Certain degrees/major may require students to take additional required courses and/or elective courses appropriate to the individual degree or program. Students should consult the appropriate college or school section of this catalog to see whether Area V requirements apply to them.

Total Semester Hours:41

 Lower Division Requirements for Secondary Education/General Science

RequirementsHours
Psychology 1
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
Additional Math 2
MA 125Calculus I4
Chemistry Requirements
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CH 235
  & CH 236
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 237
  & CH 238
Organic Chemistry II
   and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
4
Physics Requirements
Select one of the following:8
College Physics I
   and College Physics II
General Physics I
   and General Physics II
Physical Geology
ES 101
  & ES 102
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
Astronomy
Select one of the following:4
Astronomy of the Universe
   and Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
Astronomy of Stellar Systems
   and Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory
Astronomy of the Solar System
   and Astronomy of the Solar Systems Laboratory
Total Hours39
1

This course will apply toward this requirement as well as Core Curriculum Area IV.

2

If not taken in Core Curriculum Area III.

Major Requirements for Secondary Education

RequirementsHours
Foundations & Professional Studies 1
EDU 200Education as a Profession3
HPE 200Quality of Life2
ECY 300Survey of Special Education3
EDF 362Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical3
EPR 363Foundations of Education II: Psychological3
EHS 401Secondary Education Curriculum and Methods3
Secondary Education Courses 2
EHS 456Classroom Management in Secondary Schools3
EHS 467Secondary Science Methods3
EHS 497Special Problems in Education (Diversity)3
EPR 410Measurement and Evaluation in Education3
EDR 442Reading in Content Areas3
Internship
EHS 489Internship Seminar in Secondary Education3
EHS 490Secondary School Student Teaching I6
Total Hours41
1

Required for TEP Admission

2

Admission to TEP required


Major Requirements for Biology as part of the General Science Curriculum. 
 

See current checklist from the Office of Student Services. Consult with advisors in Education and CAS about specific Biology requirements.

 

Secondary Education/Chemistry 

Core Curriculum for Secondary Education/Chemistry

Core CurriculumHours
Area I. Written Composition 6 hours

Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include six semester hours in written composition. UAB students must complete EH 101 English Composition I and EH 102 English Composition II with the grade of C or better within their first 30 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

RequirementsHours
EH 101English Composition I3
EH 102English Composition II3

 

Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts 12 hours

Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of three semester hours in literature, three semester hours in the fine arts, and the remaining hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV).

The following courses satisfy Area II of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AAS 200Introduction to African-American Studies3
ARA 101Introductory Arabic I3
ARA 102Introductory Arabic II3
ARH 101The Art Experience3
ARH 203Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARH 204Renaissance through Modern Art3
ARH 206Survey of Asian Art3
CHI 101Introductory Chinese I3
CHI 102Introductory Chinese II3
CMST 101Public Speaking3
EH 216Introduction to Literature3
EH 217World Literature I: Before 16603
EH 218World Literature II: 1660-Present3
EH 221British and Irish Literature I: Before 18003
EH 222British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present3
EH 223American Literature I: Before 18653
EH 224American Literature II: 1865-Present3
FLL 120Foreign Cultures3
FLL 220Foreign Literatures in English Translation3
FR 101Introductory French I4
FR 102Introductory French II4
FR 108Introductory Intensive French4
FR 201Intermediate French I3
FR 202Intermediate French II3
GN 101Introductory German I4
GN 102Introductory German II4
GN 201Intermediate German I3
GN 202Intermediate German II3
GN 204Readings in German Literature3
ITL 101Introductory Italian I3
ITL 102Introductory Italian II3
JPA 101Introductory Japanese I3
JPA 102Introductory Japanese II3
MU 120Music Appreciation3
PHL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 115Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHL 116Bioethics3
PHL 120Practical Reasoning3
PHL 125Introduction to Ethics3
PHL 203Philosophy of Religion3
SPA 101Introductory Spanish I /QL4
SPA 102Introductory Spanish II4
SPA 108Introductory Intensive Spanish4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
THR 100Introduction to the Theatre3
THR 105Introduction to Dance3
THR 200Plays on Film3

 

Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11 hours

Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning. Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least three semester hours in mathematics at the pre-calculus algebra level or higher and at least eight semester hours in the natural sciences. All courses in the natural sciences must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. UAB students must take the required three semester hours in mathematics within their first 60 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

The following courses satisfy Area III of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AST 101
  & AST 111
Astronomy of the Universe
   and Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
4
AST 102
  & AST 112
Astronomy of Stellar Systems
   and Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 103
  & AST 113
Astronomy of the Solar System
   and Astronomy of the Solar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 105
  & AST 115
Extraterrestrial Life
   and Extraterrestrial Life Laboratory
4
BY 101
  & BY 102
Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 111
  & BY 112
Extended Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Ext Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
CH 105
  & CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 107
  & CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
   and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENV 108
  & ENV 109
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
   and Laboratory in Environmental Science
4
ES 101
  & ES 102
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
ES 103
  & ES 104
History of the Earth
   and History of the Earth Laboratory
4
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
MA 106Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
MA 107Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry4
MA 109Survey of Calculus3
MA 110Finite Mathematics3
MA 125Calculus I4
MA 126Calculus II4
MA 227Calculus III4
MA 252Introduction to Differential Equations3
MA 260Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PH 201College Physics I4
PH 202College Physics II4
PH 221General Physics I4
PH 222General Physics II4
PHS 101Physical Science4

 

Area IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 12 hours

Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a three-semester hour course in history and at least six semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV). 

The following courses satisfy Area IV of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 106Introductory Archaeology3
ANTH 120Language and Culture3
CMST 105Introduction to Human Communication3
EC 210Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEO 121World Regional Geography3
HY 101Western Civilization I3
HY 102Western Civilization II3
HY 104World History to 16003
HY 105World History 1600 to the Present3
HY 120The United States To 18773
HY 121The United States Since 18773
ITS 101Introduction to International Studies3
PSC 101Introduction to American Government3
PSC 102Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 103Introduction to International Relations3
PSC 221American State and Local Government3
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
PY 201Honors Introduction to Psychology3
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 245Contemporary Social Problems3
WS 100Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
 
Area V. Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses

Certain degrees/major may require students to take additional required courses and/or elective courses appropriate to the individual degree or program. Students should consult the appropriate college or school section of this catalog to see whether Area V requirements apply to them.

Total Semester Hours:41

 Lower Division Requirements for Secondary Education/Chemistry

RequirementsHours
Psychology 1
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
Additional Math
MA 125Calculus I 24
MA 126Calculus II4
Biology Requirements
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
Physics Requirements
Select one of the following:8
College Physics I
   and College Physics II
General Physics I
   and General Physics II
Total Hours27
1

If not taken in Core Curriculum Area IV

2

If not taken in Core Curriculum Area III

Major Requirements for Secondary Education

RequirementsHours
Foundations & Professional Studies 1
EDU 200Education as a Profession3
HPE 200Quality of Life2
ECY 300Survey of Special Education3
EDF 362Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical3
EPR 363Foundations of Education II: Psychological3
EHS 401Secondary Education Curriculum and Methods3
Secondary Education Courses 2
EHS 456Classroom Management in Secondary Schools3
EHS 467Secondary Science Methods3
EHS 497Special Problems in Education (Diversity)3
EPR 410Measurement and Evaluation in Education3
EDR 442Reading in Content Areas3
Internship
EHS 489Internship Seminar in Secondary Education3
EHS 490Secondary School Student Teaching I6
Total Hours41
1

Required for TEP Admission

2

Admission to TEP Required 

Major Requirements for Chemistry

See current checklist for Chemistry certification in the Office of Student Services. See the requirements for a Chemistry major within the catalog listings for CAS. You should consult with advisors in Education and CAS about specific chemistry requirements.

 

Secondary Education/English

This curriculum results in a major in secondary education with teacher certification in English language arts.

Core Curriculum for Secondary Education/English

Core CurriculumHours
Area I. Written Composition 6 hours

Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include six semester hours in written composition. UAB students must complete EH 101 English Composition I and EH 102 English Composition II with the grade of C or better within their first 30 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

RequirementsHours
EH 101English Composition I3
EH 102English Composition II3

 

Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts 12 hours

Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of three semester hours in literature, three semester hours in the fine arts, and the remaining hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV).

The following courses satisfy Area II of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AAS 200Introduction to African-American Studies3
ARA 101Introductory Arabic I3
ARA 102Introductory Arabic II3
ARH 101The Art Experience3
ARH 203Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARH 204Renaissance through Modern Art3
ARH 206Survey of Asian Art3
CHI 101Introductory Chinese I3
CHI 102Introductory Chinese II3
CMST 101Public Speaking3
EH 216Introduction to Literature3
EH 217World Literature I: Before 16603
EH 218World Literature II: 1660-Present3
EH 221British and Irish Literature I: Before 18003
EH 222British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present3
EH 223American Literature I: Before 18653
EH 224American Literature II: 1865-Present3
FLL 120Foreign Cultures3
FLL 220Foreign Literatures in English Translation3
FR 101Introductory French I4
FR 102Introductory French II4
FR 108Introductory Intensive French4
FR 201Intermediate French I3
FR 202Intermediate French II3
GN 101Introductory German I4
GN 102Introductory German II4
GN 201Intermediate German I3
GN 202Intermediate German II3
GN 204Readings in German Literature3
ITL 101Introductory Italian I3
ITL 102Introductory Italian II3
JPA 101Introductory Japanese I3
JPA 102Introductory Japanese II3
MU 120Music Appreciation3
PHL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 115Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHL 116Bioethics3
PHL 120Practical Reasoning3
PHL 125Introduction to Ethics3
PHL 203Philosophy of Religion3
SPA 101Introductory Spanish I /QL4
SPA 102Introductory Spanish II4
SPA 108Introductory Intensive Spanish4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
THR 100Introduction to the Theatre3
THR 105Introduction to Dance3
THR 200Plays on Film3

 

Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11 hours

Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning. Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least three semester hours in mathematics at the pre-calculus algebra level or higher and at least eight semester hours in the natural sciences. All courses in the natural sciences must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. UAB students must take the required three semester hours in mathematics within their first 60 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

The following courses satisfy Area III of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AST 101
  & AST 111
Astronomy of the Universe
   and Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
4
AST 102
  & AST 112
Astronomy of Stellar Systems
   and Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 103
  & AST 113
Astronomy of the Solar System
   and Astronomy of the Solar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 105
  & AST 115
Extraterrestrial Life
   and Extraterrestrial Life Laboratory
4
BY 101
  & BY 102
Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 111
  & BY 112
Extended Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Ext Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
CH 105
  & CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 107
  & CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
   and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENV 108
  & ENV 109
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
   and Laboratory in Environmental Science
4
ES 101
  & ES 102
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
ES 103
  & ES 104
History of the Earth
   and History of the Earth Laboratory
4
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
MA 106Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
MA 107Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry4
MA 109Survey of Calculus3
MA 110Finite Mathematics3
MA 125Calculus I4
MA 126Calculus II4
MA 227Calculus III4
MA 252Introduction to Differential Equations3
MA 260Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PH 201College Physics I4
PH 202College Physics II4
PH 221General Physics I4
PH 222General Physics II4
PHS 101Physical Science4

 

Area IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 12 hours

Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a three-semester hour course in history and at least six semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV). 

The following courses satisfy Area IV of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 106Introductory Archaeology3
ANTH 120Language and Culture3
CMST 105Introduction to Human Communication3
EC 210Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEO 121World Regional Geography3
HY 101Western Civilization I3
HY 102Western Civilization II3
HY 104World History to 16003
HY 105World History 1600 to the Present3
HY 120The United States To 18773
HY 121The United States Since 18773
ITS 101Introduction to International Studies3
PSC 101Introduction to American Government3
PSC 102Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 103Introduction to International Relations3
PSC 221American State and Local Government3
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
PY 201Honors Introduction to Psychology3
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 245Contemporary Social Problems3
WS 100Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
 
Area V. Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses

Certain degrees/major may require students to take additional required courses and/or elective courses appropriate to the individual degree or program. Students should consult the appropriate college or school section of this catalog to see whether Area V requirements apply to them.

Total Semester Hours:41

 Lower Division Requirements for Secondary Education/English

RequirementsHours
Psychology 1
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
Mass Communication
CMST 103History of Mass Media3
CMST 210Newswriting and Reporting I3
Total Hours9
1

If not taken in Core Curriculum Area IV

Major Requirements for Secondary Education

RequirementsHours
Foundations & Professional Studies
EDU 200Education as a Profession3
HPE 200Quality of Life2
ECY 300Survey of Special Education3
EDF 362Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical3
EPR 363Foundations of Education II: Psychological3
EHS 401Secondary Education Curriculum and Methods3
Secondary Education Courses 1
EHS 456Classroom Management in Secondary Schools3
EHS 466Language Arts Methods3
EHS 497Special Problems in Education3
EPR 410Measurement and Evaluation in Education3
EDR 442Reading in Content Areas3
Internship
EHS 489Internship Seminar in Secondary Education3
EHS 490Secondary School Student Teaching I6
Total Hours41
1

Admission to TEP required

Major Requirements for English

RequirementsHours
EH 301Reading, Writing, and Research for English Majors3
Select one of the following:3
World Literature I: Before 1660
World Literature II: 1660-Present
Select one of the following:3
American Literature I: Before 1865
American Literature II: 1865-Present
Select one of the following:3
Poetry Writing Workshop
Poetry Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Fiction Writing Workshop
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Workshop in Writing for Young People
Creative Writing: Special Topics
Teaching Creative Writing
Select one of the following:3
Tutoring Writing
Writing in Popular Periodicals
Business Writing
Technical Writing
Writing and Medicine
Professional Writing: Special Topics
Academic Writing
Select one of the following:3
Young Adult Literature
Literature for Adolescents
EH 476Shakespeare3
Select one of the following:3
Medieval Culture: Literature and Society
Arthurian Legend
Beowulf in Context
Chaucer: Pilgrimage to Canterbury
English Renaissance Drama (Excluding Shakespeare)
English Renaissance Poetry and Prose
Milton
The Restoration
The Eighteenth Century: Literature and Culture
The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
British Romanticism
British Victorian Poetry
Eighteenth-Century British Novel
Nineteenth-Century British Novel
Modern British and European Drama
British Novel: The Modern Age
James Joyce
Select one of the following:3
American Women Writers Before 1900
American Literature, 1620 - 1820
American Literature, 1820 - 1870
American Literature, 1870 - 1914
Modern American Poetry
Literary Theory and Criticism, the Twentieth Century to the Present
Women's Literature and Theory
American Literature, 1914 - 1945
American Literature, 1945-Present
Select one of the following:3
African American Literature, 1954-Present
The Harlem Renaissance
African American Literature, 1746-1954
African American Literature, 1954-Present
World Literature
World Literature
African Literature
African Women's Literature
African-American Special Topics
Special Topics in African American Literature
African American Dramatic Tradition
African American Poetry Tradition
The Slave Narrative and Its Literary Expressions
Black Women Writers
The Harlem Renaissance
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Linguistics
Structure of English
EH 452Grammar and Usage for English Teachers3
Total Hours36
Core CurriculumHours
Area I. Written Composition 6 hours

Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include six semester hours in written composition. UAB students must complete EH 101 English Composition I and EH 102 English Composition II with the grade of C or better within their first 30 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

RequirementsHours
EH 101English Composition I3
EH 102English Composition II3

 

Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts 12 hours

Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of three semester hours in literature, three semester hours in the fine arts, and the remaining hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV).

The following courses satisfy Area II of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AAS 200Introduction to African-American Studies3
ARA 101Introductory Arabic I3
ARA 102Introductory Arabic II3
ARH 101The Art Experience3
ARH 203Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARH 204Renaissance through Modern Art3
ARH 206Survey of Asian Art3
CHI 101Introductory Chinese I3
CHI 102Introductory Chinese II3
CMST 101Public Speaking3
EH 216Introduction to Literature3
EH 217World Literature I: Before 16603
EH 218World Literature II: 1660-Present3
EH 221British and Irish Literature I: Before 18003
EH 222British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present3
EH 223American Literature I: Before 18653
EH 224American Literature II: 1865-Present3
FLL 120Foreign Cultures3
FLL 220Foreign Literatures in English Translation3
FR 101Introductory French I4
FR 102Introductory French II4
FR 108Introductory Intensive French4
FR 201Intermediate French I3
FR 202Intermediate French II3
GN 101Introductory German I4
GN 102Introductory German II4
GN 201Intermediate German I3
GN 202Intermediate German II3
GN 204Readings in German Literature3
ITL 101Introductory Italian I3
ITL 102Introductory Italian II3
JPA 101Introductory Japanese I3
JPA 102Introductory Japanese II3
MU 120Music Appreciation3
PHL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 115Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHL 116Bioethics3
PHL 120Practical Reasoning3
PHL 125Introduction to Ethics3
PHL 203Philosophy of Religion3
SPA 101Introductory Spanish I /QL4
SPA 102Introductory Spanish II4
SPA 108Introductory Intensive Spanish4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
THR 100Introduction to the Theatre3
THR 105Introduction to Dance3
THR 200Plays on Film3

 

Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11 hours

Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning. Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least three semester hours in mathematics at the pre-calculus algebra level or higher and at least eight semester hours in the natural sciences. All courses in the natural sciences must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. UAB students must take the required three semester hours in mathematics within their first 60 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

The following courses satisfy Area III of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AST 101
  & AST 111
Astronomy of the Universe
   and Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
4
AST 102
  & AST 112
Astronomy of Stellar Systems
   and Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 103
  & AST 113
Astronomy of the Solar System
   and Astronomy of the Solar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 105
  & AST 115
Extraterrestrial Life
   and Extraterrestrial Life Laboratory
4
BY 101
  & BY 102
Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 111
  & BY 112
Extended Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Ext Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
CH 105
  & CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 107
  & CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
   and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENV 108
  & ENV 109
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
   and Laboratory in Environmental Science
4
ES 101
  & ES 102
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
ES 103
  & ES 104
History of the Earth
   and History of the Earth Laboratory
4
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
MA 106Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
MA 107Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry4
MA 109Survey of Calculus3
MA 110Finite Mathematics3
MA 125Calculus I4
MA 126Calculus II4
MA 227Calculus III4
MA 252Introduction to Differential Equations3
MA 260Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PH 201College Physics I4
PH 202College Physics II4
PH 221General Physics I4
PH 222General Physics II4
PHS 101Physical Science4

 

Area IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 12 hours

Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a three-semester hour course in history and at least six semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV). 

The following courses satisfy Area IV of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 106Introductory Archaeology3
ANTH 120Language and Culture3
CMST 105Introduction to Human Communication3
EC 210Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEO 121World Regional Geography3
HY 101Western Civilization I3
HY 102Western Civilization II3
HY 104World History to 16003
HY 105World History 1600 to the Present3
HY 120The United States To 18773
HY 121The United States Since 18773
ITS 101Introduction to International Studies3
PSC 101Introduction to American Government3
PSC 102Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 103Introduction to International Relations3
PSC 221American State and Local Government3
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
PY 201Honors Introduction to Psychology3
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 245Contemporary Social Problems3
WS 100Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
 
Area V. Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses

Certain degrees/major may require students to take additional required courses and/or elective courses appropriate to the individual degree or program. Students should consult the appropriate college or school section of this catalog to see whether Area V requirements apply to them.

Total Semester Hours:41

 Lower Division Requirements for High School Education/French Double Major

RequirementsHours
Psychology 1
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
French
FR 101Introductory French I4
FR 102Introductory French II4
Total Hours11

1

If not taken in Core Curriculum Area IV

 

Major Requirements for High School Education

RequirementsHours
Foundations & Professional Studies
EDU 200Education as a Profession3
HPE 200Quality of Life2
ECY 300Survey of Special Education3
EDF 362Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical3
EPR 363Foundations of Education II: Psychological3
EDT 300Teaching and Technology3
Secondary Education Courses 1
EHS 401Secondary Education Curriculum and Methods3
EHS 456Classroom Management in Secondary Schools3
EFL 485Foreign/Sec Language Methods4
EPR 411Measurement and Evaluation in Education3
EDR 442Reading in Content Areas3
Internship
EFL 498Student Teaching in Foreign Language N-129
EFL 499Internship in Foreign Language Education Seminar1
Total Hours43

1

Admission to TEP required

 

Major Requirements for French

 

RequirementsHours
Foreign Cultures 1
FLL 120Foreign Cultures3
Additional Introductory Foreign Language Course
Select one of the following:3
Introductory Arabic I
Introductory Chinese I
Introductory Japanese I
Introductory Spanish I /QL
Introductory German I
Introductory Italian I
Literature
Select one of the following:3
Foreign Literatures in English Translation
World Literature II: 1660-Present
Linguistics
LING 350Introduction to Linguistics3
Foreign Language Seminar
FLL 485Foreign Language Capstone Seminar3
Study Abroad/Foreign Language Internship
Select six hours of the following:6
Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Foreign Language Internship/SL
French
FR 201Intermediate French I3
FR 202Intermediate French II3
FR 210Intermediate French Culture3
FR 307Advanced Grammar and Composition I3
FR 308Advanced Grammar and Composition II3
FR 310Advanced French Culture3
FR 311Advanced Survey of French Literature3
French Electives 200-level
See your Academic Advisor3
French Electives 400-level
Select 3 courses from UAB. See your academic advisor.9
Total Hours54

1

If not taken in Core Curriculum Area II

 

Core CurriculumHours
Area I. Written Composition 6 hours

Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include six semester hours in written composition. UAB students must complete EH 101 English Composition I and EH 102 English Composition II with the grade of C or better within their first 30 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

RequirementsHours
EH 101English Composition I3
EH 102English Composition II3

 

Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts 12 hours

Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of three semester hours in literature, three semester hours in the fine arts, and the remaining hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV).

The following courses satisfy Area II of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AAS 200Introduction to African-American Studies3
ARA 101Introductory Arabic I3
ARA 102Introductory Arabic II3
ARH 101The Art Experience3
ARH 203Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARH 204Renaissance through Modern Art3
ARH 206Survey of Asian Art3
CHI 101Introductory Chinese I3
CHI 102Introductory Chinese II3
CMST 101Public Speaking3
EH 216Introduction to Literature3
EH 217World Literature I: Before 16603
EH 218World Literature II: 1660-Present3
EH 221British and Irish Literature I: Before 18003
EH 222British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present3
EH 223American Literature I: Before 18653
EH 224American Literature II: 1865-Present3
FLL 120Foreign Cultures3
FLL 220Foreign Literatures in English Translation3
FR 101Introductory French I4
FR 102Introductory French II4
FR 108Introductory Intensive French4
FR 201Intermediate French I3
FR 202Intermediate French II3
GN 101Introductory German I4
GN 102Introductory German II4
GN 201Intermediate German I3
GN 202Intermediate German II3
GN 204Readings in German Literature3
ITL 101Introductory Italian I3
ITL 102Introductory Italian II3
JPA 101Introductory Japanese I3
JPA 102Introductory Japanese II3
MU 120Music Appreciation3
PHL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 115Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHL 116Bioethics3
PHL 120Practical Reasoning3
PHL 125Introduction to Ethics3
PHL 203Philosophy of Religion3
SPA 101Introductory Spanish I /QL4
SPA 102Introductory Spanish II4
SPA 108Introductory Intensive Spanish4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
THR 100Introduction to the Theatre3
THR 105Introduction to Dance3
THR 200Plays on Film3

 

Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11 hours

Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning. Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least three semester hours in mathematics at the pre-calculus algebra level or higher and at least eight semester hours in the natural sciences. All courses in the natural sciences must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. UAB students must take the required three semester hours in mathematics within their first 60 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

The following courses satisfy Area III of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AST 101
  & AST 111
Astronomy of the Universe
   and Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
4
AST 102
  & AST 112
Astronomy of Stellar Systems
   and Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 103
  & AST 113
Astronomy of the Solar System
   and Astronomy of the Solar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 105
  & AST 115
Extraterrestrial Life
   and Extraterrestrial Life Laboratory
4
BY 101
  & BY 102
Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 111
  & BY 112
Extended Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Ext Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
CH 105
  & CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 107
  & CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
   and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENV 108
  & ENV 109
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
   and Laboratory in Environmental Science
4
ES 101
  & ES 102
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
ES 103
  & ES 104
History of the Earth
   and History of the Earth Laboratory
4
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
MA 106Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
MA 107Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry4
MA 109Survey of Calculus3
MA 110Finite Mathematics3
MA 125Calculus I4
MA 126Calculus II4
MA 227Calculus III4
MA 252Introduction to Differential Equations3
MA 260Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PH 201College Physics I4
PH 202College Physics II4
PH 221General Physics I4
PH 222General Physics II4
PHS 101Physical Science4

 

Area IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 12 hours

Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a three-semester hour course in history and at least six semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV). 

The following courses satisfy Area IV of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 106Introductory Archaeology3
ANTH 120Language and Culture3
CMST 105Introduction to Human Communication3
EC 210Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEO 121World Regional Geography3
HY 101Western Civilization I3
HY 102Western Civilization II3
HY 104World History to 16003
HY 105World History 1600 to the Present3
HY 120The United States To 18773
HY 121The United States Since 18773
ITS 101Introduction to International Studies3
PSC 101Introduction to American Government3
PSC 102Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 103Introduction to International Relations3
PSC 221American State and Local Government3
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
PY 201Honors Introduction to Psychology3
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 245Contemporary Social Problems3
WS 100Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
 
Area V. Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses

Certain degrees/major may require students to take additional required courses and/or elective courses appropriate to the individual degree or program. Students should consult the appropriate college or school section of this catalog to see whether Area V requirements apply to them.

Total Semester Hours:41

 Lower Division Requirements for High School Education/Spanish Double Major

RequirementsHours
Psychology 1
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
Spanish
SPA 101Introductory Spanish I /QL4
SPA 102Introductory Spanish II4
Total Hours11

1

If not taken in Area IV

 

Major Requirements for High School Education

RequirementsHours
Foundations & Professional Studies
EDU 200Education as a Profession3
HPE 200Quality of Life2
ECY 300Survey of Special Education3
EDF 362Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical3
EPR 363Foundations of Education II: Psychological3
EDT 300Teaching and Technology3
Secondary Education Courses 1
EHS 401Secondary Education Curriculum and Methods3
EHS 456Classroom Management in Secondary Schools3
EFL 485Foreign/Sec Language Methods4
EPR 411Measurement and Evaluation in Education3
EDR 442Reading in Content Areas3
Internship
EFL 498Student Teaching in Foreign Language N-129
EFL 499Internship in Foreign Language Education Seminar1
Total Hours43

1

Admission to TEP required

 

Major Requirements for Spanish


RequirementsHours
Foreign Cultures 1
FLL 120Foreign Cultures3
Additional Introductory Foreign Language Course
Select one of the following courses:3
Introductory Arabic I
Introductory Chinese I
Introductory French I
Introductory Japanese I
Introductory German I
Introductory Italian I
Literature
Select one of the following:3
Foreign Literatures in English Translation
World Literature II: 1660-Present
Linguistics
LING 350Introduction to Linguistics3
Foreign Language Seminar
FLL 485Foreign Language Capstone Seminar3
Study Abroad/Foreign Language Internship
Select one of the following:6
Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Foreign Language Internship/SL
Spanish
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
SPA 210Conversation and Culture3
SPA 300Advanced Grammar and Composition3
SPA 304Phonetics and Phonology3
SPA 311Survey of Spanish Peninsular Literature3
SPA 312Survey of Latin American Literature3
Spanish Electives 200-level
See your Academic Advisor3
Spanish Electives 400-level
Select 3 courses from UAB. See your academic advisor.9
Total Hours54

1

If not taken in Area II


 

 

Secondary Education/General Social Science

This curriculum results in a major in secondary education, with teacher certification in general social science. A history major may also be obtained by completing requirements specific to that major.

Core Curriculum for Secondary Education/General Social Science

Core CurriculumHours
Area I. Written Composition 6 hours

Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include six semester hours in written composition. UAB students must complete EH 101 English Composition I and EH 102 English Composition II with the grade of C or better within their first 30 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

RequirementsHours
EH 101English Composition I3
EH 102English Composition II3

 

Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts 12 hours

Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of three semester hours in literature, three semester hours in the fine arts, and the remaining hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV).

The following courses satisfy Area II of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AAS 200Introduction to African-American Studies3
ARA 101Introductory Arabic I3
ARA 102Introductory Arabic II3
ARH 101The Art Experience3
ARH 203Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARH 204Renaissance through Modern Art3
ARH 206Survey of Asian Art3
CHI 101Introductory Chinese I3
CHI 102Introductory Chinese II3
CMST 101Public Speaking3
EH 216Introduction to Literature3
EH 217World Literature I: Before 16603
EH 218World Literature II: 1660-Present3
EH 221British and Irish Literature I: Before 18003
EH 222British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present3
EH 223American Literature I: Before 18653
EH 224American Literature II: 1865-Present3
FLL 120Foreign Cultures3
FLL 220Foreign Literatures in English Translation3
FR 101Introductory French I4
FR 102Introductory French II4
FR 108Introductory Intensive French4
FR 201Intermediate French I3
FR 202Intermediate French II3
GN 101Introductory German I4
GN 102Introductory German II4
GN 201Intermediate German I3
GN 202Intermediate German II3
GN 204Readings in German Literature3
ITL 101Introductory Italian I3
ITL 102Introductory Italian II3
JPA 101Introductory Japanese I3
JPA 102Introductory Japanese II3
MU 120Music Appreciation3
PHL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 115Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHL 116Bioethics3
PHL 120Practical Reasoning3
PHL 125Introduction to Ethics3
PHL 203Philosophy of Religion3
SPA 101Introductory Spanish I /QL4
SPA 102Introductory Spanish II4
SPA 108Introductory Intensive Spanish4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
THR 100Introduction to the Theatre3
THR 105Introduction to Dance3
THR 200Plays on Film3

 

Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11 hours

Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning. Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least three semester hours in mathematics at the pre-calculus algebra level or higher and at least eight semester hours in the natural sciences. All courses in the natural sciences must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. UAB students must take the required three semester hours in mathematics within their first 60 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

The following courses satisfy Area III of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AST 101
  & AST 111
Astronomy of the Universe
   and Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
4
AST 102
  & AST 112
Astronomy of Stellar Systems
   and Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 103
  & AST 113
Astronomy of the Solar System
   and Astronomy of the Solar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 105
  & AST 115
Extraterrestrial Life
   and Extraterrestrial Life Laboratory
4
BY 101
  & BY 102
Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 111
  & BY 112
Extended Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Ext Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
CH 105
  & CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 107
  & CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
   and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENV 108
  & ENV 109
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
   and Laboratory in Environmental Science
4
ES 101
  & ES 102
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
ES 103
  & ES 104
History of the Earth
   and History of the Earth Laboratory
4
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
MA 106Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
MA 107Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry4
MA 109Survey of Calculus3
MA 110Finite Mathematics3
MA 125Calculus I4
MA 126Calculus II4
MA 227Calculus III4
MA 252Introduction to Differential Equations3
MA 260Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PH 201College Physics I4
PH 202College Physics II4
PH 221General Physics I4
PH 222General Physics II4
PHS 101Physical Science4

 

Area IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 12 hours

Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a three-semester hour course in history and at least six semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV). 

The following courses satisfy Area IV of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 106Introductory Archaeology3
ANTH 120Language and Culture3
CMST 105Introduction to Human Communication3
EC 210Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEO 121World Regional Geography3
HY 101Western Civilization I3
HY 102Western Civilization II3
HY 104World History to 16003
HY 105World History 1600 to the Present3
HY 120The United States To 18773
HY 121The United States Since 18773
ITS 101Introduction to International Studies3
PSC 101Introduction to American Government3
PSC 102Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 103Introduction to International Relations3
PSC 221American State and Local Government3
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
PY 201Honors Introduction to Psychology3
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 245Contemporary Social Problems3
WS 100Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
 
Area V. Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses

Certain degrees/major may require students to take additional required courses and/or elective courses appropriate to the individual degree or program. Students should consult the appropriate college or school section of this catalog to see whether Area V requirements apply to them.

Total Semester Hours:41

 Lower Division Requirements for Secondary Education/General Social Science Major

RequirementsHours
Additional Social & Behavioral Science
PSC 101Introduction to American Government3
PSC 221American State and Local Government3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
GEO 221Geography of North America3
Total Hours12

Upper Division Requirements for Secondary Education/General Social Science Major

RequirementsHours
Economics
EC 440Economics for Educators3
Total Hours3

Major Requirements for Secondary Education

RequirementsHours
Foundations & Professional Studies 1
EDU 200Education as a Profession3
HPE 200Quality of Life2
ECY 300Survey of Special Education3
EDF 362Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical3
EPR 363Foundations of Education II: Psychological3
EHS 401Secondary Education Curriculum and Methods3
Secondary Education Courses 2
EHS 456Classroom Management in Secondary Schools3
EHS 468Secondary Social Sci Methods3
EHS 497Special Problems in Education (Diversity)3
EPR 410Measurement and Evaluation in Education3
EDR 442Reading in Content Areas3
Internship
EHS 489Internship Seminar in Secondary Education3
EHS 490Secondary School Student Teaching I6
Total Hours41
1

Required for TEP Admission

2

Admission to TEP required

Major Requirements in History

RequirementsHours
History
HY 101Western Civilization I3
HY 102Western Civilization II3
HY 120The United States To 18773
HY 121The United States Since 18773
HY 225History of Alabama3
HY 300The Historian's Craft3
Total Hours18


For other history courses see the current checklist in the Offices of Student Services within the School of Education. See the requirements for a history major within the catalog listings for the College of Arts and Sciences. You should confer with advisors in Education and CAS about specific history requirements. Students seeking teacher certification may have more specific requirements than non-certification students.

 

Secondary Education/Mathematics

Core Curriculum for Secondary Education/Mathematics

Core CurriculumHours
Area I. Written Composition 6 hours

Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include six semester hours in written composition. UAB students must complete EH 101 English Composition I and EH 102 English Composition II with the grade of C or better within their first 30 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

RequirementsHours
EH 101English Composition I3
EH 102English Composition II3

 

Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts 12 hours

Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of three semester hours in literature, three semester hours in the fine arts, and the remaining hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV).

The following courses satisfy Area II of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AAS 200Introduction to African-American Studies3
ARA 101Introductory Arabic I3
ARA 102Introductory Arabic II3
ARH 101The Art Experience3
ARH 203Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARH 204Renaissance through Modern Art3
ARH 206Survey of Asian Art3
CHI 101Introductory Chinese I3
CHI 102Introductory Chinese II3
CMST 101Public Speaking3
EH 216Introduction to Literature3
EH 217World Literature I: Before 16603
EH 218World Literature II: 1660-Present3
EH 221British and Irish Literature I: Before 18003
EH 222British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present3
EH 223American Literature I: Before 18653
EH 224American Literature II: 1865-Present3
FLL 120Foreign Cultures3
FLL 220Foreign Literatures in English Translation3
FR 101Introductory French I4
FR 102Introductory French II4
FR 108Introductory Intensive French4
FR 201Intermediate French I3
FR 202Intermediate French II3
GN 101Introductory German I4
GN 102Introductory German II4
GN 201Intermediate German I3
GN 202Intermediate German II3
GN 204Readings in German Literature3
ITL 101Introductory Italian I3
ITL 102Introductory Italian II3
JPA 101Introductory Japanese I3
JPA 102Introductory Japanese II3
MU 120Music Appreciation3
PHL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 115Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHL 116Bioethics3
PHL 120Practical Reasoning3
PHL 125Introduction to Ethics3
PHL 203Philosophy of Religion3
SPA 101Introductory Spanish I /QL4
SPA 102Introductory Spanish II4
SPA 108Introductory Intensive Spanish4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
THR 100Introduction to the Theatre3
THR 105Introduction to Dance3
THR 200Plays on Film3

 

Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11 hours

Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning. Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least three semester hours in mathematics at the pre-calculus algebra level or higher and at least eight semester hours in the natural sciences. All courses in the natural sciences must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. UAB students must take the required three semester hours in mathematics within their first 60 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

The following courses satisfy Area III of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AST 101
  & AST 111
Astronomy of the Universe
   and Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
4
AST 102
  & AST 112
Astronomy of Stellar Systems
   and Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 103
  & AST 113
Astronomy of the Solar System
   and Astronomy of the Solar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 105
  & AST 115
Extraterrestrial Life
   and Extraterrestrial Life Laboratory
4
BY 101
  & BY 102
Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 111
  & BY 112
Extended Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Ext Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
CH 105
  & CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 107
  & CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
   and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENV 108
  & ENV 109
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
   and Laboratory in Environmental Science
4
ES 101
  & ES 102
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
ES 103
  & ES 104
History of the Earth
   and History of the Earth Laboratory
4
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
MA 106Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
MA 107Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry4
MA 109Survey of Calculus3
MA 110Finite Mathematics3
MA 125Calculus I4
MA 126Calculus II4
MA 227Calculus III4
MA 252Introduction to Differential Equations3
MA 260Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PH 201College Physics I4
PH 202College Physics II4
PH 221General Physics I4
PH 222General Physics II4
PHS 101Physical Science4

 

Area IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 12 hours

Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a three-semester hour course in history and at least six semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV). 

The following courses satisfy Area IV of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 106Introductory Archaeology3
ANTH 120Language and Culture3
CMST 105Introduction to Human Communication3
EC 210Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEO 121World Regional Geography3
HY 101Western Civilization I3
HY 102Western Civilization II3
HY 104World History to 16003
HY 105World History 1600 to the Present3
HY 120The United States To 18773
HY 121The United States Since 18773
ITS 101Introduction to International Studies3
PSC 101Introduction to American Government3
PSC 102Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 103Introduction to International Relations3
PSC 221American State and Local Government3
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
PY 201Honors Introduction to Psychology3
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 245Contemporary Social Problems3
WS 100Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
 
Area V. Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses

Certain degrees/major may require students to take additional required courses and/or elective courses appropriate to the individual degree or program. Students should consult the appropriate college or school section of this catalog to see whether Area V requirements apply to them.

Total Semester Hours:41

 Lower Division Requirements for Secondary Education/Mathematics Major

RequirementsHours
Psychology
PY 101Introduction to Psychology 13
Total Hours3
1

If not taken in Core Curriculum Area IV

Major Requirements for Secondary Education

RequirementsHours
Foundations & Professional Studies 1
EDU 200Education as a Profession3
HPE 200Quality of Life2
ECY 300Survey of Special Education3
EDF 362Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical3
EPR 363Foundations of Education II: Psychological3
EHS 401Secondary Education Curriculum and Methods3
Secondary Education Courses 2
EHS 456Classroom Management in Secondary Schools3
EHS 465Secondary Math Methods3
EHS 497Special Problems in Education (Diversity)3
EPR 410Measurement and Evaluation in Education3
EDR 442Reading in Content Areas3
Internship
EHS 489Internship Seminar in Secondary Education3
EHS 490Secondary School Student Teaching I6
Total Hours41
1

Required for TEP Admission

2

Admission to TEP required 


Major Requirements for Mathematics


See current checklist for Mathematics certification in the Offices of Student Services within the School of Education. See requirements for a Mathematics major within the catalog listings for the College of Arts and Sciences. You should confer with advisors in Education and CAS about specific requirements for certification in Mathematics.

 

Secondary Education/Physics 

Core Curriculum for Secondary Education/Physics

Core CurriculumHours
Area I. Written Composition 6 hours

Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include six semester hours in written composition. UAB students must complete EH 101 English Composition I and EH 102 English Composition II with the grade of C or better within their first 30 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

RequirementsHours
EH 101English Composition I3
EH 102English Composition II3

 

Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts 12 hours

Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum of three semester hours in literature, three semester hours in the fine arts, and the remaining hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV).

The following courses satisfy Area II of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AAS 200Introduction to African-American Studies3
ARA 101Introductory Arabic I3
ARA 102Introductory Arabic II3
ARH 101The Art Experience3
ARH 203Ancient and Medieval Art3
ARH 204Renaissance through Modern Art3
ARH 206Survey of Asian Art3
CHI 101Introductory Chinese I3
CHI 102Introductory Chinese II3
CMST 101Public Speaking3
EH 216Introduction to Literature3
EH 217World Literature I: Before 16603
EH 218World Literature II: 1660-Present3
EH 221British and Irish Literature I: Before 18003
EH 222British and Irish Literature II: 1800-Present3
EH 223American Literature I: Before 18653
EH 224American Literature II: 1865-Present3
FLL 120Foreign Cultures3
FLL 220Foreign Literatures in English Translation3
FR 101Introductory French I4
FR 102Introductory French II4
FR 108Introductory Intensive French4
FR 201Intermediate French I3
FR 202Intermediate French II3
GN 101Introductory German I4
GN 102Introductory German II4
GN 201Intermediate German I3
GN 202Intermediate German II3
GN 204Readings in German Literature3
ITL 101Introductory Italian I3
ITL 102Introductory Italian II3
JPA 101Introductory Japanese I3
JPA 102Introductory Japanese II3
MU 120Music Appreciation3
PHL 100Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 115Contemporary Moral Issues3
PHL 116Bioethics3
PHL 120Practical Reasoning3
PHL 125Introduction to Ethics3
PHL 203Philosophy of Religion3
SPA 101Introductory Spanish I /QL4
SPA 102Introductory Spanish II4
SPA 108Introductory Intensive Spanish4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPA 202Intermediate Spanish II3
THR 100Introduction to the Theatre3
THR 105Introduction to Dance3
THR 200Plays on Film3

 

Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11 hours

Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning. Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least three semester hours in mathematics at the pre-calculus algebra level or higher and at least eight semester hours in the natural sciences. All courses in the natural sciences must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include, but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics. UAB students must take the required three semester hours in mathematics within their first 60 hours or as soon as possible thereafter.

The following courses satisfy Area III of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
AST 101
  & AST 111
Astronomy of the Universe
   and Astronomy of the Universe Laboratory
4
AST 102
  & AST 112
Astronomy of Stellar Systems
   and Astronomy of Stellar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 103
  & AST 113
Astronomy of the Solar System
   and Astronomy of the Solar Systems Laboratory
4
AST 105
  & AST 115
Extraterrestrial Life
   and Extraterrestrial Life Laboratory
4
BY 101
  & BY 102
Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 111
  & BY 112
Extended Topics in Contemporary Biology
   and Ext Topics Contemporary Biology Laboratory
4
BY 123Introductory Biology I4
BY 124Introductory Biology II4
CH 105
  & CH 106
Introductory Chemistry I
   and Introductory Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 107
  & CH 108
Introductory Chemistry II
   and Introductory Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENV 108
  & ENV 109
Human Population and the Earth s Environment
   and Laboratory in Environmental Science
4
ES 101
  & ES 102
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Laboratory
4
ES 103
  & ES 104
History of the Earth
   and History of the Earth Laboratory
4
MA 105Pre-Calculus Algebra3
MA 106Pre-Calculus Trigonometry3
MA 107Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry4
MA 109Survey of Calculus3
MA 110Finite Mathematics3
MA 125Calculus I4
MA 126Calculus II4
MA 227Calculus III4
MA 252Introduction to Differential Equations3
MA 260Introduction to Linear Algebra3
PH 201College Physics I4
PH 202College Physics II4
PH 221General Physics I4
PH 222General Physics II4
PHS 101Physical Science4

 

Area IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 12 hours

Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a three-semester hour course in history and at least six semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. As part of the common Core Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester hour sequence either in literature (Area II) or in history (Area IV). 

The following courses satisfy Area IV of the Core Curriculum:

RequirementsHours
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 106Introductory Archaeology3
ANTH 120Language and Culture3
CMST 105Introduction to Human Communication3
EC 210Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
GEO 121World Regional Geography3
HY 101Western Civilization I3
HY 102Western Civilization II3
HY 104World History to 16003
HY 105World History 1600 to the Present3
HY 120The United States To 18773
HY 121The United States Since 18773
ITS 101Introduction to International Studies3
PSC 101Introduction to American Government3
PSC 102Introduction to Comparative Politics3
PSC 103Introduction to International Relations3
PSC 221American State and Local Government3
PY 101Introduction to Psychology3
PY 201Honors Introduction to Psychology3
PY 212Developmental Psychology3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 245Contemporary Social Problems3
WS 100Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3
 
Area V. Pre-Professional, Pre-Major, and Elective Courses

Certain degrees/major may require students to take additional required courses and/or elective courses appropriate to the individual degree or program. Students should consult the appropriate college or school section of this catalog to see whether Area V requirements apply to them.

Total Semester Hours:41

 Lower Division Requirements for Secondary Education/Physics Major

RequirementsHours
Psychology
PY 101Introduction to Psychology 13
Mathematics
MA 125Calculus I4
MA 126Calculus II4
MA 227Calculus III4
MA 252Introduction to Differential Equations3
Mathematics Electives (200 Level or Higher)
Must be approved by faculty advisor3
Chemistry
CH 115
  & CH 116
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CH 117
  & CH 118
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
Total Hours29
1

If not taken in Core Curriculum Area IV

Major Requirements for Secondary Education

RequirementsHours
Foundations & Professional Studies 1
EDU 200Education as a Profession3
HPE 200Quality of Life2
ECY 300Survey of Special Education3
EDF 362Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical3
EPR 363Foundations of Education II: Psychological3
EHS 401Secondary Education Curriculum and Methods3
Secondary Education Courses 2
EHS 456Classroom Management in Secondary Schools3
EHS 467Secondary Science Methods3
EHS 497Special Problems in Education (Diversity)3
EPR 410Measurement and Evaluation in Education3
EDR 442Reading in Content Areas3
Internship
EHS 489Internship Seminar in Secondary Education3
EHS 490Secondary School Student Teaching I6
Total Hours41
1

Required for TEP Admission

2

Admission to TEP required 


Major Requirements for Physics


See current checklist for Physics certification in the Office of Student Services within the School of Education. See requirements for a Physics major within the catalog listings for the College of Arts and Sciences. You should consult with advisors in Education and CAS about specific Physics courses required for teacher certification.

Proposed Program of Study in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EDU 1002-3CMST 1013
EH 1013Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science with Laboratory (non-biology)4
BY 101
  & BY 1021
4Core Curriculum Area IV: History3
Core Curriculum Area II: Fine Art3EH 1023
MA 102 (or Core Curriculum Area III: Mathematics)3MA 1103
 15-16 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EDU 2003ECY 3003
EEC 4403HPE 2002
PY 1013EPR 3633
Core Curriculum Area II: Literature3Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities and Fine Art3
Core Curriculum Area IV: History3Additional Natural Science4
EDF 3623MA 3133
 18 18
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EEC 3013EEC 4023-4
MA 314 or 3163EEC 4942-4
EEC 3003-4EDR 4403
EPR 4103EEC 4053
EEC 3021EEC 4063
HPE 3013 
 16-17 14-17
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EEC 4153EEC 4911
EDR 4433EEC 4909
EEC 4123 
EEC 4942-4 
EEC 4143 
EEC 4133 
 17-19 10
Total credit hours: 124-131

Proposed Program of Study in Secondary Education/Biology

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
EH 1013SOC 1003Organismal Biology14
PY 1013Core Curriculum Area IV: History (second in sequence)3Core Curriculum Area II: Fine Arts3
CH 115
  & CH 116
4CH 117
  & CH 118
4 
Core Curriculum Area IV: History (first in sequence)3EH 1023 
BY 1234BY 1244 
 17 17 7
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
HPE 2002EDF 3623Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities or Fine Art3
MA 1254CMST 1013Core Curriculum Area II: Literature3
CH 235
  & CH 236
4ANTH 1013 
PH 201 or 2214CH 237
  & CH 238
4 
EDU 2003PH 202 or 2224 
 17 17 6
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
EPR 3633EHS 4563EDR 4423
ECY 3003Ecology/Evolution 23-4Biology Elective (300-400 level)3-4
EDT 3003EHS 4973 
BY 2103Biology Elective (300-400 level)4 
Biology Elective (300-400 level)3-4BY 311 or 3303 
EHS 4013  
 18-19 16-17 6-7
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
EPR 4103EHS 4893 
Physiology/Development33-4EHS 4906 
Biology Elective (400 level)4  
EHS 4673  
 13-14 9
Total credit hours: 143-147
1

Organismal Biology Select One: BY 255, BY 256, BY 260, BY 271 or BY 442.

2

 Ecology/Evolution select one: BY 407, BY 429, BY 435 or BY 470.

3

 Physiology/Development select one: BY 314, BY 405BY 409, BY 410 or BY 450

Proposed Program of Study in Secondary Education/General Science

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
EH 1013SOC 1003Core Curriculum Area II: Fine Arts3
PY 1013Core Curriculum Area IV: History Sequence3ES 101
  & ES 102
4
CH 115
  & CH 116
4CH 117
  & CH 118
4 
Core Curriculum Area IV: History Sequence3EH 1023 
BY 1234BY 1244 
 17 17 7
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
HPE 2002EDF 3623Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities or Fine Art3
MA 1254CMST 1013Astronomy & Lab14
CH 235
  & CH 236
4ANTH 1013Core Curriculum Area II: Literature3
PH 201 or 2214CH 237
  & CH 238
4 
EDU 2003PH 202 or 2224 
 17 17 10
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
EPR 3633EHS 4973EDR 4423
ECY 3003EHS 4563Biology Elective (300-400 level)3
EHS 4013BY 311 or 3303 
BY 2103Ecology/Evolution 33-4 
Organismal Biology24Biology Elective (300-400 level)3-4 
 16 15-17 6
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
EHS 4673EHS 4893 
EPR 4103EHS 4906 
Physiology/Development43-4  
Biology Electives (400-level)4  
 13-14 9
Total credit hours: 144-147
1

Select One: AST 101 & AST 111, AST 102 & AST 112 or AST 103 & AST 113.

2

Organismal Biology select one: BY 255, BY 256, BY 260, BY 271 or BY 442

3

 Ecology/Evolution select one: BY 407, BY 429, BY 435 or BY 470.

4

 Physiology/Development select one: BY 314, BY 405, BY 409, BY 410 or BY 450.

Proposed Program of Study in Secondary Education/Chemistry

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
EH 1013MA 1264Core Curriculum Area II: Literature3
MA 1254Core Curriculum Area IV: History3Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities or Fine Art 3
Core Curriculum Area IV: History3CH 117
  & CH 118
4 
Core Curriculum Area II: Fine Art3EH 1023 
CH 115
  & CH 116
4PY 1013 
 17 17 6
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
HPE 2002EDF 3623CMST 1013
BY 1234BY 1244EHS 4013
CH 235
  & CH 236
4CH 237
  & CH 238
4ECY 3003
CS 1013Core Curriculum Area IV: Social & Behavioral Science (non-history)3 
EDU 2003EPR 3633 
 16 17 9
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
EHS 4563CH 3263 
CH 3254CH 3554 
CH 3454CH 4403 
PH 201 or 2214PH 202 or 2224 
EH 4973EDR 4423 
 18 17
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
EHS 4673EHS 4893 
EPR 4103EHS 4906 
CH 4613  
EHS 4563  
Chemistry Elective3-4  
 15-16 9
Total credit hours: 141-142

 Proposed Program of Study in Secondary Education/General Social Science

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EH 1013HY 1023
HY 1013Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science with Laboratory4
Core Curriculum Area III: Mathematics3HY 2253
Core Curriculum Area II: Fine Art3EH 1023
PY 1013Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts 3
 SOC 1003
 15 19
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EDU 2003EDF 3623
HY 1203HY 1213
Non-Western History 13PSC 1013
Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science4GEO 1213
Core Curriculum Area II: Literature3HY 3003
HPE 2002CMST 1013
 18 18
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EPR 3633EHS 4973
PSC 2213EHS 4563
EHS 4013EC 4403
History Electives (300-400 level)6GEO 2213
ECY 3003History Electives (300-400 Level)3
 18 15
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EHS 4683EHS 4893
EPR 4103EHS 4906
EDR 4423 
History Electives (400-Level)6 
HY 4973 
 18 9
Total credit hours: 130
1

Non-Western History Select One: HY 271HY 476 or HY 477.

 Proposed Program of Study in Secondary Education/Mathematics

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EH 1013HY 102 (or Literature)3
PY 1013MA 1264
Core Curriculum Area IV: History3EH 1023
Core Curriculum Area II: Fine Art3Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science with Laboratory4
MA 1254 
 16 14
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EDU 2003EDF 3623
HPE 2002MA 2523
MA 2274MA 3613
Core Curriculum Area III: Natural Science4CMST 1013
Core curriculum Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science (Non-History)3Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities or Fine Art3
Core Curriculum Area II: Literature3 
 19 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EPR 3633EHS 4973
MA 4403EHS 4563
EHS 4013MA 4413
MA 4853MA 4863
MA 4343MA 4353
ECY 3003 
 18 15
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EHS 4653EHS 4893
EPR 4103EHS 4906
MA 3113 
EDR 4423 
MA 4723 
 15 9
Total credit hours: 121

Proposed Program of Study in Secondary Education/Physics

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EH 1013PH 222
  & 222L
4
PH 221
  & 221L
4Core Curriculum Area IV: History3
Core Curriculum Area IV: History3PY 1013
Core Curriculum Area II: Fine Art3EH 1023
MA 1254Core Curriculum Area II: Humanities and Fine Art3
 MA 1264
 17 20
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EDU 2003EDF 3623
MA 2274CH 117
  & CH 118
4
CH 115
  & CH 116
4CMST 1013
PH 3514MA 2523
Core Curriculum Area II: Literature3PH 3524
HPE 2002Core Curriculum Area II: Literature3
 20 20
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EPR 3633EHS 4973
EHS 4013EHS 4563
PH 4613EDR 4423
PH 4453PH 4623
Core Currriculum Area IV: Social and Behavioral Science (non-history)3PH 4463
ECY 3003Math Elective3
 18 18
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
EHS 4673EHS 4893
EPR 4103EHS 4906
PH 331 or 4323PH 4513
PH 4503 
Physics Elective3 
 15 12
Total credit hours: 140

Minor in Education

RequirementsHours
EDU 200Education as a Profession3
EDT 300Teaching and Technology3
EDF 362Foundations of Education I: Social, Historical, Philosophical3
EDF 363Special Topics in Education Foundations3
Choose two of the courses below:6
Special Problems in Education
Expressive Arts (P-6)
Workshop in Education
Special Topics in Education
Introduction to Educational Statistics
Lifespan Human Development
Introduction to Health Education
Mental Health and Stress Management
Global Trends in Health Education
Drug Use and Abuse
Motor Development
Coaching Young Athletes
Introduction to Middle/Junior High Teaching
Teaching Mathematics in Middle/Junior High School
Only students who are formally admitted into the Teacher Education Program in Middle School Mathematics may take EMS 330 and EMS 352, and these must be taken AFTER admission to TEP

The Minor in Education will require a total of 18 hours.

ECE-Early Childhood Educ Courses

ECE 320. Introduction to Curriculum and Teaching. 3 Hours.

Provides basic knowledge of early childhood curriculum for programs serving children birth to age five in a variety of settings. Emphasizes the relationship of child growth and development in the planning and implementation of all areas of curriculum. Whole program overview. Extensive field experience required. Open access.

ECE 331. Creative Learning Expression: Young Child. 3 Hours.

Planning and implementation of activities in art, music, movement, and play considering growth patterns of individual child. Emphasis on preserving and maintaining creative expressions. Laboratory experiences. Extensive field experience required.

ECE 332. Literature for the Young Child. 3 Hours.

Literature suitable for young children (grades Nu3). Reading aloud, storytelling, and other planned experiences. Extensive field experience required. Open access.

ECE 334. Young Children: Family/School. 3 Hours.

Introduction and practicum in early childhood education. Programs, teaching opportunities, professional organizations and publications, trends, contemporary problems, parent involvement, and family relationships. Conducting parent conferences and using volunteers in classroom. Directed observation and participation with children in learning environment required. Extensive field experience required. Open access.
Prerequisites: EEC 240 [Min Grade: C]

ECE 347. Language Experiences for the Preprimary Child. 3 Hours.

Emphasizes the  learning processes in language arts and effective teaching strategies for children birth to age five with particular focus on infants and toddlers.

ECE 390. Practicum in Early Childhood Education. 1-6 Hour.

Supervised teaching in an early childhood program serving children ages birth to five. Assignments include participation, observation, planning and implementing lessons.
Prerequisites: ECE 320 [Min Grade: C]

ECE 410. Organize Programs: Young Children. 3 Hours.

Trends, practices, and research in administration, organization, evaluation, and design of early childhood programs.  Main focus NAEYC Accreditation.

ECE 445. Young Children: Math/Science/Social Studies. 6 Hours.

Provides for development of concepts required for teaching mathematics, science, and social studies to young children. Emphasizes child growth and development as a basic for planning and teaching the three curricular areas in a variety of programs. Includes teaching methods and use of technology. Extensive field experience required.

ECE 446. Communication Arts/Reading: Young Child. 6 Hours.

Nature of reading and language arts experiences for pre-school children. Technology, materials, experiences, programs, strategies to facilitate development of communication abilities with emphasis on preserving and maintaining creative expression. Integration of learning in areas of listening, speaking, reading, composition, literature, handwriting, spelling and other communication arts. Extensive field experience required.

ECE 448. Infant/Toddler Development. 3 Hours.

The course covers the social-emotional, physical, cognitive, language, and creative development of infants and toddlers and the corresponding appropriate curriculum materials to support development. Extensive field experience required. Open access.

ECE 449. Education Environment: Infant/Parent. 3 Hours.

This course provides an overview of infant and toddler parenting programs. Topics include parent as child's first teacher, teacher as parent educator, organization and management strategies for parent/child educational programming, parent involvement, and family literacy. Extensive field experience required. Open access.

ECE 460. Current Topics in Education. 3 Hours.

In depth experiences in evaluating growth and development of children. Techniques for assessing needs, motivations, self-concept and achievements ofchildren.

ECE 490. Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education I. 9 Hours.

Supervised teaching in early childhood program (grades N-3).

ECE 491. Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education II. 3-9 Hours.

Supervised teaching in early childhood program (grades N-3).

ECE 492. Individual Curriculum Projects. 3 Hours.

Field projects in curriculum modification and improvement of classroom practice.

ECE 494. Field Work in Early Childhood Education. 4 Hours.

Observation and participation experiences with children.

EDA-Art Education Courses

EDA 483. Methods of Teaching Art. 3 Hours.

Preparation to teach art in schools. Learning experiences necessary for development of essential teaching competencies. Materials and methods in art studio media, technology skills for art classroom, art historyand criticism, and current issues in art education.

EDA 484. Methods of Teaching Art Laboratory. 1 Hour.

Observations in schools. Concurrent enrollment in EDA 483 required.

EDA 490. Student Teaching in Art N-12. 3-9 Hours.

Supervised student teaching in elementary and secondary art.

EDA 499. Internship Seminar in Art Educ. 1 Hour.

Problem solving related to situations such as classroom management, grading, professionalism and ethics, legal issues, and teacher' s rights.

EDR-Reading Education Courses

EDR 341. Beginning Reading Experiences for the Young Child. 3 Hours.

Prerequisites: EDR 440 [Min Grade: C]

EDR 440. Developmental Reading I. 3-4 Hours.

Materials and methods. Emphasis on planning balanced program and understanding reading process. Extensive field experience required. Admission to TEP required.

EDR 441. Literature for Adolescents. 3 Hours.

Literary works written for or about adolescents.

EDR 442. Reading in Content Areas. 1,3 Hour.

Application of principles of reading process to content-area materials and instruction. Designed for elementary, middle, and high school pre-service teachers. Extensive field experience reqired. Admission to TEP required.
Prerequisites: EHS 401

EDR 443. Developmental Reading II. 3-4 Hours.

Application of principles of reading process to content-area materials and instruction. Designed for elementary and middle school pre-service teachers. Extensive field experience required. Admission to TEP required.
Prerequisites: EDR 440 [Min Grade: C]

EDR 450. Literature for Elementary/Middle School. 3 Hours.

Needs of children, selection of books, societal issues in children's literature, and role of media in children's literature.

EDT-Educational Technology Courses

EDT 300. Teaching and Technology. 3 Hours.

Knowledge and skills of variety of microcomputer applications used in teaching; use of latest information technologies to access available resources on campus, Internet, and e-mail.

EDT 440. Workshops in Education: Technology Issues. 3 Hours.

EEC-Elem & Early Childhood Courses

EEC 240. Child Growth/Development/Learning I. 3 Hours.

Interrelationships of physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development, and influence of home, school, and social environments on children's growth. Early childhood (birth-6 years). Includes field experiences.

EEC 241. Child Growth/Development/Learning II. 3 Hours.

Interrelationships of physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development, and influence of home, school, and social environments on children's growth. Middle childhood (6-12 years). Includes field experiences.

EEC 300. Child Development/Family Relationships. 3-4 Hours.

Interrelationship of physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development, and influence of home, school, and social environments on human growth from conception through adolescent years. Extensive field experience required.
Prerequisites: EDU 200 [Min Grade: C]

EEC 301. Introduction to P-6 Education. 3 Hours.

Basic knowledge of early childhood and elementary school curricula in variety of settings from infancy programs through elementary school. Theories and practical approaches to teaching and to curriculum development; relationship between child growth and development and areas of curriculum. Observation in early childhood and elementary programs required. Extensive field experience required.
Prerequisites: EDU 200 [Min Grade: C]

EEC 302. Expressive Arts (P-6). 1-3 Hour.

Creativity through numerous experiences in music, theatre, dance, and visual arts. Experiences correlate with literacy skills, critical thinking skills, symbols, and images that can be directly applied to both teacher-centered and child-centered methods of teaching. Extensive field experience required.

EEC 402. Primary Math Methods. 3-4 Hours.

A math methods course focusing on emergent mathematical concepts for young children. Extensive field experience required.

EEC 405. Children's Literature in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. 3,4 Hours.

Materials and methods. Needs of children, selection of books, societal issues in children's literature, and role of media in children's literature. Extensive field experience required. Admission to TEP required.

EEC 406. Language Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. 3-4 Hours.

Materials and methods. Communication-based approach in developing effective language arts program. All aspects of language arts program addressed. Extensive field experience required. Admission to TEP required.

EEC 411. Discipline and Classroom Management. 3 Hours.

Theoretical and practical application of various theories of discipline. Development of skills in management of student behavior and classroom environment.

EEC 412. Math in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. 3-4 Hours.

Materials and methods. Scope, sequence, and content of mathematics program. Computational skills and problem solving. Field experiences required. Admission to TEP required.
Prerequisites: EEC 405 [Min Grade: C] and EEC 406 [Min Grade: C] and EDR 440 [Min Grade: C]

EEC 413. Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. 3-4 Hours.

Materials and methods. Scope, sequence, and content of science program. Inquiry, science process skills, and concept development. Extensive field experience required. Admission to TEP required.
Prerequisites: EEC 405 [Min Grade: C] and EEC 406 [Min Grade: C] and EDR 440 [Min Grade: C]

EEC 414. Social Studies in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. 3-4 Hours.

Materials and methods. Scope, sequence, and content of social studies curriculum. Teaching strategies, program articulation, and instructional planning. Extensive field experience required. Admission to TEP required.
Prerequisites: EEC 405 [Min Grade: C] and EEC 406 [Min Grade: C] and EDR 440 [Min Grade: C]

EEC 415. Learning Environments. 3 Hours.

Theoretical approaches that focus on child centered curriculum, classroom management, discipline strategies and cultural, linguistic, and developmentally appropriate instruction. Extensive field experience required.

EEC 440. Workshop in Education. 1-6 Hour.

Strengthens proficiency in teaching area. Specific teaching area and themes vary. May be repeated for maximum of nine hours of differing topics.

EEC 460. Current Topics in Education. 3 Hours.

Topics vary. May be repeated for maximum of six hours of differing topics.

EEC 465. Teaching Globe and Map Skills. 3 Hours.

Concepts and skills related to understanding functional use of globes and maps. Strategies and methods for teaching concepts and skills to children. Curriculum scope, sequence, continuity, and application within social studies program. Materials and resources for teaching. Admission to TEP required.

EEC 490. Internship in P-3/3-6. 9 Hours.

Supervised capstone teaching experience in early childhood (P-3) and elementary (K-6) program. Gradual assumption of responsibility for planning and teaching for the entire class (minimum of 12 weeks). Supervision in working with resource professionals and parents.

EEC 491. Internship Seminar in P-6 Education. 1,3 Hour.

Supports and extends efforts of student teaching. Problem solving related to classroom situations such as classroom management, grading, professionalism and ethics, legal issues, teacher rights, and others that occur during internship.

EEC 492. Individual Curriculum Project: Area Specific. 3-6 Hours.

Field projects in curriculum modification and improvement of classroom practice. Permission of instructor required.

EEC 493. Individual Readings. 1-3 Hour.

Individualized readings on special topics. Permission of instructor required.

EEC 494. Field Work in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. 2-4 Hours.

Observation and participation experiences with children.

EFL-Foreign Language Educ Courses

EFL 485. Foreign/Sec Language Methods. 4 Hours.

Approaches and methods of teaching and testing foreign language. Selection and use of audiovisual equipment and materials. Extensive field experience required.
Prerequisites: EHS 401 [Min Grade: C] and EHS 402 [Min Grade: C]

EHS-High School Education Courses

EHS 125. Inquiry Approaches to Teaching. 1 Hour.

This Step 1 allows students to explore teaching as a career at no cost. Following an introduction to the theory and practice behind excelllent inquiry-based science and mathematics instruction, candidates teach lessons in elementary classrooms to obtain firsthand experience in planning and implementation. Master teachers: Step 1 instructors chosen for their experience and success in secondary classrooms: provide candidates direct exposure to people who love teaching and view it as a rewarding career choice. Mentor teachers at the low-socioeconomic schools where candidates teach their prepared lessons demonstrate effective teaching techniques and classroom management skills, giving the future teachers a true taste of working in a supportive, diverse educational setting. The purpose of Step 1 is to have students explore the possibility of teaching in science, mathematics, or computer science. Students teach science or mathematics lessons in local, high-need elementary classrooms and obtain first-hand experience with planning and implementing inquiry-based curriculum. The course instructor introduces students to the theory and practice behind excellent inquiry-based science and mathematics instruction, guides them through the process of designing and preparing to teach lessons, and assesses their progress toward course objectives.

EHS 126. Step 2: Inquiry Based Lesson Designs. 1 Hour.

In Step 2 students continue developing the lesson planning skills learned in EHS 125: Step 1 as they become familiar with exemplary middle school science curricula. After observing a lesson being taught in a local school district classroom, students work alone or in pairs to themselves plan and teach three inquiry-based lessons to sixth, seventh, or eighth graders. Middle school science or mathematics classrooms are selected both for the diversity of the student body and the quality of the classroom teachers, who serve as mentors for the Step 2 students assigned to them. By the end of Step 2, students are usually able to make a decision about whether to pursue teacher certification through the UTeach program. In addition to the unique Core Components and Course Objectives listed below, all UTeach courses are designed in accordance with the UTeach Course Design Principles.
Prerequisites: EHS 125 [Min Grade: C]

EHS 320. Geography for Teachers. 3 Hours.

Unifying themes and concepts of geography. Culture and characteristics of places, especially as caused by relationships between humans and their environment.

EHS 325. Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science. 3 Hours.

Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science is the first in a sequence of three, 3- credit teaching methods courses in the UTeach program. It is followed by Classroom Interactions and Project-Based Instruction. Knowing and Learning is more than simply a general survey of theories in the STEM fields, its goal being for students to construct a model of knowing and learning that will guide their future classroom practice. This course revolves around an exploration of Essential Questions (see below) specifically relevant to teaching mathematics and science. Students begin by considering what standards for knowing are to be used, how knowing and learning are structured, and how what is known changes and develops. Ultimately, students must think about the tensions between general, cross-disciplinary characterizations of knowing (e.g., intelligence) and the specifics of coming to understand powerful ideas in mathematics and science.
Prerequisites: EHS 125 [Min Grade: C] and EHS 126 [Min Grade: C]

EHS 326. Classroom Interactions. 3 Hours.

Classroom Interactions is typically the fourth UTeach course taken by students and the second in a series of three, 3-credit teaching methods courses. It follows Knowing and Learning and precedes Project-Based Instruction. Classroom Interactions builds on the Knowing and Learning course, moving from a focus on thinking and learning to a focus on teaching and learning. The course is centered around a close examination of the interplay between teachers, students, and content, and how these types of interactions enable students to develop deep conceptual understanding. Prospective teachers are also introduced to ways in which curriculum and technology are used in classroom settings to build interrelationships among teachers and students. They are taught how content and pedagogy combine to make effective teaching. The Classroom Interactions course continues the process of preparing students to teach mathematics and science in upper elementary and secondary settings. The goals for this course are to: Provide students with opportunities to see how theories explored in Knowing and Learning play out in instructional settings by designing and implementing instructional activities informed by their own understanding of what it means to know and learn mathematics and science, and then evaluating the outcomes of those activities on the basis of student artifacts (i.e., what students say, do, or create). Provide students with frameworks for thinking about equity issues in the classroom and larger school settings, make students aware of equity issues in classroom settings and their effects on learning, and provide students with strategies for teaching diverse students equitably.
Prerequisites: EHS 125 [Min Grade: C] and EHS 126 [Min Grade: C] and EHS 325 [Min Grade: C]

EHS 327. Project-Based Instruction. 3 Hours.

Project-Based Instruction (PBI) is the capstone course in the sequence of teaching methods courses (Knowing and Learning, Classroom Interactions, and PBI) UTeach students take prior to Apprentice Teaching. PBI is the course in which a number of the major principles and themes of the UTeach program—integration of mathematics and science content; infusion of technology in representation, analysis, modeling, assessment and contextualization of content; immersion in intensive field-based experiences; and a focus on designing equitable learning environments for diverse students—are synthesized as the students develop an intellectually challenging project-based instructional unit. When students complete PBI, they are fully prepared for Apprentice Teaching.
Prerequisites: EHS 125 [Min Grade: C] and EHS 126 [Min Grade: C] and EHS 325 [Min Grade: C] and EHS 326 [Min Grade: C]

EHS 401. Secondary Education Curriculum and Methods. 3 Hours.

Interaction with middle and high school teachers and students and representatives from support agencies in their respective environments. Extensive field experience required. Concurrent enrollment in EHS 402 required. (402 not required of education minors).

EHS 402. Practicum I. 1 Hour.

Reading strategies for 6-12 instruction provide foundation for constructing lesson plans in EHS 401.

EHS 425. Apprentice Teaching. 6 Hours.

The purpose of Apprentice Teaching is to offer UTeach students a culminating experience that provides them with the tools needed for their first teaching jobs. In Apprentice Teaching, students are immersed in the expectations, processes, and rewards of teaching. When making placements, UTeach master teachers consider each apprentice teacher’s characteristics and abilities as well as the cooperating teacher’s teaching and mentoring styles.

EHS 426. Apprentice Teaching Seminar. 1 Hour.

The purpose of Apprentice Teaching is to offer UTeach students a culminating experience that provides them with the tools needed for their first teaching jobs. In Apprentice Teaching, students are immersed in the expectations, processes, and rewards of teaching. Apprentice teachers sign up for two courses: the one-hour Seminar and the six-hour Apprentice Teaching course. Master teachers teach the seminar, share their teaching experiences and facilitate discussions, helping the apprentice teachers develop their own successful teaching identities. The Apprentice Teaching seminar provides a supportive environment where apprentice teachers share their experiences and work on solutions to difficulties they are experiencing. The seminar is a good forum for students to get the guidance they consistently want on classroom management.

EHS 456. Classroom Management in Secondary Schools. 3 Hours.

Management and instructional problems in secondary schools; techniques for improving study skills and developing better instructional planning.

EHS 458. Science Technology and Society: A Primer for Eductors. 3 Hours.

Nature of momentous changes: origin, current status, and future direction. Role of educational community in helping young people better understand and deal with various issues raised.

EHS 465. Secondary Math Methods. 3-4 Hours.

Planning and organization, methods and techniques of teaching mathematics. Extensive field experience required. Concurrent enrollment in EHS 471 required.
Prerequisites: EHS 401 [Min Grade: C] and EHS 402 [Min Grade: C]

EHS 466. Language Arts Methods. 3-4 Hours.

Curriculum and instruction in English/language arts. Extensive field experience required.
Prerequisites: EHS 401 [Min Grade: C] and EHS 402 [Min Grade: C]

EHS 467. Secondary Science Methods. 3-4 Hours.

Teaching methods and curricula in secondary science programs. Extensive field experience required.
Prerequisites: EHS 401 [Min Grade: C] and EHS 402 [Min Grade: C]

EHS 468. Secondary Social Science Methods. 3-4 Hours.

Curriculum and instruction in social studies. Extensive field experience required.
Prerequisites: EHS 401 [Min Grade: C] and EHS 402 [Min Grade: C]

EHS 469. Secondary School Curriculum: Foreign Language. 3-4 Hours.

Approaches and methods of teaching and testing foreign language. Selection and use of audiovisual equipment and materials. Extensive field experience required.
Prerequisites: EHS 401 [Min Grade: C] and EHS 402 [Min Grade: C]

EHS 470. Practicum II. 1 Hour.

Coherent view of effective teaching and instructional design in middle and high schools. Extensive guided teaching experiences. Students implement full range of instructional process: planning, delivery, and evaluation.

EHS 471. Special Education Accommodation / Modification Lab. 1 Hour.

Knowledge and skills for helping students with special needs to successfully progress in the general education curriculum. Managing verbal and physical aggression, collaborative teaching, and strategies for adapting the general education curriculum for students with special needs.

EHS 489. Internship Seminar in Secondary Education. 1,3 Hour.

Supports and extends efforts of student teaching. Problem solving related to classroom situations such as classroom management, grading, professionalism and ethics, legal issues, teacher rights, and others that occur during internship.

EHS 490. Secondary School Student Teaching I. 3-9 Hours.

Capstone experience involving observation and teaching in secondary schools.

EHS 491. Secondary School Student Teaching II. 3-6 Hours.

Supervised teaching in high school.

EHS 497. Special Problems in Education. 1-3 Hour.

Topics of current interest. May be repeated for total of 6 hours.

EHS 499. Field Studies: Select Education Setting. 1-3 Hour.

Field visits to locations of high educational impact.

EMS-Middle School Education Courses

EMS 330. Introduction to Middle/Junior High Teaching. 3 Hours.

Survey of curriculum, methods and techniques of teaching, materials for instruction, and evaluation of instruction. Extensive field experience required.

EMS 335. Mat/Methods Teaching Middle School. 3 Hours.

Development of skills and techniques for teaching 10-14 year olds. Two-thirds of course dedicated to generic skills and techniques needed to teach all children in age group and one-third to specific skills discipline for which student is seeking certification. Teacher as decision maker. Extensive field experience required.

EMS 343. Implic Growth/Development in Middle School. 3 Hours.

Developmental stages of students ages 10 -14 with emphasis on developing curricula and teaching strategies compatible with these growth stages. Extensive field experiences required.

EMS 351. Teaching Language Arts in Middle/Junior High School. 3 Hours.

Methods of teaching middle grades language arts. Extensive field experiences required. Prerequisites: Admission to TEP.
Prerequisites: EMS 343 [Min Grade: C]

EMS 352. Teaching Mathematics in Middle/Junior High School. 3 Hours.

Methods of teaching middle grades mathematics. Extensive field experiences required. Admission to TEP required.

EMS 353. Teaching Science in Middle/Junior High School. 3 Hours.

Prerequisites: EMS 343 [Min Grade: C]

EMS 354. Teaching Social Studies in Middle/Junior High Sch. 3 Hours.

Methods of teaching middle grades mathematics. Extensive field experiences required. Admission to TEP required.
Prerequisites: EMS 343 [Min Grade: C]

EMS 355. Laboratory/Practicum in Middle School Education. 1 Hour.

EMS 451. Workshop in the Middle School. 1-3 Hour.

EMS 490. Student Teaching Middle/Junior High School I. 9 Hours.

Teaching in middle/junior high school.
Prerequisites: EMS 330 [Min Grade: C] and EMS 343 [Min Grade: C] and EDR 440 [Min Grade: C] and EDR 442 [Min Grade: C] and EDT 300 [Min Grade: C]

EMS 491. Student Teaching in Middle/Jr High School II. 3,6 Hours.

Supervised teaching in middle/junior high school.

EMU-Music Education Courses

EMU 402. Methods of Teaching Music N-6. 3 Hours.

Organization of appropriate music concepts and musical experiences for all elementary children; development of methods and skills needed for direct student involvement in musical experiences for each grade level.

EMU 403. Methods of Teaching Music N-6 Lab. 1 Hour.

Public school observation experiences for music education students enrolled in EMU 402.

EMU 404. Methods of Teaching Music in Secondary Education. 3 Hours.

Aims, principles, and philosophies of music; various methods of teaching in secondary schools for both non-performance music classes and instrumental and vocal activities. Laboratory includes direct method application in secondary music classrooms.

EMU 405. Methods of Teaching Music in Secondary Education Lab. 1 Hour.

Public school observation experiences for music education students enrolled in EMU 404.

EMU 490. Internship in Music Education. 9 Hours.

Supervised capstone teaching experience in grades N-12 as appropriate to student's teaching field (general music, instrumental music, or vocal/choral music).
Prerequisites: EPR 410 [Min Grade: C] and EMU 402 [Min Grade: C] and EMU 404 [Min Grade: C]

EMU 499. Internship Seminar in Music Education N - 12. 1 Hour.

Capstone course for the B.A. in Music Education. Students will demonstrate the skills expected of a professional music educator. This course is a supervised teaching course where the student is expected solve problems in all issues related to classroom management, assessment, and music making. Incldued in the assessment will be the creation of professional documents, appropriate budgets, and supervised teaching experiences. Prerequisites: Completion of methods courses with no grade below C. Corequisite: EMU 490. 1 hour.

Faculty

Burns, Joseph C., Associate Professor of Elementary and High School Education, 1984, B.S. (Grove City), M.Ed., Ed.D. (Georgia)
Calhoun, Charles, Associate Professor of Elementary Education, 1989, B.A. (Earlham), M.A.Ed., Ph.D. (Georgia State)
Christensen, Lois M., Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 1996, B.A., M.A.Ed. (Arizona State), Ph.D. (Texas A&M)
Dahle, Karen B., Associate Professor of Special Education, 1999, B.S. (James Madison), M.S. (Radford), Ed.D. (Virginia Tech)
Dominick, Ann M. , Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 2010, B.A. (Auburn), M.A.Ed. (UAB), Ed.D. (Vanderbilt)
Emfinger, Kay, Associate Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 2003, B.S., M.A.Ed. (Auburn), Ph.D. (UAB)
Ernest, James R., Associate Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 2010, B.A. (The University of Exeter, Exeter, England), M.A.Ed. (Louisiana State), Ph.D. (UAB)
Gargiulo, Richard M., Professor of Special Education, 1982, B.A. (Hiram Scott), M.S. (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Ph.D. (Wisconsin)
Goldman, Renitta L., Professor of Special Education, 1984, B.A. (Washington), M.S. (North Carolina State), Ph.D. (Missouri)
Jepkemboi, Grace, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 2008, B.Ed. (Egerton University, Kenya), M.A. (Moi University, Kenya), Ph.D. (UAB)
Kilgo, Jennifer L., Professor of Special Education, 1995, B.A. (Auburn), M.A.Ed. (UAB), Ed.D. (Alabama)
Kirkland, Lynn, Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 1998, B.S., M.A.Ed., Ed.S. (UAB), Ed.D. (Alabama)
Meadows, Lee, Associate Professor of High School Education, 1993, B.A. (Mississippi), M.A.Ed. (Texas), Ph.D. (Georgia)
Nelson, Catherine N., Associate Professor of Special Education, 1993, B.S. (Millsaps), M. Ed. (Louisiana State), Ph.D. (North Texas)
Parrish, Sherry, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education , 2011, B.S. (Samford), M.A.Ed. (UAB), Ed.D. (Samford)
Perkins, Fran, Associate Professor of Reading Education, 2013, B.S., M.A.Ed., Ph.D. (UAB)
Pevsner, Wanda D., Assistant Professor of Special Education, 2004, B.S. (Judson), M.A., Ph.D. (UAB)
Prado, Josephine, Assistant Professor of English as a Second Language, 2013, B.A. (Agnes Scott College); M.A., Ph.D. (Alabama)
Radford, David L., Associate Professor of Elementary and High School Education, Science Education Coordinator, Center for Community Outreach, 1998, B.A. (Florida), M.A. (South Florida), Ph.D. (Georgia)
Sanspree, Mary Jean, Research Professor of Special Education, 1996, B.S. (Auburn), M.A. (U.A.B.), Ph.D. (U.A.B.)
Scott, Mary Katherine, Instructor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 2010, EdS (UAB)
Seay, Susan, Assistant Professor of English as a Second Language, 2011, B.S. (Auburn); M.A.Ed., Ph.D. (UAB)
Shaw-Saleh, Kristi L., Assistant Professor of English as a Second Language, 2011, Ph.D. (Alabama)
Sims, Michele, Associate Professor of Reading and High School Education, 1999, B.A., M.S. (CUNY), Ed.D. (Pennsylvania)
Smith, Tommy G., Associate Professor of High School Education, 1989, B.S., M.S., Ed.D. (Auburn)
Spezzini, Susan K., Associate Professor of English as a Second Language, 2005, B.A. (California), M.A. (California), Ph.D. (Alabama)
Strevy, Deborah, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, 2004, B.S. (UAB), M.A.Ed. (UAB), Ph.D. (UAB)
Summerlin, Jennifer, Instructor of Reading , 2011, B.A., M.A.Ed. (UAB), NBPTS
Zimmerman-Brown, Veronique, Instructor of Pre-Professional Coursework, 2007, B.S. (Alabama State); M.A.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D (UAB)