Rhode Island College

2015-2016 Catalog


Secondary Education B.A.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in all teacher education courses.
  3. A satisfactory GPA in the major area.
  4. Positive recommendations from all education instructors based on academic work, fieldwork, and professional behavior.

If a student’s GPA falls below the minimum 2.50, or if the required GPA in the major falls below the minimum, the student will be put on probation, which means the student cannot continue to take courses in the professional education sequence until the probationary status is removed. If either the overall GPA or the required GPA in the major falls below the minimum for two consecutive semesters, the student may be suspended or dismissed from the secondary education program.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 315Educational Psychology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 346Schooling in a Democratic Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SED 406Instructional Methods, Design, and Technology

3

Fall, Spring.
SED 407Instructional Methods, Design, and Literacy

3

Fall, Spring.
SED 411Content and Pedagogy in Secondary Education

4

Fall. (Spring for history and social studies content majors.)
SED 412Field Practicum in Secondary Education

2

Fall. (Spring for history and social studies content majors.)
SED 421Student Teaching in the Secondary School

10

Fall, Spring.
SED 422Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education

2

Fall, Spring.
SPED 433Adaptation of Instruction for Inclusive Education

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.

SED 411: To be admitted into SED 411 and SED 412, students must submit passing scores for both the Praxis II content tests and the Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests.

SPED 433: Students electing a teaching concentration in special education are not required to take SPED 433.

SED 411, SED 421: Offered fall. Offered spring for history and social studies content majors.

Total Credit Hours: 34

See Secondary Education Majors and Concentrations for further requirements.