University Bulletin 2016-17

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Secondary Education (Alt. M.Ed.)

Alternative m.ed. In secondary education

This program is designed to provide initial teacher preparation at the graduate level primarily for students interested in pursuing a career in teaching but whose undergraduate degree did not include a teacher education program. See College of Education general section for program admission requirements.

Requirements Credit Hours
Secondary Grades 6-12  42 semester hours 500 level
Curriculum and Teaching 9
SED 555*  
SED 559  
Appropriate methods course for the teaching specialization.  
Foundations/Special Education Elective 3
SPE 500  
Evaluation 3
EPY 525  
Reading 3
RED 541  
Technology 3
EDM 510  
Teaching Field 15
Selected from approved electives in the student's teaching field. These fields are presently available in this program:
Art Education
English Language Arts Composite
English for Speakers of Other Languages
General Science Composite
Mathematics
Social Science Composite
French
German
Spanish
 
Internship* 6
AED 595 (Art Education), ELT 595 (ESOL), SED 595 (Language Arts), SED 593 (Foreign Language), SED 598 (Math), SED 597 (Science), SED 596 (Social Science)
Supervised practice in a school setting in the student's teaching field. The student will be under the mentorship of a cooperating teacher full time in the school for an entire semester.

*This course has a field component.  See advisor for details.

Each comprehensive teaching field of English language arts, general science, and general social science shall ensure that the candidate has completed at least one course in at least two of the comprehensive fields.
Successful completion of PRAXIS II test appropriate to the teaching field and grade level of certification sought is required PRIOR to enrollment in internship.
Student must take a comprehensive end of program examination during the semester in which the internship is completed.
Please visit http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/coe/programs.html for specific requirements.  
Department of Leadership and Teacher Education
251-380-2175
Chair Dr. Andre Green
Professors Baxter, Giles, Green, Kent, Santoli, Tunks
Associate Professors Bailey, Campbell, Green, Martin, Styron, Vitulli
Assistant Professors Allison, Delmas, Reeves
Emeritus Professors Cronis, Culp
Senior Instructor Byrd, Gaillard, Simpson
Instructors Brannan, Holland

Department of Leadership and Teacher Education web site 
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/coe/lte/

Undergraduate

The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education leading to Alabama Class B certification in the following areas: Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a major in Early Childhood Studies and Educational Studies.

Graduate

The department offers the M.Ed. degree leading to Alabama Class A Certification in the following areas: Art Education, Instructional Leadership, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Secondary Education, and Special Education. The department also offers the Instructional Specialist degree (Ed.S.) leading to Alabama Class AA Certification in the following areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Instructional Leadership, Reading Specialist, Secondary Education, Special Education and Teacher Leader. The department offers the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership.