Visual Arts (5-8; 8-12)

LICENSURE AS SUBJECT-SPECIFIC MIDDLE/SECONDARY TEACHER (5–12)

Students wishing to pursue the Middle/Secondary (5-12) License within the Education major must also complete a major of study in their chosen academic discipline (French, Spanish, Latin and classical humanities, or visual art)

Assumption College currently offers state-approved programs for licensure as middle/secondary teacher (5–12) in the fields of French, Spanish, Latin and classical humanities, and visual art. Students planning to seek middle/secondary teacher licensure are strongly encouraged to declare their intent by fall of the sophomore year.

The student must meet with the Licensure Program Coordinator to apply formally for the major in Education program. Once admitted to the program, students meet with the Licensure Program Coordinator each semester for advising about course selection, program requirements, and their progress in the Education major. The Education Department recognizes the importance of and supports study abroad opportunities for students who seek licensure as teacher of language. Because of the demands of the major in Education, however, students who wish to study abroad should consult as early as possible with an advisor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures (MCLC) and the Licensure Program Coordinator in order to ensure that all program requirements will be met in a timely fashion. Students should take particular note of the schedule of methods courses and practicum in planning their semester abroad.

Required Courses for the Middle/Secondary (5-12) License

Stage 1: (open to all undergraduate students)

  • EDU 101 Schools in American Society
  • EDU 140 Teaching and Learning in the Middle/Secondary School
  • EDU 260 Teaching Students with Special Needs (Prereq: EDU 101)
  • PSY 181 Psychology of Adolescence and Maturity (must be taken prior to the practicum)

Stage 2: (open only to Education majors)

  • EDU 302 Teaching English Language Learners (optional for foreign language and visual arts majors)
  • EDU 330* The Middle School: Concept and Curriculum
  • One subject-specific methods course from the following:
    • EDU 343* Curriculum and Methods in Foreign Languages (5–12)
    • EDU 347* Curriculum and Methods in Visual Art

Please note that methods courses are currently scheduled in alternate years (see course descriptions).

Stage 3: (open only to Education majors who have completed all retention criteria)

  • EDU 440** Practicum and Seminar in Middle/Secondary Education

Recommended Education Course for the Middle/Secondary (5-12) License

  • EDU 265 Effective Classroom Management
  • EDU 301 Multicultural Education: Approaches and Issues
  • EDU 341* Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum* (5–12)

* Must take with pre-practicum (field-based component)
** indicates field-based course

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