Technology Applications Major (Teaching Field)

Students pursuing certification programs must complete a major in the discipline they wish to teach. The major requires the completion of at least 30 semester hours in the discipline. At least 15 semester hours in the teaching field must be in upper-level courses. Professional education course will become the minor for teaching certification.     

The following courses (30 hours) are required:
*EDIT 2310 – Computers in the Classroom
EDIT 4311 – Multimedia and Video Technology
EDIT 4332 – Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
EDIT 4340 – Desktop Publishing and Digital Graphics
MISM 3301 – Information Technology Hardware
MISM 3304 – Information Technology Operating Systems
MISM 3314 – Advanced Computer Applications
MISM 3327 – Computer Networking
MISM 4331 – Web Mastering
Three hours upper level course from EDIT or MISM

* Three hours are included in the general education core curriculum.     

Professional Education – High School Certification and All Level 
In addition to the general education core and preparation in the teaching field, all high school certification programs require a professional education sequence. The professional education sequence provides students with knowledge of the learner, the teaching-learning process, effective teaching and classroom management strategies, and reading in the various content areas. It also provides a structured program of field experiences beginning with classroom observation and ending with student teaching. Students must have taken and passed the basic skills test upon completion of EDUC 3301 – Principles and Practices in Education and before taking further professional education courses.

The following courses constitute the professional education sequence:
EDIT 4332 – Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
EDLI 4325 – Developing Reading, Study and Thinking Skills at the Secondary Level
EDUC 2301 – Introduction to Teaching
EDUC 3313 – Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds
EDUC 3301 – Principles and Practices in Education
EDUC 3302 – Instructional Strategies and Practices
EDUC 4313 – Classroom Management
EDUC 4318 – Becoming a Teacher
EDUC 4328 – Curriculum and Assessment for the Secondary School
Select one from the following two courses:
     EDUC 4663 – High School Student Teaching
     EDUC 4664 – All Level Student Teaching