EDUCATION communication studies (GRADES 8-12)

Communication Studies Requirements

The following courses (37 hours) are required for teacher certification:
COMS 1301 – Communication Studies
COMS 1302 – Interpretation and Performance of Literature
COMS 1303 – Professional Communication
*COMS 2302 – Communication in the Classroom
COMS 2303 – Public Speaking
COMS 3301 – Communication in Small Groups
COMS 3302 – Advanced Interpretation
COMS 3306 – Argumentation and Debate
COMS 4301 – Persuasion
COMS 4330 – Communication Principles and Practice
MCOM 1301 – Introduction to Mass Communications
Select four hours (maximum of three repeats each) from the following two courses:
     COMS 2101 – University Readers
     COMS 2102 – Forensics

* Three hours are included in the general education core curriculum

Professional Education – High School Teacher Certification
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 strategies, 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 3301 – Principles and Practices in Education
EDUC 3302 – Instructional Strategies and Practices
EDUC 3313 – Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds
EDUC 4313 – Classroom Management
EDUC 4318 – Becoming a Teacher
EDUC 4328 – Curriculum and Assessment for the Secondary School
EDUC 4663 – Secondary Student Teaching