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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
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Secondary Standard Certificate - Initial Certif Plan of Study

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Secondary Standard Certificate - Initial Certification

   

   Program Requirements (34 cr. to be chosen)

   
      EDU 2000   Introduction to Professional Education Experiences 3 cr.  Involves prospective teachers in the real issues of schooling and education, by examining historical and philosophical perspectives of education; attitudes, goals and skills pivotal to the growth of the developing teacher. Emphasizes active involvement in the learning and teaching process. Lab experience in elemtary and secondary school required. 
      EDU 3120   Educational Psychology 3 cr.  Focus on the learning process: role of the teacher in learning; efficiency of learning as it is affected by the developmental processes; psychological principles that are central to the learning process and their relationship to the teaching situation; variables in learning; and evaluation of the outcomes of learning. Application of learning theory and multicultural concepts in a field-based context. Includes a 1 hour field experience (30 clock hours). Prerequisites: PSY 1010 and EDU 2000. 
      EDU 3210   Theory and Principles of Reading Instruction 3 cr.  Study of theory and process in developmentally-appropriate, evidenced-based reading/writing instruction, including language and literacy acquisition, word recognition, comprehension and fluency, vocabulary, methods of instruction and assessment, program development, and planning for differentiated instruction. Prerequisites: PSY 1010, EDU 2000. Prerequisite or corequisite: EDU 3120. 
      EDU 3300   The Exceptional Learner in the Classroom 3 cr.  Development of a working knowledge of the historical perspective of present special education programs, the effects of litigation, and the continuum of special education services. Identifying, evaluating, and differentiating instruction for students with special needs by way of a continuum of services in the least-restrictive environment. Response-to-intervention; positive behavior support; collaboration with school personnel and parents; community resources. Fifteen-clock-hour field experience required. 
      EDU 3460   Instructional Media 3 cr.  Emphasizes the importance of incorporating supporting instruction to educational environments through the use of instructional media to promote integrative learning. Focuses on selecting, critically evaluating, and using appropriate media, including microcomputes, as an integral part of the curriculum to achieve specific learning objectives: locating, preparing and using existing and self made instructional media objectives, materials and lesson plans, and creating an instructional media portfolio for effective classroom presentations. 
      EDU 4250   Literacy Education in the Secondary School 4 cr.  Introduction to the theoretical foundation for teaching reading and writing as cognitive processes essential for higher cognitive thinking, critical literacy, and mastery of the content areas taught in middle schools and high schools. Emphasis is placed on the principles, techniques, and processes of evidence-based literacy instruction to enable students to be independent, strategic learners in the secondary schools. Application of learned principles and practices in a one-on-one teaching situation. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Prerequisites: EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
      EDU 4400   Behavior Management in the Classroom 2 cr.  Focus on understanding the role of the teacher in facilitating change in the classroom; the nature of, and factors affecting student behavior; the investigation and evaluation of classroom management models; and strategies for handling disruptive student behavior, with emphasis on prevention of classroom problems. Application of classroom management strategies, anti-bullying and classroom/student interventions in actual problem situations. Prerequisites: EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 

      Theory & Technique Choice (4 cr. to be chosen)

   
         EDU 4510   Theory & Techniques of Instruction: Art (K-12) 4 cr.  Theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject-matter fields in which students expect to teach; observations of classroom procedures; and participation in a field placement in which students plan, teach, and assess student performance. Emphasis is on the application of effective instructional theory and practice for diverse student populations. Students develop unit plans within their disciplines that demonstrate their competence in lesson planning, while employing a variety of teaching and assessment strategies. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Offered Fall only. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
         EDU 4520   Theory & Techniques of Instruction: English & Communication Arts (6-12) 4 cr.  Theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject-matter fields in which students expect to teach; observations of classroom procedures; and participation in a field placement in which students plan, teach, and assess student performance. Emphasis is on the application of effective instructional theory and practice for diverse student populations. Students develop unit plans within their disciplines that demonstrate their competence in lesson planning, while employing a variety of teaching and assessment strategies. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Offered Fall only. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
         EDU 4530   Theory & Techniques of Instruction: Foreign Language (6-12) 2 cr. (Not To Exceed 4 cr.)  Theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject-matter fields in which students expect to teach; observations of classroom procedures; and participation in a field placement in which students plan, teach, and assess student performance. Emphasis is on the application of effective instructional theory and practice for diverse student populations. Students develop unit plans within their disciplines that demonstrate their competence in lesson planning, while employing a variety of teaching and assessment strategies. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Offered Fall only. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
         EDU 4540   Theory & Techniques of Instruction Vocational Fmly&Consumer Sci (6-12) 4 cr.  Theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject-matter fields in which students expect to teach; observations of classroom procedures; and participation in a field placement in which students plan, teach, and assess student performance. Emphasis is on the application of effective instructional theory and practice for diverse student populations. Students develop unit plans within their disciplines that demonstrate their competence in lesson planning, while employing a variety of teaching and assessment strategies. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Offered Fall only. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
         EDU 4550   Theory & Techniques of Instruction: Mathematics (6-12) 4 cr.  Theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject-matter fields in which students expect to teach; observations of classroom procedures; and participation in a field placement in which students plan, teach, and assess student performance. Emphasis is on the application of effective instructional theory and practice for diverse student populations. Students develop unit plans within their disciplines that demonstrate their competence in lesson planning, while employing a variety of teaching and assessment strategies. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Offered Fall only. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
         EDU 4560   Theory & Techniques of Instruction: Music (K-12) 4 cr.  Theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject-matter fields in which students expect to teach; observations of classroom procedures; and participation in a field placement in which students plan, teach, and assess student performance. Emphasis is on the application of effective instructional theory and practice for diverse student populations. Students develop unit plans within their disciplines that demonstrate their competence in lesson planning, while employing a variety of teaching and assessment strategies. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Offered Fall only. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
         EDU 4570   Theory & Techniques of Instruction: Natural Science (6-12) 4 cr.  Theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject-matter fields in which students expect to teach; observations of classroom procedures; and participation in a field placement in which students plan, teach, and assess student performance. Emphasis is on the application of effective instructional theory and practice for diverse student populations. Students develop unit plans within their disciplines that demonstrate their competence in lesson planning, while employing a variety of teaching and assessment strategies. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Offered Fall only. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
         EDU 4580   Theory & Techniques of Instruction: Social Science (6-12) 4 cr.  Theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject-matter fields in which students expect to teach; observations of classroom procedures; and participation in a field placement in which students plan, teach, and assess student performance. Emphasis is on the application of effective instructional theory and practice for diverse student populations. Students develop unit plans within their disciplines that demonstrate their competence in lesson planning, while employing a variety of teaching and assessment strategies. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Offered Fall only. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
         EDU 4590   Theory & Techniques of Instruction: Vocational Subjects (9-12) 4 cr.  Theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject-matter fields in which students expect to teach; observations of classroom procedures; and participation in a field placement in which students plan, teach, and assess student performance. Emphasis is on the application of effective instructional theory and practice for diverse student populations. Students develop unit plans within their disciplines that demonstrate their competence in lesson planning, while employing a variety of teaching and assessment strategies. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Offered Fall only. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
         EDU 4620   Theory & Techniques of Instruction: Physical Education, K-12 4 cr.  Theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject-matter fields in which students expect to teach; observations of classroom procedures; and participation in a field placement in which students plan, teach, and assess student performance. Emphasis is on the application of effective instructional theory and practice for diverse student populations. Students develop unit plans within their disciplines that demonstrate their competence in lesson planning, while employing a variety of teaching and assessment strategies. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Offered Fall only. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 

      Directed Teaching Choice (8 cr. to be chosen)

   
         EDU 4670   Directed Teaching, Physical Education (K-12) 4 cr. (Not To Exceed 8 cr.)  Observations and teaching in classroom situations; individual conferences and seminars. 
         EDU 4710   Directed Teaching: Art (K-12) 4 cr. (Not To Exceed 8 cr.)  Observations and teaching in classroom situations; individual conferences and seminars. 
         EDU 4720   Directed Teaching: English and Communication Arts (6-12) 4 cr. (Not To Exceed 8 cr.)  Observations and teaching in classroom situations; individual conferences and seminars. 
         EDU 4730   Directed Teaching: Foreign Languages (6-12) 4 cr. (Not To Exceed 8 cr.)  Observations and teaching in classroom situations; individual conferences and seminars. 
         EDU 4740   Directed Teaching: Vocational Family and Consumer Sciences (6-12) 4 cr. (Not To Exceed 8 cr.)  Observations and teaching in classroom situations; individual conferences and seminars. 
         EDU 4750   Directed Teaching: Mathematics (6-12) 4 cr. (Not To Exceed 8 cr.)  Observations and teaching in classroom situations; individual conferences and seminars. 
         EDU 4760   Directed Teaching: Music (K-12) 4 cr. (Not To Exceed 8 cr.)  Observations and teaching in classroom situations; individual conferences and seminars. 
         EDU 4770   Directed Teaching: Natural Science (6-12) 4 cr. (Not To Exceed 8 cr.)  Observations and teaching in classroom situations; individual conferences and seminars. 
         EDU 4780   Directed Teaching: Social Science (6-12) 4 cr. (Not To Exceed 8 cr.)  Observations and teaching in classroom situations; individual conferences and seminars. 
         EDU 4790   Directed Teaching: Vocational/ Technical (9-12) 4 cr. (Not To Exceed 8 cr.)  Observations and teaching in classroom situations; individual conferences and seminars. 
      EDU 4800   Foundations of Education 3 cr.  The study of the scope and nature of education, primarily at the elementary and secondary levels, in the United States, as reflected in the historical, political, economic, sociological, and philosophical forces affecting the school and other social institutions, with emphasis on the origins and evolution of various current educational practices, policies, and issues. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
      EDU 4810   Seminar: Directed Teaching 1 cr.  Selected topics designed to orient students to the reality of teaching, to guide and support them during the intensive student teaching internship, and to address topics that relate to students’ short-term interest in securing teaching positions and to their long-term career effectiveness. To be taken concurrently with Directed Teaching. 
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   Support Courses

   
      PSY 1010   General Psychology 3 cr.  Describes the major systems, central issues and historical development of modern psychology. Introduces basic principles in sensation, perception, cognition, learning, memory, language, emotion, motivation, personality organization, and social process. 
      SOC 1020   Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.  Foundations and principles of social order, social control, social institutions, and social life in America and other cultures. Focus on how people’s conditions, character, and life chances are influenced by organizations and institutions. Emphasis on critical thinking about practices and beliefs in a variety of social contexts. 
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