MoGEA TEST should be taken during the second semester of the freshman or during the sophomore year. Students must complete all sections of the MoGEA prior to being admitted to the College of Education. Please review the Admission Requirements page for more information regarding the minimum score. Students can sign up to take the MoGEA through Testing Services website.

Pre-requisite courses: Can be taken anytime during the second semester of freshman or sophomore year. Students are strongly encouraged to take all pre-requisite courses during the same semester. PY222 must be passed with a minimum grade of "C" or higher and ED280 must be passed with a minimum grade of “B” or higher in order to be admitted to the College of Education which is a pre-requisite for Pedagogy 1 courses.

Course Course Name Credit Hours
ED280* Intro to Education as a Profession 3
PY222** Development of the Adolescent 3

*Minimum grade of “B” or higher is required

Pre-requisite to Pedagogy 1 Semester: Admission to the Teacher Education Program. Applications can be obtained in Scully room 309. Please see the Admission Requirements page for specific requirements to be admitted to the College of Education.

Pedagogy 1 Semester: Can be taken after successful admission to the College of Education. Most students generally take Pedagogy 1 courses during the first semester of junior year depending upon their specific circumstances. Students should consult their advisor to discuss the appropriate time to take Pedagogy 1 courses.

Registering instructions: Students must go to Scully 245 on their priority registration date or any day after to register for Pedagogy 1 courses. An enrollment form can be printed off and filled out in advance to speed up the process. A copy of the form can be found on the forms page.

Course Course Name Credit Hours
SE350** Pedagogy 1 3
EX390** Psychology & Education of the Exceptional Child 3

Pedagogy 2 Semester: Can be taken after successful completion of Pedagogy 1 Semester courses. Most students generally take Pedagogy 2 courses during their junior year depending upon their specific circumstances. Students should consult their advisor to discuss the appropriate time to take Pedagogy 2 courses.

MIDDLE SCHOOL PEDAGOGY 2 SEMESTER (Spring Semester Only)
Course Course Name Credit Hours
SE355** Field Experience II 3
SE360** Pedagogy 2: Middle School 3
SE307** Content Literacy Methods for Middle and High School 3
SECONDARY PEDAGOGY 2 SEMESTER
Course Course Name Credit Hours
SE355** Field Experience II 3
SE365** Pedagogy 2 4
SE307** Content Literacy Methods for Middle and High School 3

Pedagogy 3 Semester: Can be taken after successful completion of Pedagogy 2 Semester. In addition to the Pedagogy 3 courses, students must take Techniques of Teaching Content courses. Students must consult with their advisors to plan their schedule according to their techniques courses.

Course Course Name Credit Hours
SE380** Advanced Field Experience 3
SE385** Ped 3: Advanced Methods of Middle and Secondary Teaching 4
SE390** Instructional Interventions for Middle & High School Students with Special Literacy Needs 3
SE3XX** Techniques of Teaching Content 3
UI506** Education, Law and Society (Middle School majors only) 3

Student Teaching Semester: To be eligible for student teaching, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Pass MoCA (Missouri Content Assessment Exam)
  • All coursework must be completed
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their content courses
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their pedagogy courses

Students who plan on student teaching must fill out the required paperwork and attend planning meetings usually held at the beginning of the semester prior to the semester students are planning on student teaching. For example, if a student plans to student teach during their Spring 2016 semester, they must attend the informational planning meetings at the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester.

Course Course Name Credit Hours
SE465** Student Teaching 12
EF400** Seminar on Educational Issues in Student Teaching 1

**Minimum grade of “C” or higher is required

Additional Courses Offered (Optional)
Course Course Name Credit Hours
SE275 Diversity in American Schools 3

Graduate Level Courses

Core Courses (15-18 hours)

Course Course Name Credit Hours
GR 691 Methods of Research (Must be completed within first 9 hours) 3
SE 600 Multimedia in Education 3
SE 638 Improvement of Instruct & Assessment 3
SE 641 Teaching Multicultural Society 3
SE642 Secondary Curriculum Development 3
GR 698 Graduate paper & Comps or *** 0

***Contact advisor during/after GR691 to plan toward Graduate Paper requirements. The GR691 course paper may be the springboard but is NOT considered the summative Graduate Paper for the program.

Technology Courses (12 hours)

Course Course Name Credit Hours
SE 617 Found. Of Ed Technology 3
SE 500 Internet in Education 3
SE 683 Instructional Design & Tech 3
SE 685 Planning for Tech in the School District 3

Educational Studies (15 hours)


Please choose 15 credit hours from one or a combination of these categories:

  • SE500 - Technology in Instruction
  • SE602 - Effective Literacy Instruction in the Middle & Secondary Levels
  • Any Subject Specialty courses
  • Autism
  • Special Education

Courses offerings may vary based on need, enrollment or availability.

It is the graduate student's responsibility to read the Graduate Bulletin, contact their Advisor, meet the requirements and due dates toward completion of their program.

Contact

573.651.5965
Scully 238
Department of Middle & Secondary Education
One University Plaza, MS 5675
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701