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Secondary Education Certification /Licensure Only - Arizona and Kansas

 

Overview

Students seeking certification and/or licensure in Secondary Education (6-12) must complete the coursework outlined within.

The secondary education programs are based on state, regional, and national licensure criteria and testing competencies.  Specific subject-matter courses, developed in collaboration with lead faculty in the discipline, build connections between theory and practice.

The Ottawa University teacher education program is state approved in Arizona and Kansas.  The program is also accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  The requirements outlined here meet licensure/certification only standards for the states of Arizona and Kansas.  Completion of this program does not guarantee licensure or certification in other states.

Certification Licensure Requirements

Content Requirements

*Courses listed are examples only. Relevant substitutions may be made with advisor approval.

Education Requirements (29 hours total)

Arizona and Kansas students seeking secondary certification/licensure (6-12) must complete these requirements in addition to the requirements in their content area.

Arizona students seeking secondary certification/licensure (6-12) must also complete two additional required courses for Arizona certification (HPS 30151 and HPS 30251). 

EDU 30731THE TEACHING PROFESSION I (3)

EDU 31132THE EXCEPTIONAL CHILD (3)

EDU 31233EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3)

EDU 33035IDS: FOUNDATIONS OF SCHOOLS DIVERSE SOCIETY (3)

EDU 34500SECONDARY METHODS AND RICA (3)

EDU 34600SPECIALIZED METHODS/PRACTICUM (3)

EDU 44033SEI METHODS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS II (3)

EDU 49021SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING I (4)

EDU 49022SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING II (4)

Art Content PreK-12 (OUKS - Ottawa Residential) (35 hours total)

Students must complete the following for certification/licensure:

ART 13023ART APPRECIATION (3)

ART 20623ART HISTORY I (3)

ART 20723ART HISTORY II (3)

ART 23023DESIGN I (3)

ART 23523PAINTING I (1)

ART 23723CERAMICS I (3)

ART 25000FIBERS AND CRAFT MEDIA (3)

ART 30423PRE K-ELEMENTARY ART METHODS (3)

ART 30523MIDDLE SCHOOL SECONDARY ART METHODS (3)

ART 35505/COM 35505/ITS 35505PRODUCTION (3)

ART 49024ART COMPREHENSIVE (4)

General Education Requirements

PSY-12053 General Psychology

Biology Content 6-12 - Kansas (41 hours total)

The following courses are all required for certification/licensure:

BIO 12043GENERAL BIOLOGY I (4)

BIO 22043GENERAL BIOLOGY II (4)

BIO 31143ECOLOGY & LAB (4)

BIO 31243GENETICS & LAB (4)

BIO 32100CELL BIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY (4)

OR

BIO 30243MICROBIOLOGY (3)

BIO 35523BIOLOGY RESEARCH METHODS (3)

BIO 43000DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY & LAB (4)

CHE 12044GENERAL CHEMISTRY I & LAB (4)

EGR 10000INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING (3)

MAT 20044INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS (4)

General Education Requirements

PSY-12053 General Psychology

Business Content 6-12 - Arizona and Kansas (35-37 hours total)

Students must complete the following for certification/licensure:

ITS 12063INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (3)

OR

ITS 20550MICROSOFT ESSENTIAL SOLUTIONS (3)

OR

MIS 13063FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (3)

ACC 20364ACCOUNTING FOR BUSINESS OPERATIONS (4)

FIN 30000FOUNDATIONS OF FINANCE (3)

OAD 30563MANAGEMENT (3)

OAD 31063BUSINESS LAW (3)

OAD 31664BUSINESS ETHICS (3)

OAD 31863PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (3)

OAD 36364LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION (3)

OAD 40864INTERNATIONAL MARKETING (3)

OAD 49100STRATEGIES AND POLICIES (4)

General Education Requirements

PSY-12053 General Psychology

Arizona State Requirements

HPS 30151 Arizona Constitution

HPS 30251 United States Constitution

English 6-12 Arizona and Kansas (36-38 hours total)

Students must complete the following for certification/licensure:

ENG 26023ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL (3)

ENG 27023RENAISSANCE TO ROMANTICS (3)

ENG 28023VICTORIANS TO MODERNS (3)

ENG 30924ADOLESCENT LITERATURE (3)

OR

ENG 31023ADVANCED EXPOSITORY WRITING (3)

ENG 31723MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE (3)

ENG 32523THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (3)

ENG 32723CREATIVE WRITING (3)

ENG 33023IDS: IMAGE AND TEXT (3)

ENG 33523IDS: ENVIRONMENTAL LITERATURE (3)

ENG 40123LITERARY CRITICISM (3)

General Education Requirements

PSY-12053 General Psychology

Arizona State Requirements

HPS 30151 Arizona Constitution

HPS 30251 United States Constitution

History 6-12 Arizona and Kansas (36-41 hours total)

Students must complete the following for certification/licensure:

SOC 10453INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3)

ECO 20163MACROECONOMICS (3)

ECO 20263MICROECONOMICS (3)

HPS 10153WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY (3)

HPS 13053AMERICAN EXPERIENCE II (3)

HPS 13353AMERICAN GOVERNMENT (3)

HPS 20153THE GREAT PLAINS (3) (Required for KS Teacher Education Students)

HPS 23153HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (3)

HPS 23153HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (3)

HPS 31053ETHNICITY IN AMERICAN HISTORY (3)

HPS 33253INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (3)

General Education Requirements

PSY-12053 General Psychology

Arizona State Requirements

HPS 30151 Arizona Constitution

HPS 30251 United States Constitution

Mathematics Content 6-12 - Arizona and Kansas (35-37 hours total)

Students must complete the following or equivalents of the following for certification/licensure:

MAT 20043DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (3)

MAT 20044INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS (4)

OR

MAT 31143PROBABILITY (4)

AND

MAT 32044INFERENTIAL STATISTICS (4)

MAT 21044CALCULUS I (4)

MAT 21144CALCULUS II (4)

MAT 22043LINEAR ALGEBRA (4)

MAT 26043COLLEGE GEOMETRY (3)

MAT 30243TRANSITION TO HIGHER MATHEMATICS (3)

MAT 33043DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (3)

OR

MAT 43443NUMERICAL METHODS (3)

MAT 42143ABSTRACT ALGEBRA (4)

General Education Requirements

PSY-12053 General Psychology

Arizona State Requirements

HPS 30151 Arizona Constitution

HPS 30251 United States Constitution

Music-Content-Instrumental PreK-12 (Ottawa and Surprise Residential) (50-51 hours total)

The following courses are required for certification/licensure:

MUS 16121APPLIED PIANO (1)

MUS 31010BRASS METHODS AND PEDAGOGY (2)

MUS 31020WOODWIND METHODS AND PEDAGOGY (2)

MUS 31030PERCUSSION METHODS AND PEDAGOGY (2)

MUS 31040ORCHESTRAL STRINGS METHODS AND PEDAGOGY (2)

MUS 32000CONDUCTING I (3)

MUS 32123CONDUCTING II (3-4)

MUS 32133ATHLETIC & JAZZ BAND METHODS AND MATERIALS (2)

MUS 36324MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS III (3)

MUS 36325MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS IV (3)

MUS 43423MUSIC HISTORY I (3)

MUS 46324MUSIC THEORY AND AURAL SKILLS IV (3)

MUS 49023RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE (3)

Students must complete the above required courses and the following courses or approved equivalents for certification/licensure:

Applied Piano (2 credits or continuous study until proficiency passed)

Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - 4 credit hours of lower division hours

Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - 4 credit hours of upper division hours

Conducted Ensemble Participation - 4 credit hours of lower division hours

Conducted Ensemble Participation - 4 credit hours of upper division hours

General Education Requirements

PSY-12053 General Psychology

Arizona State Requirements

HPS 30151 Arizona Constitution

HPS 30251 United States Constitution

Music-Content-Vocal PreK-12 (Ottawa and Surprise Residential) (46-47 hours total)

The following courses are required for certification/licensure:

MUS 16121APPLIED PIANO (1)

MUS 32000CONDUCTING I (3)

MUS 32223CONDUCTING II - CHORAL (3-4)

MUS 36324MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS III (3)

MUS 36325MUSIC THEORY & AURAL SKILLS IV (3)

MUS 33010GERMAN AND ENGLISH DICTION (2)

MUS 33020ITALIAN AND FRENCH DICTION (2)

MUS 34010VOCAL PEDAGOGY (2)

MUS 43423MUSIC HISTORY I (3)

MUS 46423MUSIC HISTORY II (3)

MUS 49023RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE (3)

Students must complete the above required courses and the following courses or approved equivalents for certification/licensure:

Applied Piano (2 credits or continuous study until proficiency passed)

Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - 4 credit hours of lower division hours

Applied Lessons in Primary Performance Area - 4 credit hours of upper division hours

Conducted Ensemble Participation - 4 credit hours of lower division hours

Conducted Ensemble Participation - 4 credit hours of upper division hours

General Education Requirements

PSY-12053 General Psychology

Arizona State Requirements

HPS 30151 Arizona Constitution

HPS 30251 United States Constitution

Career Opportunities

Prospective high school teachers learn to be sensitive and compassionate to the unique needs, challenges and learning styles of a diverse adolescent student population.  They develop critical thinking skills through an analysis of educational history, philosophy and psychology; measurement and evaluation of learning; and classroom management.  They gain awareness of cultural diversity and the social and political contexts of education.  Graduates of the secondary education licensure program are prepared to serve in a variety of school settings, both public and private.