2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Secondary Education Major (B.S.E.)


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The secondary education major is a Class B teacher certification program. Students in this major must choose a content area and take all required courses to meet state certification qualifications. Students also have the option of pursuing a second major. All electives must be directed by the advisor.

General Education - Univ Core Curriculum: 22 Credits


Click here  to view the General Education - University Core Curriculum requirements.

General Education - Distribution Areas: 23-27 Credits


General Education Requirements vary depending on the chosen content area, as noted below. If no course is specified, students are free to choose from the standard General Education options:

Natural and Computational Sciences  (8)

  • Content Area: Social Studies - Take GEOG 150  (4) plus one additional lab science from the Gen Ed list (4)
  • All others: Choose two courses from the Gen Ed List (8)

Social Sciences  (4-8)

  • Content Area: English - Take JMC 200  (4)
  • Content Area: Social Studies - Take ECON 201  (4) & POLS 200  (4)
  • All others: Choose one course from the Gen Ed List (4)

Mathematics  (4)

  • Content Area: Mathematics - Take MATH 210  (4) or MATH 370  (4), if approved
  • All others: Choose one course from the Gen Ed List (4)

Fine Arts  (3)

  • All Content Areas: SOA 200  (3)

Humanities  (4)

Secondary Education Major (BSE): 34 Credits


Professional Courses: 8 Credits


*These are the only courses that can be taken prior to unconditional admittance.

Required State-Approved Content Classes: 32-44 Credits


(as determined by content area; credits hours subject to change)

  • Content Area: Complete all required courses in one of the following content areas:
    English, French, German, History, Mathematics, Social Studies, Spanish
         OR
  • Directed Electives: Required content classes/electives, as directed by an Education Advisor. Electives are for state certification requirements.

General Electives: 1-7 Credits


General Elective Credits will vary depending on the chosen content area; credits subject to change.

Total Required Credits: 128


GPA NOTE: A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required.
NOTE: This program is under review and subject to change.

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