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Secondary Education - History Grades 6 -12

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as a component of a Bachelor of Education, B.Ed.
(History) Total Credits: 124-133

Students in the Secondary Education (social sciences concentration) program are preparing to teach grades 6-12. Students begin by taking general education AND educator preparation program coursework at Rio Salado College and finishing the last 30 upper division credits at Northcentral University to confirm a Bachelor's in Education.

Note:

  • Students must submit a Educator Preparation Program Application prior to taking any EDU Level I courses.  
    • All students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all General Education courses and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • * indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
  • Minimum Academic GPA is 2.50.
RSC General Education Courses 39-42
RSC Secondary Academic Content Courses 21-24
Prerequisite: Educator Preparation Program Application and Certification Admission Plan (CAP) forms required
RSC Level I Educator Preparation Program Courses 13-16
Formal Admission to Level II RSC Educator Preparation Program
RSC Level II Educator Preparation Program Courses 13
RSC Level III Educator Preparation Program Courses 8
Rio Recommendation to NCU (B.Ed.) Program
Level IV Northcentral University 30
Total Credits 124-133


General Education Courses
First Year Composition [FYC]
ENG101*
ENG102*

First-Year Composition (3) ENG1101 AND
First-Year Composition (3) ENG1102

6
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]
CRE101*


COM225*

ENG111*
GBS233*
College Critical Reading (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment

AND
Public Speaking (3) OR
Note: COM225 is a hybrid course
Technical and Professional Writing (3) OR
Business Communication (3)

Note: If students are exempt from CRE101 by assessment, they are required to take one of the following courses: COM225, ENG111, or GBS233.
3
Additional Requirements (Reading & Communications)
COM100
COM110
COM225*
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication (3) COM1100 OR
Interpersonal Communication (3) COM1100 OR
Public Speaking (3) OR
Small Group Communication COM2271 (3)
3
Mathematics Studies [MA]
MAT142* College Mathematics (3) MAT1142 OR
Satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course
3
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]
BPC110
CIS105

Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) CIS1120 OR
Any approved General Education course in the Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS] area

3
Humanities and Fine Arts [HU]

Any approved General Education course in the Humanities/Fine Arts (HU) area

Note: Students may choose only 3 credits from the ENH prefix. ENH222 is recommended.

Note: Students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor for Humanities (HU) course selections that will also meet the Historical (H) or Global (G) designations.

6
Social and Behavioral Sciences [SB]
EDU222
POS110
POS221

Introduction to the Exceptional Learner** (3) AND
American National Government (3) POS1110 AND
Arizona Constitution (1)

Note: It is required that EDU222 be taken in combination with other EDU prefixed courses in which fingerprint clearance is also required prior to enrollment. HIS103 United States History to 1865 may substitute for POS110.

7
Natural Sciences [SQ & SG]

Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area

Note: Students are required to successfully complete 4 credits of [SQ] and 4 credits of [SG]. Students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor for course selections that will meet the Natural Sciences [SQ] and [SG] designations.

8
Historical [H] or Global [G] Awareness

Any approved General Education course in the Historical [H] or Global [G] areas
Note: Students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor for Historical [H] or Global [G] course selections that will also meet the Humanities [HU] designation.

Note: HIS103 or HIS104 are recommended.

0-3
Cultural Diversity in the United States [C] Awareness

Met by EDU222** in the Social and Behavioral Sciences area.

0

*Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
**Indicates that fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment.

Secondary History Content Area

Students must choose 24 course credits from the list below. If HIS103 or HIS104 is successfully completed in the General Education area, students will only need to complete 21 additional course credits.

Social Sciences Content 21-24
HIS100

History of Western Civilization to Middle Ages

3
HIS101

History of Western Civilization Middle Ages to 1789

3
HIS102

History of Western Civilization 1789 to Present

3
HIS103

United States History to 1865 (H)

3
HIS104

United States History 1865 to Present (H)

3
HIS105

Arizona History

3
HIS111 World History 1500 to the Present 3
HIS145

History of Mexico

3

HIS277

The Modern Middle East

3

RSC Educator Preparation Program Coursework

RSC Level I

Prerequisite: Educator Preparation Program Application and Certification Admission Plan (CAP) forms required. Must pass all EDU courses with grade of B or better.
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
Note: Student should register for EDU287AD prior to or along with the remaining EDU Level I courses.
EDO100-101 Introduction to the Educator Preparations Programs None 0
EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) 10 hours VIRTUAL 3
EDU221 Introduction to Education 30 hours Site-based** 3
EDU222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner*** 25 hours Site-based** 3
EDU224* Brain Development and Learning None 3
EDU253* Analyzing Behavior and Managing the Classroom** 25 hours Site-based** 3
EDU287AD* Master Teacher Seminar IV: Common Core None 1
EDO100-102 Student Teaching Orientation (Option A) 0

*Indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites
**Indicates that fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment

RSC Level II

Prerequisites: Completion of Level I and FORMAL ADMISSION to Level II along with passing AEPA/NES Subject Knowledge Exams (Content).
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
Note: Student should register for EDU287AB prior to or along with the remaining EDU Level II courses.
EDU207* Teaching Adolescents 20 hours Site-based*** 3
EDU215* Methods and Curriculum Development in Secondary Education None 1
EDU215AA* Methods and Curriculum Development in Secondary Social Studies** 20 hours Site-Based*** 2
EDU217* Methods for the Structured English Immersion (SEI)/ESL Student 20 hours VIRTUAL 3
EDU228AB* Reading and Decoding: Secondary 10 hours VIRTUAL 3
EDU287AB* Master Teacher Seminar II: Assessment None 1

*Indicates course has prerequisites and /or corequisites
*** Indicates that Site-based field experience MUST be done in the content area for which student is seeking certification.

RSC Level III

STUDENT TEACHING: Prerequisites -completion of all Level I and Level II coursework with grade of B or better and passage of AEPA/NES Subject Knowledge Exam (Content)
EDU277AB*

Secondary Student Teaching **

Note: EDU277AB requires entire block for enrollment but only twelve weeks in the classroom.

Twelve weeks***

8

*Indicates course has prerequisites and /or corequisites
**Indicates that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment.
*** Indicates that Site-based field experience MUST be done in the content area for which student is seeking certification.

Program Notes: See Student Handbook for transition steps to Northcentral University
Must receive a Rio Recommendation (RR) prior to attending Northcentral University

Note: Student should apply for the Associate in Arts degree AFTER completing all Rio General Education coursework and may apply to participate in the Rio Graduation in May. By applying for your Associates in Arts degree, your High School graduation transcript will not be required at NCU.

NCU Level IV

NOTE: Students will be required to complete 30 pre-approved upper division semester credits for degree completion with Northcentral University. Alternative courses/concentration needed by the student should be discussed with the Northcentral University Academic Counselor.
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits
ED4000B

The Dynamics of Schooling in Secondary Education

3
ED4001B

Foundations of School Leadership in Secondary Education

3
ED4002B

The Role of Teacher Leadership in Secondary Education

3
ED4003B

Instructional Paradigms and Technology in Secondary Education**

*12-20 hours Site-based Field Experience***

3
ED4004B

Assessment of Student Learning in Secondary Education**

*12-20 hours Site-based Field Experience***

3
EDO100-102 Student Teaching Orientation (Option B) 0
ED4005B

School and Family Partnerships in Secondary Education

3
ED4006B

Safe Schools in Secondary Education

3
ED4007B

The School as a Learning Community in Secondary Education

3
ED4008B

Teaching and Reflective Practice in Secondary Education

3
ED4009B

Educational Change Processes in Secondary Education

3

**Indicates that IVP fingerprint clearance is required prior to enrollment.
*** Indicates that Site-based field experience MUST be done in the content area for which student is seeking certification.

TOTAL CREDITS 124-133
Program Completion and Issuance of Institution Recommendation (IR)

Shared Unique Number (SUN) System

The Shared Unique Number (SUN) System helps students identify courses that will directly transfer among Arizona’s community colleges and three public universities. Using the SUN System, students can easily search for and enroll in courses that offer direct equivalency at other Arizona colleges and universities. SUN courses have their own unique course number and prefix listed alongside each college’s course number. Look for the SUN icon in your course catalog or college website or visit www.azsunsystem.com for more information

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