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Secondary Education - History Grades 7 -12

Student Information

Getting Started

as a component of a Bachelor of Education, B.Ed.
(History) Total Credits: 125-131

Students in the Secondary Education (social sciences concentration) program are preparing to teach grades 7-12. Students begin by taking general education AND teacher education 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 Teacher Education 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 a “B” or better in all EDU courses within the program.
  • * indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
  • Minimum GPA is 2.00.
RSC General Education Courses 39-42
RSC Secondary Academic Content Courses 21-24
Prerequisite: Teacher Education Program Application and Certification Admission Plan (CAP) forms required
RSC Level I Teacher Education Courses 11
Formal Admission to Level II RSC  Teacher Education Program  
RSC Level II Teacher Education Courses 16
RSC Level III Teacher Education Courses 8
Rio Recommendation to NCU (B.Ed.) Program  
Level IV Northcentral University 30
Total Credits 125-131


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 Communications (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) OR
Public Speaking (3) OR
Small Group Communication (3)

3
Mathematical Studies [MA]
MAT142*

College Mathematics (3) 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
HIS145

History of Mexico

3

HIS277

The Modern Middle East

3

RSC Teacher Education Coursework

RSC Level I

Prerequisite: Teacher Education 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 EDU285AD and EDU287AD prior to or along with the remaining EDU Level I courses.

EDU285AD

Seminar: Education Program Model

None

1
EDU287AD*

Master Teacher Seminar IV

None

1
EDU220

Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL)

10 hours VIRTUAL

3
EDU253*

Managing the Classroom

25 hours Site-based**

3
EDU272*

Educational Psychology

Note: For undergraduate  students, the course prerequisite is met with the approval of the department

None

3

*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) or equivalent state exams scores.
Course Course Title Field Experience Credits

Note: Student should register for EDU285AB and EDU287AB prior to or along with the remaining EDU Level II courses.

EDU285AB*

Current Perspectives in Education

None

1
EDU287AB*

Master Teacher Seminar II

None

1
EDU207*

Teaching Adolescents

20 hours Site-based***

2
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
EDU268*

Secondary School Dynamic Instruction

10 hours Site-based***20 hours VIRTUAL

3

*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 nine weeks in the classroom.

Nine 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**

Field Experience***

3
ED4004B

Assessment of Student Learning in Secondary Education**

Field Experience***

3
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 125-131
Program Completion and Issuance of Institution Recommendation (IR)

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