Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education

Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education

Objective: To prepare students to teach content courses in grades 6-12 (K-12 for Art, Kinesiology and Music) and meet the requirements for Idaho certification.

Administrators: Content Area Department Chairs; Director, Teacher Education; Chair, Department of Education

Requirements: See specific content area below for courses and credits.

Professional Education Courses:

Professional education core (35 credits) including:

*EDUC1100. Introduction to Teaching (1)

EDUC2110. Educational Psychology (3)

EDUC2250. Cultural Diversity in Education (2)

EDUC2750. Technology in the Classroom (3)

*EDUC2960. Field Experience (1)

EDUC3150. Education of Exceptional Children (3) [Kinesiology Ed majors may substitute KINE3630]

*EDUC3410. Content Literacy in Secondary Classrooms (3)

*EDUC3510. Teaching Methods in Secondary Classrooms (3) [Exempt: Music Ed Area majors]

*EDUC3750. Classroom Management in Secondary Schools (2)

*Special Methods Courses in first and second teaching fields or teaching area 

*EDUC3920. Foundations of Education (2)

*EDUC4850. Secondary School Start-Up (1) 

*EDUC4860. Student Teaching in the Middle School/Junior High School (12); or,

*EDUC4870. Student Teaching in the Senior High School (12)

* Courses must be taken at Northwest Nazarene University.

Program Certification Requirements:

  1. Complete all requirements for a baccalaureate degree.
  2. Complete a subject teaching area emphasis of at least 45 semester credit hours as recommended by the subject department and approved by the Department of Education, or completion of a first teaching field emphasis of at least 30 semester credit hours and a second teaching field emphasis of at least 20 semester credit hours as recommended by the subject departments and approved by the Department of Education. These areas and fields include:
    1. Teaching areas: art, biology, chemistry, English, kinesiology, mathematics, music, Spanish.
    2. First teaching fields: biology, chemistry, English, history, kinesiology, mathematics, Spanish.
    3. Second teaching field: American government/political science, art, biology, chemistry, communication, economics, English, health, history, kinesiology, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, Spanish.
  3. Complete requirements of the teacher education program in effect at the time of admission to teacher education and any additional requirements if required by changes in the standards of state regulatory agencies.
  4. Complete all required education courses and required content courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better. 
  5. Pass the PRAXIS II content test(s) in teaching area or fields.
  6. Receive a favorable vote of the Teacher Education Council for recommendation for certification.

Completing an Idaho approved teacher education program will enable a candidate to be recommended for certification in other states. Deviations from the teaching major or certification requirements must be authorized by the Department Chair.

Subject teaching areas and fields:

American Government/Political Science Second Teaching Field Emphasis

Art Teaching Area Emphasis

Art Second Teaching Field Emphasis

Biology Teaching Area Emphasis

Biology First Teaching Field Emphasis

Biology Second Teaching Field Emphasis

Chemistry Teaching Area Emphasis

Chemistry First Teaching Field Emphasis

Chemistry Second Teaching Field Emphasis

Communication Second Teaching Field Emphasis

Economics Second Teaching Field Emphasis

English Teaching Area Emphasis

English First Teaching Field Emphasis

English Second Teaching Field Emphasis

Health Second Teaching Field Emphasis

History First Teaching Field Emphasis

History Second Teaching Field Emphasis

Kinesiology Teaching Area Emphasis

Kinesiology First Teaching Field Emphasis

Kinesiology Second Teaching Field Emphasis

Mathematics Teaching Area Emphasis

Mathematics First Teaching Field Emphasis

Mathematics Second Teaching Field Emphasis

Music Teaching Area Emphasis

Music Second Teaching Field Emphasis

Physics Second Teaching Field Emphasis

Psychology Second Teaching Field Emphasis

Spanish Teaching Area Emphasis

Spanish First Teaching Field Emphasis

Spanish Second Teaching Field Emphasis