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SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM

1. General Education 

All degrees require the completion of the general education curriculum, supplemental requirements and, if necessary, additional electives or coursework to total 120 or more hours.

2. Professional Education Core

  • Educ 101 Teaching as a Profession 1
  • Educ 201 Introduction to Education 3
  • Educ 346 Instructional Technology 3
  • EDPS 210 Educational Psychology and General Methods 2
  • Psy 324 Psychology of Exceptionality 3
  • +Educ 424 Teaching Diverse Learners 2
  • +Theo 381 Christian Teacher’s Ministry 2 

Total Hours: 16

+Students must be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in these courses.
**see sections 5 and 6 for information on the Lutheran Teacher Diploma and Christian Teacher Diploma requirements

3. Secondary Education Endorsement – secondary and K–12 students

Professional Semester:    

Total Hours: 19-21

+Students must be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in these courses.

*Methods courses: a two-hour course for each field, comprehensive, or subject endorsement; some methods courses are only offered one semester per academic year—check the course offering schedule.

NOTE: Students desiring certification endorsement at any level must earn a minimum of 15 hours in the professional sequence and must also complete student teaching through Concordia’s campus.

4. Field Endorsement OR Comprehensive Subject Major OR Two Subject Endorsements

Field Endorsement (45-64 hours)
OR Comprehensive Subject Major (48-57 hours)
OR Two Subject Endorsements (29-39 hours each) 

5.  Lutheran Teacher Diploma 

Required of all students in Lutheran Education. Must be an active member of a Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod congregation.

Total Hours: 11

6. Christian Teacher Diploma 

Available to any non-LTD candidates interested in teaching in a Christian school setting.
Choose 9 hours from the following courses:

  • Theo 241 or 242 or 251 or 252 Biblical Interpretation course (choose only one) (3)
  • Phil 301 Concepts in Philosophy (3)
  • Theo 375 Christian Denominations, Movements, and Contemporary Cults (3)
  • Theo 390 World Religions: The Gospel in a Pluralistic World (3)
  • Theo 450 Understanding and Teaching the Bible (3)
    (Biblical Interpretation is a prerequisite for Theo 450)
  • Theo 465 Christian Ethics (3)
  • Theo 482 Nurturing Faith through Family, School and Congregation (3)
  • Theo 489 Ministry in a Changing World (3)

Total Hours: 9

7. Public Education Requirements

Required of all students not choosing the Lutheran Teacher Diploma or the Christian Teacher Diploma.

Total Hours: 9  

Secondary Field Endorsements 

Art (K-12 Certification)                                                                       

Educ 377 is the methods course for this endorsement.

K–12 endorsements require student teaching at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Total Hours: 56

Business, Marketing and Information Technology                            

Business Administration (28 hrs)

*Bus 331 has prerequisite Econ 101, which can be used to meet general education social science requirements.

Marketing (6 hours)

  • Choose two courses from: 6

Bus 111 Entrepreneurship (3)
Bus 362 Advertising & Integrated Mark. Comm. (3)
Bus 363 Sales and Sales Management (3)
Bus 364 Consumer Behavior (3)
Bus 366 Marketing Research (3)
Bus 368 Internet Business Models (3)
CTA 285 Social Media (3)

Information Technology (9 hours)

  • Choose three courses from: 9

Art 365 Introduction to Interactive Design* (3)
Bus 442 Info. Systems Design & Develop. (3)
CS 121 Programming and Applications (3)
CS 131 Computer Programming I (3)
CS 141 Computer Programming II (3)
Educ 346 Instructional Technology** (3)

Career Education (3 hours)

  • Educ 349 Principles of Career Education & Supervision of Work Learning 3          

Work Experience

The Work Experience requirement may be met by Bus 399 with at least 300 hours of supervised work experience. Alternatively, a student may complete 1000 verified hours of volunteer or paid work experience and take a Business elective to reach 49 credits.

*Art 365 has prerequisites of Art 145 and 190.

**Educ 346 is already a requirement in the secondary education professional sequence.

Students must pass a competency test in keyboarding and related skills. See department chair for details. Students must also actively participate in the student business organization for at least two years.

Total Hours: 49

Health and Physical Education                                                         

  • One Dance class (HHP 153, 155) 0.5
  • One Aquatics class (HHP 171-177) 0.5
  • One Individual/Dual activity class 0.5

(HHP 135, 152, 154, 156, 157, 158)

  • One Team activity class 0.5

(HHP 111, 112, 116, 117, 118, 132)

  • One Fitness activity class 0.5

(HHP 161, 162, 164, 166, 168)

  • One Leisure activity class 0.5

(HHP 142, 144, 146, 147, 148, 149)

  • HHP 181 Elements of Health 3
  • HHP 182 First Aid and CPR 2
  • HHP 228 Programs in Sports 3
  • HHP 238 Programs in Rhythm and Dance 1
  • HHP 248 Programs in Leisure/Adventure Activities 1
  • HHP 273 Motor Learning and Development 3
  • Choose five Health Topics courses from: 5-7

HHP 281 Drug Education (1)
HHP 283 Consumer Health (1)
HHP 284 Stress Management (1)
HHP 285 Nutrition (1)
HHP 286 or 287 Men’s or Women’s Health (1)
HHP 288 Health and Aging (1)
HHP 289 Violence and Injury Prevention (1)
HHP 489 Global Health (2-3)

  • HHP 291 Foundations in Human Performance 2
  • HHP 365 P.E. in Elem. & Middle Level Education 3
  • HHP 366 Health Methods and Curriculum Design 3
  • HHP 376 Secondary PE Methods & Curric. Design 3
  • HHP 379 Senior Seminar in K-12 HPE 1
  • HHP/Bio 385 Physiology of Exercise 3
  • HHP 395 Biomechanics 3
  • HHP/Bio 465 Human Diseases 3
  • HHP 471 Adapted Physical Activity 3
  • HHP 480 Health and Human Sexuality 3
  • HHP 481 School Health Program 3
  • HHP 484 Community Health 3
  • HHP 486 Critical Issues in Health 2
  • HHP 491 Management of P.E., Rec., & Sports 3
  • HHP 494 Measurement & Evaluation Human Perf. 3
  • Bio 243 Elements of Human Anatomy & Physiology 4

It is advised that students seeking K–12 health and physical education certification add either an additional secondary subject endorsement or an elementary education endorsement.

K–12 endorsements require student teaching at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Total Hours: 66-68

Language Arts                                                                                               

  • Eng 201 Experiences in Writing  3
  • Eng 221 Intermediate Writing 3
  • Eng 231 Studies in the English Language 3
  • One course from: 3

Eng 326 Poetry Writing (3)
Eng 327 Fiction Writing (3)
Eng 328 Creative Nonfiction Writing (3)

  • One course from: 3              

Eng 341 American Literature I (3)
Eng 342 American Literature II (3)
Eng 343 American Literature III (3)

  • One course from: 3                                       

Eng 362 British Literature I (3)
Eng 363 British Literature II (3)
Eng 364 British Literature III (3)

  • Eng 366 Shakespeare 3
  • One course from: 3            

Eng 381 World Literature I (3)
Eng 382 World Literature II (3)
Eng 384 World Literature III (3)

  • One course from: 3            

Eng 383 Modern Poetry (3)
Eng 385 Psych./Social Analysis Modern Lit. (3)
Eng 387 Modern & Postmodern Drama (3)

  • Eng 392 Reading Interests of Adolescents 3
  • Eng 431 English Language and Linguistics 3
  • CTA 152 Basic Aging Technique or CTA 231 Oral Interpretation 3
  • CTA 153 Theatre History 3
  • CTA 200 Forensics 3
  • CTA 211 Public Speaking 3
  • CTA 225 Writing and Reporting 3
  • CTA 232 Costume and Makeup Design 2
  • CTA 233 Stage Scenery, Lighting, & Sound 4
  • CTA 241 Media: Impacts and Influences 3
  • CTA 373 Play Production 3
  • One course from: 3             

CTA 203 Communication Theory (3)
CTA 302 Rhetorical Theory (3)
CTA 306 Interpersonal Communication (3)
CTA 333 Intercultural Communication (3)
CTA 400 Communication Research (3)

Educ 371 and 378 are the methods courses for this endorsement.

Students are encouraged to take CTA 226.              

Note: Eng 324 The Nebraska Story or The New England Study Tour may be substituted for any English course, preferably American Literature. Eng 361 The London Literary Tour may be substituted for any English course, preferably British Literature or Shakespeare.

Total Hours: 67

Music                                                                                               

Use the Bachelor of Music in Education program.  

K–12 endorsements require student teaching at both the elementary and secondary levels.

Science                                                                                            

Students are required to take 18 hours from one of the areas of biology, chemistry, or physics and 15 hours from the remaining two areas.

  • Bio 111 General Biology I 4
  • Bio 112 General Biology II 4
  • Seven to ten hours from:  7-10            

Bio 141 General Botany (3)
Bio 208 General Genetics (4)
Bio 317 Ecology and Field Biology (3)
Bio 343 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3)
Bio 344 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3)
Bio 351 General Microbiology (4)

  • Chem 115 General Chemistry 4
  • Chem 116 General Inorganic & Qualitative Analysis 4               
  • Chem 231 Organic Chemistry I 4
  • Three to seven hrs 300-level chemistry courses 3-7

Phys 111 General Physics I (4)                                      
Phys 112 General Physics II (4)
Phys 381 Modern Physics (3)
Phys 382 Advanced Physics Lab. I, II, III (1)

  • Three to six hours from: 3-6            

Phys 321 Introductory Mechanics (3)
Phys 371 Electronics (3)
Phys 383 Intro. to Nuclear and Particle Physics (3)
Phys 390 Electricity and Magnetism (3)

Educ 373 is the methods course for this endorsement.

Math 184 and 186 are prerequisites for some chemistry and physics courses.

Total Hours: 60-63

Social Science                                                                                  

  • Hist 115 United States History 3
  • Hist 131 World Civilization I 3
  • Hist 132 World Civilization II 3
  • Upper-level history electives (Including at least six hours of U.S. history and at least three hours of non-U.S. history.) 12
  • Cognate area 9
  • Choose one of the following:                                      

Sociology
Soc 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)                        
Sociology electives (excluding Soc 201) (6)             

Geography
Geog 101 Introduction to Human Geography (3)
or Geog 202 World Regional Geography (3)
Geography electives above the 100 level (6)

Psychology
Psy 101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
Psy 451 Personality Theory (3)
Soc 345 Social Psychology (3)                                   

Political Science
PS 111 American Government (3)
PS 211 Global Issues (3)
Hist 311 American Foreign Relations (3)

  • Six hours in each of the following social science disciplines, excluding cognate area: 6

Geography                                                                                  
Geog 101 Introduction to Human Geography (3)
or Geog 202 World Regional Geography (3)
Geography elective above the 100 level (3)

Sociology
Soc 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)                        
Sociology elective (excluding Soc 201) (3)

Psychology
Psy 101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
Psy 451 Personality Theory (3)
or Soc 345 Social Psychology (3)                          

Political Science
PS 111 American Government (3)
PS 211 Global Issues (3)
Hist 311 American Foreign Relations (3)

  • Six hours of electives from the areas of history, geography, political science, sociology, and anthropology (Soc 201).6

Educ 372 is the methods course for this endorsement.         

Total Hours: 60

Comprehensive Subject Majors

Biology

Bio 243 Elements of Human Anatomy & Phys. (4)
OR Bio 343 Human Anatomy &Physiology I (4)
AND Bio 344 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)

  • Bio 317 Ecology and Field Biology 3
  • Bio 345 Midwest Floral Identification 3
  • Bio 351 General Microbiology 4
  • Bio 399 Research in Biology (2 hrs minimum) 2
  • Six hours of Biology electives from:* 6            

Bio 271 Introductory Embryology (3)
Bio 319 Cell and Molecular Biology (3)
Bio 362 Study Tour (3)
Bio 363 Study Tour (3)
Bio 371 The Biology of the Brain (3)
Chem 345 Introductory Biochemistry (4)

*Note: if students elect to take Bio 343 and 344 in place of Bio 243 only 2 hours of biology electives are required. Educ 373 is the methods course for this endorsement.

Total Hours: 57

Chemistry

Educ 373 is the methods course for this endorsement.

Total Hours: 55

English

  • Eng 221 Intermediate Writing 3
  • Eng 231 Studies in the English Language 3
  • Two courses from: 6

Eng 326 Poetry Writing (3)
Eng 327 Fiction Writing (3)
Eng 328 Creative Nonfiction Writing (3)

  • Two courses from: 6

Eng 341 American Literature I (3)
Eng 342 American Literature II (3)
Eng 343 American Literature III (3)

  • Two courses from: 6

Eng 362 British Literature I (3)
Eng 363 British Literature II (3)
Eng 364 British Literature III (3)

  • Eng 366 Shakespeare 3
  • Two courses from: 6

Eng 381 World Literature I (3)
Eng 382 World Literature II (3)
Eng 384 World Literature III (3)

  • Eng 383 Modern Poetry 3
  • Eng 385 Psych./Social Analysis of Modern Lit. 3
  • Eng 387 Modern and Postmodern Drama 3
  • Eng 392 Reading Interests of Adolescents 3
  • Eng 431 English Language and Linguistics 3

Educ 371 is the methods course for this endorsement

Note: Eng 324 The Nebraska Story or The New England Study Tour may be substituted for any English course, preferably American Literature. Eng 361 The London Literary Tour may be substituted for any English course, preferably British Literature or Shakespeare.

Total Hours: 48

Health and Physical Education

Choose one activity course (0.5 hr) from each of the following areas: Dance, Aquatics, Individual/Dual, Team, Fitness, Leisure/Adventure

  • HHP 181 Elements of Health 3
  • HHP 182 First Aid and CPR 2
  • HHP 228 Programs in Sports 3
  • HHP 238 Programs in Rhythm and Dance 1
  • HHP 248 Programs in Leisure/Adventure Activities 1
  • HHP 273 Motor Learning and Development 3
  • Four courses from: 4-6

HHP 281 Drug Education (1)
HHP 283 Consumer Health (1)
HHP 284 Stress Management (1)
HHP 285 Nutrition (1)
HHP 289 Violence and Injury Prevention (1)
HHP 489 Global Health (2-3)

  • HHP 291 Foundations in Human Performance 2
  • HHP 366 Health Methods and Curriculum Design 3
  • HHP 376 Secondary PE Methods & Curr. Design 3
  • HHP 379 Senior Seminar in K-12 HPE 1
  • HHP 385 Physiology of Exercise 3
  • HHP 395 Biomechanics 3
  • HHP 471 Adapted Physical Activity 3
  • HHP 480 Health and Human Sexuality 3
  • HHP 481 School Health Program 3
  • HHP 484 Community Health 3
  • HHP 486 Critical Issues in Health 2
  • HHP 491 Management of P.E., Rec. & Sports 3
  • HHP 494 Measurement & Eval. Human Perfor.3
  • Bio 243 Elements of Human Anatomy & Physiology 4

At least 6 hours (HHP 182 and Bio 243) may be used to count toward general education. HHP/Bio 385 may also count, depending on a student’s high school experience.

Total Hours: 59-61

Mathematics

Educ 374 is also required for this endorsement.

Total Hours: 45

Physics

Math 284 and 384 are recommended. Educ 373 is the methods course for this endorsement.

Total Hours: 56

Secondary Subject Endorsements

Biology 

Bio 222 Entomology (3)
Bio 224 Invertebrate Zoology (3)
Bio 225 Vertebrate Zoology (3)
Bio 288 Animal Behavior (3)
Bio 36_ Natural History Study Tour (3)

  • One plant course 3

Bio 141 General Botany (3)
Bio 345 Midwest Flora (3)
Bio 36_ Natural History Study Tour (3)

Educ 373 is the methods course for this endorsement.

Total Hours: 37 

Basic Business                         

Students must pass a competency test in keyboarding and related skills. See department chair for details. Student must also actively participate in the student business organization for at least one year. Educ 369 is the methods course for this endorsement.

Total Hours: 37

Chemistry                      

Educ 373 is the methods course for this endorsement. Math 184 and 186 are prerequisites for some chemistry classes.

Total Hours: 38 

Computer Science                         

  • CS 131 Computer Programming I 3
  • CS 141 Computer Programming II 3
  • CS 231 Introduction to Computer Systems 3
  • CS 251 Introduction to File Processing 3
  • CS 261 Operating Systems & Computer Archit. I 3
  • CS 334 Organization of Programming Languages 3
  • CS 344 Data Structures & Algorithm Analysis 3
  • CS 351 Database Design and Management 3
  • CS 361 Operating Systems & Computer Archit. II 3
  • Choose one course from: 3

CS 241 Introduction to Computer Organization (3)
CS 321 Numerical Analysis (3)
CS 324 Computer Graphics (3)
CS 348 Discrete Structures (3)
CS 390 Seminar in Computer Science (3)

The Computer Science endorsement counts as one of the two subject endorsements required of Secondary Education students but is viewed by the State of Nebraska as a supplemental endorsement. Educ 368 is the methods course for this endorsement.    

Total Hours: 30 

Drama                           

CTA 200 Forensics (3)
CTA 241 Media: Impacts and Influences (3)
CTA 242 Intro to Broadcast Journalism (3)
CTA 299 Theatre Practicum (1-3)
CTA 399 Independent Study (1-3)
ECTA 350 Special Topics (2-3)
Eng 387 Modern & Postmodern Drama (3)

Educ 378 is the methods course for this endorsement.         

Total Hours: 30 

English                           

  • Eng 221 Intermediate Writing 3
  • Eng 231 Studies in the English Language 3
  • One course from: 3

Eng 326 Poetry Writing (3)
Eng 327 Fiction Writing (3)
Eng 328 Creative Nonfiction Writing (3)

  • One course from: 3            

Eng 341 American Literature I (3)
Eng 342 American Literature II (3)
Eng 343 American Literature III (3)

  • One course from: 3            

Eng 362 British Literature I (3)
Eng 363 British Literature II (3)
Eng 364 British Literature III (3)

  • Eng 366 Shakespeare 3
  • One course from: 3            

Eng 381 World Literature I (3)
Eng 382 World Literature II (3)
Eng 384 World Literature III (3)

  • One course from: 3            

Eng 383 Modern Poetry (3)
Eng 385 Psych./Social Analysis of Modern Lit. (3)
Eng 387 Modern & Postmodern Drama (3)

  • Eng 392 Reading Interests of Adolescents 3
  • Eng 431 English Language and Linguistics 3

Educ 371 is the methods course for this endorsement.

Note: Eng 324 The Nebraska Story or The New England Study Tour may be substituted for any English course, preferably American Literature. Eng 361 The London Literary Tour may be substituted for any English course, preferably British Literature or Shakespeare.

Total Hours: 32 

English as a Second Language 

  • Eng 231 Studies in the English Language 3
  • Eng 431 English Language and Linguistics 3
  • Educ 425a ESL/Instruction, Curr. & Assessment 3
  • Educ 425b ESL/Instruction, Curr. & Assessment 3
  • CTA 333 Intercultural Communication 3
  • Educ 398 ESL Practicum or Education 399 ESL Student Teaching 3
  • Modern Foreign Language 6

Total Hours: 24

Geography  

  • Geog 101 Introduction to Human Geography 3
  • Geog 202 World Regional Geography 3
  • Geog 281 Physical Geography and Geology 4
  • Upper-level Geography courses 21
  • History Course 3
  • Social Science Course (other than Geography) 3

General education courses may fulfill the non-geography requirement. Soc 306 may substitute for a geography course. Educ 372 is the methods course for this endorsement.

Total Hours: 37 

Health Education 

  • HHP 181 Elements of Health 3
  • HHP 182 First Aid and CPR 2
  • Five courses from: 5-7

HHP 281 Drug Education (1)
HHP 283 Consumer Health (1)
HHP 284 Stress Management (1)
HHP 285 Nutrition (1)
HHP 286 or 287 Men’s or Women’s Health (1)
HHP 288 Health and Aging (1)
HHP 289 Violence and Injury Prevention (1)
HHP 489 Global Health (2-3)

  • HHP 366 Health Methods and Curriculum Design 3
  • HHP 389 Senior Seminar in Health 1
  • HHP/Bio 465 Human Diseases 3
  • HHP 480 Health and Human Sexuality 3
  • HHP 481 School Health Program 3
  • HHP 482 Applied Epidem. & Hlth. Data Analysis 3
  • HHP 484 Community Health 3
  • HHP 486 Critical Issues in Health  2
  • Bio 243 Elements of Human Anatomy &Physiology 4

Total Hours: 35-37 

History

  • Hist 115 United States History 3
  • Hist 131 World Civilization I 3
  • Hist 132 World Civilization II 3
  • Upper-level History electives* 24
  • Two Social Science courses** 6

*from both U.S. and non-U.S. history; to include at least nine hours of U.S. history.
**normally taken as part of general education.

Educ 372 is the methods course for this endorsement.

Total Hours: 39 

Mandarin 

Chns 301 Advanced Mandarin I (3)
Chns 302 Advanced Mandarin II (3)
Chns 321 Chinese Culture (taught in Mandarin) (3)
Chns 341 Introduction to Reading in Mandarin (3) 

Total Hours: 18

Mathematics                            

Educ 374 is also required for this endorsement.

Total Hours: 36  

Music (7-12 Instrumental Endorsement) 

  • Mu 102 Aural Skills I 2
  • Mu 103 Music Theory I 3
  • Mu 104 Aural Skills II 2
  • Mu 105 Music Theory II 3
  • Mu 202 Aural Skills III 2
  • Mu 203 Music Theory III 3
  • Mu 204 Aural Skills IV 2
  • Mu 205 Music Theory IV 3
  • Mu 211 Music History to 1750 3
  • Mu 212 Music History since 1750 3
  • Mu 213 World Music 3
  • Mu 303 Arranging 2
  • Mu 331 Basic Conducting 2
  • Mu 332 Instrumental Conducting 2
  • Mu 493 Senior Project 1
  • ChMu 313 Christian Hymnody or ChMu 411 Christian Liturgy 2
  • Educ 375 Methods in Secondary Music 2
  • ScMu 262 Techniques in Woodwinds 2
  • ScMu 263 Techniques in Brass 2
  • ScMu 264 Techniques in Percussion 2
  • ScMu 265 Techniques in Strings 2
  • ScMu 317 Instrumental Literature & Development 2
  • ScMu 361 Marching Band Techniques 1
  • Principle Instrument 10
  • Keyboard Proficiency                                                       
  • pass keyboard proficiency exam                               
  • Voice Proficiency: satisfy level of MuAp 151               
  • Instrumental Ensembles 7

Symphonic or Concert Band (may audit; required in each of 7 semesters). The number of hours in program is reduced by up to 7 if ensembles are audited.

Small ensemble requirement: see the Music Student Handbook.

Recital Attendance: see the Music Student Handbook               

Note: This leads to an endorsement in the State of Nebraska. All students who wish to receive a teaching endorsement in music make formal application for admittance as a music major during their first year at Concordia. See the Music Student Handbook for admission and retention procedures.

Total Hours: 68

Music (7-12 Vocal Endorsement) 

  • Mu 102 Aural Skills I 2
  • Mu 103 Music Theory I 3
  • Mu 104 Aural Skills II 2
  • Mu 105 Music Theory II 3
  • Mu 202 Aural Skills III 2
  • Mu 203 Music Theory III 3
  • Mu 204 Aural Skills IV 2
  • Mu 205 Music Theory IV 3
  • Mu 211 Music History to 1750 3
  • Mu 212 Music History since 1750 3
  • Mu 213 World Music 3
  • Mu 303 Arranging 2
  • Mu 331 Basic Conducting 2
  • Mu 333 Choral Conducting 2
  • Mu 334 Choral Literature and Development 2
  • Mu 354 Diction 2
  • Mu 493 Senior Project 1
  • ChMu 313 Christian Hymnody or ChMu 411 Christian Liturgy 2
  • Educ 375 Methods in Secondary Music 2
  • Principle Instrument 10
  • Keyboard Proficiency                                                       
  • pass keyboard proficiency exam                               
  • Voice Proficiency: satisfy level of MuAp 251               
  • Choral Ensembles 7

may audit; required in each of 7 semesters. The number of hours in program is reduced by up to 7 if ensembles are audited.

Small ensemble requirement: see the Music Student Handbook

Recital Attendance: see the Music Student Handbook               

Note: This leads to an endorsement in the State of Nebraska. All students who wish to receive a teaching endorsement in music make formal application for admittance as a music major during their first year at Concordia. See the Music Student Handbook for admission and retention procedures.

Total Hours: 61 

Physical Education  

  • One Dance class (HHP 153, 155) 0.5
  • One Aquatics class (HHP 171-177) 0.5
  • One Individual/Dual activity class 0.5

(HHP 135, 152, 154, 156, 157, 158)

  • One Team activity class 0.5

(HHP 111, 112, 116, 117, 118, 132)

  • One Fitness activity class 0.5

(HHP 161, 162, 164, 166, 168)

  • One Leisure activity class 0.5

(HHP 142, 144, 146, 147, 148, 149)

  • HHP 182 First Aid and CPR 2
  • HHP 228 Programs in Sports 3
  • HHP 238 Programs in Rhythm and Dance 1
  • HHP 248 Programs in Leisure/Adventure Activities 1
  • HHP 273 Motor Learning and Development 3
  • HHP 291 Foundations in Human Performance 2
  • HHP 376 Secondary PE Methods & Curric. Design 3
  • HHP/Bio 385 Physiology of Exercise 3
  • HHP 395 Biomechanics 3
  • HHP 399 Senior Seminar in Human Performance 1
  • HHP 471 Adapted Physical Activity 3
  • HHP 491 Management of P.E., Rec., & Sports 3
  • HHP 494 Measurement & Evaluation Human Perf. 3
  • Bio 243 Elements of Human Anatomy & Physiology 4

Total Hours: 38 

Physics                     

Educ 373 is the methods course for this endorsement. Math 184 and 186 are prerequisites for some physics classes.

Total Hours: 36

Spanish 

  • Span 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3
  • Span 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3
  • Span 203 Intensive Spanish Conversation 3
  • Span 204 Intensive Spanish Composition 3
  • Span 321 Spanish Civilization and Culture or Span 331 Latin American Culture 3 
  • Span 341 Introduction to Hispanic Literature* 3
  • Span 342 Intro. to Analysis Hispanic Literature* 3
  • Upper Level courses which may include: 15

Span 305 Advanced Grammar & Composition (3)
Span 321 Spanish Civilization & Culture or Span 331 Latin American Culture (3)
Upper-level electives (study abroad, etc.) (9)

*Students who complete an approved study abroad program for an entire semester will have the required hours reduced by 6 hours to 30 hours. A student who completes an approved summer program of at least 6 hours credit will have the required hours reduced by 3 to 33 hours. Students with 3-4 years of Spanish in high school may be able to enroll directly in Span 201.

Educ 367 Methods in Secondary Modern Language is also required.

Total Hours: 36

Special Education

  • Psy 324 Teaching Exceptional Students* 3
  • Educ 424 Differentiated Instruction* 2
  • ASL 101 American Sign Language 3
  • HHP 471 Adapted Physical Activity+ 3
  • Educ 314 Assessment, Evaluation, and IEP+ 3
  • Educ 315 Behavior Disorders and Intervention+ 3
  • Educ 316 Teach. Students Moderate Disabilities+ 3
  • Educ 317 Teach. Students Learning Disabilities+ 3
  • Educ 387 Special Educ. Student Teaching+ 6            

Total Hours: 29

*Included as part of the Professional Core in Teacher Education.
+Students must be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in these courses.

Speech 

  • CTA 200 Forensics 3
  • CTA 211 Public Speaking 3
  • CTA 231 Oral Interpretation 3
  • CTA 241 Media: Impacts and Influences 3
  • CTA 302 Rhetorical Theory 3
  • CTA 203 Communication Theory or CTA 306 Interpersonal Communication 3
  • CTA 311 Persuasion. Argumentation and Debate 3
  • CTA 333 Intercultural Communication 3
  • Select six hours from: 6

CTA 242 Intro to Broadcast Journalism (3)
CTA 301 Public Relations (3)
CTA 309 Small Group Thry Teams & Leader. (3)
CTA 400 Communication Research (3)                    
ECTA 350 Special Topics (2-3)

Educ 378 is the methods course for this endorsement.

Total Hours: 30

Theology 

  • Rel 121 History and Literature of Old Testament 3
  • Rel 131 History and Literature of New Testament 3
  • Theo 331 Studies in the Life of Christ 3
  • Theo 381 Christian Teacher’s Ministry 2
  • Theo 382 Theology of Corporate Worship 3
  • Theo 450 Understanding and Teaching the Bible 3
  • Theo 363 Lutheran Confessions or Theo 375 Christian Denom. & Relig. Move. 3
  • One course from: 3

Theo 241 Old Testament Prophetical Books (3)
Theo 242 Selected Psalms (3)
Theo 251 Selected Pauline Epistles (3)
Theo 252 Gospels (3)

  • Two courses from: 6

Hist 313 Religion and Society in the US (3)
Hist 334 Early and Medieval Christianity (3)
Hist 335 Renaissance and Reformation (3)
Theo 371 History of Christian Thought (3)
Theo 390 World Religions (3)
Theo 418 Exile to Christ (3)
Theo 482 Nurturing Faith (3)
Theo 489 Ministry in a Changing World (3)

Students have the option of completing Theo 499. Educ 379 is the methods course for this endorsement.

Total Hours: 29-30 

World and Intercultural Studies  

  • CTA 333 Intercultural Communication 3
  • Geog 202 World Geography 3
  • Eng 384 World Literature III* or Hist 132 World Civilization II 3
  • HHP 489 Global Health (with service learning trip) 3
  • PS 211 Global Issues 3
  • Soc 201 Cultural Anthropology 3
  • Theo 390 World Religions 3
  • Modern Language course choice 3

*May be replaced with Eng 382 World Literature II if needed.

Total Hours: 24

Supplemental Secondary Endorsements

Students completing Supplemental Secondary Endorsements must also complete two subject endorsements or one field endorsement.

American Sign Language  

  • ASL 101 Beginning American Sign Language I 3
  • ASL 102 Beginning American Sign Language II 3
  • ASL 201 Intermediate American Sign Lang. I 3
  • ASL 202 Intermediate American Sign Lang. II 3
  • ASL 490 ASL Practicum 3
  • Special Topics in ASL (as needed)* 3

ASL 150 Special Topics in ASL (3)                            
ASL 250 Special Topics in ASL (3)
ASL 350 Special Topics in ASL (3)
ASL 450 Special Topics in ASL (3)

*Students who have prior coursework in ASL may start with ASL 102 or higher and need additional Special Topics courses to reach 18 hours.

Total Hours: 18

Coaching 

 

  • HHP 182 First Aid and CPR 2
  • HHP 261 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2
  • HHP 298 Theory of Coaching 2
  • HHP 362 Internship in Coaching 2-3
  • HHP/Bio 385 Physiology of Exercise 3
  • HHP 463 Psychology of Coaching 3
  • HHP 491 Management. of P.E., Rec., & Sport 3
  • Bio 243 Elements of Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
  • One course from: 2

 

HHP 321 Coaching of Football (2)
HHP 322 Coaching of Basketball (2)
HHP 323 Coaching of Baseball/Softball (2)
HHP 325 Coaching of Track (2)
HHP 326 Coaching of Soccer (2)
HHP 327 Coaching of Volleyball (2)

Total Hours: 23 

Computer Science 

  • CS 131 Computer Programming I 3
  • CS 141 Computer Programming II 3
  • CS 231 Intro to Computer Systems 3
  • CS 251 File Processing 3
  • CS 261 Operating Systems & Computer Architect. 3
  • CS 334 Organization of Programming Languages 3

Educ 368 is the methods course for this endorsement. The computer science department highly recommends taking CS 241 and 344.

Total Hours: 18

English as a Second Language-Supplemental Endorsement  

  • Eng 231 Studies in the English Language 3
  • Educ 425a ESL/Instruction, Curr. & Assessment 3
  • Educ 425b ESL/Instruction, Curr. & Assessment 3
  • CTA 333 Intercultural Communication 3
  • Educ 399 ESL Student Teaching 3
  • Modern Foreign Language 3

Students must also present competence in a foreign language equivalent to two years of post-secondary study; the number of hours of language study required is dependent on the student’s particular language study background.

Total Hours: 18

ELEMENTARY and SECONDARY DUAL CERTIFICATION

This option prepares a student to be certified on both the elementary and secondary levels. Normally, a student will follow the regular pattern of whatever program is chosen initially. In addition to this regular pattern, the following courses must be taken to be certified on both levels. The extra student teaching hours must be done in a full-time experience. Dual certification will usually require at least one extra semester. Students selecting this option should confer with the Dean of Education early in the planning process.

Elementary Education Students Desiring Secondary Certification

  • Subject endorsement 6-9 
  • *Secondary Student Teaching 10 
  • Secondary Methods 2-4 
  • Educ 301 Principles in Secondary Education 2
  • Educ 470 Content Area Literacy 3 
  • Psy 421 Adolescent Psychology and Development 2 

Total Hours: 25-30

It is desirable that a second subject endorsement of 30 hours be completed.

*A minimum of ten hours in elementary student teaching and ten hours in secondary student teaching is required for dual certification.  Some programs may require additional hours.

Secondary Education Students Desiring Elementary Certification 

  • Teacher Lab 6 
  • *Elementary Student Teaching 10 
  • Psy 211 Child Development and Psychology 2
  • Art 301 Methods of Art Education 2 
  • Math 301 Concepts of Mathematics II 3
  • Educ 461 Instruction, Assessment, Intervention 6 
  • Educ 425A English as a Second Language/Foreign Language Instruction, Curriculum, & Assessment 3
  • HHP 363 Health Methods in Elementary Education 1
  • HHP 364 P.E. Methods in Elementary Education 1

*A minimum of ten hours in elementary student teaching and ten hours in secondary student teaching is required for dual certification. Some programs may require additional hours.

Total Hours: 34

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

This program is only available to students with permission from the Dean of Education. It requires that a student successfully complete the majority of a teacher education program. Students who complete the program and receive the degree will not be eligible for recommendation for teacher certification. It will not result in a student being eligible to teach in a classroom position after graduation.

MINOR

Religious Education (Minor)                                                             

Available for all students

Total Hours: 15

See also: Please check the course catalog for other information about programs in which you are interested.