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Secondary Education - Organizational Communication

Effective Fall, 2009

Students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Communication Studies must declare majors in both Communication Studies (Interpersonal Relationship Management, Leadership and Social Influence, or Organizational Communication) and the corresponding Secondary Education Communication Studies track and complete the Communications Studies major course sequence as well as the Secondary Education Professional Course and Certification requirements. Students must consult their advisers in both departments each semester regarding course selection and other certification requirements.

A total of 121 credits is required for a bachelor of science in education with a specialization in applied communication. Requirements include:


20.311 Structures of English

20.312 History of the English Language

25.104 Interpersonal Communication

25.207 Communication Research Methods

25.215 Communication Theory

25.220 Intercultural Communication

Select 4 courses (12 credits) from the following:

25.306 Computer Appl. For Profess. Communicators

25.307 Comm. For Business Profess

25.407 Interviewing

25.423 Comm. Training in Organizations

25.424 Corporate Communication

Select electives from other areas of specialization:

25.309 Gender Issues in Communication

25.313 Communication and Conflict

25.419 Communication in the Family

25.425 Communication in Relationships

25.426 Leadership and Team Building

Secondary Education

Choose one of the following three courses:

60.204 Educational Computing and Technology

60.350 Instructional Design Systems

60.351 Virtual Learning Communities

60.206 Teachers, Schools and Society

60.251 Psychological Foundations of Education.

60.291 Principles of Teaching

60.311 Classroom Measurement and Assessment

60.497 Teaching in Education: First Experience

60.498 Teaching in Education: Second Experience

65.351 Teaching Communication or

79.320 PDS Replaces 60.311 & 65.351

70.275 Linking Assessment

70.358 Methods of Instruction

79.494 ELL Strategies OR 72.415 ELL Basics of Lang & Comm

General Education

Among 50 credits of general education courses, the following are required:

20.101 Composition I

20.203 Approaches to Literary Study

25.209 Examining Communication

25.103 Public Speaking

25.417 Evaluating Media Influence

An American Literature Course

An English Literature Course

26.102 Introduction to Theatre Arts

A Mathematics course

45.211 Principles of Sociology

48.101 General Psychology

48.212 Adolescent. Psychology

60.406 Multicultural Education

70.101 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals

Among courses chosen to meet humanities requirement, three departments must be represented from Art and Art History, Communication Studies and Theatre Arts, English, Languages and Cultures, Music History, and Philosophy. Among natural sciences and mathematics requirements, three departments must be represented from Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Chemistry; Geography and Geosciences; Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics, and Physics and Engineering Technology.