Students interested in teaching in the secondary schools of Utah (grades 6-12) can complete course work leading to a Secondary Teaching License in the State of Utah. The teaching licensure emphasis must be a composite of Communication Studies and Journalism and students must complete COMM 4900 and COMM 4901 Teaching Communication and Lab through Independent Study. In addition, a minimum of 30 semester hours of professional education course work must be completed in the department of teacher education. A Utah teaching license (elementary or secondary) is recognized by almost all other states and territories in the United States.
Secondary Block courses and Student Teaching will be offered in separate semesters. Students will not be admitted to the Secondary Educational Professional Blocks unless 95 percent of their academic major and minor are completed.
A dual track of Block/Student Teaching will be offered to students currently admitted to the program. Please see the Department of Teacher Education for further clarification.
All majors must complete COMM 1010 in the Humanities area of General Education. In addition, all majors must complete two major core classes:
COMM 3020 Communication Research
COMM 4050 Mass Media Theory and Effects
In addition to the required emphasis classes, students must complete 33 credits minimum in Education. The required education courses are:
Comments: A teaching methods course (4900, usually 3 credit hours) in a major area and student teaching (4980, 2 credit hours) in the major area are required courses, and will not count toward the credits necessary in professional education. Please refer to http://suu.edu/ed/tehd/ for more information.
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