TEACHING AREAS AND ELECTIVES (36-51 Hours)

In some instances endorsements will exceed the semester hours allocated to this area of the degree due to the inclusion of courses which were required and the semester hours counted under the General Education area.

1. Art (K-12) See Division of Fine and Performing Arts, page 229.
2. Secondary Biology (7-12)
a. Biology 110, 120, 330, 331, 336, 391
b. Microbiology 310
c. Six semester hours selected from upper division botany and zoology
d. Chemistry 121-122
e. Geology 111, 113
f. Physics 211-212 and 201L-202L
g. Astronomy 201
h. Mathematics 140, 160
i. Secondary Education 411
3. Secondary Business (7-12)
a. Thirty-five semester hours to include the following:
(1) Accounting 201-202
(2) Business Law 201-301
(3) Computer Science 201
(4) Economics 201-202
(5) Administrative Services 100, 321; Information Systems 231 & 232
(6) Six semester hours (two areas must be represented) selected from:
(a) Finance 301
(b) Management 301
(c) Marketing 301
(d) Mathematics 210

NOTE: The core program certifies a student to teach accounting and basic business which includes Economics, Business Law, and general Business.

b. Select one or more of the following:
(1) Keyboarding/Typewriting (9 Semester Hours)
(a) Management 380
(b) Select two hours from Information Systems 211, 212, or 213
(c) Information Systems 221
(d) Administrative Services 301
(2) Data Processing (9 Semester Hours)
(a) Computer Science 250
(b) Administrative Services 401 Management 301 is a prerequisite and should be taken as an elective.
(c) Information Systems 211, 221, and 233 or 212
c. Business Education 430 Endorsements:
Basic Business and Accounting plus Keyboarding/Typewriting and/or Data Processing.
4. Secondary Chemistry (7-12)
a. Chemistry 121-122, 320, 341, 342, 351, 352
b. Biochemistry 411
c. Chemistry elective, 3 hours
d. Biology 110-120
e. Geology 111, 113
f. Physics 211-212 or 220-221, and 201L-202L
g. Astronomy 201
h. Mathematics 251-252
ii. Secondary Education 41
5. Secondary Earth and Space Science (7-12)
a. Astronomy 201-202
b. Biology 110-120
c. Chemistry 121-122
d. Geography 472
e. Geology 111, 113, 341
f. Ten additional hours to be selected from upper division geology
g. Physics 211-212 and 201L-202L
h. Eight semester hours of mathematics
i. Secondary Education 411
6. Secondary Economics (7-12)
a. History 121, 122
b. Geography 151 or 152
c. Political Science 210-220
d. Economics 201-202
e. Twenty-one hours to be selected from the following:
Economics 311, 312, 321, 322, 333, 411, and Business Law 201
f. Six additional hours from the following:
Economics 331, 335, 351, 416, 417, Geography 461, Accounting 201-202
g. History Emphasis:
Three additional hours from the following not taken in the General Education Core: History 201, 202, and 331
h. Secondary Education 415
NOTE: An emphasis, required by the state for this major, does not lead to licensure in history.
7. Secondary English (7-12)
a. Thirty semester hours in the major to include:
(1) 6 hours in language and linguistics (English 425 and one of the following: English 320, 420, or 430);
(2) 3 hours in writing and theory (English 305);
(3) 3 hours in British literature to 1660 (English 360, 375, 460, 480, 490);
(4) 3 hours in British literature from 1660-1900 (English 365, 370, 465, 470);
(5) 3 hours in Shakespeare (English 485, 486);
(6) 3 hours in American literature (English 340, 355, 440, 445);
(7) 3 hours in modern American, British, or World literature (English 380, 385, 395);
(8) 3 hours in women and minority literature (English 345, 350);
(9) 3 hours in capstone course (English 499)
b. English 111-112, 250 or 251, 260-261, and 270
c. Communications 230
d. Library Service 452
e. Secondary Education 414
f. Reading 438 and 433
g. Two courses in a single modern foreign language numbered 111 or above
8. Secondary French (7-12)
a. At least 21 hours in upper division French courses including 321 or 461, 341, 342, 451, and one course in literature.
b. An approved intensive language experience in the U.S. or abroad from UT Martin or another institution as determined by the Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Language in consultation with the student and the Chair of the Department of Educational Studies.
c. Secondary Education 413.
d. Complete the NTE Specialty Area test in French, plus an Oral Proficiency Interview and advanced grammar exam administered by the Department of Modern Foreign Language.
9. Secondary Geography (7-12)
a. History 121 or 122
b. Geography 151-152
c. Political Science 210-220
d. Geography 202
e. Twenty-four additional hours in Geography as follows: Geography 380, 381, 382, 393, 461, 462, 471, 472
f.. History Emphasis: Six additional hours from the following not taken in the General Education Core or the Specialty Area: History 121, 122, 201, 202, and 331
g. Secondary Education 415

NOTE: An emphasis, required by the state for this major, does not lead to licensure in history.
10. Secondary German (7-12)
a. At least 21 hours in upper division German courses including 321 or 461, 341, 342, 451, and one course in literature.
b. An approved intensive language experience in the U.S. or abroad from UT Martin or another institution as determined by the Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Language in consultation with the student and the Chair of the Department of Educational Studies.
c. Secondary Education 413.
d. Complete the NTE Specialty Area test in German, plus an Oral Proficiency Interview and advanced grammar exam administered by the Department of Modern Foreign Language.
11. Secondary Government (7-12)
a. History 121, 122
b. Geography 151 or 152
c. Political Science 210-220, 303
d. Twenty-four additional hours to be selected from the following areas:
(1) Fifteen hours to be selected in the American political system from:
Political Science 312, 314, 333, 353, 361, 362, 381, 382, 431, 432, 451
(2) Nine hours to be selected in the international political system and theory from:
Political Science 321, 322, 341, 342, 401, 423, 442
e. History Emphasis:
Three additional hours from the following not taken in the General Education Core:
History 201, 202, 331
f. Secondary Education 415
NOTE: An emphasis, required by the state for this major, does not lead to licensure in history.
12. Secondary History (7-12)
a. History 121, 122
b. History 301, 331 (History 331 may not be used to meet the General Education requirements.)
c. Three hours to be selected from Geography 151 or 152
d. Political Science 210-220
e. Fifteen additional hours in upper division History, including at least six from each of the following categories:
(1) American History
(2) European and Asian History
f. Emphasis in one of the following: Economics, Geography, or government.
(1) Economics Emphasis (12 hours): Economics 201, 202, 321 or 333, 322 or 414
(2) Geography Emphasis (12 hours):
(a) Geography 201, 202, 471
(b) Three hours to be taken from one of the following regional Geographies: Geography 380, 381, 382, 383
(3) Government Emphasis (6 hours): Political Science 321, 322
g. Secondary Education 415
NOTE: An emphasis, required by the state for this major, does not lead to licensure in economics, geography or government.
13. Secondary Mathematics (7-12)
a. Thirty-nine semester hours in mathematics including:
(1) Mathematics 251-252, 210, 310, 320, 241, 410, 420, 451, and 471.
(2) One additional upper division mathematics course.
(3) One three-semester-hour course in a programming language selected from Computer Science 200, 221 or Computer Science/Mathematics 230.
b. Secondary Education 412
c. Approved electives
14. Secondary Spanish (7-12)
a. At least 21 hours in upper division Spanish courses including 321 or 322, 341, 342, 451, and one course in literature.
b. An approved intensive language experience in the U.S. or abroad from UT Martin or another institution as determined by the Chair of the Department of Modern Foreign Language in consultation with the student and the Chair of the Department of Educational Studies.
c. Secondary Education 413.
d. Complete the NTE Specialty Area test in Spanish, plus an Oral Proficiency Interview and advanced grammar exam administered by the Department of Modern Foreign Language. Options for Additional Endorsements (18-21 Hours)
1. Secondary Economics (7-12) To be added to Secondary Geography, Secondary Government, and/or Secondary History:
a. 3 hrs. from Economics 201 or 311
b. 3 hrs. from Economics 202, 321, 322, 333, or 416
c. 3 hrs. from Economics 100, 201, 202, 311, 312, or 417
d. 3 hrs. from Economics 201, 331, 333, 335
e. 3 hrs. from Economics 100, 201, 202, 312, 335, 411, 417
f. 3 hrs. from Economics 100, 321, 322, 333, 416
NOTE: A total of 18 hours in economics is required for this add-on endorsement. Hours taken in the major or general education core may be used to satisfy these requirements.
2. Secondary History (7-12) To be added to Secondary Economics, Secondary Government, and/or Secondary Geography: 18 hours of history to include 6 hours of upper division course work (3 hours from American history, 3 hours from European and Asian history)
NOTE: A total of 18 hours in history is required for this add-on endorsement. Hours taken in the major or general education core may be used to satisfy these requirements.
3. Secondary Government (7-12) To be added to Secondary Economics, Secondary Geography, and/or Secondary History:
a. 3 hrs. from Political Science 210, 220, or 333
b. 3 hrs. from Political Science 210, 220, 333, 381, 382
c. 6 hrs. from Political Science 210, 220, 333, 341, 342, 381, 382, 442
d. 6 hrs. from Political Science 321, 322, 423
NOTE: A total of 18 hours in Political Science is required for this add-on endorsement. Hours taken in the major or general education core may be used to satisfy these requirements.
4. Secondary Geography (7-12) To be added to Secondary Economics, Secondary Government, and/or Secondary History:
a. Geography 201, 202, 380, 461, 471, 472
b. 3 hrs. selected from Geography 381, 382, 383, 384, 393, 462 or 463
NOTE: A total of 21 hours in Geography is required for this add-on endorsement. Hours taken in the major or general education core may not be used to satisfy these requirements.
Minimum total required for B.S. degree: 132 semester hours.


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