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As a high school teacher you can help guide your students to find their true potential.
Dominican University offers Secondary Education students state-approved programs in biology, chemistry, English, mathematics and social science. In each area you’ll be prepared for licensure with coursework in three areas.
You’ll take general studies in a core curriculum to ensure that you have a solid foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge. Secondly, you’ll have your studies in the academic major of your choice. Finally, your pedagogical and professional studies will include both foundation courses and field experience to prepare you for your clinical practice as a student teacher.
The undergraduate elementary, secondary and kindergarten to 12th grade teacher education programs have four basic elements:
Because the educational backgrounds of students entering the licensure program differ, some students may need to take an extra semester to complete all requirements.
Admission to clinical practice is determined on the basis of the candidate’s written application and other records as measured against criteria established by the Dominican University Teacher Education Committee.
Dominican University offers a state-approved program for students seeking a K-12 endorsemnt in Visual Arts or Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, Italian). The program of study is similar to the program for secondary endorsement. Methods classes focus on preparation to teach in the range of grades from K-12. Clinical practice (student teaching) takes place in both elementary and secondary classrooms.