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Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 
    
Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Certification (Grades 9-12)


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Other MAT Programs 

Post Baccalaureate students are only eligible to take courses required for certification.

Possible Certification Areas:


(See Secondary School Content Checklists - approximately 30-40 hrs)

  • Biology
  • Business Education (non-vocational)
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • General Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies (History)
  • Speech/Theatre

Professional Education Requirements


Teaching Methods Course:


  • Mathematics - 360
  • Social Studies - 362
  • Science - 365
  • English - 367
  • Speech/Theatre - 368
  • Business - 3691

Secondary Content Checklists


Biology (9-12) Minimum 32 hrs.


  • BIOL 290 - Cell Biology 3 hours
  • BIOL 300 - Evolution 3 hours
  • BIOL 342 - Genetics 3 hours
  • BIOL 343 - Botany 5 hours
  • BIOL 353 - Zoology 5 hours
  • CHEM 109 - Chemistry for Biological and Health-Related Sciences 3 hours
  • ENVS 115 - Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hours
  • GEOL 110 - Introduction to Physical Geology 3 hours
     
  • HIST 303 - History and Philosophy of Modern Science 3 hours or
  • PHIL 303 - History and Philosophy of Modern Science 3 hours
     
  • PHYS 111 - College Physics I 3 hours

Business Education Minimum 30 hrs.


Non-Vocational (9-12)


  • ACCT 280 - Accounting I 3 hours
     
  • ACCT 385 - Accounting Information Systems 3 hours or
  • An approved Computer Technology Course Implementing Business Education Programs 3
     
  • CISS 170 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3 hours
     
  • ECON 293 - Macroeconomics 3 hours or
  • ECON 294 - Microeconomics 3 hours
     
  • EDUC 369 - Teaching Business 3 hours 4
  • MGMT 254 - Business Communication 3 hours
  • MGMT 265 - Business Law I 3 hours
  • MGMT 330 - Principles of Management 3 hours
  • MGMT 393 - Business Information Systems 3 hours
  • MKTG 310 - Principles of Marketing 3 hours

Business Electives Recommended 0-6 hrs


  • ACCT 281 - Accounting II 3 hours
  • FINC 298 - Personal Financial Planning 3 hours
  • MGMT 338 - International Business 3 hours
  • MKTG 410 - Global Marketing 3 hours

Chemistry (9-12) Minimum 32 hrs.


  • BIOL 110 - Principles of Biology I 3 hours
  • CHEM 210 - Organic Chemistry I 3 hours
  • CHEM 210L - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 2 hours
     
  • CHEM 301 - Quantitative Analysis 5 hours
  • CHEM 322 - Inorganic Chemistry 3 hours
     
  • CHEM 401 - Introduction to Chemical Physics 3 hours or
  • PHYS 401 - Introduction to Physical Chemistry 3 hours
     
  • CHEM 420 - Biochemistry 3 hours or
  • BIOL 420 - Biochemistry 3 hours
     
  • CHEM 420L - Biochemistry Laboratory 2 hours or
  • BIOL 420L - Biochemistry Laboratory 2 hours
     
  • ENVS 115 - Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hours
  • GEOL 110 - Introduction to Physical Geology 3 hours
     
  • HIST 303 - History and Philosophy of Modern Science 3 hours or
  • PHIL 303 - History and Philosophy of Modern Science 3 hours
     
  • PHYS 111 - College Physics I 3 hours

English (9-12) Minimum 30 hrs.


  • EDUC 270 - Literature for Children and Adolescents 3 hours
  • EDUC 367 - Teaching Middle School and Secondary English 3 hours
  • ENGL 111 - English Composition I 3 hours
  • ENGL 112 - English Composition II 3 hours
  • Electives: Writing/Criticism Courses 3 hours
  • ENGL 311 - Descriptive Grammar of the English Language 3 hours
  • ENGL 312 - The History of the English Language 3 hours

American Literature:


Choose 2 from the following: 6 hrs


  • ENGL 241 - American Literature I
  • ENGL 242 - American Literature II
  • ENGL 450 - Minority and Ethnic Literature of the U.S.

One course selected from: 3 hrs


  • ENGL 231 - English Literature I
  • ENGL 232 - English Literature II
  • ENGL 263 - World Literature I
  • ENGL 264 - World Literature II
  • Elective in World/English Literature 3 hours
  • Elective: English Credit 0-2 hours

General Science (9-12) Minimum 32 hrs.


  • ASTR 108 - Introduction to Astronomy 3 hours
  • BIOL 110 - Principles of Biology I 3 hours
  • BIOL 110L - Principles of Biology I Laboratory 2 hours
  • CHEM 109 - Chemistry for Biological and Health-Related Sciences 3 hours
  • CHEM 111L - Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Experience 2 hours
     
  • ENVS 115 - Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hours or
  • BIOL 115 - Introduction to Environmental Science 3 hours
     
  • ENVS 115L - Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory 2 hours or
  • BIOL 115L -Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory 2 hours
     
  • GEOL 110 - Introduction to Physical Geology 3 hours
     
  • HIST 303 - History and Philosophy of Modern Science 3 hours or
  • PHIL 303 - History and Philosophy of Modern Science 3 hours
     
  • PHYS 111 - College Physics I 3 hours
  • PHYS 111L - Physics I Laboratory 2 hours
  • Electives: From any of the listed categories. 3 hours

Mathematics (9-12) Minimum 30 hrs.


  • MATH 150 - College Algebra 3 hours
  • MATH 201 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5 hours
  • MATH 222 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 5 hours
  • MATH 331 - Foundations of Geometry 3 hours
  • Electives from above categories 4 hours

At least 3 from the following areas: (10 hrs)


History of Mathematics 2-3 hours

Structure of the Real Number System 2-3 hours

  • MATH 102 - Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher (Recommended)
Number Theory 2-3 hours

Completion Calculus Sequence 2-5 hours

  • MATH 300 - Multivariate Calculus Probabilty and Statistics (Recommended)
     
  • MATH 250 - Statistics I (Recommended) or
  • MATH 251 - Statistics II or
  • MATH 340 - Introduction to Probability Theory
Computer Science 2-5 hours

  • CISS 240 - Introduction to Programming (Recommended)
Mathematics for Exceptional Children 2-3 hours

Linear Algebra 2-3 hours

  • MATH 303 - Linear Algebra (Recommended)

Social Studies (9-12) Minimum 40 hrs.


Electives in American History 6 hours


  • HIST 121 - American History to 1877 3 hours
  • HIST 122 - American History Since 1877 3 hours

Electives in World History 3 hours


  • HIST 101 - Western Civilization I 3 hours
  • HIST 102 - Western Civilization II 3 hours
     
  • ECON 293 - Macroeconomics 3 hours or
  • ECON 294 - Microeconomics 3 hours
     
  • GEOG 101 - Introduction to Geography 3 hours
  • POSC 111 - American National Government 3 hours
  • POSC 215 - State & Local Government 3 hours
  • PSYC 101 - General Psychology 3 hours
     
  • SOCI 111 - General Sociology 3 hours or
  • SOCI 270 - Minority Cultures and Relations

Electives from any of the above categories 1-3 hours


  • Electives from any of the above categories 1-3 hours

Speech/Theatre (9-12) Minimum 30 hrs.


Speech (12 hrs)


  • COMM 110 - Introduction to Speech 3 hours
  • COMM 323 - Argumentation and Debate 3 hours
  • Speech Electives 6 hours

Choose six hours from the following:


  • COMM 203 - Understanding Human Communication
  • COMM 303 - Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 313 - Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 393 - Organizational Communication

Theatre (12 hrs)


  • COMM 220 - Introduction to Theatre 3 hours
  • COMM 420 - Advanced Acting and Production Techniques 3 hours
  • Theatre Electives 6 hours

Choose six hours from the following:


  • COMM 360 - Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • COMM 380 - Performance Studies
  • COMM 385 - Performance Styles and Genres
  • COMM 320 - Advanced Theatre
  • Electives 6 hours

Choose six hours from the following:


  • COMM 214 - Mass Communication in Society
     
  • COMM 302 - Screenwriting or
  • ENGL 302 - Screenwriting or
  • Any Speech or Theatre electives not used above

Note(s):


1Includes Field Experience: Students must complete the application form(s) for courses that include a field experience component by the semester BEFORE desired enrollment. See the Education Office for deadline information.
2 EDUC 322 or EDUC 580  and EDUC 338 or EDUC 516  are required for those who began Elementary certification August 2009 and after.
3 This course is not offered at Columbia College; it can be taken online with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education via the Consortium Agreement.
4 This course must include a resume that will document 1 year or 2,000 hours of approved occupational experience or appropriate internship. The approval is determined by the nature of employment in a business occupation. Copy of resume needed for student file.

Teacher Certification Program


Students seeking teacher certification through the State of Missouri with Post-Baccalaureate status are required to meet requirements and seek admission to the Teacher Certification Program as early as possible.

Students who seek admission to the program must have:

  • Completed at least six hours of the Post-Baccalaureate core at Columbia College, which must include EDUC 505  (Post-Baccalaureate core courses are: EDUC 505 , EDUC 542 , EDUC 550  and EDUC 550  [or their undergraduate equivalents]);
  • Attained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (includes all coursework, Columbia College and other) with no grade of less than C in the professional education and content area courses; (see Grading and Academic Standing ).
  • Completion of application materials for admission to the Teacher Certification Program (to be obtained from the Certification Officer by appointment) and will include: Request for Admission, GPA Worksheet, and two letters of recommendation from Columbia College faculty (at least one letter of recommendation must be from Education Department faculty).

Retention Criteria:

  • Complete at least six (6) hours of professional education each year.
  • Complete required field experiences (in EDUC 505  and EDUC 563 ) and receive favorable evaluations from cooperating teachers and faculty supervisors.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above after acceptance to the program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above in professional education and content area courses.

Other Coursework:

  • Content area coursework not completed in BA must also be taken to meet State certification requirements.
  • Any content area or professional education course(s) with grade of “D” or lower must be repeated until a grade of “C” or above is obtained (see Grading and Academic Standing ).

Other Important Information:

Post-Baccalaureate certification students completing the FAFSA to receive financial aid for certification must complete the following questions on the 2014 - 15 FAFSA accordingly:

Question #29. What will your grade level be? Student must answer, “5th year/other undergraduate.”

Question #30. What degree or certificate? Student must answer, “Teaching Credential Program.”

Question #48. Are you a master’s or doctorate student? Student must answer, “No.”

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