Undergraduate Course Catalog 2011-2012

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Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 36

The Department of Psychology features a fully approved Psychology program that prepares candidates to teach grades 6-12 in Illinois public and private schools. The program is approved by the State Teacher Certification Board, in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education, and includes all the requirements for a major in Psychology.  Psychology majors in this specialization must declare a major in Secondary Education.  See advisors in the Department of Psychology and College of Education for specific approval and a list of required courses.

Teacher Candidates seeking a Type 09 Teaching Certificate in Social Science with a designation in Psychology must complete the following coursework in the content area as well as professional education courses.  For a detailed description of the courses please click on the appropriate link.  Only grades of C and above are acceptable in professional education courses and in any courses counted toward any endorsement or certificate.   A C- or lower grade will require that the course be repeated.

I. Core Courses in Psychology Major for Teaching Certification (36)
A. General Requirements (30)
26-100 General Psychology (3)
26-212 Adolescence and Youth (3)
26-220 Theories of Personality and Development (3)
26-290 Psychobiology (3)
26-303 Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)
26-310 Psychological Testing and Evaluation (3)
26-320 Abnormal Psychology (3)
26-360 Social Psychology (3)
26-405 Methods of Research (3)
26-411 Learning Theory and Application (3)
26-412 Theories of Cognition (3)
B. Select two additional courses in Psychology. (6)
C. The advanced writing general education requirement is satisfied by successful completion of Methods of Research (26-405).

II. Required Social Science Courses (16)
04-195 The American Economy (3)
04-200 Basic Macroeconomics (3)
09-101 Culture and Civilization I (3)
09-102 Culture and Civilization II (3)
18-200 American National Government (3)
09-397 Workshop in History (1-3)
Any U.S. History Course (3)

III. Students must consult with their College of Education advisor for additional courses in the teaching minor in the social sciences (approximately 9 credit hours).

IV. Please see Secondary Education / Bachelor of Arts for required Education courses.