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2013-2015 University Catalog 
2013-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education, Department of

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Department Chair

Grace Cho

Department Office/Website

College Park 600


Debra Ambrosetti, Tara Barnhart, Minerva Chávez, Grace Cho, Victoria Brookhart Costa, Mark Ellis, Maria Grant, Nick Henning, Ellen Kottler, Marilyn Leuer, Lynda Randall, Kristen Shand, Chris Street, Natalie Tran, Miguel Zavala


The mission of the Department of Secondary Education is to develop quality secondary school teachers. We are committed to providing a program that reflects the complex contexts of the secondary classroom, and models a professional community where learning is interactive and dynamic. Our philosophy is to prepare educational leaders through a course of study that bases practice upon knowledge of current research in curriculum and instruction. We develop students as life-long learners, reflective practitioners and change agents who positively influence decision-making in schools and communities to improve the education of adolescents.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a degree in secondary education:

Knowledgeable and competent specialists

  • Demonstrate a strong foundation in subject matter knowledge or field of study
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding and implementation of pedagogical skills or skills in chosen field
  • Use technology as a resource

Reflective and responsive practitioners

  • Promote diversity
  • Make informed decisions
  • Engage in collaborative endeavors
  • Think critically

Committed and caring professionals

  • Be agents for change
  • Maintain professional and ethical standards
  • Become lifelong learners

Programs and Courses Offered


    Master of ScienceNon-Degree


      Secondary Education

      Courses are designated as EDSC in the class schedule.

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