Certificate in Educational Foundations: Secondary

If you are preparing to be a middle or high school teacher, you should major in the subject area you plan to teach. This certificate compliments your subject area preparation and gives you a running start as an undergraduate, rather than waiting until graduate school to begin teacher preparation.

International students

International students must meet English language proficiency requirements by option A or B:

Option A

Exempt from Academic English for International Students (AEIS) by ONE of the test scores below and completion of WR 121 and 122 or 123

TestScore Requirement
TOEFL (Internet)88–120
TOEFL (Paper)575–677
IELTS7.0–9.0

Option B

Completion of all required Academic English for International Students (AEIS) courses and completion of WR 121 and WR 122 or WR 123


Certificate Requirements

 

Lower Division — 12 Credits

Course and TitleCredits
EDST 111 Education Issues and Problems14
EDST 225 School and Representation in Film24
Subject Area Elective in Major (100 or 200 level)4

Upper Division — 24 Credits

course and TitleCredits
SPED 406 Field Experience41
SPED 411 Foundations of Disability3
LING 444 Second Language Acquisition4
Subject Area Elective in Major (300 or 400 level)4
EDST 420 Living in a Stratified Society34

Equal Opportunity Courses (Choose 2):***

course and TitleCredits

EDST 410 Equal Opportunity: Food and Education and
EDST 458 Equal Opportunity: Field Experience4

3
1

EDST 452 Equal Opportunity: Poverty and
EDST 458 Equal Opportunity: Field Experience4
3
1
EDST 453 Equal Opportunity: Racism and
EDST 458 Equal Opportunity: Field Experience4
3
1
EDST 454 Equal Opportunity: Patriarchy and
EDST 458 Equal Opportunity: Field Experience4
3
1
EDST 455 Equal Opportunity: Homophobia and
EDST 458 Equal Opportunity: Field Experience4
3
1
EDST 456 Equal Opportunity: Colonization and Genocide and
EDST 458 Equal Opportunity: Field Experience4
3
1
EDST 457 Equal Opportunity: Diaspora and Immigration and
EDST 458 Equal Opportunity: Field Experience4
3
1

1 Social Science General Education Course
2 American Cultures General Education Course

3 EDST 420 is a prerequisite for all Equal Opportunity courses
4 To participate in field experience (SPED 406 and EDST 458), international students must meet English language proficiency requirements.

Successful completion of the Certificate in Educational Foundations: Secondary major results in waiving the following courses in UOTeach:

course and TitleCredits
SPED 511 Foundations of Disability3
EDST 614 Cultural Context in Education4
LT 629 Foundations in Language Theory-