Secondary Education Major with Licensure (for Teaching Middle or High School)
This major is available as a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this catalog.
Admission to teacher preparation program and complete one of the following Linfield majors: Anthropology, Applied Physics, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Creative Writing, Economics, Environmental Studies, Exercise Science, French, Health Education, History, Law Rights & Justice, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health: Health Promotion, Sociology, Spanish, Studio Art, or Theatre.
|EDUC 150||FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION||3|
|EDUC 200||LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT||4|
|EDUC 210||FOUNDATIONS OF INCLUSION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION||3|
|EDUC 240||FOUNDATIONS FOR TEACHING ESOL||3|
|EDUC 260||EQUITY AND CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING||3|
|EDUC 305||GENERAL METHODS AND MANAGEMENT||4|
|EDUC 430||CONTENT METHODS & CONTENT LITERACY FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS (not required for physical education)||4|
|EDUC 493||STUDENT TEACHING: MIDDLE LEVEL 1||4 or 12|
|EDUC 494||STUDENT TEACHING: HIGH SCHOOL||4 or 12|
|EDUC 496||SEMINAR FOR FULL-TIME STUDENT TEACHING||1|
|EDUC 497||SEMINAR FOR PART-TIME STUDENT TEACHING||1|
|TSPC required exams|
|OSP/FBI criminal history clearance|
|Education Department requirements|
|Total Hours 1||42|
Clarified total credit requirements; text changed Dec. 2022
The Secondary Education major is a second major only. The Secondary Education major leads to teacher licensure in a content area endorsement area. Linfield’s Teacher Education Program is approved to recommend candidates for the following teaching license endorsements: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, English Language Arts, French, Health Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Social Studies, and Spanish. A Secondary Education major without a content area major would not lead to state licensure. As a result, students may not graduate from Linfield with a Secondary Education major as their only major. Some Linfield majors have additional requirements or limitations for students who are also pursuing Secondary Licensure--see specific major requirement and licensure pages for details.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Apply research from multiple learning theories in the development of praxis, including classroom community and culturally responsive teaching.
- Demonstrate competence in professional dispositions of the discipline.
- Demonstrate the ability to think critically and write clearly within the discipline.
Oregon Preliminary Teaching License Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in an approved major
- Part-time and full-time student teaching
- Successful completion of one edTPA
- Passing scores on TSPC required exams
- Minimum 2.750 GPA in cumulative, major, and licensure coursework
- No grade lower than a C in major and licensure coursework
- Recommendations from Linfield University supervisors and mentor teachers
- Recommendation from Linfield University Education Department
The Linfield University Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission of Oregon (TSPC), which expects Linfield students to understand and abide by the TSPC administrative rule concerning the Standards for Competent and Ethical Performance of Oregon Educators (OAR 584-020), which states in part, “The ethical educator in fulfilling obligations to the profession will maintain the dignity of the profession by respecting and obeying the law [and] exemplifying personal integrity and honesty.” Linfield University’s Teacher Education Program (TEP) achieved national accreditation at the initial-licensure level from the CAEP from April 2021 - June 2028. CAEP Initial-Licensure Level Accreditation is provided at the baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate levels leading to initial licensure, certification or endorsement that are designed to develop P-12 teachers. Students are expected to meet Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Standards and Linfield Education Department Professional Characteristics and Professional Conduct Expectations throughout the program. Concerns will be documented and acted upon, as needed, via a Plan of Assistance. Requirements for licensure are subject to changes mandated by TSPC. Students should work closely with Education Department faculty in planning their program of study and must meet with their education advisor every semester prior to registration. Failure to do so may result in being administratively withdrawn from education courses. Decisions regarding a student’s official status in the Teacher Education Program may be appealed through the University Academic Grievance Process. Students may request special consideration for education requirements by completing an Education Department Petition. Students applying for teaching licenses in states other than Oregon are themselves responsible for obtaining requirements in those states.