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Bachelor of Science in Education: Communication Education Certification

The Communication Studies Department offers certification for those who want to teach in the area of communication at the secondary level. Our department, in cooperation with the College of Education and Human Services, the Department of English and the Department of Theatre and Dance, provides coursework necessary for secondary school certification in communication with a speech concentration.

You can get a description of each of our communication studies courses from our Course Catalog.

The following tables detail the eight-semester schedule of courses needed to complete the Communication Education Certification in four years time.

First Semester – 16 credits
CourseCredits
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar1 cr.
ENG 101 English Composition I3 crs.
PSY 100 General Psychology
3 crs. 
COM 101 Oral Communications
3 crs. 
Math Course
3 crs.
THE 131 Fundamentals of Acting
3 crs.

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ENG 102 English Composition II3 crs.
Math Course
3 crs.
English Course
3 crs.
ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaboration
3 crs.
COM 101 Oral Communication
3 crs.

Third Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
SEC 210 Introduction to Secondary Education
3 crs.
SEC 220 Standards-based Education in Secondary Education
3 crs.
COM 142 Video Production I
3 crs.
THE 150 Introduction to Theatrical Design
3 crs.
General Education Course (Health)
3 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
ESP 311 Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions
3 crs.
EDU 310 Teaching in a Multicultural Society
3 crs.
EDU 333 Technology in Teaching and Learning
3 crs.
General Education Course (Science)
3 crs.
THE 141 Stagecraft
3 crs.

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits 
SEC 310 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Education
3 crs.
SEC 350 Content Area Literacy
3 crs.
SEC 360 Technology Integration in Secondary Education
3 crs.
ENG 345 English Grammar and Usage OR ENG 347 Introduction to Linguistics
3 crs.
THE 320 Fundamentals of Directing
3 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits 
SEC 400 Classroom Management
3 crs.
SEC 420 Assessments and Interventions in Secondary Education
3 crs.
ENG 308 Research for Writers OR ENG 352 Studies in Writing
3 crs.
ESP 413 Evidence-based Practices for Secondary Inclusion
3 crs.
COM 490 Communication Theory
3 crs.

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
THE 302 History of Theatre I OR THE 304 World Drama OR THE 306 Modern Drama
3 crs.
EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners
3 crs.
English Elective
3 crs.
ENG 425 Shakespeare
3 crs.
PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology
3 crs.

Eighth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
SEC 460 Professional Practices in Secondary Education
3 crs.
SEC 461 Student Teaching Practicum
12 crs.