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Optional Secondary Licensure Programs

Licensure in one or more of these optional programs is available only to students who have successfully completed an approved full licensure program in another (first or primary) teaching area.

These optional programs give individuals the opportunity to teach in more than one area. These options lead to full licensure in the subject or subject area for grades 7 through 12. A cumulative 2.5 grade point average is required in all courses attempted in the subject or subject area. K-State will recommend an endorsement to the teaching licensure for any additional teaching area when all requirements have been completed, provided all requirements of the approved degree program and the secondary area of licensure have also been completed.

English

One of the following survey courses required:
ENGL 361British Survey I3
ENGL 362British Survey II3
 
One of the following survey courses required:
ENGL 381American Survey I3
ENGL 382American Survey II3
 
All of the following required:
ENGL 310Introduction to Literary Studies3
ENGLA world literature course3
ENGL 350Introduction to Shakespeare3
ENGL 400Advanced Expository Writing for
Prospective Teachers3
ENGL 435Linguistics for Teachers3
ENGL 545Literature for Adolescents3
ENGLEnglish elective 320 or above3
EDSEC 500Methods of Teaching Language Arts in the Secondary School3
EDSEC 520Block II Lab/Language Arts1
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English as a second language (6-12)

Secondary education majors may choose to complete course work leading to licensure in English as a second language (ESL). Endorsement in ESL can only be achieved in conjunction with the completion of a secondary initial licensure program.

To add English as a second language endorsement to a secondary teaching license, the following course work is required:

ANTH 200Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
or
ANTH 522Becoming American3
or
DED 560Introduction to American Ethnic Studies3
or
EDCI 740Curriculum Materials for Dual Language Learners3
ENGL 600Principles of Linguistics3
or
EDCI 731ESL/Dual Language Linguistics3
EDSEC 500Methods of Teaching Foreign Language in a Secondary School3
and
EDSEC 520Methods of Teaching Foreign Language in a Secondary School Lab1
EDCI 742ESL/Dual Language Assessment3
EDCI 746ESL/Language Secondary Practicum3
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Journalism

MC 110Mass Communication in Society3
MC 200News and Feature Writing3
MC 211Writing for Electronic Media3
MC 241Editing and Design3
MC 276Concepts of Electronic Media Productions3
MC 331Digital Photography for Mass Media3
MC 466Law of Mass Communications3
MC 605Supervision of School Publications3
EDSEC 500Methods of Teaching English/Journalism in the Secondary School3
EDSEC 520Block II Lab/Language Arts1
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Mathematics

MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH 221Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
MATH 222Analytic Geometry and Calculus III4
MATH 240Elementary Differential Equations4
MATH 312Finite Applications of Mathematics3
MATH 511Introduction to Algebraic Systems3
MATH 570History of Mathematics3
MATH 572Foundations of Geometry3
 
Supporting courses required:
STAT 320Elements of Statistics3
CIS 111Fundamentals of Computer Programming3
EDSEC 500Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School3
EDSEC 520Block II Lab/Mathematics1
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A supporting course in physics is recommended.
 

Natural science

Biology
BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
BIOL 201Organismic Biology5
BIOL 303Ecology of Environmental Problems3
or
BIOL 529Fundamentals of Ecology3
BIOL 330Public Health Biology3
BIOL 450Modern Genetics4
or
ASI 500Genetics3
CHM 210Chemistry I4
CHM 230Chemistry II4
CHM 350General Organic Chemistry3
EDSEC 614Laboratory Techniques in Teaching
Science3
EDSEC 500Methods of Teaching Science in the
Secondary School3
EDSEC 520Block II Lab/Science1
GEOL 100Earth in Action3
or
GEOL 512Earth Science3
GEOL 103Geology Lab1
PHYS 113General Physics4
or
PHYS 115Descriptive Physics5
PHYS 191Descriptive Astronomy3
MATH 100*College Algebra3
MATH 150*Plane Trigonometry3
STAT 320Elements of Statistics3
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*Higher-level math courses may meet this requirement.

Other biology department courses may be considered for meeting the above requirements. It is important that they be approved in advance by a science education advisor.

Chemistry
CHM 210Chemistry I4
CHM 230Chemistry II4
CHM 350General Organic Chemistry3
CHM352General Organic Chemistry Lab2
CHM 371Chemical Analysis4
BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
GEOL 100Earth in Action3
GEOL 103Geology Lab1
PHYS 113General Physics I4
or
PHYS 115Descriptive Physics5
PHYS 191Descriptive Astronomy3
EDSEC 614Laboratory Techniques in Teaching
Science3
EDSEC 500Methods of Teaching Science in the
Secondary School3
EDSEC 520Block II Lab/Science1
MATH 100*College Algebra3
MATH 150*Plane Trigonometry3
STAT 320Elements of Statistics3
48-49
 

*Higher-level math courses may meet this requirement.

Other natural science courses may be considered for meeting the above requirements. It is important that they be approved in advance by a science education advisor, however, since most science courses are designed to meet the needs of curricula other than the classical natural sciences and would not satisfy the requirements.
 
Earth science and space science
GEOL 100Earth in Action3
GEOL 102Earth Through Time3
GEOL 103Geology Laboratory1
GEOL 105Oceanography3
GEOL 502Mineralogy3
BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
CHM 210Chemistry I4
CHM 230Chemistry II4
GEOG 221Environmental Geography I4
or
GEOG 321Environmental Geography II4
PHYS 113General Physics I4
or
PHYS 115Descriptive Physics5
PHYS 191Descriptive Astronomy3
EDSEC 500Methods of Teaching Science in the
Secondary School3
EDSEC 520Block II Lab/Science1
EDSEC 614Laboratory Techniques in Teaching
Science3
MATH 100*College Algebra3
MATH 150*Plane Trigonometry3
STAT 320Elements of Statistics3
52-53
 

*Higher-level math courses may meet this requirement.

Other geology or physics courses may be considered for meeting the above requirements. It is important that they be approved in advance by a science education advisor.
 
Physics
BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
CHM 210Chemistry I4
PHYS 113General Physics I4
PHYS 114General Physics II4
PHYS 191Descriptive Astronomy3
PHYS 452Contemporary Physics4
GEOL 100Earth in Action3
GEOL 103Geology Lab1
MATH 100*College Algebra3
MATH 150*Plane Trigonometry3
MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH 221Analytic Geometry and Calculus II4
STAT 320Elements of Statistics3
EDSEC 500Methods of Teaching Science in the
Secondary School3
EDSEC 520Block II Lab/Science1
EDSEC 614Laboratory Techniques in Teaching
Science3
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*Higher-level courses may meet this requirement.
 
Other natural science courses may be considered for meeting the above requirements. It is important that they be approved in advance by a science education advisor.