Education at Aquinas College

Secondary Education Endorsement (Graduate)

Designed for the certified elementary teacher who wishes to add a secondary endorsement. The candidate must be endorsed (major and minor) in areas recognized as appropriate by the Michigan Department of Education and available at Aquinas College. Passing scores on subject area tests are required by the Michigan Department of Education if not previously accomplished. The practicum requirement is dependent upon the teaching experience of the candidate.

The Master in the Art of Teaching with Secondary Education Endorsement requires a minimum of 36 credit hours. Pursuing ONLY the Secondary Education Endorsement requires a minimum of 21 credit hours (courses with asterisk *).

Foundational Core Courses: 15 credit hours
EN 544 Language Acquisition and Teaching (3 credit hours) 
EN 561 Assessing Student Learning (3 credit hours) 
EN 596 School and Culture in the 21st Century (3 credit hours) 
EN 510 Research Methods, Design and Analysis (3 credit hours), 2nd to last class 
EN 690 Master Teaching Project (3 credit hours), Last class

Requirements For Secondary Endorsement: 15 credit hours
EN 508 Applications of Learning Theory of Secondary Students (3 credit hours)* 
EN 553 Secondary Methods (3 credit hours)* 
EN 554 Content Area Literacy (3 credit hours)* 
EN 599 Practicum: Secondary (3 credit hours)* (Depending on teaching experience of individual candidate) 
EN 610 Inquiry-Based Literacy and Differentiated Instruction (3 credit hours)* 
NOTE: EN 610 should be taken as part of the first 18 hours of this planned program in order to qualify for Professional Certification 

Required Electives: select 6 credit hours; 9 if practicum is waived* 
Select 1 or 2 of the following electives: 
EN 515 School Motivation and Discipline (3 credit hours) 
EN 557 Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language (3 credit hours) 
EN 565 Learning Styles, Research and Development (3 credit hours) 
EN 566 Classroom Management (3 credit hours) 
EN 579 Inclusion I (3 credit hours) 
EN 665 Inclusion II (3 credit hours); Prereq: EN 579

Select 1 or 2 of the following content focused electives: 
EN 500 Practicum: Teaching Writing (3 credit hours) 
EN 530 Creative Experiences in Language Arts (3 credit hours) 
EN 575 Methods of Teaching Secondary Mathematics (3 credit hours) 
EN 581 Science for the Classroom Teacher (3 credit hours) 
EN 588 Youth Literature (3 credit hours) 
EN 696 Topics in Teaching with Literature (3 credit hours) 
EN 897 Teaching Foreign Language: Secondary (3 credit hours) 
EN___ Education Technology Course selection (3 credit hours) 
MSE___ MSE Course selection (not MSE 691 or MSE 692) (3 credit hours) 

Passing scores on the State subject area tests in the candidate’s major and minor areas required, if not previously accomplished, prior to adding the endorsement.