In addition to the Professional Education Core, Secondary Education candidates must complete either one 45 credit content endorsement, or at least one 30 credit content endorsement and one 20 credit content endorsement. The total credit count may vary depending upon the content area selected.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to work with the College of Education Advising beginning in their first semester at ISU.
The Teacher Candidate applies evidence-based professional and pedagogical knowledge that supports students’ social, emotional, behavioral and academic development.
The Teacher Candidate has a deep and flexible understanding of content that supports students’ social, emotional, behavioral and academic development in authentic learning environments.
The Teacher Candidate strategically uses assessment for instructional planning and evidence-based instructional practices to make goal-directed decisions that support students’ social, emotional, behavioral and academic development.
The Teacher Candidate displays the professional dispositions that support students’ social, emotional, behavioral and academic development.
The Secondary Education program aligns with the College of Education Core Standards of Teacher Education and the Conceptual Framework. In addition, the program graduates teachers who exemplify the following guiding principles. The Secondary Educator:
Is a content area expert able to represent subject matter in multiple ways to ensure depth of student understanding.
Ensures curriculum alignment with state and national student achievement standards.
Uses all appropriate tools and techniques of teaching to guide and assess student learning.
Provides consistent opportunities for all students to learn and adapts instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Fosters family and community relationships that promote student learning.