Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

B.S.S.E. Learning Outcomes

The bachelor of science in secondary education leads to recommendation for an Oregon P-12 "single subject" (secondary) preliminary license. Subject area endorsements are available in biology, chemistry, French, German, language arts, advanced mathematics, physics, social studies, and Spanish. General degree outcomes are listed below. Candidates for the degree will be able to meet the following Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission standards:

  • Plan instruction that supports student progress in learning in content areas and is appropriate for the middle school and high school developmental levels.
  • Establish a classroom climate conducive to learning.
  • Engage students in planned learning activities.
  • Evaluate, act upon, and report student progress in learning.
  • Exhibit professional behaviors, ethics, and values.

Degree Requirements

  1. Passage of all TSPC approved tests required for licensure by December 31 of the junior year. Exceptions are subject to approval by the associate dean;
  2. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of study;
  3. Successful completion of all coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50;
  4. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 in all education classes;
  5. A grade of C or better in all education courses; candidates who receive a grade of C or lower in any education course must repeat the course;
  6. Passage of ENG 107 or equivalent course with a grade of B- or better. (Note: ENG 107 is waived if SAT Verbal Score is 630 or above);
  7. Completion of a teaching endorsement (major) in at least one of the secondary endorsement areas with a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.70 in that area. In the event that a candidate receives more than two grades of C in the endorsement area classes, the candidate may be required to meet with the associate dean. Ordinarily, a minimum of 75 percent of the credits in an endorsement area of the secondary specialty area must be taken at the University of Portland for a secondary undergraduate major to student teach in that area. The permission of the associate dean must be obtained for an exception;
  8. Successful completion of student teaching to include an edTPA portfolio;
  9. Recommendation for licensure from the associate dean;
  10. Subject to approval by the dean, candidates who are not able to complete student teaching and student teaching seminar and/or other licensure requirements may be recommended for graduation without licensure by substituting upper division educational coursework which meets University requirements for a degree;
  11. During the professional year, candidates may not enroll in more than 15 semester hours each semester.  Exceptions are subject to approval by the associate dean.

Degree Requirements

University Core Requirements - 39 hours

Major Requirements — 81 hours

ED 150Introduction to Education

3

ED 251Adolescent Theories of Development and Learning

3

ED 320Foundations of Education

3

ED 330Policies and Practices for Diverse Learners

3

ED 411Assessment

3

ED 424Technology in Education

3

ED 427Adolescent Classroom Relationships and Management

3

ED 450Models of Teaching and Literacy Development

3

ED 452Content Methods: Language Arts

3

Or

ED 453Content Methods: Math

3

Or

ED 454Content Methods: World Language

3

Or

ED 456Content Methods: Social Studies

3

Or

ED 457Content Methods: Science

3

ED 471Single-Subject (Secondary) Student Teaching

3

ED 473Single-Subject (Secondary) Student Teaching

3

ED 475Single-Subject (Secondary) Student Teaching: Advanced

3

ED 481Language, Literacy & Culture

3

ED 486Single-Subject (Secondary) Seminar for Student Teachers

3

ENG 107College Writing

3

Electives

9

Endorsement courses (see below for details)

27-54

Biology Endorsement Requirements — 37 hours

Coursework and passage of the required Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) test lead to the Oregon licensure Biology endorsement. Students must complete endorsement coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Students pursuing the Biology endorsement will major in Secondary Education and minor in Biology.
BIO 207Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology

3

BIO 208Introduction to Evolution and Ecology

3

BIO 277Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab

1

BIO 278Introduction to Evolution and Ecology Lab

1

BIO 330Human Genetics

3

BIO 333Genetics Lab

1

BIO 442Ecology

3

BIO 453Evolution

3

BIO 472Ecology Lab

1

CHM 208General Chemistry II

3

CHM 277General Chemistry I Lab

1

CHM 278General Chemistry II Lab

1

Choose two of the following courses

ENV 110Earth Systems Science

3

Or

ENV 111Natural Hazards in the Pacific Northwest

3

PHY 109Powerful Ideas in Physical Science

3

PHY 201College Physics I

3

PHY 202College Physics II

3

PHY 271College Physics Lab I

1

PHY 272College Physics Lab II

1

Choose one of the following courses with corresponding lab

BIO 305Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

3

And

BIO 365Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 1

1

BIO 306Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

3

And

BIO 366Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 2

1

BIO 341The Nature of Plants

3

And

BIO 371Field Botany

1

BIO 354Cell and Molecular Biology

3

And

BIO 372Cell and Molecular Biology Lab

1

Chemistry Endorsement Requirements — 39-40 hours

Coursework and passage of the required Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) test lead to the Oregon licensure Chemistry endorsement. Students must complete endorsement coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Students pursuing the Chemistry endorsement will major in Secondary Education and minor in Chemistry.
CHM 208General Chemistry II

3

CHM 277General Chemistry I Lab

1

CHM 278General Chemistry II Lab

1

CHM 325Organic Chemistry I

3

CHM 326Organic Chemistry II

3

CHM 331Physical Chemistry I

3

CHM 372Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

1

CHM 375Organic Chemistry I Lab

1

CHM 376Organic Chemistry II Lab

1

MTH 201Calculus I

4

MTH 202Calculus II

4

PHY 204General Physics I

3

PHY 205General Physics II

3

PHY 274General Physics Lab I

1

PHY 275General Physics Lab II

1

Choose one of the following courses or one course with corresponding lab

CHM 314Analytical Chemistry

3

And

CHM 379Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

1

CHM 332Physical Chemistry II

3

And

CHM 373Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHM 386/ENV 386Environmental Chemistry

3

CHM 444Inorganic Chemistry II

3

And

CHM 473Inorganic Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHM 453Biochemistry I

3

And

CHM 471Biochemistry I Laboratory

1

CHM 468Advanced Organic Chemistry

3

Physics Endorsement Requirements — 45 hours

Coursework and passage of the required Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) test lead to the Oregon licensure Physics endorsement. Students must complete endorsement coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Students pursuing the Physics endorsement will major in Secondary Education and minor in Physics.
CHM 208General Chemistry II

3

CHM 277General Chemistry I Lab

1

CHM 278General Chemistry II Lab

1

MTH 201Calculus I

4

MTH 202Calculus II

4

MTH 301Vector Calculus

4

PHY 204General Physics I

3

PHY 205General Physics II

3

PHY 274General Physics Lab I

1

PHY 275General Physics Lab II

1

PHY 306Modern Physics

3

PHY 356/MTH 356Mathematical Methods for Science and Engineering

3

PHY 376Modern Physics Lab

1

Choose one of the following labs

PHY 471Advanced Laboratory

2

PHY 472Advanced Optics Laboratory

2

Electives

Any combination of 300- and or 400-level PHY courses totaling 6 semester hours

Spanish Endorsement Requirements — 27 hours

Coursework and passage of the required Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) test lead to the Oregon licensure Spanish endorsement. Students must complete endorsement coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Students pursuing the Spanish endorsement will double major in Secondary Education and Spanish. It is highly recommended that students pursuing language endorsements meet with an academic advisor each semester to discuss suggested courses for TSPC test preparation.
SPN 301Advanced Spanish Composition, Conversation, and Culture I

3

SPN 302Advanced Spanish Composition, Conversation, and Culture II

3

SPN 341Twenty-First Century Spanish Literature

3

Choose one of the following courses

SPN 450Advanced Latin American Culture and Civilization

3

SPN 451Survey of Latin American Literature and Civilization

3

Electives

Any combination of 300- and or 400-level SPN courses totaling 15 semester hours

Note: SPN 360 and SPN 441 are highly recommended electives.

At least two of the above courses (6 semester hours) must be completed while studying abroad.


French Endorsement Requirements — 27 hours

Coursework and passage of the required Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) test lead to the Oregon licensure French endorsement. Students must complete endorsement coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Students pursuing the French endorsement will double major in Secondary Education and French. It is highly recommended that students pursuing language endorsements meet with an academic advisor each semester to discuss suggested courses for TSPC test preparation.
FRN 301Advanced French Conversation

3

FRN 302Advanced French Conversation and Composition

3

Electives

Any combination of 400-level FRN courses totaling 21 semester hours

Note: FRN 403, FRN 404, FRN 406, FRN 411, FRN 417, FRN 418, FRN 419, and FRN 420 are highly recommended electives.
At least two of the above courses (6 semester hours) must be completed while studying abroad.

German Endorsement Requirements — 27 hours

Coursework and passage of the required Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) test lead to the Oregon licensure German endorsement. Students must complete endorsement coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Students pursuing the German endorsement will double major in Secondary Education and German. It is highly recommended that students pursuing language endorsements meet with an academic advisor each semester to discuss suggested courses for TSPC test preparation.
GRM 301German Conversation and Composition

3

GRM 302German Conversation and Composition

3

Electives

Any combination of 400-level GRM courses totaling 6 semester hours excluding GRM 497 and GRM 499

Any combination of 300- and or 400-level GRM courses totaling 15 semester hours

Note: At least two of the above courses (6 semester hours) must be completed while studying abroad.

Language Arts Endorsement Requirements — 30 hours

Coursework and passage of the required Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) test lead to the Oregon licensure English endorsement. Students must complete endorsement coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Students pursuing the Language Arts endorsement will double major in Secondary Education and English.
ED 410Linguistics

3

ENG 225Introduction to Literary Studies

3

ENG 311Advanced Writing

3

ENG 326Shakespeare: Representative Plays

3

ENG 499Senior Capstone Seminar

3

Choose three of the following courses

ENG 301British Literature I (Medieval through 18th Century)

3

ENG 302British Literature II (19th Century to Present)

3

ENG 303American Literature I (Beginnings to 1900)

3

ENG 304American Literature II (1900 to Present)

3

Choose two of the following courses

ENG 401Seminar in British Literature I

3

ENG 402Seminar in American Literature I

3

ENG 403Seminar in Topic I

3

ENG 404Seminar in Non-Western Literature I

3

Choose one of the following courses

ENG 337Modern/Contemporary Arabic Literature

3

ENG 338European Literature in Translation

3

ENG 370Studies in Women Writers

3

ENG 372Multi-Ethnic American Literature

3

ENG 373African-American Literature

3

ENG 404Seminar in Non-Western Literature I

3

Social Studies Endorsement Requirements — 52-54 hours

Coursework and passage of the required Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) test lead to the Oregon licensure Social Studies endorsement. Students must complete endorsement coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Students will choose from one of two Social Studies tracks: History or Political Science.
History Track – 52 Hours
ECN 120Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ENV 182Environmental Science

3

HST 210United States: Early America

3

Or

HST 211US: Modern America

3

HST 220Foundations of Western Civilization

3

HST 251Modern East Asia

3

Or

HST 254Colonial Latin America

3

Or

HST 256Modern Latin America

3

HST 300Introduction to Historical Methods

3

HST 470The Practice of History

1

HST 471Senior Seminar

3

POL 200Introduction to United States Politics

3

POL 205World Politics

3

SOC 101Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose one of the following courses

HST 351Modern Japan

3

HST 352The United States and the Pacific Rim

3

HST 354History of Modern Cuba

3

HST 355History of Mexico

3

HST 356Latin American History Through Popular Culture

3

HST 357Environmental History of the Americas and the World

3

HST 358Disease and Medicine in World History

3

HST 359The Modern City

3

HST 364World War I

3

HST 365History of the Second World War

3

Choose one of the following courses

HST 311The American Revolution

3

HST 312Plains Indians History

3

HST 313United States: Civil War Era

3

HST 314American Expansion

3

HST 316US in Depression and War, 1920-1945

3

HST 318Cold War America

3

HST 321Modern American Women's History

3

HST 322American Protest and Reform

3

HST 323African American History

3

HST 325American Military History

3

Choose one of the following courses

HST 330Ancient Mediterranean World

3

HST 332Saints and Sinners in the Middle Ages

3

HST 333Medieval Europe

3

HST 334The Age of the Crusades

3

HST 335Europe in the Age of Religious Wars

3

HST 336Europe in the Age of Enlightenment

3

HST 342Europe in the Age of Nationalism

3

HST 343Europe in the Age of Dictatorship

3

HST 346Modern Germany

3

HST 347Modern France

3

HST 372Modern Britain, 1800 - Present

3

HST 375History of Modern Ireland

3

Choose two of the following courses

HST 420Seminar in American History

3

HST 430Seminar in European History

3

HST 450Seminar in Non-Western History

3

Electives

Any combination of 300- and or 400-level HST courses totaling 6 semester hours

Political Science Track – 54 Hours
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology

3

ECN 120Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ENV 182Environmental Science

3

POL 200Introduction to United States Politics

3

POL 205World Politics

3

POL 203Introduction to Political Theory

3

POL 300Political Inquiry and Analysis

3

Choose three of the following courses

HST 210United States: Early America

3

HST 211US: Modern America

3

HST 220Foundations of Western Civilization

3

HST 221Modern Western Civilization

3

Choose one of the following courses

POL 305Ancient and Medieval Political Thought

3

POL 306Modern Political Thought

3

POL 307Contemporary Political Theory

3

Choose one of the following courses

POL 321Politics of Hip Hop

3

POL 335American Public Policy

3

POL 338Food, Politics and Policy

3

POL 344Constitutional Law I: Federalism and Separation of Powers

3

POL 345Constitutional Law II: Civil Liberties and Rights

3

POL 346Constitutional Criminal Procedure

3

POL 348/ENV 348Geopolitics of Energy and the Environment

3

POL 349Environmental Policy

3

Choose one of the following courses

POL 350American Foreign Policy

3

POL 351International Law and Organizations

3

POL 352Survival

3

POL 353Strategies of War and Peace

3

POL 354American Way of War

3

POL 371Politics of Central Europe

3

Choose one of the following courses

POL 372Politics of the EU and Modern Europe

3

POL 373Politics of Latin America

3

POL 374Politics of Asia

3

POL 376Politics of Africa

3

POL 377Politics of the Middle East

3

POL 379Business in a Political World

3

POL 391Special Topics

1

POL 392Special Topics

1

Electives

Any combination of 400-level POL courses totaling 6 semester hours excluding POL 497

Any combination of 300 and or 400-level POL courses totaling 6 semester hours

Math Endorsement Requirements — 34 hours

Coursework and passage of the required Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) test lead to the Oregon licensure Math endorsement. Students must complete endorsement coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.7. Students pursuing the Math endorsement will double major in Secondary Education and Math.
CS 203Introduction to Computer Science

3

CS 273Computer Science Laboratory

1

MTH 201Calculus I

4

MTH 202Calculus II

4

MTH 301Vector Calculus

4

MTH 311Discrete Structures

3

MTH 341Introduction to Linear Algebra

3

MTH 401Real Analysis I

3

MTH 441Modern Algebra I

3

Or

MTH 442Rings and Fields

3

Electives

Any combination of 300- and or 400-level MTH courses totaling 9 semester hours

Total Credit Hours: 120