Education and Learning Single Subject Licensure (Middle School or High School Teacher)

If you are interested in teaching at the Middle or High School level, that is referred to as being a "single-subject teacher" in the education profession. The Bachelor of Arts in Teaching & Learning with Licensure can help you to become a middle school or high school teacher. 

You should major in the subject you want to teach. A minor in a complementary subject area is strongly recommended for those who choose this route.

Below is the schedule of courses for doing all of this as part of your undergraduate education at Pacific.

You could also major in your preferred subject area/minor in a complementary area and then complete your teaching license as part of a graduate program (e.g. the Masters of Arts in Teaching at Pacific).

Core Courses (take all of these courses)

Course Number Course Title Credits Semester Offered
EDUC 260 Foundation of Education 2 2,3,4
EDUC 308 Learning Communities I: Personal Awareness 2 3,5
EDUC 370 School & Society 2 3,5
EDUC 361 Foundations of Human Development & Psychology 4 4,5,6,7
EDUC 436 Technology Across the Curriculum 2 7
EDUC 309 Learning Communities II: Diversity 2 7
ESOL 444/460 Educational Linguistics 3 5,7
Total Hours   17  

Methods Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits Semester Offered
EDUC 326

Teaching, Assessment, & Classroom Management in Middle & High School

3 7

AND ONE of the following (or two if you are going for two teaching subject areas)

EDUC 302 Teaching Art in Middle & High School 3 7
EDUC 303

Teaching Music in Middle & High School OR

    MUS 302 Music in the Secondary School (Choral) OR

    MUS 303 Music in the Secondary School (Instrumental)

3 7
EDUC 338 Teaching Science in Middle & High School 3 7
EDUC 339 Teaching Physical Education in Middle & High School 3 7
EDUC 349 Teaching Mathematics in Middle & High School 3 7
EDUC 447 Teaching a Foreign Language in Middle & High School 3 7
EDUC 451 Teaching Social Studies in Middle & High School 3 7
EDUC 452     Teaching Language Arts in the Middle & High School 3 7
Total   6  

Professional Practice Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits Semester Offered
EDUC 459 Preparing the Work Sample | edTPA 2 6 or 7
EDUC 397 Field Experience 1 6
EDUC 476 Learning Communities: Reflection & Practice 2 8
EDUC 475 Student Teaching 12  
Total Hours   17  

Total Program Credits: 40

NOTES

  • Must be admitted to College of Education prior to enrolling in Semester 5 courses.
  • Must obtain fingerprint clearance prior to Semester 5.
  • Must Pass ORELA NES Content exam AND ORELA Civil Rights exam prior to Semester 8.

 

Contact Us

Dr. Mike Charles    charlesm@pacificu.edu

Undergraduate Program Coordinator; Forest Grove

Meet with Mike to plan out your schedule of coursework