13A.12.02.06

.06 Certification in General Secondary Content Areas (Grades 7—12).

A. To receive certification in the areas of agriculture (agribusiness and renewable natural resources), biology, business education, chemistry, computer science, earth/space science, English, environmental science, family and consumer sciences, geography, history, marketing, mathematics, physical science, physics, speech communication, technology education, and theater, the applicant shall:

(1) Complete one of the following options:

(a) Earn a bachelor's or higher degree from an IHE with a major in the certification area; or

(b) Complete 30 semester hours or more of content course work taken at an IHE in the certification area;

(2) Complete 21 semester hours of professional education course work taken at an IHE at the appropriate age or grade level including:

(a) At least one 3 semester hour course in each of the following:

(i) Adolescent development;

(ii) Human learning;

(iii) Teaching methodology;

(iv) Inclusion of special needs student populations; and

(v) Assessment of students; and

(b) 6 semester hours covering the following which may also be taken through CPDs:

(i) Types of reading;

(ii) Use of reading assessment data to improve instruction;

(iii) Skills in reading including cognitive strategies in reading;

(iv) Reading instruction including reading aloud strategies and methods for diagnosing reading difficulties and making instructional modifications and accommodations for the student;

(v) Strategies for intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for reading;

(vi) Teaching students to learn from text by applying theories, strategies, and practices in daily classroom use including additional content in types of reading using authentic texts;

(vii) Skills in reading including processing of multimedia information and strategies to connect reading with study skills; and (viii) Reading instruction that integrates content area goals with reading goals including strategies for students to communicate effectively orally and in writing about what they have read in content area texts; and

(3) Complete a teaching experience in one of the following ways:

(a) A supervised experience in a public or accredited nonpublic school setting at the appropriate age or grade level and in the subject area for which the applicant is seeking certification; or

(b) 1 year of satisfactory full-time teaching experience in a public or accredited nonpublic school setting at the appropriate age or grade level and in the subject area for which the applicant is seeking certification.

B. In §A(1)(b) of this regulation:

(1) A minimum of 50 percent of the required content course work shall be taken at the same institution; and

(2) A minimum of 12 semester hours of the required content course work shall be upper division course work.

C. A minimum of 50 percent of the professional education course work required in §A(2) of this regulation shall be taken at the same institution.