Jul 23, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education, Alternative, M.Ed.

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Students may pursue an alternative Master of Education in Secondary Education with a concentration in Biology, Business-Marketing, English/Language Arts, Family and Consumer Sciences, Foreign Language-Spanish, General Science, History, Mathematics, or Social Sciences.

Program Admission Requirements:

  • Admission to the Teacher Education Program occurs when a candidate is unconditionally admitted to the University’s graduate program. The following criteria must be completed to achieve both unconditional admission to the University, as well as admission to the Teacher Education Program.

  • Completed application available at www.montevallo.edu/apply
  • An official transcript from each institution of higher education attended
  • Meets one of the following criteria related to GPA:
    • Bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of at least 2.75
    • Bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA between 2.0 - 2.74 AND an accompanying alternative Praxis II score (please see testing information linked below)
    • Master’s degree or higher with an overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • Satisfactory score(s) on Praxis examination(s). View the linked test codes and required scores for admission to graduate studies and the Teacher Education Program.
  • Fingerprinting and Background Clearance
  • Teacher Education Program interview

TEP Retention

  • Maintain minimum 3.25 GPA (Teaching Field, Professional Studies, and UM Overall)
  • All coursework completed with a minimum grade of “C”. Students will be allowed one repeat to improve a course grade lower than a “C”.
  • Satisfactory disposition ratings by education faculty with fewer than three incident reports

Progression to Internship

  • Maintain minimum 3.25 GPA (Teaching Field, Professional Studies, and UM Overall)
  • Completion of all prerequisite course work.
  • Satisfactory completion of all program expectations, including field experiences, key assessments, and disposition assessments
  • Submitted Application for Internship by the posted deadline

Program Completion

  • 3.25 graduating GPA with a final grade of “C” or better in all Professional Studies and Teaching Field courses
  • Successful completion (final grade of C or better) of the following courses:
    • EDI 540 : Internship in High School Teaching
    • EDI 599 : Intern Certification Preparation
  • Satisfactory intern evaluations
  • Completed SPED 407/507  or equivalent, if not previously completed
  • edTPA Performance Portfolio Tasks (1, 2, and 3)

Teaching Field

Students must take 12 total graduate (500-level) hours in their teaching field. Comprehensive areas (English/Language Arts, General Science, General Social Science) must include at least one course in two areas of the broader field. Undergraduate courses with equivalent content cannot be repeated for graduate credit.

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