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Abstractbaccalaureate degrees who are interested in secondary teacher licensure. Students who enter the program must demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills in both their chosen subject area and general education at the undergraduate level. The post-baccalaureate program includes coursework in pedagogy as well as field experiences. Students who complete the program have expertise in one or more licensure areas and a sound foundation in educational philosophy and practice. They may choose to complete the entire masters program or to take courses designated for licensure only. The program is based on the college model for preparing educational leaders who through their behavior command respect for the profession and effect positive change. This student-centered model incorporates numerous ecological components across the micro-, meso-, ex-, and macrosystems reflected in the college model. Coursework, research projects, field experiences, practicums, and internships are related to the College of Education Ecological Model. Students who complete the program will possess knowledge in their chosen subject area and apply appropriate teaching practices for teaching that subject to a diverse student population. Their coursework and related experiences will prepare them to teach in various settings, make wise curricular decisions, implement change within the system, and take a leadership role in their chosen profession.