Alternative Class A Program: Biology 6-12 I. Unconditional Admission Required Courses: 40 hours A. Professional Courses: 28 hours ED 500 - Foundations of Education (3) ED 505 - Technology and Education (3) ED 504 - Techniques of Educational Research (3) OR ED 506 - Educational Statistics (3) ED 508 - Technology Portfolio (1) EP 500 - Advanced Educational Psychology (3) OR EP 506 - Life-span Development and Learning (3) ED 585 - Methods of Teaching Science (3) ED 501 - Educational Planning (3) ED 533 - Reading Methods Secondary/P-12 (3) SE 500 - Introduction to Special Education (3) ED 509 - Internship in Teaching: P-12 (3) B. Teaching Field**: 12 hours Advisor approved elective in biology (3) Advisor approved elective in biology (3) Advisor approved elective in biology (3) Advisor approved elective in biology (3) II. Additional Required Courses: 4 hours ED 335 - Field Experience Sec/P-12 I (1) ED 336 - Field Experience Sec/P-12 II (1) ED 435 - Field Experience Sec/P-12 III (1) ED 436 - Field Experience Sec/P-12 IV (1) OR Ninety (90) hours of documented clinical experience for each of the field experience courses (360 hours if waiving all four courses). Hours must be approved by the Dean. Notes: *Students who have previously completed the Special Education requirement will take an advisor approved graduate elective. **Students working toward the M.A.T. degree will take six (6) additional semester hours in their teaching field. A full time internship in an approved school setting is also required in the Alternative A Program. The student must be within four semester hours of completing all coursework excluding internship. Under no circumstances will the internship be waived. The deadline to apply for Fall Internship is February 1. The deadline for Spring Internship is September 1. Governance The Teacher Education Program and the Teacher Certification Program are governed by the Alabama State Department of Education, and the College of Education reserves the right to change requirements in these programs at any time when such changes are mandated by the State Department.