General Education consists of courses students select from the
traditional academic disciplines such as the arts, biology, history,
mathematics, and English. This dimension of the curriculum is meant to
provide the broadly-based liberal arts educational foundation needed by
every educational professional.
Content Education centers on the academic discipline(s) chosen by the
preservice teacher to be his/her area of teaching expertise. Prospective
secondary teachers may select from 10 teaching areas such as earth
science, English, French, mathematics, social studies, and so on.
Professional Education consists of a sequence of courses that aid the
preservice teacher in the knowledge, comprehension, and application of
the skills and strategies professional educators judge to be necessary
to be an effective teacher. The professional education sequence provides
a variety of experiences including service learning and early field