The major in Secondary Education prepares students for teaching in senior higher schools, grades 8-12. Download an information packet and come to an data session to understand more about our graduate teacher education programs. A minor in Secondary Education requires 33 hours, such as a 3-hour introductory course and 15 hours for the student teaching semester. Students wishing to minor in Secondary Education should be approved for admission to the minor by meeting statewide teacher education program admission needs. Interested students are encouraged to go to TEALR at any time just before applying to teacher education.
Advising and admission to the minor are administered by means of the Office of Teacher Education, Advising, Licensure, and Recruitment (TEALR) in the College of Education. Following admission to the minor, advising is offered by way of the Division of Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education in collaboration with advising in the student’s major department. Effective completion of the minor will lead to a recommendation for the initial teaching license in the higher school topic location connected with the student’s significant. These course needs differ with a student’s academic key in Arts and Sciences and are defined by faculty in every major.
The undergraduate Minor in Secondary Education qualifies graduates for an entry-level (Standard Professional I) license to teach in 1 of the following subject regions in grades 9-12: English, Mathematics, Complete Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, and Complete Social Research. Students key in an proper Arts and Sciences discipline and minor in secondary education via completion of a 3-semester sequence of courses, which involves a year-long internship incorporating the student teaching semester.
The Extensive Social Studies license builds on a major in History or Geography the Complete Science license builds on a significant in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics. Academic majors relevant to secondary education include English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics. MDSK 2100 (Diversity and Inclusion in Middle/Secondary Schools) ought to be taken prior to a student’s final three semesters and must be completed with a grade of C or above for the student to qualify for admission to the Teacher Education Program in the chosen field of secondary education.
Other admission specifications incorporate an all round GPA of at least two.5 and passing scores on the Praxis Core examinations (or acceptable SAT or ACT scores). Students should seek advice from an advisor in the Office of Teacher Education, Advising, Licensure, and Recruitment as quickly as they start considering teacher education in order to graduate on time. Moreover, candidates might total a Masters Degree or Post-Masters in Educational Leadership.