Secondary Education Minor

Minor in Secondary Education

The College of Education and Human Development offers a minor in Secondary Education for students from the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Sciences. The requirements of the minor are as follows:

  1. Completion of the requirements for a degree in English, History, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Earth Sciences with a minimum grade of C in each course in the academic content area.
  2. A total of 21 credit hours in the College of Education and Human Development with a grade of C or better in each of the following courses:

    Education 2204 (4)
    Education 3100 (3)
    Curriculum and Instruction 3310 (3) and 3311 (1)
    Curriculum and Instruction 4432 (3)
    Curriculum and Instruction 4620 (3)
    Curriculum and Instruction 4220, 4240, 4250, or 4260 (3) and 4201 (1)
  3. Receive passing scores on the PRAXIS I, ACT, or SAT
  4. Pass all required performance assessments and disposition reviews.
  5. Note:  No independent study/substitution courses will be allowed in the Education minor program

Students seeking teacher certification as part of their baccalaureate program must also:

  1. Receive passing score(s) for PRAXIS II content area exam(s) prior to student teaching.
  2. Receive a passing score and the Principles of Learning and Teaching exam prior to graduation.
  3. Successfully complete a student teaching experience:
    Education 4920 (9) and Curriculum and Instruction 4221, 4241, 4251, or 4261 (3) for certification in English, Mathematics, Sciences, and Social Studies respectively.

Students who fulfill the requirements of the minor in Secondary Education but are unable to complete the additional requirements for certification prior to graduation may enroll in the college's alternative certification program to complete the requirements for certification within four (academic year) semesters beginning the semester after graduation.