Secondary Education - Minor
The Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture (TLAC) offers a minor in Secondary Education to students with non-education majors. The minor requires 18 semester credit hours of education coursework, and 6 hours of clinical practice in the field, for students seeking teaching certification for middle and high school subject areas. Students must declare a major in a subject area for which teacher certification options are available in order to be eligible for this minor. Students interested in obtaining a minor in Secondary Education should contact a TLAC undergraduate advisor in Harrington Tower.
To meet Teacher Certification requirements, student must also successfully complete an approved internship or clinical teaching (MEFB 497-6 hours). A 2.5 GPA is required in minor courses to pursue teacher certification and a 2.75 cumulative GPA to be admitted to Teacher Education
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|RDNG 372||Reading and Writing across the Middle Grades Curriculum||3|
|or RDNG 465||or Reading in the Middle and Secondary Grades|
|TEED 302||Teaching/Learning Processes: Psychological Perspectives on Education||3|
|or INST 210||or Understanding Special Populations|
|TEFB 322||Teaching and Schooling in Modern Society||3|
|TEFB 324||Teaching Skills II||3|
|TEFB 273||Introduction to Culture, Community, Society and Schools||3|
|or INST 222||or Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society|
|TEFB 406||Science in the Middle and Secondary School||3|
|or TEFB 407||or Mathematics in the Middle and Senior School|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||18|
Students must make a grade of C or better in all courses.
A 2.5 GPA is required in minor courses to pursue teacher certification.
Substitutions must be approved by the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture advisors.
A semester of student teaching is also required for teacher certification; student teaching is scheduled after all coursework is complete.