Applied Learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) 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 GPR to be admitted to Teacher Education

TEED 302Teaching/Learning Processes: Psychological Perspectives on Education3
or INST 210   or Understanding Special Populations 
TEFB 322Teaching and Schooling in Modern Society3
TEFB 324Teaching Skills II3
RDNG 372Reading and Writing across the Middle Grades Curriculum3
or RDNG 465   or Reading in the Middle and Secondary Grades 
TEFB 406Science in the Middle and Secondary School3
or TEFB 407   or Mathematics in the Middle and Senior School 
TEFB 273Introduction to Culture, Community, Society and Schools3
or INST 222   or Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society 
Total Semester Credit Hours18

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.