Secondary Education - Undergraduate Minor

Students not earning a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education could be eligible for a minor in Secondary Education. Students must have a degree area related to one of the secondary llcensure options of English Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, or Science. Students must complete all 27 credits from the courses listed below with grades of C- or higher. All 27 credits are considered upper division. Students must complete a Teacher Education Program (TEP) online portfolio in order to be accepted into TEP. The TEP pre­requisite courses include EDUC 315 Multicultural Education, SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society, and EDUC 381 Secondary Field Experience. For completion of the minor, students must pass the approved state licensure exam and must complete a full semester of student teaching. Students interested in the Minor in Secondary Education must contact the program director to determine eligibility.

Prefix Title Credits
Pre-TEP Courses
EDUC 315Multicultural Education 13
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 13
EDUC 381Secondary Field Experience 13
TEP Required Courses
Content Area Teaching Methods Course3
Teaching Language Arts at the Middle and High School Level3
Teaching Social Studies at the Middle and High School Level3
Teaching Mathematics at the Middle and High School Level3
Teaching Science at the Middle and High School Level3
RDG 414Content Area Literacy3
EDUC 471Secondary Student Teaching 29
EDUC 482Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar 23
Total Credits27

 This roadmap suggests that a student starts their Minor as early as the first semester of Sophomore year. If a student starts later, then more than one course may be taken during a semester following the same order of courses.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
EDUC 315 Multicultural Education 1 3
 Credits3
Semester 2
SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 1 3
 Credits3
Semester 3
Apply to TEP  
EDUC 381 Secondary Field Experience 1, 2 3
 Credits3
Semester 4
Apply for Student Teaching  
RDG 414 Content Area Literacy 3
 Credits3
Semester 5
Submit STEP packet  
Content Area Methods Course 3
Teaching Language Arts at the Middle and High School Level 2  
Teaching Social Studies at the Middle and High School Level 2  
Teaching Mathematics at the Middle and High School Level 2  
Teaching Science at the Middle and High School Level 2  
 Credits3
Semester 6
Student Teaching Semester 3  
EDUC 471 Secondary Student Teaching 9
EDUC 482 Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar (must be taken concurrently with EDUC 471) 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits27