Secondary Education: Candidates must have an undergraduate major or the equivalent in the area of certification.

For course descriptions, see our course catalog.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 501 Issues in Special Education 3
EDUC 511 Education Psychology or CLEP - Introduction to Educational Psychology Test 3
EDUC 512 Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDUC 534 Child and Adolescent Development or CLEP - Human Growth and Development 3
EDUC 574 Methods of Teaching Middle Level and Secondary Language Arts & Social Studies 3
EDUC 603 Reading Strategies for Middle and Secondary Content Area 3
EDUC 682 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 684 Inclusive Education w/ Field Experience 3
EDUC 610 Student Teaching (do last and all PRAXIS must be passed) 6
EDUC 620 Seminar in Student Teaching (take with EDUC 610) 3
  Total Credits 33

This certification requires field experience/observation hours, which are embedded in courses throughout this program.  For a list of courses requiring field observations, please view the College of Education Field Experience Observation Hours webpage.

External Agencies have authority to impose new standards for certification before a student's program of study is completed.