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 Introduction to 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 573 Methods of Teaching Middle Level and Secondary Math, Science & Health 3
EDUC 603 Reading Strategies for Middle and Secondary Content Area 3
EDUC 502 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 504 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

**Applications for student teaching must be submitted via online between December 15 and January 15 for the following Fall and Spring semester.

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.