Education - Secondary Education Certification Requirements

Students who are preparing to teach in secondary school settings are required to have a field of concentration in one of the following academic subject areas:

  • Biology
  • Business and Computer Education (K-12)
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Science (K-12)
  • French (K-12)
  • History (Social Studies)
  • Mathematics
  • Music (K-12)
  • Spanish (K-12)


Required Courses

The following courses are incorporated into the subject area degree requirements for secondary certification. Students must receive a satisfactory score on the Secondary Education Praxis Examinations to be eligible for teacher certification.

Course Number Course Name Credits
Updated: April 2008
EDU 301 Social Foundations of Education 3
EDU 302 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 310 Orientation to Teaching 3
EDU 325 Field Experience/Student Teaching/Seminar: Secondary 6
EDU 330 Reading in the Content Area 3
EDU 381 Introduction to Special Education 3

  Note: Students are required to take PSY 324 as part of the social science requirement in the Program of Basic Studies.

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