Teacher Education Minor - Secondary Education

To help undergraduates explore the field of education, the School of Education offers a flexible 15-credit Secondary Teacher Education minor.  These courses will allow students who plan to enter a graduate program in Secondary Teacher Education to make progress on the prerequisite education courses required for those programs and to earn an additional credential on their official transcripts. Completion of the minor does not automatically guarantee admission into School of Education graduate program, nor does it fulfill all necessary prerequisites.  Exercise courses from the School of Education are not eligible.  Undergraduate students from the School of Education may not double count courses toward a minor and a major.

Interested students can apply by completing and submitting the online form for admission.  Students can apply anytime during their undergraduate tenure.   

Quick Facts

Application Deadline: Rolling

Course Requirements: 15 undergraduate credits from the School of Education – a minimum of 6 credits must be from the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading.

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