This certification requires students to complete their degree plan as prescribed by their major as well as the course work listed below. Students may choose to be enrolled in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies for their major.

  • 12 hours English
  • 3 hours science
  • 6 hours history
  • 6 hours government
  • 3 hours mathematics
  • 3 hours public speaking OR official documentation certifying professional effective oral communication and presentation skills
  • 3 hours of fine arts
  • 9 hours of electives
  • 33-36 hours of natural science content courses from student’s degree plan
  • ED 3314: American Public School
  • PSY/ED 3339: Educational Psychology
  • ED 4353: Reading in the Secondary Content
  • ED 4351: ESL (English as a Second Language) for EC-12 Teachers

The following courses are restricted and require official admission to the Teacher Certification Program.

  • ED 4361: Classroom Management, Secondary (including  field based experience)
  • ED 3371: C & I in the Natural Sciences
  • ED 4372: Educational Technology
  • ED 4696: Clinical Teaching/Student Teaching, Grades 4-8 (14-16 weeks, Monday-Friday, full days)

The following course is a highly recommended elective:

  • BIS 4306: Strategies for Diversity in Education