Completing teaching certification at the secondary level requires a strong content area knowledge in one of the following areas: biology, chemistry, earth science, English, history, math, or physics. It is also advised that you apply for a formal minor within the Educational Studies department.
To become certified as a secondary school teacher, you must pursue a major with specific course requirements in the subject you plan to teach. You will work closely with your educational studies adviser to plan a program of study that meets the certification guidelines for your chosen discipline.
You should begin the certification program as early as possible with a suggested application date of November 1 of your sophomore year. If you plan on completing your degree and the certification in 4 years, you must reserve the fall term of your senior year for the professional student teaching semester than includes evening coursework as well as an extensive field placement.
We also offer a childhood/elementary teaching certification
program, as well as a master of arts in teaching (MAT)