To be admitted into the College of Education certification minor program, you must fulfill the following requirements:
- Major: Upper Division major in either the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Sciences with emphasis on critical-need teaching areas for Secondary Education, Grades 6-12.
- GPA: Must have at least a cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Praxis Exam: Passing scores on all 3 sections of the Praxis Core Knowledge Skills for Educators-Reading, Writing, and Mathematics or ACT composite of 22 or higher.
Once you are admitted into the program, you are required to complete the following Professional Education Courses (24 credits). No final grade below a "C' is accepted for any course required for certification.
NOTE: Any course substitutions must be approved by the Office of Student Services.
- EDCI 427-Teaching Reading in a Diverse Society
- EDCI 450-Classroom Management and Instructional Design for Secondary Teachers
- EDFL 456-Classroom Assessment
- IRED 320-Technology in Education
- PSYC 312-Adolescent Psychology
- READ 410-Teaching Content Literacy in the Secondary/Middle School
- SPED 391-Foundations of Special Education
- EDCI 4XX-Secondary School Subject Area Methods; EDCI 448-English; EDCI 452-Mathematics; EDCI 453 Science; EDCI 454 Social Studies
After students graduate, they must then enter the Certification-Only Alternative Path to Certification program to student teach and receive certification.
For questions about certification, please contact the Office of Student Services at 337-482-6681.