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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Secondary Education Teacher Licensure

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Programs leading to teacher licensure are offered in the secondary (9-12) fields of biology, chemistry, geology, English, and mathematics. Students who concentrate in anthropology, history, political science or sociology may fulfill subject matter requirements for social studies licensure by completing a minimum of 21 semester hours in three social studies areas other than the discipline of major concentration. HST 101  or HST 102 , HST 104 , HST 105 , HST 106  and PLS 101  must be completed, as well as at least one course in each of the following areas: sociology/anthropology, economics, and geography.

Students who concentrate in biology, chemistry, physics or earth science may fulfill requirements for science licensure by completing 21 semester hours in three science areas other than the discipline of major concentration. A minimum of two courses from each discipline is required. PHY 260  also is required. Students wishing to prepare themselves as secondary teachers must fulfill degree requirements in an appropriate academic discipline, be admitted to the Watson College of Education, and complete the following sequence of professional courses.

Professional Studies - Secondary Education

To earn teacher licensure in secondary education, 39 hours of education courses in addition to the specialty area are required.

Secondary education students pursuing licensure in secondary education (9-12) must complete the following requirements in addition to those of the specialty area.


Students wishing to pursue teacher preparation programs must be formally admitted to the Watson College of Education and to the Teacher Education Program. Students in all programs should consult their advisors for admission procedures and for a list of courses requiring Watson College admissions.  A grade of “C-” or better is required in education courses, as well as all courses in the interdisciplinary specialty and the professional semester. Students may repeat courses in which they earn a grade lower than a “C-” only with the permission of the dean of the Watson College of Education. A cumulative grade point average of 2.70 is required for the practicum semester.

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