8-12 SECONDARY TEACHER CERTIFICATION
The School of Education provides 8-12 teacher certification programs in the following curriculum areas: English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, and Social Studies. Candidates must have an advisor in both the curriculum area and in education. The Education Professional Standards Board requires ongoing assessment of teacher certification candidates. Therefore, it is important that secondary education majors remain in close contact with their education advisors. The first candidate assessment point, called CAP 1, is admission to the teacher education program. CAP1 requirements are described earlier in this section. CAP2 approval is required to take courses beyond ED 310.
Following are the courses required for 8-12 teacher certification. Due to the developmental nature of teacher preparation and due to extensive field experience requirements, candidates are urged to start taking these courses no later that the first semester of their sophomore year.
The curriculum area (English, Math, etc.) should be selected as the major and 8-12/Secondary Education should be selected as the minor.