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Overview: Secondary Education (English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies)

The School of Education is now offering a new and innovative teacher licensing program in secondary education. Licensing in middle and high school English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies is now obtained by completing a master’s degree program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Graduates are awarded a master’s degree along with certification in their subject area(s) and certification in English as a Second Language (ESL). Teachers with ESL certification are in high demand and this credential will benefit graduates when seeking employment.

Beginning in summer 2015, the program will run one full academic year and two summers. Students will begin one summer, complete two additional academic-year semesters of classroom and field work, and finish in the following summer. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree by May to be eligible to start the master’s program in the summer.

Teacher certification is available in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science Subjects—Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Environmental Studies (new), Physics, and Broad Field Science
  • Social Studies Subjects—Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Broad Field Social Studies

Additional information about the program (e.g., requirements, application process, prerequisite course work and tests, deadlines, and program selection) is available on the Curriculum and Instruction website.

This page was updated 9/12/14.