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

The School of Education offers 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 in the classroom and also when seeking employment.

The program begins in the summer, continues through the following academic year and concludes at the end of the second summer. Applications are due by October 15 to receive priority consideration for program selection. After candidates from the priority group have been selected, additional applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis as space permits. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree by May (i.e., spring semester) 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, 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, scholarships, prerequisite coursework and tests, deadlines, and program selection) is available on the Curriculum and Instruction website.

Advising staff in the School of Education's Academic Services Office, 139 Education Building, 608-262-1651, can also answer general questions about the new program.