The minor in Secondary Education allows students in a content area such as social science, mathematics, or science to take courses that will lead to licensure in a teaching field.


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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand theoretical foundations behind teaching and learning.
  • Recognize the central concepts of the respective teaching field including disciplines, purposes, themes, and standards.
  • Describe characteristics of an effective learning environment attending to intellectual, social, and personal development and supportive of individual and group engagement in the learning processes.
  • Design and facilitate meaningful units and lessons that are developmentally appropriate technologies.
  • Develop standards-based curricular objectives, modes of teaching, and authentic assessments.
  • Integrate a variety of authentic tools of inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making performance skills that empower young learners to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Value cultural diversity and ensure cultural competency.
  • Ensure an in-depth understanding and appreciation of democratic principles and social justice applicable both inside and outside of schools and classrooms.

Career Possibilities

  • Secondary teacher (grades 7-12)


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