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Secondary Education (7-12)

The secondary education program is for students who wish to teach specific content in a secondary school ranging from grades 7-12. Students can choose from the areas listed below for teacher licensure. 

Candidates seeking a secondary education degree must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) prior to enrolling in content-area methods courses, EDU 403, EDU 460, and EDU 431-434 (Directed Teaching, grades 7-12).

Teacher Education Program (TEP) Admission Requirements

Students will apply for admission to the TEP as part of the course requirements for EDU 300, Introduction to Education. All students applying for entrance into the TEP must: 

  • Successfully complete 44 semester hours of university core courses 
  • Maintain an overall (cumulative) GPA of at least 2.75 
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the area(s) of expected certification 
  • Pass the PRAXIS I CASE: Reading 156: Writing 162: Mathematics 130 * 
    *Praxis I requirements can be waived if student has ACT composite score of at least 21 or SAT composite score of at least 1060 and submits an official score report . 
  • Pass the Writing Proficiency Exam or successfully complete  ENG 299. 

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic:

  • Undergraduate Education Programs—The standardized testing requirement is waived for admission to all undergraduate education programs through December 31, 2021. All other TEP admission requirements remain inforce.