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    Nov 26, 2022  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education Minor

Students interested in becoming secondary school teachers (Grades 7-12) in English, social sciences, foreign languages, or English as a Second Language earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences (e.g., English, history, etc.). While completing requirements for the baccalaureate degree, students are encouraged to complete a minor in secondary education.

Students interested in becoming secondary school teachers (Grades 7-12) in mathematics or the sciences participate in the VolsTeach program associated with their academic major.

Maintaining Good Academic Standing in Teacher Education

To maintain good standing in the Teacher Education Program and to qualify for a degree and/or licensure as a teacher, students must perform adequately both in the university classroom and in the school(s). Students must maintain a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA, establish and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in their major, and maintain a minimum 2.8 GPA (course grade C or higher required) in professional education courses.

Complete information on the teacher licensure program is available through the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences’ website (, the college’s Office of Student Services – Bailey Education Complex, A332, or from teaching area faculty.

Post-Baccalaureate Professional Year (24 graduate hours)

The following courses are taken during the post-baccalaureate professional year. Students must apply to and be admitted by the Office of Graduate and International Admissions prior to registration. Teacher licensure is granted at the successful completion of the professional year; 12 additional hours may be taken to complete the master’s degree. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

Education 574
Education 575
Education 591
REED 461 

Specialty Studies:
         Chosen from
         ENED 459 - Teaching English in the Secondary School 
         FLED 455 Teaching of Foreign Language, Grades 7-12 
         SSCE 454 - Teaching Strategies and Issues in Social Studies Education