College of Education

Secondary Education Major (Done in Conjunction with Biology, Chemistry or Math Major)

Students who complete this Secondary Education major and the BA in Mathematics (together with other state requirements) are eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license for Mathematics (Grades 5 through 12).  Students who complete this Secondary Education major and the BA in Biology (together with other state requirements) are eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license for Life Science (Grades 9 through 12).  Students who complete this Secondary Education major and the BA in Chemistry (together with other state requirements) are eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license for Chemistry (Grades 9 through 12).

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Prerequisites from General Education
Introduction to Psychology (4)
Required
ED 201Foundations of and Introduction to Education (+15 hours HR Activity)3
ED 330Human Diversity and Relations2
ED 336Educational Psychology3
ED 344The Effective Teacher3
ED 371Teaching Practicum3
ED 439The Inclusive Classroom2
ED 470Health Education for Teachers2
ED 487Reading Across the Content Areas3
ED 472Student Teaching15
Choose specialty course(s)2-5
For 5-12 Math: 1
Teaching 5-8 Mathematics (1)
Teaching Grades 9-12 Mathematics (4)
For 9-12 Chemistry or Life Science: 2
Teaching Grades 9-12 Science (2)
Total Credits38-41

Each state has different requirements for professional licensure and certifications. CSP’s educator preparation programs are designed specifically to prepare students for licensure in Minnesota, but are not approved by any other state licensing boards for licensure in those states. CSP is unable to determine whether its teacher preparation programs would meet the educational requirements for licensure in other states.  Students who want to work in a state other than Minnesota should contact the state licensing board in their state before enrolling in the program.  Please see the contact information for teacher licensing boards here