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The minor in Secondary Education Studies offers students the opportunity to enhance their major studies and, through exposure to the philosophies and practical application of Education, be prepared to take on the challenges of their chosen profession, when many lives will be affected by their actions and decisions. The minor can also help students gain awareness of how people work and learn - and help students communicate clearly and effectively.

The Secondary Education Studies minor is for students who may be interested in teaching but who do not want to complete a teaching internship.  Students interested in non-traditional teaching, other school-based careers (like guidance counselor or school psychologist), graduate school, or other people-oriented careers can benefit from this minor.

Students planning on pursuing teacher certification should note that this minor on its own is not sufficient for certification. Students who wish to teach middle school or high school are encouraged to consider applying for the Secondary Teacher Certification Program.

Human Development majors are not eligible for a minor in Secondary Education Studies.

Requirements for the Minor

Click below for the full list of required courses:

Secondary Education Studies Minor Course Checklist

Interested in the minor?  Fill out your Major / Minor Declaration form here!