In addition to the Teacher Education Program, which will prepare you as a teacher, you’ll specialize in teaching one or more subject areas at a secondary level.
After you’ve completed Level 1 coursework and been formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program, you’ll pursue certification in secondary education. As a secondary education candidate, you will:
- Complete Level 2 and 3 coursework and clinical experiences for the Teacher Education Program.
- Complete coursework in a major and a minor.
- Pursue any additional minors or endorsements.
Click the links below to download major and minor course requirements for each subject area offered through the Secondary Education track. Use the advising plans, where they are provided, to assist you in creating a 4-year plan that can then be entered into Degree Works. You can learn more about using the Degree Works planning tools by visiting the Registrar Office's Degree Works Information Page.
|Subject Areas||Major Course Requirements Worksheets||Minor/endorsement Course Requirements Worksheets||Advising Plan|
|Biology||Biology Major||Biology Minor||Science|
|Chemistry||Chemistry Major||Chemistry Minor||Science|
Major/Minor cannot be declared after January 1, 2018
|Dance Major (K–12)||Dance Minor|
|English||English Major||English Minor||English|
|ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ENDORSEMENT**||ESL Endorsement|
|French||French Major||French Minor||World Languages|
|Geology/Earth Science||Geology/Earth Science Major||Geology/Earth Science Minor||Science|
|German||German Major||World Languages|
Minor cannot be declared after Spring 2019. a new combined health and physical education major worksheet is provided below
|Health Education Minor|
|HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION||Health and Physical Education Major|
|History||History Major||History Minor||Social Studies|
|Integrated Science Group†||Science|
Major/Minor cannot be declared after Spring 2019. a new combined health and physical education major worksheet is provided above
|Kinesiology/Physical Education (K–12) Major||Kinesiology/Physical Education Minor|
|Latin||Latin Major||Latin Minor||World Languages|
|Mathematics||Mathematics Major||Mathematics Minor||Mathematics|
|Music*||Music Instrumental (K–12) Major‡
Music Vocal (K–12) Major‡
|Physics||Physics Major||Physics Minor||Science|
|Political Science||Political Science Minor|
|Social Studies Group||Social Studies|
Spanish (K–12) Major
|Visual Arts Education*||Visual Arts Education (K–12) Major‡|
* major offers K–12 teaching certification
All program requirements must be completed for students to be recommended for a teaching certificate in the State of Michigan. Learn more about certification requirements.
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