School of Education & Human Services
Secondary Education Program Requirements
The secondary education social studies major requires the following: EDUC 100, 210, 240, 325, 340, 414, 427, 436, 440, 485, 495 and SPED 308; PSCI 100, 212 and two electives in political science; 12 credit hours in history in addition to the core requirements; ECON 101; PSYCH 100; SOC 100; and GEOG 200. This Maryland-approved program meets certification requirements in other states. Students are advised, however, to consult certification requirements in states of interest early in their study.
Secondary Education English, Foreign Language and Mathematics Majors
Additional programs are designed to prepare students to teach at the secondary level in English, French, German, Latin, Spanish or mathematics. Each student who plans to teach at the secondary level must have a content area major. A minimum of 37 credit hours in education is required. Students take EDUC 100, 210, 240, 325, 340, 414, 427, 436, 440, 485, 495 and SPED 308. An advisor in the Department of Education will be assigned upon the student’s admission to a teacher education program, though the primary advisor resides in the major department. The student is responsible for knowing and meeting the requirements and deadlines for internship, program completion and certification, as well as all graduation requirements of the major department and of the university. The Maryland-approved secondary teacher education programs meet requirements for certification in other states (grades 7-12). Students are advised, however, to consult certification requirements in states of interest early in their study.