School of Education & Human Services
Secondary Education Major and Minor
Secondary Education Social Studies
A Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education Social Studies requires 123/124 credits. The secondary education social studies major leads to certification in grades 7-12. Majors must take the core education courses:
12 credit hours in history in addition to the core requirements
GEOG 200 (offered only in the spring of even years)
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 Languages and Mathematics Majors
A Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education in English requires 123 credits; in Foreign Language, 121 credits; and in Mathematics 127 credits. The secondary education major in English, foreign language and mathematics lead to certification in grades 7-12. Each student who plans to teach at the secondary level must have a content area major. In addition, the following professional course sequence is required:
Upon admission to the teacher education program, students will be assigned to advisors, 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 Programs in secondary teacher education meet requirements for certification in other states. Students are advised, however, to consult certification requirements in states of interest early in their study
Any student in good standing at the University may minor in education. The minor consists of 18 credits, which are fulfilled by taking
Declaration of Major and Declaration of Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.