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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:

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.

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Secondary Education Certifications

English, Mathematics

The Mount offers secondary education programs in English and mathematics that lead to certification in grades 7-12. Each student who plans to teach at the secondary level must have a content area major. Course requirements for English or mathematics majors who wish to earn their teaching certification are:

An advisor in the education department 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 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.

Learn more about the requirements for the associated content area majors; English or Mathematics.

Art Certification

Students who seek certification in art (P–12), major in fine arts with a concentration in art. They also take specific core and education courses with field experiences at the elementary and secondary levels. The education courses students take are:

An advisor in the education department will be assigned upon the student’s admission to a teacher education program, though the primary advisor resides in the fine arts 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. 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.

Learn more about the bachelor of arts degree in Fine Arts.

World Languages Certification

The Mount offers secondary education programs in foreign language that lead to certification in grades P–12. Each student who plans to teach at the secondary level must have a content area major. Course requirements for French, German, or Spanish majors who wish to earn their teaching certification are:

An advisor in the education department 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 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.

Learn more about the requirements for the associated content area majors; French, German, or Spanish.


Education Minor

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.

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