B.A. in Secondary Education

Undergraduate students planning to teach in the secondary school - grades seven through twelve - also major in one of the following areas: biology, chemistry, English, French, general science, history, mathematics, physics, social studies, or Modern Languages (French, Portuguese, or Spanish concentration). A teaching concentration in special education may be chosen in addition to one of these majors. See course requirements for the teaching concentration in special education in the section titled Special Education.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in all teacher education courses.
  3. A satisfactory GPA in the major area.
  4. Positive recommendations from all education instructors based on academic work, fieldwork, and professional behavior.

If a student's overall GPA falls below the minimum 2.50, or if the required GPA in the major falls below the minimum, the student will be put on probation, which means the student cannot continue to take courses in the professional education sequence until the probationary status is removed. If either the overall GPA or the required GPA in the major falls below the minimum for two consecutive semesters, the student may be suspended or dismissed from the secondary education program.

Course Requirements

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Teaching Concentration in Special Education

A teaching concentration in special education may be chosen in addition to one of the concentration majors. Students must complete required secondary education courses, required courses in the major, and special education courses.

Additional Course Requirements in a Specified Major

Undergraduates planning to teach in the secondary school - grades seven through twelve - major in one of the following areas: biology, chemistry, English, French, general science, history, mathematics, physics, social studies, or modern languages - (French, Portuguese, or Spanish concentration). A teaching concentration in special education may be chosen in addition to one of these majors.

Page last updated: March 24, 2015