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Secondary Education Teacher Certification

A secondary education teacher certification option is available in five STEM programs: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics, and Physics. This option involves completing a major in one of these programs as well as the requirements in the Department of Educational Professions for secondary programs. These requirements include 42.5 credits of courses in the College of Education, taking the PRAXIS I basic skills and PRAXIS II subject tests, and presenting a teaching portfolio. These options can be difficult to complete in four years because of the total number of credits involved in completing both the STEM major and the education requirements.

If you are interested in a secondary education teaching certification option, you are encouraged to also have an advisor in the Department of Educational Professions in addition to your advisor for your STEM major. You can contact the Dr. Todd Rosa (Phone 301.687.4338), the secondary programs coordinator, for more information.