In adolescent to young adult or secondary (grades 7-12) and pre-K-12 multi-age programs, students have a major in their area reaching field and complete licensure requirements in professional education courses. Exceptions to this are the Music and Theater pre-K-12 programs where students major in Music Education and Theater Education, respectively.
A Professional Education minor is normally declared by an undergraduate who intends to achieve state licensure to teach at the pre-K-12 or 7-12 grade levels. The student must meet with a secondary education advisor for licensure requirements. The student retains his/her major area advisor for guidance in the major, University core and for all other purposes.
This minor requires the completion of 31 to 36 semester hours of education course work, including internship/student teaching, and a minimum GPA of 2.700 must be achieved. State licensure also requires the completion of prescribed courses in the teaching subject area, as well as all required state-mandated tests for teacher licensure. In order to complete the licensure sequence at the end of his/her bachelor’s program, the undergraduate should begin the licensure sequence no later than the first semester of the sophomore year. Contact the Department of Secondary and Special Education for further information (513 745-3485).