Academic Programs Catalog

College of Education

Department of Teacher Education

Options for Acceptable Subject Matter Teaching Majors and Minors for Secondary Teaching Certification

Disciplinary Majors Available for Secondary Teacher Certification

MAJOR COLLEGE
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education Agriculture and Natural Resources
Arabic Arts and Letters
Biological Science-Interdepartmental Natural Science
Chemistry Natural Science
Chinese Arts and Letters
Comparative Cultures and Politics James Madison College
Earth Science–Interdepartmental Natural Science
English Arts and Letters
French Arts and Letters
German Arts and Letters
History Education Social Science
Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science: Social Science Education Social Science
International Relations James Madison College
Japanese Arts and Letters
Journalism Communication Arts and Sciences
Mathematics Natural Science
Mathematics, Advanced      Natural Science
Physical Science–Interdepartmental Natural Science
Physics Natural Science
Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy James Madison College
Social Relations and Policy James Madison College
Spanish Arts and Letters

Disciplinary Teaching Minors Available for Secondary Teacher Certification

MINOR COLLEGE
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education Agriculture and Natural Resources
Arabic Arts and Letters
Biology Natural Science
Chemistry Natural Science
Chinese Arts and Letters
Computer Science Engineering
Earth Science Natural Science
Economics Social Science
English Arts and Letters
French Arts and Letters
Geography Social Science
German Arts and Letters
History Social Science
Italian Arts and Letters
Japanese Arts and Letters
Journalism Communication Arts and Sciences
Latin Arts and Letters
Mathematics-Secondary Natural Science
Physics Natural Science
Political Science Social Science
Psychology Social Science
Russian Arts and Letters
Sociology Social Science
Spanish-Secondary Arts and Letters
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Arts and Letters

The economics, geography, and political science disciplinary teaching minors are available only to students pursuing a major in comparative cultures and politics, international relations, political theory and constitutional democracy, social relations and policy, interdisciplinary studies in social science: social science education, or history education.

Undergraduate Degree Majors Leading to K-12 Endorsements on a Secondary Teaching Certificate

MAJOR COLLEGE
Arabic Arts and Letters
Art Education Arts and Letters
Chinese Arts and Letters
Communicative Sciences and Disorders Communication Arts and Sciences 
Music Education Music

Agriculture, food and natural resources education is a group major requiring 36 or more semester credits.

Art education, comparative cultures and politics, interdisciplinary studies in social science: social science education, international relations, music education, physical science - interdeparmental, political theory and constitutional democracy, and social relations are comprehensive group majors requiring a minimum of 50 semester credits, and are exempt from the requirement to complete a separate teaching minor.

A given course may not be counted toward the credit requirements for both a disciplinary major and a disciplinary minor. Courses for an optional extra teaching minor or major may be double-counted.