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Secondary Education

The Secondary Education Program of SVSU is designed for those who want to teach grades 6-12. Also includes K-12 certification in Visual Arts Education, Music Education, Physical Education, Spanish, and French Education.

SVSU’s Secondary Education Program provides a supervised teaching opportunity in the first year of enrollment, allowing you to experience teaching before enrolling in Education courses.

Prior to student teaching, candidates have 300 hours of experiences with other candidates, students, teachers, and administrators. Secondary education candidates earn a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. In addition to education courses, candidates complete a major and a minor. For complete degree requirements, refer to the course catalog.

The Teacher Education: Middle/ Secondary (TEMS) Program intentionally places candidates in urban, rural, and suburban settings alongside veteran teachers in their major and minor within both a middle-level and high-school-level classroom for observational and teaching experiences.

This powerful combination equips our secondary education candidates with the practical, hands-on experiences required to become an effective Secondary Education Classroom Teacher - an intentional plan of action we're proud to offer!

The Secondary Teacher Education program consists of:

1) SVSU Basic Skills Requirements
2) General Education Requirements
3) Academic major and minor requirements (see options below)
4) Professional Studies courses (taken upon admission to the College of Education) -- curriculum

Majors for Teacher Certification:


Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Communication & Theater (Speech Education)
English Education
French Education
History Education
Integrated Science Education
Mathematics Education
Music Education
Physical Education
Physics Education
Spanish Education
Special Education K-12 Programs
-Autism Spectrum Disorders; K-12
-Cognitive Impairments; K-12
Visual Arts Education

Minors for Teacher Certification:

Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Communication & Theatre (Speech)
Economics
English Education
English as a Second Language
French Education
Geography Education
History Education
Mathematics Education
Physical Education
Physics Education
Political Science Education
Spanish Education


CONTENT AREA ENDORSEMENTS FOR CERTIFIED TEACHERS

Biology Education
Chemistry Education
Communication & Theater (Speech Education)
Computer Science
Economics Education
English Education
English as a Second Language
French Education
Geography Education
History Education
Mathematics Education
Music Education
Physical Education
Physics Education
Political Science
Social Studies
Spanish Education
Special Education Programs:
...Autism Spectrum Disorders; K-12
...Cognitive Impairments; K-12
...Learning Disabilities; K-12 
Visual Arts Education