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    Jun 21, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
American University Catalog 2023-2024

Secondary Education (Second Major Only)

Offered by the School of Education , the undergraduate program in Secondary Education is designed for students who wish to obtain teaching credentials in secondary education while completing their majors in the humanities, arts, natural and social sciences. The second major in Secondary Education offers a licensure specialization that meets certification requirements in the District of Columbia and establishes eligibility for certification in over 40 states. The secondary education major also offers a non-licensure specialization. Students should consult with the director of Teacher Education to coordinate their general and subject-area certification requirements with other university and major requirements.

Admission to the Program

Formal admission to the program requires a grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and departmental approval.

Liberal Arts and Science Requirements for Teacher Certification: Secondary

To qualify for teacher certification, students must complete subject-area certification standards. These requirements may overlap with university requirements.

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Methods I (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following, or other methods course offered by an arts and sciences department and approved by School of Education advisor:

Specialization (15 credit hours)

Complete 15 credit hours from one of the following specializations: