Secondary Education Minor

Sometimes, the best way to share passion for a subject is to teach it. At Saint Joseph's, students majoring in biology, physics, chemistry, general science, English, French, German, Latin, Italian, Spanish, mathematics and history can minor in secondary education, preparing themselves to teach their content area at the high school level. Minors undertake coursework in adolescent development, special education, instructional techniques, and the role of schools in society under the instruction of experienced and distinguished faculty.

In addition, minors must plan to participate in lab and field experiences, as well as a full-time, 14-week student teaching placement through the Office of Student Teaching and Field Experiences. Students who complete a major in one of the above disciplines and the secondary education minor, maintain a 3.0 GPA and pass the required Praxis exams -- knowledge and skill assessment exams required for certification -- can apply for Pennsylvania Level 1 teacher certification.

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