Mar 01, 2024
Secondary Education: Teacher Preparation Program Information
P319 Warf-Pickel Hall
PO Box 70685
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-7626 | Fax: (423) 439-7560
Web Address: www.etsu.edu/coe/
Accredited by NCATE - The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
Program Coordinator: Dr. Ryan Nivens
Phone: (423) 439-7595
The Secondary Education Minor is required for students seeking licensure in the secondary and K-12 teaching fields listed below. Completion of the minor meets the professional education requirements for licensure. To qualify for licensure, students must also complete specific courses in their teaching field(s). Students must come to Warf-Pickel Hall, room 321, during their first semester in the program to start a file and subsequently must complete all admission and progression requirements for teacher education.
Graduate Study: Individuals already holding a bachelor’s degree in a secondary or K-12 teaching field and desiring initial licensure should apply to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Individuals with initial teaching licensure and desiring advanced study should apply to the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Secondary Education.
Secondary Education: Teacher Preparation Requirements: 36 credits
A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 credits of which at least 9 credits must be at the 3000-level or above.
Minimum grade requirement: C or above
Required Courses: 33 credits
Additional Required Course: 3 credits
For students majoring in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, French, German, Spanish, English, History, Economics, Political Science, Mathematics, Earth Science, Communication Studies, Music and Theatre.
Choose one of the following, as appropriate to the teaching major:
Teacher Licensure Progression
Students who want to teach a subject usually taught in secondary schools, declare and pursue a major in that subject area (i.e., English, biology, history, etc.) and can satisfy the licensure requirements through the secondary education minor. When declared, the student is admitted into the teacher licensure program after they have met the 2.75 GPA and background check requirement. The teacher candidate then proceeds through the established program of study meeting the detailed progression requirements in order to proceed. These students should consult with their advisors frequently.
As noted in the Teacher Education Progression Requirements (listed on Clemmer College page) Secondary Education minor students must have a grade of C or higher in all Professional Education Core, Major/Concentration, and Teaching Content Area courses including the required courses for the Secondary Education minor. The only exception to this policy is that students must have a B- or higher in EDFN 2400 - Foundations for the Profession of Teaching.
Advising for students in the secondary education minor is provided by both the content major advisor and by the Clemmer College Office of Student Service’s advisor/the assigned faculty advisor of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. All students should check with both of their advisors frequently to make sure they are completing the appropriate requirements for their chosen program of study.