Secondary Education Certification Preparation (Grades 9-12)

Students who wish to earn a teaching certificate at the secondary level must earn a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science in the content (subject) area in which they wish to teach and, additionally, complete the requirements for either of the following minors:

  • Minor in education (Grades K-12)
  • Minor in secondary education (Grades 9-12)

Note that students seeking education (Grades K-12) certification or secondary education (Grades 9-12) certification must have an academic advisor from both the content (subject) area and from the School of Education to ensure that all DESE requirements for certification have been met. These requirements may exceed the requirements for the degree in the content area.

The Department of Teacher Education offers the following emphasis areas for students seeking certification in secondary education (Grades 9-12). Certification in the emphasis area requires the completion of the appropriate BA or BS program.

  • Biological Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics