Secondary & K-12
Student Handbook (Word file)
The Department of Education Specialties offers bachelor's
degree programs leading to K-12 certification in a number of
liberal arts and science disciplines. In Maryland,
secondary certification covers middle school and high school,
specifically grades 7-12.
Persons already holding an undergraduate degree who wish to
teach in their subject area at the K-12 level, should apply to
At the undergraduate level, students at SU may achieve
teacher certification in the areas below. Students
interested in teaching should consult the department chair about
current teacher-shortage areas.
Please follow the links below to the check list for each K-12
A student pursuing secondary certification must be
admitted to the University and declare a
major in the content area above with a track in
education. K-12 education is not, in itself, a
major. Once declared, a student is assigned two faculty
advisors: one advisor from the major department and one
advisor from the Department of Education Specialties.
Students pursuing K-12 certification may not complete
coursework on a "credit count" basis. Education coursework
may be completed only within a declared degree program.
Students wishing to pursue secondary/K-12 certification must
do the following: