Secondary Education Programs
Dr. Nancy L.
Michelson, Department Chair
Dr. Joel Jenne,
Secondary & K-12 Student Handbook
The Department of Education Specialties offers bachelor's
degree programs leading to secondary & 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 or secondary level,
should apply to the
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 checklist for each
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. Secondary & 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 secondary or K-12 certification may not
complete coursework on a "credit count" basis. Education
coursework may be completed only within a declared degree
Students wishing to pursue secondary/K-12 certification must
do the following: