School of Education
Secondary Teacher Preparation Program

Preparation for secondary school teachers involves (i) satisfying general education requirements for the bachelor of arts degree and (ii) majoring in English, humanities, mathematics, science, or social sciences.

Admission to both the elementary and secondary programs, both of which begin with Education 250, is by application. Prospective students are urged to apply at the beginning of their sophomore year. Admission can normally be secured by the second semester of the sophomore year.

Persons preparing for secondary education are required to earn a minimum grade of "C" in all required education courses. (All education majors who intend to meet certification requirements for teaching in the United States Virgin Islands should complete HIS 342).

Admission Requirements

  • (a) completion of the general education requirements in
    • Communication (COM 119, COM 120)
    • English (ENG 120, ENG 201)
    • Science (SCI 100, 200)
    • Mathematics (MAT 140 or MAT 143 and one of the following: MAT 142, MAT 235, MAT 232)
  • (b) a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.33.
  • (c) must attain a passing score on the PRAXIS I Examination (this is also a graduation requirement).
  • (d) a passing score the English Proficiency Exam.
  • (e) a passing score on the Computer Literacy Exam.
  • (f) a pre-admission interview.

EDU 221 and EDU 230 are open to any student meeting the prerequisites. Non-education undergraduate majors may take education courses beyond these if they have satisfied the same general education requirements contained in section (a) above. Any person holding an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution may enroll in education courses at the undergraduate level with the exception of student teaching.

For More Information Contact
Title Name
Dean Linda Thomas, Ph.D.
Department Chair Denis Griffith, Ph.D.
Administrative Assistant