The secondary education program comprises a sequence of courses in teacher education and a set of General Education Requirements, and the major. Secondary certification programs are offered in biology, chemistry, general science, physics, English, modern languages, social studies, history, and math. Students interested in Secondary Teacher Licensure (grades 5-8 or 8-12) will complete the subject area major and the education major outlined below.
For ESEC and history majors, INTL 202 is an acceptable substitution for the fine arts general education requirement. The liberal arts at PC provides the intellectual rigor and critical analysis skills that make our secondary education graduates superior — and sought after — high school teachers.
Vocational qualifications can be completed in upper secondary VET, apprenticeship training or as competence-based qualifications. The degree should minimally contain 80 SCQF credit points relevant to the teaching qualification or qualifications being studied.
Velma Wright Irons Memorial Scholarship—Will assist a student in the School of Education who is pursuing a vocational goal in elementary education and who has attained junior class rank. It is recommended that biology majors seek certification in general science, which requires two physics courses (including a calculus prerequisite) and two chemistry courses.
Skills as a mentor teacher to assist others in developing effective teaching strategies. Professional requirements of the curriculum offer several semesters of public school experience at the level of individual candidate interaction and for on-site experimentation with methods and materials of curriculum in a chosen certification area.