Secondary Education Minor

Undergraduate Program

Secondary Education Minor

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Secondary Education Minor Overview

PSU's secondary education minor prepares aspiring high school teachers to enter a graduate teacher education program and be licensed in Secondary Education.

Degree Details

Location Definitions:

On campus:
100% on campus
Online:
100% online
Flexible:
Combination of online and on campus
  • m
    Minor
    Locations
    On campus
    Total Credits
    25-28
    Start Term
    Any

Secondary Education Minor: Why PSU?

You'll take a core set of courses, followed by electives from a variety of areas, including anthropology, black studies, Chicano-Latino studies, women's studies, child and family studies, library, philosophy, psychology, and special education.

What can I do with a Minor in Secondary Education?

While the minor is not a requirement for admission to the PSU Graduate Teacher Education Program, it does include prerequisites and highly recommended courses for admission to the program. Students are also expected to complete the content courses required by the department for the subject they plan to teach to apply to GTEP.

Featured Courses

  • ED 420 Introduction to Education and Society
  • CI 432 Computer Applications in the Classroom
  • PSY 311U Human Development
  • SOC 337U Minorities
  • SPED 418 Survey of the Exceptional Learner
  • ANTH 315U American Culture
  • BST 302U African American Experience in the 20th Century
  • CHLA 301 Chicano Latino Communities
  • WS 301U Gender and Critical Inquiry
  • WS 360U Introduction to Queer Studies
  • CFS 385U Working with Diverse Families
  • CFS 390U Sex and the Family
  • LIB 429 Young Adult Literature
  • PHL 331U Philosophy of Education
  • PSY 345 Motivation
  • PSY 346 Learning

Other Program Information

The Minor in Secondary Education is intended for students who plan to enter a graduate teacher education program and be licensed in Secondary Education. While the minor is not a requirement for admission to the PSU Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP), it does include the prerequisites and highly recommended courses for admission to the program. Students must also complete the content courses required by the department for the subject they plan to teach to apply to GTEP. Students seeking a license for secondary education must complete a graduate-level licensure program. The Graduate School of Education provides the teacher licensure as part of the GTEP.

Accreditation

Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).