The Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education is available to students preparing to teach English, mathematics, or social studies on the secondary school level (grades 9-12). The teaching field should be selected as early as possible so appropriate freshman and sophomore courses may be taken.
Each curriculum may lead to a double major composed of the major concentration in the teaching field and the corresponding content major. To receive a double major in Secondary Education and the selected content area, a Change of Academic Program form must be completed to declare both majors. To achieve a double major, the appropriate plan of study under Secondary Education must be followed and all major requirements from both programs must be satisfied. Specific courses and sequences have been designated to meet requirements for those planning to teach. The professional education courses should be completed in sequence.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education-Mathematics offers a double major in Secondary Education-Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences. To be recommended for licensure, students must earn a C or higher in all required mathematics content and education courses.
Total Semester Hours: 123
1 Students must complete through 2020 in a modern language. See Modern Languages Requirement at Clemson University statement in Academic Regulations .
2 See General Education Requirements . Natural Science with Lab requirement selection must also meet the Science and Technology in Society requirement. Cross-Cultural Awareness requirement must be selected from non-history courses.
3 Select from HIST 1010 , HIST 1020 , HIST 1720 , HIST 1730 , or HIST 1930
4 ENGL 2120 , ENGL 2130 , ENGL 2140 , or ENGL 2150
5 CPSC 1010 , CPSC 1110 , CPSC 1150 , CPSC 1610 , or CPSC 2200
6 Select from ECON 2000 , ECON 2110 , or ECON 2120
7 EDSC 4260 and EDLT 4980 must be taken concurrently prior to the teaching internship. Offered fall semester only.
8 Completion of one of the following emphasis areas is required:
(1) Teacher Certification Emphasis Area - Students completing the coursework for the Teacher Certification Emphasis Area must complete the following coursework and meet all requirements for enrollment in professional courses, apply for directed teaching/teaching internship, and meet all requirements for recommendation for initial licensure as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog under Teacher Education Programs. The following courses must be taken the spring semester of the senior year.
(2) Non-Certification Emphasis Area - Individual students who have a minimum of 90 semester credit hours, have senior status in the degree program, and do not complete student teaching/internship and capstone requirements may be recommended by the faculty for the Non-Certification option. Students in the Non-Certification Emphasis Area will not meet the South Carolina Department of Education requirements for initial teacher certification. The Non-Certification option allows 12 credits of elective coursework to be substituted in lieu of the nine credits of student teaching/internship and three-credit capstone course. In consultation with and based on the recommendation of their faculty advisor, students may initiate the formal change for the Non-Certification Emphasis Area through the Change of Academic Program Form approved by the faculty advisor and department chair. It is recommended that students consult with their faculty advisor to select courses to meet the 12-credit elective requirement.