Secondary Education Licensure

The DSU Secondary Education Licensure program MUST be paired with a bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in a Utah State Office of Education approved content area. Students who have already completed an acceptable BA/BS degree may complete the courses required for secondary licensure only. The following degrees offered at DSU include secondary education licensure:

In addition, a student receiving any of the teaching degrees listed above may choose to also complete a teaching minor:

Completion Requirement

Licensure Requirement

Prerequisites

For complete admission procedures see the Department of Education catalog page and department website. To be admitted to the program and enroll in Professional courses USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses", and students must pass the appropriate PRAXIS II content area subject test(s). In addition, one of the following must be completed:

  • Students with BA/BS degrees in progress must have completed at least 95% of major coursework and have approval of major academic content area department advisor
  • Students with completed BA/BS or higher degrees must have their transcripts reviewed by the content area department advisor
Complete one of the following through General Education or elective credit:
HIST 1700American Civilization3
POLS 1100American Government3
Complete one of the following as General Education or elective credit:
FCS 1500Human Development Lifespan3
PSY 1010General Psychology3
PSY 1100Human Development Through Lifespan3
Complete the following program prerequisite courses:
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3
NOTE: USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses".
Professional Courses
Prerequisite:
Admission to the DSU Secondary Education Licensure program.
Semester I
SCED 3720Reading Writing Content Areas3
SCED 4100Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
SCED 4600Classroom Management3
Complete one of the following:3
Content Methods Course
OR an approved Methods Course in a subject content area
Semester II
SCED 4900Secondary Student Teaching10
SCED 4989Student Teaching Seminar2
NOTE: USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses".

Completion Requirement

  • 3.0 cumulative university GPA required.

Licensure Requirement

  • Students are required to pass the PRAXIS II in appropriate subject