Secondary Education Minor

Overview & Academics

The SECONDARY EDUCATION MINOR Program is for students who major in Biology, English, History or Mathematics and wish to be licensed to teach in grades 9-12. In addition, all students must complete a specific academic major and complete required courses in education to meet licensure.

Minor Requirements

  • Educational Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to Teaching
  • PRAXIS Core Academic Lab for Instructors
  • Technology in Education*
  • Middle and Secondary School Curriculum*
  • Education Foundation and Diversity*
  • Educational Assessment*
  • Practicum in School Settings*
  • Classroom Management and Collaborative Leadership Seminar*
  • Direct Teaching: Middle Grades Education*
  • Methods/Materials: Middle and Secondary Education (Concentration Area #1)*
  • Introduction to Special Education

Candidates must also complete: PSY 111, 201 or 202, ENG 130, CIS 310 and the completion of the requirements in a subject area for licensure in secondary education and the minor.

*Requires admission to the Teacher Education program

Admission Criteria:

  1. Pass the Praxis Core tests (reading, writing, math) as required by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Students who have earned a total score of 1170 on the SAT (reading and math) or 24 on the ACT (reading and math) are exempt from Praxis Core testing requirements. Students who have at least 570 on the SAT Math or 600 on the SAT Reading sections may be exempt from part of Praxis Core.
  2. Achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on all previous course work completed at North Carolina Wesleyan University.
  3. Have a successful interview with a subcommittee of the Teacher Education Council.
  4. Provide two positive recommendations from faculty and submit required admission paperwork.

Career Options

Teacher: 9-12

Teacher Education Faculty

Dr. Kelvin Spragley
Associate Professor of Education & Director of Teacher Education/Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion Programming
Ph.D., North Carolina State University

Dr. Lois Hart
Associate Professor of Education
Coordinator of Field Assignments

Dr. Patricia Brewer
Associate Professor
Coordinator of Special Education