Programs Requiring a Second Major
Students planning to major in early childhood, elementary, or secondary education are required to have a second, non-education major. Through this non-education major, students are expected to develop in-depth knowledge in an academic subject. The following list of non-education majors has been identified as particularly appropriate for students whose primary major is secondary, elementary, or early childhood education. However, the non-education major may be any major offered through the College of Arts and Science.
Early Childhood Education Program Teaching License with PreK - Grade 3 Endorsement
Any second major is required.
Elementary Education Program—Teaching License with K-6 Endorsement
Second majors that are particularly appropriate include:
- Language and Literacy Studies
- Natural Science Studies
- Social Studies
- Mathematics/Science Studies
- Second Language Studies
Single Discipline (from Peabody College):
- Child Development
- Child Studies
- Cognitive Studies
- Human and Organizational Development
- Special Education
Any major in the College of Arts and Science
Secondary Education Programs Teaching License with a Subject Area Endorsement for Grades 7-12
The following non-education majors are particularly appropriate for secondary education majors because they may lead to teaching endorsement areas for grades 7-12.
- Biological Sciences
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Economics *
- Political Science *
- Psychology (9-12) *
- Sociology (9-12) *
Note: History and English majors should consider qualifying for a second endorsement to increase employment opportunities. Additionally, areas with an * are required to include an endorsement in history.