Minor in Secondary Education
MINOR IN SECONDARY EDUCATION: TEACHING IN THE DIVERSE CLASSROOM
A minor in Secondary Education (6-12) requires seven units, including Education 210, 221, 242, 338, 345, 351 and TESL 220 OR 221.
NOTE: Completion of a minor in Secondary Education does not meet all requirements for secondary teacher licensure. An overall 2.5 GPA, 2.5 GPA in the minor, Virginia Communications and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) passing score, and successful Praxis I test scores or the SAT/ACT equivalency, as outlined below are required for granting the minor.
- Praxis I Math (Minimum Score: 178)
NOTE Score Substitutions:
SAT or ACT score substitution will be allowed in lieu of Praxis I math (SAT total score ≥ 1100 with Math ≥ 530 and Verbal ≥ 530) or (ACT composite score ≥ 24 with Math ≥ 22 and English + Reading ≥ 46).
Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) Minimum Score: 470
Praxis II Specialty Area Test
NOTE: Students should take Praxis II in their specialty area based on the guidance of their education advisor. Minimum scores for each Praxis II specialty area test are available in the Education Handbook.
Paul Hanstedt was one of the campus leaders when RC revised its general education curriculum. He published "General Education Essentials: A Guide for College Faculty" earlier this year. As a Fulbright Scholar, he advised universities in Hong Kong.