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  Oct 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Education Minor


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Note that course requirements for the Education Minor are subject to change in order to meet Maryland State Department of Education certification regulations and accreditation requirements.

Secondary


Students interested in teaching at the secondary level (grades 7-12) in Maryland public schools must major in the academic subject that they plan to teach (Biology , Chemistry Computer Science , English , Mathematics , Physics , or Social Studies with a major in History , Political Science , or Sociology )  and complete a core set of secondary education requirements. In some academic areas, specific courses are required of education minors.  Students are encouraged to meet with department advisors as soon as possible to incorporate these required courses in their program planning for the major.  Please note that certification to teach Social Studies requires a major in History, Political Science and International Studies, or Sociology.  Upon completion of McDaniel’s approved program in the subject area, and the Bachelor’s degree with the minor in education, candidates will be eligible for initial teaching certification at the secondary level in Maryland.  Students who desire certification in another state should become familiar with certification requirements in that state and discuss plans with an education advisor.

Students may complete a Five-Year program leading to initial certification in Maryland in both a secondary education content area and Special Education. This program will result in a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree. Additionally, students may complete a Five-Year program leading to initial certification in Maryland in Music or a secondary education content area. This program will result in a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree.

Additional Requirements


  • Maryland PRAXIS I/PRAXIS CORE, SAT, or ACT scores
  • Maryland required PRAXIS II scores in appropriate content area
  • Successful completion of the portfolio requirement

PreK-12


Students interested in teaching Art , Music , French , German , Spanish , or Physical Education  in Maryland public schools must major in that academic subject and complete a core set of secondary education requirements. In some academic majors, specific courses are required of education minors.  Students are encouraged to meet with department advisors as soon as possible to incorporate these required courses in their program planning for the major.  Upon completion of McDaniel’s approved program in the subject area, and the Bachelor’s degree with the minor in education, candidates will be eligible for initial teaching certification at all grade levels (PreK-12) in Maryland.  Students who desire certification in another state should become familiar with certification requirements in that state and discuss plans with an education advisor.

With careful planning, students are able to complete the major/ Education minor in four years or in four years with a ninth semester in full-time student teaching. These program options will result in a Bachelor of Arts degree.   However, students may complete a Five-Year program leading to initial certification in Maryland in Music.   This program will result in a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree.
 

Core PreK-12 Education Required Courses


Additional Requirements


  • Maryland required PRAXIS I/PRAXIS CORE, SAT, ACT scores
  • Maryland required PRAXIS II scores in appropriate content area; Intermediate High ACTFL oral proficiency score required for world language certification
  • Successful completion of the portfolio requirement

 

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