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Secondary Education and P-12 Certification

For more information contact:
PES Office or
Dr. Stacey Korson, Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Combs 103)

Students seeking certification to teach in grades 5-12, 8-12, and P-12 complete academic majors in other colleges. Teacher preparation courses are taken in the College of Education. Students are guided by academic advisors in the department of their major and education advisors in the College of Education.

Professional Core 

EDF 203 (or EDF 310 for students transferring courses equivalent to EDF 203 from other institutions) provides the gateway through which students must satisfactorily pass in order to be formally admitted to an undergraduate Teacher Education program.

Generally all secondary programs require the following courses for the Professional Core, but variations of the courses may be offered for different secondary majors:

EDC 300; EDF203, 204(2), 219, 413, EMS300W, 474, 490, SED104 (á´³Element6), and 14 credit hours of Clinical Experiences: CED100 (0), 200(0), 300(0.5), 400(0.5), 450(1), 499(12).

For help in planning a curriculum, students should review the Admissions to Professional Education Program Checklist Advising for Secondary Education Majors   (See needed corrections for this section in chart below).

Content Area

Content Advisors

Education Liaison


Ilona Szekely

Ginni Fair


Malcolm Frisbie/Bill Staddon

Ginni Fair

Business and Marketing

Kirby Easterling

Ginni Fair

Career/Tech Ed: Agriculture

Mike McDermott/Julie Spease

Ginni Fair

Career/Tech Ed: Technical Education

Tim Ross/Steve Fardo

Ginni Fair


Judy Jenkins

Ginni Fair


Heather Fox/James Keller/Gill Hunter/Tom Butler

Ginni Fair

Family & Consumer Science

Jackie Jensen

Ginni Fair


Abbey Poffenberger

Ginni Fair


Cat Stearns/Jen Spock/John Bowes

Cynthia Resor/Ginni Fair


Noah Neidlinger/Dana Bush/Tammy North

Ginni Fair


Margaret Yoder/Daniel Mundfrom

Richard Day


Christine Carucci/ Jeremy Mulholland/Tim Wiggins

Nicola Mason

Physical Education/Health

Jim Larkin/Eric Fuchs

Ginni Fair


Jing Wang/Jessica Lair

Ginni Fair

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