Secondary & K-12 Education

Department of Education


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STEP

The Secondary Education Major Offers

  • The Secondary Teacher Preparation Program (STEP) at UMD offers teacher candidates opportunities to develop critical curriculum knowledge and pedagogical skills to meet the needs of diverse learners in the 21st century.  STEP offers baccalaureate degrees with majors in secondary and K-12 education, preparing candidates for licensure to teach in 5-12 and K-12 school settings.
  • Grade 5 through Grade 12 licensure in Communication Arts/Literature, Health, Math, Sciences and Social Studies.
  • Kindergarten through Grade 12 licensure in Art, Music, Physical Education, and World Languages (French, German and Spanish).
  • For official program requirements, go to the University Catalog

Program Requirements for

The Education Department collaborates with the School of Fine Arts in preparing candidates in Music Education and Art Education.

The Education Department collaborates with the Applied Human Sciences Department in preparing candidates in Physical Education and Public Health Education & Promotion-School.

Scheduled Block Application Eligibility by Major and Semester

Please plan accordingly, the following majors are eligible to complete the block application at the noted semester. If accepted, the student will start the blocks the following semester.   Alternative block application semester exceptions by Program and Advisor with permission only, consult your advisor.

MajorScheduled Application Semester
Art EducationFall or Spring
Music Education-Instrumental & VocalSpring Only
Physical EducationFall Only
Public HealthFall Only
Teaching Comm Arts & LitFall Only
Teaching Earth & Space SciencesSpring Only
Teaching FrenchSpring Only
Teaching GermanSpring Only
Teaching Life ScienceSpring Only
Teaching MathematicsFall Only
Teaching Physical Sciences-Chemistry & PhysicsSpring Only
Teaching Social StudiesSpring Only
Teaching SpanishSpring Only

*Alternative application semester exceptions by Program and Advisor with permission only, consult your advisor.