Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

Education, Secondary Teaching Licensure


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Advisement for the secondary teaching licensure programs is available from the major department as well as the Secondary and Physical Education  Department.

Education programs leading to secondary teaching lincensure are available in the following undergraduate majors:

Transfer Program for A.A.T. Students

Students who earn an Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) in chemistry, English, mathematics, physics or Spanish from a Maryland community college are qualified for entry into the Professional Teacher Education Program. Check with your education advisor for information regarding additional program completion requirements.

Teacher Certification


Pre-Professional Requirements


  • Show satisfactory results on Praxis Core, SAT or ACT examinations as defined by the Maryland State Department of Education (see education advisor regarding passing scores) OR have a minimum cumulative SU GPA of 3.0.*
  • *Note: Students who enter the professional teaching program with a 3.0 GPA in lieu of basic skills test scores must also graduate with a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to obtain their teacher certification in the State of Maryland. See education advisor for approval to take this option.  
  • Complete the following pre-professional requirements with grades of C or better. See major for specific content requirements.

Professional Program


In order to enroll in professional education program courses, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete an application for formal admission to the professional program. Obtain written approval of the application from both content and education advisors.

  • Complete a minimum of 56 college credits with a minimum of 2.50 GPA, including transfer credits.

  • Have a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major, including transfer credits.

  • Complete all pre-professional requirements.

  • Complete four courses in the major field.

  • Exhibit appropriate professional program candidate dispositions. Professional dispositions are the values, commitments and professional ethics that influence behaviors toward students, families, colleagues and communities and affect student learning, motivation and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth.

Methods Requirements


To be eligible for internship, all students enrolled in a secondary or K-12 program must complete the appropriate methods courses for the content major and the following courses in education with grades of C or better (see ESOL, music and physical education majors for specific methods requirements in those K-12 programs):

Internship and Seminar


Student interns will be assigned to a Professional Development School (PDS) for their internship experience. This internship will consist of a minimum of 100 days. In order to meet the 100-day requirement, interns are required to follow the calendar of the school district in which the PDS is located. Interns are responsible for their own transportation to the PDS site.

Candidates must meet the following requirements for internship:

  • Complete an application for formal admission to the internship.

  • Complete a minimum of 90 credits including methods and at least eight courses of the academic major (secondary and K-12 programs).

  • Have an overall grade point average of at least 2.50 including transfer credit.

  • Have a minimum grade point average of at least 2.75 in the academic major courses, including transfer credits, as defined by each academic department.

  • Have a minimum average of 2.75 in professional education courses with no grade below C. Students may repeat education courses only once.

  • Exhibit appropriate professional program candidate dispositions. Professional dispositions are the values, commitments and professional ethics that influence behaviors toward students, families, colleagues and communities and affect student learning, motivation and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth.

All secondary education majors are required to pass the following:

* Students are required to follow the University calendar with respect to attendance in SCED 433 .

Graduation Requirement


Official scores on all certification examinations required by the State of Maryland must be sent from the testing company to Salisbury University as a requirement for graduation. Scores on the edTPA must be among those sent to the University before graduation. 

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