Students planning to teach in a middle, junior, or senior high school must complete a major in an approved academic subject and a co-major in secondary education.

The department offers field endorsements in Art, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. Subject endorsements are offered in English, French, History, Religious Education and Spanish.

Co-Major: Secondary School Teaching Endorsement (7-12) course requirements: 27-38 credits

EDU 170Diversity and Justice in Education3
EDU 211Exploring Child and Adolescent Development3
EDU 242Computer Related Technologies In Teacher Education2
EDU 525Procedures for Including Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities in the Regular Classroom3
EDU 548Teaching Reading In Content Areas In Middle And Secondary Schools3
EDU 551Methods Of Instruction For Secondary Teaching3
EDU 575Action Research in Your Content Area3
EDU 583Management Practices For Classroom Teachers3
EDU 591Clinical Practice (Student Teaching) 13-14
EDU 593Clinical Practice (Student Teaching) Seminar 11
Total Credits27-38

Student Teaching/Clinical Experience

Student teaching is a one-semester (16 week), full-day teaching experience. All professional education coursework and the designated minimum 100 hours of pre-student teaching field experiences must be completed prior to the Student Teaching/Clinical Experience semester. Traditional undergraduate students will take 11 credit hours of EDU 591 Clinical Practice (Student Teaching).  All students must participate in the Clinical Practice Seminar. Students must reserve the entire teaching day for participation in a P-12 school’s student teaching experience. Students follow the calendar of the P-12 school rather than the Creighton University calendar during the student teaching semester. Any deviation from the program must be approved in writing by the Education Department’s Selection and Retention Committee.