The Education Minor (for Grade 6-12 teachers)
The Education Minor is a sequence of courses that allows students majoring in another discipline to develop familiarity with the teaching profession. The minor student will complete 7 courses in education worth twenty-three credits. While these courses will serve as useful preparation for those who would like to enter 6-12th grade teaching career, the minor satisfies only part of the requirements for a Florida state teaching credential. The Minor provides the basic information needed to pass the Florida Teacher Certification exams as well as the coursework the state requires for a professional credential at the high school level. In addition to passing the teacher certification exams, the minor student will need to complete one full year of successful teaching in Florida in order to earn a professional teaching license. The Ave Maria University student who completes the Minor in Education will also have an exceptional comprehensive liberal arts grounding and a major in a subject matter. This threefold combination will make the student a more effective educator.