BA – Secondary Education

The CIF (Curriculum, Instruction, & Foundations) program includes elementary, secondary, educational foundations, and educational computing for pre-service teachers. The secondary programs are designed for those wanting to teach content to middle school and/or high school students.  The educational foundations and computing courses are designed for those entering the education field. Students receive broad content knowledge in the core academic area of choice as well as in the art and science of teaching children.

Prerequisites (students typically enter the program at the end of their sophomore year)

  • Undergraduate grade point average of 2.80 (both Marshall University and overall)
  • Grade of “C” or better in EDF 201
  • Completion of Level I clinical
  • Passing scores on the PRAXIS Core exam (exempt from exam if SAT 1240 or ACT composite 26 or higher)
  • Passing score on admission portfolio
  • Completion of a minimum of 26 credit hours (at least 12 at Marshall University)

Plans of Study

Currently, the Secondary Education program offers licensure degree programs in the following areas (click to see course requirements):

Grades PreK-Adult
PE Health Wellness

Grades 5-Adult
General Science
Social Studies

Grades 9-Adult
Biological Science


In addition to the above degree programs, you may also add an additional content area endorsement in the following areas:

English grades 5-9
General Science grades 5-9
Mathematics grades 5-9
Social Studies grades 5-9
Special Education grades K-6
Special Education grades 5-Adult


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