Mount Marty College is well known for producing high quality, caring teachers. You can make a difference in the lives of students and inspire the next generation of learners by pursuing your passion in teaching at Mount Marty College. In our secondary programs you’ll be a double major in both education and the specific academic discipline you choose. No matter what subject you decide (biology, chemistry, English, history, math, or physical education), you will be prepared to teach in the junior high/middle school or high school and our faculty will work with you to help secure that all-important first job. Mount Marty's professional accreditations in this field, have earned a Colleges of Distinction award.
- 100% job placement
- 100% PRAXIS certification test pass rate
- 7-12 certification in 4 years
- Double major in both Secondary and Content Area (English, history, math, chemistry, biology, P.E.) in 4 years
- Triple major in secondary education, content area, and special education (this requires additional semesters of study)
A unique characteristic of the teacher education program at Mount Marty College is that you will be able to work in schools every year. This helps connect the theory of your courses with the practice in your career. You will have the opportunity to work in area schools beginning with freshman orientation class through the field experiences, practica, and into the student teaching semester:
Field placement for 2 hours a week
Practicum: 2 full weeks
Student teach for at least one full semester (15 weeks)
Full-time professors teach, advise, mentor and supervise students through the program. The teacher education faculty are committed to helping the students become competent professionals and assist students in securing that all-important first teaching position. The following professors will help you become a highly qualified teacher:
This four year degree includes the following coursework:
Secondary Education Major Course Requirements
- EDN 150 Orientation to Teaching
- EDN 156 Child and Adolescent Development
- EDN 214-18 Field Experience in Secondary
- EDN 233 Educational Psychology
- EDN 234 Measurement, Evaluation and Management
- EDN 266 Middle School/Junior High Education
- EDN 316-18 Practicum in Secondary
- EDN 360 Indian Studies
- EDN 362 Middle School/Secondary Reading in the Content Area
- EDN 375 Middle School and Secondary General Methods
- EDN 376 Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning
- EDN 377 Human Relations Skills
- EDN 453 Student Teaching Seminar
- EDN 457 Secondary School Student Teaching
- EDN 490 Seminar: The Teaching Profession
- SPE 260 Psychology of the Exceptional Individual
Separate majors in biology, chemistry, English, history, math, music, or physical education.
A secondary education major must be combined with a content area major in one of the following majors: biology, chemistry, math, English, history, music (performing arts), or PE. A special education with a secondary education degree requires extra semesters because of the requirement of a full content major, as well, resulting in a triple major.
Earn a double major in 4 years. Earn a major in education and in your area of interest.
Mount Marty Teacher Education Club—Students majoring in education have the opportunity to participate in the Teacher Education Club. Members meet monthly to plan service projects for students and families of the local community. Through this service, Education Club members grow professionally, creating networks to assist them in their future as educators.
South Dakota Education Association/National Education Association-Student Program—Students join the state education organization which provides professional growth opportunities through newsletters, current research, and networking. SDEA-SP also provides liability insurance to teacher candidates.