Secondary Education: Majors and Minors
Secondary education students must choose a 6-12 or K-12 major and a minor. Discuss your options with the appropriate major/minor advisors listed below.
Students who major in art, music, physical education, French, or Spanish have the option of getting a
"K-12 Endorsement" on their secondary teaching certificates. These students are allowed to teach in their major only at the elementary level. If you intend to teach in one of these content areas, it is to your advantage to get the K-12 Endorsement to allow you more job flexibility.
Secondary candidates may now select non-certifiable minors (any minor offered at Calvin) with the understanding that the non-certifiable minor will not be listed on the Michigan teaching certificate.
As soon as you have chosen your major and minor, meet with the appropriate advisor (listed below) to complete a Declaration of Major and/or Minor Program Form. Make a copy of this form for your records and return it to the Registrar. Once this form is handed in to the Registrar you will have an Academic Evaluation Report (AER) that will list all the courses you need to take to complete the Teacher Education Program.