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Academics: Secondary Education Religion Minor

The secondary education religion minor is for students who plan to teach religion in secondary schools. The program consists of seven courses (21 credit hours). Contact Prof. Thomas R. Thompson for details.

Minor requirements

Additional notes: REL 357 should be taken prior to and not concurrently with the Directed Teaching semester (EDUC 346). While the Teacher Education Program will attempt to accommodate students who wish to also teach religion during their student teaching experiences, that experience must be completed primarily in each student’s state-certified major.

State certification

The State of Michigan does not recognize religion as a state-certifiable subject, but secondary education majors with a minor in religion will receive and official endorsement from the religion department for teaching religious studies either in the Christian or public secondary school setting.