Nov 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Secondary Education Minor

The minor in Secondary Education allows students in a content area such as social science, mathematics, or science to take courses that will lead to licensure in a teaching field.

A 2.75 GPA is required for this minor.

Please see the UNLV <College of Education Department of Teaching & Learning web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets are available at Minor in Secondary Education | Academics | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (




Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Education Student Services Center





Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities



Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Understand theoretical foundations behind teaching and learning.
  • Recognize the central concepts of the respective teaching field including disciplines, purposes, themes, and standards.
  • Describe characteristics of an effective learning environment attending to intellectual, social, and personal development and supportive of individual and group engagement in the learning processes.
  • Design and facilitate meaningful units and lessons that are developmentally appropriate technologies.
  • Develop standards-based curricular objectives, modes of teaching, and authentic assessments.
  • Integrate a variety of authentic tools of inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making performance skills that empower young learners to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Value cultural diversity and ensure cultural competency.
  • Ensure an in-depth understanding and appreciation of democratic principles and social justice applicable both inside and outside of schools and classrooms.