Requirement Description

"Content core" refers to coursework that instructs candidates in the specific subject matter of the certificate title sought (e.g., Mathematics, Biology, Spanish, etc.). It is the equivalent of a major in that subject area. Course content, rather than the name of the department through which a course is offered, determines the acceptability of a course to fulfill these requirements. Courses in the methods of teaching a subject are not acceptable as study in the content area.

Note: content core courses must be passed with a "C" or above at the undergraduate level or "B-" or above at the graduate level.

The applicant must have a major or equivalent in one of the Liberal Arts and Sciences (e.g., mathematics, biology, education). Coursework in the major may fulfill a general or pedagogical core requirement.