Students pursuing teaching certification in grades 9-12 complete majors that relate to their specific area of certification. They also enroll in several specific education courses. Please refer to the appropriate department for additional information.
Students seeking secondary teaching certification in non-science disciplines (English, Mathematics, and Social Studies) must complete two science courses (biological or physical), at least one of which has a laboratory component.
The Education Department also offers secondary certification in the following sciences: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
Admission to Furman's Teacher Education Program is required for all prospective certifiers. Typically, individuals are admitted into the program in June following their sophomore year or in January of their junior year. Corresponding application deadlines are April 15 and November 15. Students who submit their application materials after the fall term of their junior year have only one additional opportunity to be considered for admission into the program at the end of their junior year, and therefore may jeopardize the possibility of completing their certification requirements in a timely manner.
Documents for Certification Candidates