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Value of a Minor

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with a minor? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing an undergraduate minor, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.
UTSA Secondary Education Minor student on campus

Why Pursue a Minor in Secondary Education?

UTSA’s Minor in Secondary Education combines mentorship, real-life experience and clinically-embedded coursework to launch your teaching career or prepare you for graduate studies. This minor is embedded in the concentrations of the majors that lead to certification: English, history, political science, geography, mathematics or science. Students should elect this minor to showcase teaching expertise on their transcripts!



UTSA secondary education minor students have a discussion

Elect this Minor Without Additional Coursework

The Secondary Education Minor is designed to fit within the 120 credit hours of your major and fulfill the requirements for teacher certification in Texas. If you are in a COLFA major with a teaching concentration or the UTeachSA program, you will automatically complete the necessary coursework. To receive a designation on your transcripts for completing this minor, simply reach out to your academic advisor to officially elect the Minor in Secondary Education.

Launch a Competitive Teaching Career

UTSA prepares teacher candidates to be excellent educators and agents of change through experiential learning and networking opportunities.

Adding a Minor

Though not required, declaring a minor is an excellent way to enhance your major area of study. A minor typically consists of 6 courses (18 semester credit hours), and may have additional requirements depending on the minor selected. After being admitted to UTSA and registered for classes, students can meet with their assigned academic advisor to discuss the addition of a minor to their degree plan. Please note: The Secondary Education Minor includes 32 hours of coursework and all the certification requirements for a student to be certified in their major.

Please note, students can add a minor as long as they have earned less than 75 credit hours. However, the addition of a minor may or may not delay graduation. All requirements for the minor must be met at graduation; a minor cannot be added to a student’s degree program once they graduate. Students should meet with their assigned academic advisor to understand the impacts of adding a minor to their degree plan.
Professor Zaid Haddad UTSA

Program Advisor

Zaid Haddad, PhD