Secondary Education, Minor

School of Education

Program Overview

When you minor in secondary education, you will explore pedagogical techniques from the craft and science of teaching while you major in the field in which you plan to teach. You’ll learn how best to transmit your knowledge to students and discover techniques to engage those who may be reluctant about learning. Your teaching could ignite their ambitions, as they find themselves drawn to a particular subject. A minor in secondary education enables you to take many of the prerequisite courses for a master’s degree program in secondary education.

Secondary Education, Minor

Where You'll Go

After graduation, you will be ready for graduate-level education programs that can qualify you for employment in the schools of New York City and to receive New York State initial teacher certification.

Major Details

The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023–24 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.

Major Requirements (15 Credits)

15 credits in Secondary Education

Students must complete all of the courses in the Department of Secondary Education as specified below.

  • Secondary Education 2001, 2002, 3401 and 3456. SEED 2002 and/or SEED 3401 may be substituted with graduate level course(s) with approval of Department.
  • Electives: Secondary Education 1001, 3402, or 4480, or another class at the graduate or undergraduate level, with approval of Department.

Students must have a GPA of 2.70 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to take Secondary Education 2001 or 2002. Students must maintain GPA of 2.75 or higher in the major subject area and courses in Secondary Education.

All students accepted to the School of Education are required to submit fingerprint verification before signing up for most education classes. Fingerprint verification is required for work in New York City Department of Education schools if you already have fingerprint records or not. Follow these instructions.


Lyn-Donna George

2608 James Hall
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 3771

Brooklyn. All in.

Brooklyn. All in.