Secondary Education

The Secondary Education program will prepare you to teach sixth through 12th grade in a variety of urban and suburban education settings, including public and private middle schools and high schools.

You will learn educational theories and effective teaching practices, participate in field experiences, which require you to observe and participate in teaching activities at multiple schools, and student teach.

In the Secondary Education program, you will major in the subject you intend to teach. You will earn either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Education, depending on your major. The Secondary Education program combines education courses from the College of Education with subject-area courses offered by your major.


Sample Courses:

  • Pedagogy
  • Critical thinking
  • Learning strategies
  • Assessment issues
  • Curriculum and instruction

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • English (BA)
  • History (BA)
  • Mathematics (BA)
  • Social Science (BA)
  • Visual Art (BA)
  • Biology (BS)
  • Chemistry (BS)
  • Environmental Science (BS)
  • Mathematics (BS)
  • Physics (BS)

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Teaching
  • Administration
  • Education policy


76 percent of 2014 Secondary Education graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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