Secondary Education (B.S.)

Did you have a special teacher in your life who really made a difference, who helped you to see things in new ways, opened your eyes to new opportunities and your own possibilities? Now imagine yourself having that kind of impact on someone else. That is what being a teacher is all about.

As a student in the secondary education program at UNO, you will be prepared to teach students enrolled in grades 6-12 in middle and/or high school settings along with specializing from six content areas: English, mathematics, social studies, biology, chemistry, and earth science.

Accredited by the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the College of Education and Human Development links coursework to hands-on experience with
students in secondary education settings. Here, the road to your own classroom is through a series of field experiences that support candidates in individual, small group, and whole class instruction in local schools. You will work with students, observe various
teaching styles, and learn what different age-levels are really like in the classroom.

Whether you decide to pursue graduate studies, become a curriculum designer, or a principal, you'll graduate confident in your abilities to instruct students as they mature in their intellectual capabilities and grow into young adults.

College of Education and
Human Development

Curriculum & Requirements

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Academic Disciplines

  • English
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Social Studies
  • Earth Sciences
  • Mathematics

Selected Courses

  • Differentiated Curriculum
    and Instruction
  • Behavior Support and Classroom Management
  • Curriculum and Instruction
    for Multicultural Education
  • Teaching Reading
    in the Content Areas
  • Secondary Methods
    and Materials
  • Student Teaching