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Secondary Education

Grades 6-12

Secondary Education (B.S.)

The College of Education and Human Development offers a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education.

Student Learning Outcomes
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

The student completing the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education will demonstrate the following:

  1. Content knowledge by passing the appropriate Praxis for certification prior to completion of student teaching.
  2. Appropriate dispositions for teaching by scoring at "satisfactory" or above on the dispositions rubric.
  3. Appropriate instructional performance (ability to design, implement and evaluate effective curriculum and instruction) by scoring "acceptable" or better on the Teacher Work Sample.

The secondary program of study is progressive.

  1. Initial coursework reinforces candidates' decision to become a teacher and introduces them to pedagogy and relevant content.
  2. The program provides candidates with core education coursework, greater opportunities for field experiences, and support to begin the development of an electronic portfolio that displays the candidates' ability to apply theory to practice.
  3. Candidates complete professional coursework then enter the clinical field experience during their last semester.

Content Areas

Secondary Education candidates are required to declare a primary area of study and and an additional focus area. See the content areas below.

Candidate Assessment Information

The teacher preparation program includes both unit-wide assessments and unique assessments aligned with program standards and created specifically for the program.

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Minor in Secondary Education

The College of Education and Human Development offers a minor in Secondary Education for students from the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Sciences.

Degree Requirements