As a secondary education teacher, you face the particular challenges that come with a roomful of pre-teens and teenagers. A positive classroom environment that engages students and promotes equity among them is key to your and your students’ success. Our program teaches you how to maintain your students’ enthusiasm for subject matter, staying intellectually engaged while collaborating with colleagues, parents, and peers.

We show you how to plan your curriculum and lessons based on state requirements, while infusing them with multiple learning opportunities and meaningful achievement measures. We introduce you to current educational theories, best practices, and managing time and classroom resources.


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Required Credits


Our program prepares prospective teachers to work in

Grades 8 to 12:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • English
  • history
  • mathematics

Grades 5 to 12:

  • Spanish

Teaching Teens

Taylor Simpson ’16, secondary education and English double major, enjoys working with teens. “It’s easier for me to connect with them,” she said. “I like the conversations they can have about literature, especially at the 11th and 12th grade level.”