Secondary Education Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the secondary grades, which may include grades seven through twelve, depending on the school system or state regulations. May include preparation to teach a comprehensive curriculum or specific subject matter.

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Secondary Education Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Secondary Education?

Individuals in this major have an interest in teaching and continuing their involvement in the area of education. As professional instructors they will contribute to keeping today's children well prepared for the future through education and perhaps a little personal creativity. These people enjoy the prospect of teaching and making as good of a positive impact on their students? futures as possible.

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What Courses Do Secondary Education Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Secondary Education majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Biology
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  • Child Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Education of the Exceptional Child
  • Educational Computing and Technology
  • Methods of Teaching
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Practicum
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Reading in the Content Area
  • Social Foundations of Education
  • Student Teaching
  • Teaching (Art
  • Teaching the Handicapped Child

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