About the Degree:
Think back and try to remember which high school teacher influenced you the most. Nearly half of all teachers say they decided to follow a path into professional education based on positive interaction by a high school teacher. Now you can do the same with a whole new generation of students. You can teach at the high school level by becoming qualified in a single teaching field that best suits you.
By obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education major, you can become qualified in a single teaching field with one or two of the following specialties:
- Social Sciences, with an emphasis on either History, Political Science or Sociology
- Business Education
- Unified Sciences, with an emphasis on either Biology, Chemistry or Physics
- Industrial Technology
Forty or more semester hours are required in a single teaching field, while 30 semester hours from each of the two selected specialties must be met for a double-teaching field requirement.
Candidates in secondary education must meet the same general education requirements as all MSSU students. Each specialty area has a sequence of courses for the teaching specialty.
There are also a number of Secondary Professional Education courses available, both required and recommended.
What You’ll Learn:
- How to instruct students in subjects such as math, history, English and science through classroom discussions and lectures.
- A firm grasp of not only classroom subject matter, but also the management and technological aspects of the classroom.
- Patience – it is a virtue, particularly in the high school setting, when dealing with a wide variety of students.
This Degree is Great for You if:
- You wish to work with students between the ages of 11 and 18.
- You truly want to make a difference in the lives of students and can’t wait to have that first “a-ha!” moment.
- You want to specialize in teaching one or two particular subjects.