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Bachelor of Science - Secondary Education

Teacher Education Department

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
  • Biology
  • Business Education
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Unified Sciences, with an emphasis on either Biology, Chemistry or Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Speech/Theater
  • 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:

This Degree is Great for You if:

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Current Catalog

9-12 Secondary Professional Education Courses, BSE

K-12 Secondary Professional Education Courses, BSE

 Accreditations and Memberships:

 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MO DESE)

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE)

Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities (TECSCU)

Higher Learning Commission (HCL)

American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)

Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

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