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Bachelor of Science in Education in:

Secondary Education

Become a subject matter expert as you focus your learning on the education of Middle and High School students. Learn to encourage active participation in learning and class time. Your efforts prepare them for life after graduation and to be productive young adults. Instill the learning habits and study skills that can impact success with college-level work.

Choose from your favorite subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Space Science
  • English
  • General Science
  • German (K-12)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Physics and Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish (K-12)

Graduates of KU's Secondary Education program are certified to teach in grades 7-12 in a selected area of specialization. German and Spanish language certification is for grades K-12.

Secondary Education teacher candidates may also achieve certification in Special Education, grades 7-12, by enrolling in the Secondary Education/Special Education program. This program was developed to give candidates the opportunity to add the Special Education certification to their Secondary Education degree. This dual certification program is available in eight select content areas.

Secondary Education Minor

Service to members of the community that would fall within an adolescent and young adult age range is the focus of the opportunity presented by adding a Secondary Education minor to your program of study. Whether you wish to work in a non-school setting like a community center, social services agency, hospital, or YMCA, this program provides the foundational understanding of how this population learns. This minor program is open to students of any major, and compliments programs such as: anthropology, business, crafts, German, library science, music, psychology, sociology, social work, Spanish, sport management, or studio art.

STEM Education Minor

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) areas of education continue to be a focus around the globe. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes the need to ensure classroom teachers are equipped to inspire children to utilize their creativity, curiosity, and abilities to innovate. Candidates successfully completing this program are also eligible to receive the STEM Education Endorsement Certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education after receiving a Level I instructional certificate.

This program is taught by the Department of Secondary Education.

Visit the Secondary Education Department Site

Transfer Education Admission Requirement

For transfers with 48 or More Credits
Teaching is a profession that requires selective admission procedures and rigorous course of study.  Transfers with less than 48 credits must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA from all institutions previously attended.  Transfers with 48 or more credits must be admitted into teacher candidacy in order to be admitted into the education major.

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Secondary Education Related Links


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Student Learning Outcomes

College of Education Programs