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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.

For more information, please visit the Department of Secondary Education website.

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