Major to Career: Secondary Education

Secondary Education prepares you to be a high school teacher. You learn the curriculum and methods of teaching a specific subject (math, science, English, history, foreign language, and so forth), organization and management of a classroom, needs of diverse learners and the role of high schools in today's society.

Majoring in education as an undergraduate is generally the quickest way to become a teacher. If you decide after college to become a teacher, you will probably need to return to college for two more years.

The Secondary Education major provides a foundation is the arts and sciences, in-depth study in a particular subject, and courses in teaching procedures. To achieve their goals, most students take a double major or the equivalent. Introductory classes, which may include visits to schools to observe and interview teachers, you will explore the conditions of today's schools, tat diversity of students and the role of schools in today's society. In content-based course work, you learn what to teach; how to prepare lesson plans, unit plans, and tests. In method courses you learn how to teach.

  • You are good at caring and nurturing
  • Creative and organized
  • Have good initiative, patience, verbal and writing skills
  • High school teacher
  • School principle or assistant
  • School superintendant or assistant
  • School counselor
  • Educational writer
  • Program director in scouting
  • 4-H
  • Youth programs, Church, or other organization
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Location: Hinckley 309

Phone: (208) 496-9850


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