Secondary Education

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You want to use your knowledge to prepare the next generation.

Whether that’s history, math, science, or another area, you want to prepare middle school and high school students for their careers and lives.


Program Description

Working together with particular content areas, the secondary education major at Tennessee Wesleyan prepares students to teach grades 6-12 in mathematics, history, English, chemistry, or biology.


Secondary education students combine a degree in their content areas with secondary education training. They are immersed in schools throughout the program, from the first semester to student teaching in their final semester.


Career Opportunities

There is high demand for teachers, particularly in the areas of secondary math and science. Students work to be licensed in their content area (history, math, etc.), but many are able to take endorsement tests in multiple content areas. To date, 100% of our secondary education major graduates have been placed in schools!



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Cultural Geography for Teachers

This course is designed to develop basic geography skills to enhance the study of Physical and cultural geography. Through the study of the world’s regions, students will have the opportunity to expand their understanding of different people and cultures. Students will use knowledge of geography to explain the web of relationships among people, places and environments.

Educational Psychology

Human behavior in educational situations presented through various approaches to teaching. Empirical evidence of the development of learning and motivation will be studied, as will the implications of theory and research on educational practice. Emphasis will be placed upon the use of statistics in both descriptive and inferential applications. 

Classroom Management

Classroom management strategies are explored to enable students to provide an effective learning environment, prevent misbehaviors, and deal with problem situations as they occur. Case studies are explored and dissected to prepare students for the development of their Classroom Management Plan, as well as implementation of their management plan during their 10 hours of field experience.


State-Recognized Partnerships

Tennessee Wesleyan University’s Educator Preparation Program (EPP) holds partnership agreements with the following districts.
Anderson County Schools
Athens City Schools
Bradley County Schools
Cleveland City Schools
Etowah City Schools
Johnson County Schools
Lenoir City Schools
Loudon County Schools
McMinn County Schools
Meigs County Schools
Metro Nashville Schools
Monroe County Schools
Oak Ridge Schools
Polk County Schools
Sequatchie County Schools
Sweetwater City School District
Warren County Schools
Williamson County Schools
Questions about State Recognized Partnership Agreements may be directed to:

Melanie Amburn, Ed.S.