Secondary Education, grades 6-12
The secondary education program will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience necessary to pursue a career as a teacher in grades 6-12. With a strong emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving skills, the secondary education program will prepare you to lead your own classroom. In addition to regular lessons, you will also spend a semester student teaching at a local school to provide you with hands-on teaching experience. Upon completion of this degree, you will be eligible to earn your Tennessee state teaching licensure.
Secondary education licensure is available in:
• General Science/Biology
• General Science/Chemistry
These emphases are also available as an add-on endorsement.
You will take classes including:
• Educational psychology
• Survey of exceptional children
• Methods of teaching in secondary education
• Classroom management
• Measurement and evaluation
What can you do with this degree?
• Middle school teacher
• High school teacher