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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
• English
• History
• Mathematics

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