Academic Programs

Secondary Education Programs

The Secondary Education Programs lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education: Secondary Education in specific content fields. 

Successful completion of a secondary education program requires meeting both academic content and performance-based standards as assessed at different points by the School of Education. The secondary education teacher license in Indiana mandates a content field, a target population based on early and late adolescence or young adulthood developmental levels, and multiple assignments at the middle school/junior high or high school levels (grades 5-12).

The program consist of general education, content, and professional education courses and requires at least 120 credits to graduate. To be licensed, a student must have at least one of the following major content areas. Credit earned in general education may be used where applicable to meet the course requirements in any major content area.

  • Journalism 
  • Language Arts/English 
  • Mathematics 
  • Science/Life Science (Biology) 
  • Science/Chemistry 
  • Science/Earth-Space
  • Science/Physics 
  • Social Studies/Historical Perspectives 
  • Special Education: Exceptional Needs - Mild Intervention

In the program, students follow a curriculum that combines content knowledge with a solid foundation in the history, theory, and philosophy of education; adolescent development; classroom management; and the use of technology in education. The program culminates in a semester-long student teaching experience in a middle school or high school classroom. There, students manage a class, prepare and deliver lessons, and assess student performance under the guidance of a supervising teacher.

Information concerning program and course requirements can be obtained by visiting the Undergraduate Portal Program Sheets webpage.

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