Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Grades 6-12
Department of Teaching and Learning
College of Education
Overview of the program
Curriculum inSecondary Education 6-12 leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science develops effectiveness in communication, leadership, and other skills necessary for teaching at the high school level. The curriculum requires a solid background of Education classes as well as essential content courses. A strong emphasis is placed on grade-relevant field experiences throughout the program. Teacher candidates are required to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to have a positive impact on student achievement in Grades 6-12.
Strengths of the program
- The Secondary Education program is accredited by the National
Council for the
Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
- Course objectives and learner outcomes are aligned with the
Louisiana Components ofEffective Teaching, The National
Board for Professional Teaching Standards,
LearnedSocieties, and Interstate New Teacher Assessment and
- The Faculty consists of highly qualified and caring
individuals who are dedicated to
producing the highest quality teachers.
- Hands-on experience, including 180 hours of field experience prior to student teaching.
Preparing for a job in the program
Requisite skills for secondaryeducation 6-12 majors:
- Strong critical and analytical skills
- Strong communication and collaboration skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong behavior management skills
Careers in the program
Starting Salaries after completing the program (estimates only)
Campus organizations and activities affiliated with the program
- Kappa Delta Pi
- Phi Delta Kappa
Related fields that might interest you
- Social Work
- Educational Psychology
- Educational Technology
- Administrative Supervision
How do I know this is the degree for me?
Common Strengths and interests of students in the program
Qualities necessary to be successful in this field include: patience, perseverance, empathy, flexibility, consistency, and interest in teaching.
Necessary skills include: organizational skills, self management skills, communication skills, and social skills.
Students should contact the department heads of the various departments in which they would like to teach the major content, such as English, biology, math, etc.