Programs in Secondary Education
If you are interested in working with students in grades 9-12 or already hold teacher certification in secondary education, the Department of Teaching and Learning provides degree programs designed for you.
Beginning in the Fall of 2017, the B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education program for undergraduate students will lead to initial certification in secondary education (grades 9-12) to teach the following academic subjects: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. ***Upper division (junior/senior-level) coursework in our new B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education will not begin until Fall 2018.***
If you already hold a bachelor’s degree and are interested in teaching at the secondary level (grades 6-12), or if you hold teacher certification in one of the secondary education certification fields listed below, the Department of Teaching and Learning provides graduate degree programs designed for you.
||Broad Fields Science Education
|Political Science Education
The Secondary Education Concentration in the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree is for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree and want to become certified to teach at the secondary level, grades 6-12.
The M.Ed. in Secondary Education program and the Ed.S. in Secondary Education program provide advanced teacher preparation and will qualify you for teacher certification upgrades.
Each of the programs is based upon the concept of developmentally appropriate practices and the value of diverse, intensive field experiences working with diverse student populations. The programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC).
Upon successful completion of the B.S.Ed. or MAT degree programs, graduates will qualify for teacher certification at the T-5 level and for the public school system’s pay at the master’s level. The programs are NCATE accredited, Georgia Professional Standard’s Commission approved programs that are recognized through reciprocity in many other states in the U.S. Graduates of these programs are prepared to teach in public or private school systems.
M.Ed. and Ed.S. graduates serve as master teachers in their schools, clinical supervisors for student teachers, and staff professionals in school systems.