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Programs in Secondary Education

Overview

If you are interested in working with students in grades 6-12 or already hold teacher certification in secondary education, the Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education provides degree programs designed for you.

The Secondary Education B.S.Ed. Certification Track program for undergraduate students will lead to initial certification in secondary education (grades 9-12) to teach the following academic subjects: Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics and Physics.

The B.S.Ed. Secondary Education-Professional Studies (Non-Certification Track program provides undergraduate students who are interested in education, the opportunity to take coursework with planned minors and concentrations.  The degree allows for choice in several areas leading to a broad background.  This program does NOT lead to teacher certification.

**Beginning Fall 2018 the following concentration areas will be offered on the Statesboro campus or the Armstrong campus for the B.S.Ed. Certification Track and Non-Certification Track programs.

BSEd Secondary Education Armstrong   Campus Statesboro Campus
Concentration-Biology
Certification and
Non Certification Track
X X
Concentration – Chemistry
Certification and
Non Certification Track
X
Concentration – English
Certification and
Non Certification Track
X
Concentration – History
Certification and
Non Certification Track
X
Concentration – Mathematics
Certification and
Non Certification Track
X X
Concentration – Physics
Certification and
Non Certification Track
X

Graduate Programs

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 Middle Grades and Secondary Education department provides graduate degree programs designed for you.

Biology Education Broad Fields Science Education
Chemistry Education Economics Education
English Education Geography Education
History Education Mathematics Education
Physics 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).

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the B.S.Ed. Certification Track program and passing the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) content exams in secondary education, edTPA, and the Educators Ethics Exit 360 you will qualify for a Georgia level 4  Induction certificate upon employment as a teacher.  MAT graduates will qualify for a level 5 Induction Pathway 1 certificate upon successful completion of the assessments listed above and employment. (See certification section for more information).  The program is an NCATE accredited, Georgia Professional Standard’s Commission approved program that is recognized through reciprocity in many other states in the U.S. Graduates of this program are prepared to teach in public or private school systems. For questions regarding certification, please visit the Student Services Center website here, http://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/ssc/certification/

M.Ed. and Ed.S. graduates serve as master teachers in their schools, clinical supervisors for student teachers, and staff professionals in school systems.

Secondary Education • Dept. of Middle & Secondary Education • PO Box 8134 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5203