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Secondary Education

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.

Undergraduate Programs

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. Please see our concentration campus location map below.

Armstrong   CampusStatesboro Campus
Concentration-Biology
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Concentration-Biology
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Concentration – Chemistry
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Concentration – Chemistry
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Concentration – English
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Concentration – Mathematics
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Concentration – History
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Concentration – Physics
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Concentration – Mathematics
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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 EducationBroad Fields Science Education
Chemistry EducationEconomics Education
English EducationGeography Education
History EducationMathematics Education
Physics EducationPolitical 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.

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