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Secondary Education B.S.Ed. Certification Track

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Why secondary teaching?

Do you enjoy engaging young minds in science and mathematics-inspiring future generations?

Secondary teachers have the opportunity to shape the minds of adolescents in exciting and creative ways, making a real difference in their lives beyond graduation.

Secondary education degree at Georgia Southern
Georgia Southern’s bachelor’s degree in secondary education will not only teach you the skills you’ll need to manage a classroom, plan a curriculum and engage your student, it will also give you practical hands-on training in area middle and high schools, where you can learn to apply your skills first hand and get career-ready before graduation.

Our program will allow you to choose a specific content area from the following academic subjects: Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics and Physics. Please note some program courses in the English and History Emphasis areas are only offered on the Armstrong Campus. Some program courses in the Physics Emphasis area are only offered on the Statesboro Campus.

Emphasis Area – Biology Education
Emphasis Area – Chemistry Education
Emphasis Area – English Education
Emphasis Area – History Education
Emphasis Area – Mathematics Education
Emphasis Area – Physics Education

Our program offers innovative approaches to student learning such as year-long residency. Completed with a partner school during your senior year, yearlong residency often allows you to work with the same teacher who will serve as your mentor in the field. School partners participating in yearlong residency have provided positive feedback, saying that student teachers gain valuable experience by becoming more integrated into the school. All field experiences, including student teaching, take place within a 70 mile radius of the Georgia Southern campus. Explore more of the program outcomes.

Certification and beyond
Successful graduation from our secondary education program will lead to an initial certification in secondary education (grades 6-12). Upon successful completion of the Secondary Education B.S.Ed. Certification Track program and passing the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) content exams in secondary education, and the Educators Ethics Exit 360, you will qualify for a Georgia level 4 Induction certificate upon employment as a teacher. 

Last updated: 5/28/2020

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