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Undergraduate Programs

The Secondary Education B.S.Ed. Certification Track program is designed for students who are seeking initial teacher certification in grades 6-12. 

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 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.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements and passing the Secondary Education GACE exam, you will qualify for Georgia’s secondary teacher Induction certification at the T-4 level.


Professional Certification Disclosure

The College of Education anticipates that graduates of the BSED Secondary Education Certification programs will seek state licenses or certifications.

The programs listed above lead to a Georgia Certificate. Click here for more information from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The College of Education has not determined where its programs will qualify a graduate to take the required exams in other states or territories. Click here to check the requirements of your state or territory.

For all Online Programs:

Federal Law requires colleges and universities to make certain disclosures to prospective students of these programs. These disclosures include information on the University’s authority to operate outside of Georgia, complaint processes, adverse actions, and refunds.

For required disclosures in general with regard to online programs offered by the University, visit the Office of Legal Affairs website.

Last updated: 7/30/2020

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