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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 the program which includes the state required edTPA digital portfolio assessment and passing the Secondary Education GACE exam, you will qualify for Georgia’s secondary teacher Induction certification at the T-4 level.


Last updated: 9/19/2019

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