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Secondary Education

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The major in Secondary Education prepares students for teaching in senior high schools, grades 8-12.

The major in Secondary Education will benefit those students interested in high school teaching, who want to achieve an in-depth major in a discipline, and who want to apply elective courses to enhance the major and professional course work.

Students may prepare to teach in the following disciplines (which correspond to the A&S major also required)

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • geology (earth science)
  • physics
  • English
  • history
  • mathematics

Requirements (PDF file)* for the secondary major include:

  • courses in child and adolescent development
  • theory and instruction in teaching diverse populations and meeting the special needs of children
  • teaching reading, writing, and specific subject methods courses
  • classroom assessment

The practicum component begins at the sophomore level and culminates in full-time senior level practicum. Courses and practica are carefully linked.

Middle School Licensure
Middle School licensure is available to Elementary and Secondary Education students by application to the Massachusetts Department of Education via "alternate route."

A special option is provided for minoring in Middle School Mathematics Teaching.

Students seeking licensure to teach at the middle school level should consult the Office of Professional Practicum Experiences.


*Please note: These files are Adobe Acrobat® (PDF) formatted files. To view them, you will need to download the free Adobe Acrobat file reader.