The Secondary Education Program is ideal for individuals with a strong interest in teaching students in grades 7-12 in a specific subject matter. The program prepares highly qualified teachers in these content areas:
Graduates earn a BSEd and prepare for secondary certification in their specific subject area. The program can be completed during the standard four-year collegiate experience.
Official admission to the Teacher Preparation Programs occurs at the end of the sophomore year, when formal application for acceptance is submitted.
The BSEd in Secondary Education offers
Field experiences begin the first semester and are layered with progressively more complex situations, so that preservice teacher candidates have sustained opportunities to deepen and expand their knowledge for the subject and effective teaching practices. Field experiences culminate in a yearlong teaching internship that makes Baylor graduate uniquely qualified to assume a position of leadership in teaching.
Students are guided by passionate and knowledgeable faculty who have extensive classroom teaching experience, teacher education experience and deep content knowledge in their field.
Because of the rigor of the secondary program, graduates are in high demand. They are highly recruited by top school districts, and they make an immediate impact on the campuses.
All seniors conduct Action Research within the classrooms where they are serving teaching internships. This experience provides them with an understanding of how they can continue to use research to improve their teaching practice.
Study abroad programs in the School of Education offer undergraduates the opportunity to not only learn while in another country, but also to teach.
For more information:
Tony Talbert, PhD, Program Director
Secondary Education Degree Plans: