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Secondary Education Degree

Education Bachelor’s Degree Program

Secondary education students find their passion in a certifiable teaching subject with their desire to become a licensed educator in grades 5-12. Passionate about history? Then choose history as your major and add on secondary education to become a history teacher, mentor, and expert. See the list below for available subjects.

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Why should I earn a secondary education degree?

Support

Explore new ways of reaching your class with the support of school resources.

Customize

Specialize in the subject you love or prepare to teach a variety of classes.

Freedom

Between summer breaks and school holidays, you will have plenty of time to pursue your passion and spend time with your family. 

What I Can Do With a Secondary Education Degree

  • Teach middle school students
  • Teach high school students
  • Create curriculum and programming for students in middle school and/or high school

On Campus

On Campus

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Why study secondary education at BVU?

Experienced Faculty

Learn from instructors with personal experience in the classroom as well as those holding doctorate degrees in education and actively researching ways to improve the educational experience.

Integrated Technology

Prepare for the future of education with BVU’s SMART boards, 3D printers, and wireless, group-work monitors. With our resources, you will have the skills to step into a teaching role with confidence.

What subjects can I teach?

All subjects listed are offered as BVU majors

 

  • Art (Studio)
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • English Language Arts
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music K-8
  • Music – Vocal and Instrumental
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Secondary English & Reading Endorsement 
  • Social Science
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Theatre

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GERALD QUINLAN

One may not know that this future teacher has already visited three countries, a world-renowned cancer center, learned another language, and swam with Tiger Sharks in Australia’s Ningaloo Reef all before graduating from college. Gerald Quinlan’s interests began in optometry, then biology, and he is currently student-teaching and has applied to BVU’s master’s program in Teacher Leadership, Curriculum, and Instruction with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language.

BVU is always willing to work with students and their families to help pay for school and other learning opportunities. No matter what majors I chose, my professors and advisor all wanted me to succeed from the beginning.

On Site

On Site

Why study secondary education at a BVU on site location?

Get certified to teach at the high school level conveniently with with the University that has produced more teachers than any other private college in Iowa.

Experienced: Our teacher mentors have the real-life experience necessary to provide the knowledge required in Iowa classrooms today.

Learn at a BVU Site: You can earn your secondary education degree without leaving your community. BVU partners with Iowa community colleges throughout the state so you can take classes in person with expert faculty in a supportive environment.

Teaching Areas

  • All Social Science Endorsement
  • English Language Arts
  • English
  • History
  • Post Baccalaureate Certification 
  • Psychology
  • Reading Endorsement
  • Sociology
  • Special Education 
  • Teaching English as a Second Language Endorsement)

Transfer to BVU

100 percent of associate degrees from our community college partners transfer to BVU. Most AA degrees require 68 credits, and we make sure that they all transfer to BVU. Talk about saving time and money!

Contact a personal advisor at 712.749.1000 to see how your credits will transfer.

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Excellent Instruction

The instructors are amazing, flexible, and understand that we have lives outside of school. I’m building on my knowledge one class after another, which is preparing me to become the educator I want to be. My family is so proud.

Cheyenne Ruby

Secondary Education Program Tracks and Courses

Through BVU’s secondary education program, you can pursue a major that interests you while also preparing to teach that subject in secondary education settings. We also offer specialized tracks in the following niche areas of secondary teaching certification and endorsement:

English Language Arts with Teaching Licensure
Grades 5-12 with Reading Endorsement | All Grades 5-12

All Science with Teaching Licensure
Basic Science 5-12 Endorsement | All Science II 9-12 Endorsement

  • Secondary Education, English Language Arts with Teaching Licensure (Track 1: 92-93 Hours, Track 2: 89-90 Credit Hours)
  • Secondary Education, All Science with Teaching Licensure (93-94 Credit Hours)

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Education Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree in 1 Year

With the Plus One program, you can earn your master’s in secondary education within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s in education.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

 

With the Plus One program, you can earn your master’s in organizational leadership within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s in applied studies. 

 

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