Bachelor of Science in secondary education

Undergraduate students have the choice of pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education, depending upon the university’s Foreign Culture requirement. Students who elect to take a course in Foreign Culture will pursue the B.S. degree. At the completion of the program, students apply for the degree, as well as the Initial Provisional Teaching Certificate and additional endorsements that have been a part of their program (e.g., Bilingual Endorsement, ESL Endorsement).

The secondary education curriculum leads to a bachelor's degree in education and secondary school teaching certification in the major (Career and Technical Education, English Education, Foreign Language Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Studies Education and Speech Education) and minor (Bilingual-Bicultural Education and English as a Second Language) areas.

The Secondary Education program leads to a Michigan Secondary Standard Teaching Certificate for teaching in grades 6-12. Visual Arts Education majors receive a K-12 certification. The B.S. in Secondary Education provides an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in making a difference in the lives of young scholars and for those who are pursuing careers in K-12 education.

Teaching Major Concentrations

Arabic, Arabic K-12, Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, Economics, English, French, French K-12, History, Integrated Science, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Spanish, Spanish K-12, Social Studies Comprehensive, Social Studies Group and Visual Arts

Teaching Minor Concentration

Arabic, Bilingual Bicultural Education, Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, Economics, English as a Second Language, French, History, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science and Spanish

Course Requirements

No grade below "C" may be used to meet requirements specific to secondary education, the major, the minor (including the planned minor), or professional education courses; grades of "C-" are not acceptable.


Students in this program complete an individualized Plan of Work with their advisor and the Secondary Education Curriculum Guide that fits their teaching major and minor concentration when they start their course work.


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The College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  


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