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Secondary Education (7-12) (B.S.Ed.)

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Degrees & Offerings
  • B.S.Ed.
Department
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You already have the heart.  

Teachers have an impactful role in the life of a developing young adults through mentoring, advocating and fostering learning. And as the learner develops, the teacher continues to be a big influence in the classroom as a role model and support mechanism. Not only do you become an expert in your thematic content area, but you learn to adapt in an ever-changing classroom environment so you can make a difference in the educational, social, emotional and behavioral well-being of learners - from the first class you ever teach to your last. 

Let us show you how to inspire. 

Our secondary education undergraduate program includes teacher education, educational studies, educational technology, student teacher supervision (7-12) and secondary education. Students are required to spend time observing and assisting in actual classroom settings through courses offered in the sophomore and junior years.

These courses prepare students for the actual student teaching experience. Students may select an internship which provides a work-study program in an education-related setting. The secondary education major leads to a bachelor's in education (B.S.Ed.) and certification to teach grades 7 through 12.

Courses and Curriculum

Some courses, which satisfy Bloomsburg University’s general education requirement, are included in the course listings for the individual areas of specialization under secondary education.

Requirements for the secondary education (7-12) major include 35 semester hours in required core courses, plus courses specified for various specializations. Students should consult their advisor to plan a course of study.

  • EDFOUND-204 Educational Computing & Technology or EDFOUND-350 Instructional Design Systems or EDFOUND-351 Virtual Learning Communities
  • EDFOUND-206 Teachers, Schools, & Society
  • EDFOUND-251 Psych. Foundations of Education
  • EDFOUND-291 Principles of Teaching
  • EDFOUND-311 Classroom Measurement & Assessment
  • EDFOUND-406 Multicultural Education
  • EDFOUND-427 Classroom Management & Effective Discipline
  • EDFOUND-497/498 Student Teaching: First and Second Experiences

Students are required to take a secondary methods course corresponding to their major from the following:

  • SECED-351 Teaching Communication in the Secondary School
  • SECED-452 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School
  • SECED-453 Teaching Science in the Secondary School
  • SECED-355 Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School
  • LANGCULT-350 Foreign Language Methodology
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Licensure and Certification

Bloomsburg University is approved to offer Education programs that lead to certification in Pennsylvania. While we regularly monitor licensure and certification laws in each state, state requirements are subject to change without notice. If you are interested in certification outside of Pennsylvania, we encourage you to contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements before beginning a program and during your program of study. Please visit http://bloomu.edu/state-authorization and www2.ed.gov for more information. If you are planning to teach in New Jersey, please note that you may be required to complete the edTPA, a performance based assessment. It's strongly recommended you contact the school district(s) of interest and the New Jersey Department of Education for more information specific to New Jersey.

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