Since the early 1900s, the University of Idaho has been preparing graduates for rewarding careers teaching in both public and private schools. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Secondary Education gives you the training and credentials you need to teach specific subjects to children in grades 7-12. The program works closely with other University of Idaho colleges to ensure you graduate with a strong educational background in your selected content area, such as English, history, science or math. You'll receive a degree in this specific content area and then become certified to teach through the College of Education.
Secondary education is a challenging, yet rewarding, field. You will learn how to be responsible for teaching specific content area subjects to secondary school students. You will take courses in your specific content area (i.e. English, science, math, etc.), and you also will complete teaching and child development courses offered through the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education.
Teacher certification, a requirement for teaching in a public school, varies from state to state. Upon completion of your course work, you will be required to take certification exams by the state in which you will work. You also will complete a one semester internship experience in a classroom environment, where you will learn alongside experienced teachers. You also will receive personal mentorship from our leading education faculty.