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Secondary Education, B.S.

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College of Education
phone: (208) 885-6772
toll free: (888) 884-3246
fax: (208) 885-6761
875 Perimeter Drive MS3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080 

Coeur d'Alene
Phone (208) 667-2588
Toll free (888) 208-2268
Fax (208) 664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone (208) 334-2999
Toll free (866) 264-7384
Fax (208) 364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Teaching for Secondary Students

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.  

Fast Facts

  • Degree is offered at the Moscow campus.
  • Requires 20 hours of service-learning.
  • Preparation of teachers in a standards driven, integrated, and field-based program.
  • Completion of a semester student teaching internship is required.
  • Teacher in grades 6-12


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Job Placement According the Bureau of Labor, jobs for high school teachers are expected to grow by 7 percent from 2010 to 2020. 
Degree Roadmap To review coursework for a B.S. in Secondary Education please review the 2013-2014 General Catalog.
Degree Prep Teachers are some of the most important people in the world. You must be patient, creative, energetic and enthusiastic. When considering a career in education, ask yourself these questions:
  • Do you enjoy and get energized working with children?
  • Are you a good communicator?
  • Have you mastered the basic reading, writing and critical thinking skills required to interest and inspire students?
  • Do you enjoy learning and helping young people learn?
  • Do you want to work hard, be challenged and receive rich emotional rewards?
Scholarships To find out more about the available scholarships contact the Financial Aid office
Get Involved
Get Involved
Hands-On Learning College of Education students have several opportunities to work as part of their curriculum with local school districts to help teachers integrate Idaho standards into their curriculum.
Internships 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. Learn more about semester internships.