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Secondary Education 

The Secondary Education program prepares teachers who can respond creatively to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds in the process of promoting their learning. Building upon deep exposure and experience in the relevant content area discipline(s), the goals of the program enable pre-service teachers to demonstrate research-based pedagogical approaches, to expand their content knowledge to help students meet the challenges of the 21st century, to use educational technologies thoughtfully, to value democratic public education, and to appreciate the key role of critical thinking in all aspects of schooling. Faculty view the professional work of program graduates as part of their efforts in supporting reform initiatives in local public schools.

Undergraduate Programs 

Bachelor of Arts in Education*



Social Studies

Science Education: Biology

Science Education: Chemistry 

Science Education: Physics

Middle School Education: Math/Science

English/Language Arts with ESOL Endorsement

*Each program in Secondary Education offers an Honors in the Major opportunity


Graduate Programs


Master of Education


Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction

The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction provides advanced graduate studies for practicing teachers in pedagogy and curriculum, with emphasis on teacher inquiry. The program offers specializations for teachers from secondary education to further their professional practice through reflective teaching, inquiry, and research-based graduate courses.

Concentrations Offered:

  • Advanced Secondary Education
  • Reading and Advanced Literacy
  • Reading Endorsement

Master of Arts 

Master of Arts in Secondary Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education is designed for individuals who possess a baccalaureate degree and desire to teach secondary English, Math, Social Studies, or Biology/Chemistry/Physics. For individuals who have degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics, please refer to our Jacksonville Teacher Residency website for additional information. Concentrations are available in the following: 


  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • English/Language Arts Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle School Mathematics and Science Education
  • Physics Education
  • Social Studies Education


Undergraduate Certificates 

Graduate Certificates 

Graduate Certificate in Reading and Advanced Literacy 

Graduate Certificate in Reading and Literacy for K-12 for Reading Endorsement

Graduate Certificate in Secondary Teacher Thinking and Decision Making

Graduate Certificate in Teacher Leadership and Mentoring

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Secondary Instruction

Graduate Certificate in TESOL

Graduate Certificate in Teacher Inquiry COMING SOON



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