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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

Bachelor of Arts in Education*

  • English
  • Math
  • 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

Undergraduate Certificates

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 Offered:

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