Our program is designed to allow our candidates to develop as professional educators with the knowledge and skills to effectively meet the diverse needs of adolescent learners. Our program engages candidates through dynamic field experiences and clinical practices, contemporary technology practices, a focus on student diversity and authentic preparation to meet the challenges of contemporary middle and secondary classroom settings.
Our program supports the mission of Armstrong State University by providing diverse learning experiences and professional programs grounded in the liberal arts.
Housed in the College of Education, the B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education program supports the goals of the university by ensuring our graduates integrate knowledge, theory, practice and technology; demonstrate professionalism; show respect for human diversity and collaborate effectively.
Students will accomplish the following objectives aligned with the Conceptual Framework of the College of Education and consistent with best practices for the preparation of teachers:
- Demonstrate effective classroom preparation for management and instructional purposes.
- Implement research-based pedagogical practices.
- Create classroom environments that support respect for diversity and collaboration.
- Demonstrate highest qualities of character, ethics and professionalism.
- Model data-driven decision making to impact student learning.
- Evaluate appropriate and effective use of technology practices for instruction and assessment.
- Demonstrate effective pedagogical and content knowledge and application in professional practice.
Graduates of this program will be recommended for a Certificate of Eligibility in Secondary Education (grades 6-12) in one of the following areas: English Teacher Education; General Science Teacher Education; or History and Social Studies Teacher Education.
Courses & Requirements
Our curriculum is aligned with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Learning Progression for Teachers and provides a strong focus on content aligned with the professional standards of the National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of Teachers of Social Studies, and the National Science Teachers Association.
The program of study has been designed for candidates to become professional educators proficient in their content fields, as well as in the use of technology in the classroom.
Admission to Candidacy
Students must be Admitted to Candidacy to matriculate. In order to be admitted to candidacy, students must satisfy all regular program admission requirements and submit all documents identified in the Admission to Candidacy Application. It is recommended students make an appointment with their advisor three weeks prior to submitting their admission paperwork.