Secondary Education (BS)
Prepare for a career teaching high school students Social Studies, English, Math, or Life Sciences.
If you’re interested in sharing your passion and expertise within a specific subject, this innovative program will help you reach your goals. You’ll develop the skills to help you become a teacher that is capable of instructing and inspiring high school students. Being in secondary education is a personally rewarding career and has a bright future.
- Foundations of Education
- Preparation for Field Experience
- Teaching Process and Curriculum Design
- Field Experience
- Educational Psychology
- Experiencing Diversity
- Adolescent Psychology
- Teaching at the Secondary Level
- Computers Across the Curriculum
You can explore paths in:
- Life Science *
- Math *
- Social Studies
The Thomas College program builds off the strength of our education programs, which are noted across New England for their success in preparing students for rewarding careers in classrooms and education settings. The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education program meets Maine’s Standards for Initial Certification of Teachers.
* The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Math and the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Life Science programs at Thomas College are designed to fulfill the State of Maine endorsement for certification, but students should note that this program is not currently certified by the state, and students will need to apply directly to the State of Maine Department of Education for possible certification.
You can take…
- Learn how to apply technology in thoughtful ways in Computers Across the Curriculum
- Take on real-life challenges in developing a curriculum and teaching students in a clinical setting
You’ll graduate with the ability to…
- Explore, discuss, and create curriculum for diverse learning environments
- Understand individual development and the psychology of learning
- Manage a learning environment and collaborate with colleagues, experts, parents, and other education professionals
- Adapt knowledge to fit diverse student populations
- Use assessment methods and strategies as tools to evaluate student learning progress