The Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education
People working in secondary education:
• Have the opportunity to intervene and change lives.
• Prepare students for success in a variety of areas.
• Provide a vital service to our country, by producing better citizens and employees.
• Are needed more than ever, as today’s student will have to compete in an increasingly global marketplace.
Our bachelor’s degree in secondary education balances education with an in-depth knowledge of the industry’s professional demands.
In our four-year degree program, you'll gain:
- Secondary education certification to teach (grades 7-12) or certification to teach agriculture or business in grades K-12.
- Practical knowledge and technical skills.
- Expert preparation for positions in education.
- Hands-on field experience in local elementary, middle, and secondary schools, in educational programs such as the Special Olympics, and in educational institutions such as the Mercer Museum.
Plus, you won’t have to wait to get into a classroom and working with students. All secondary education majors gain hands-on field experience from freshman through senior years – you will be working with students starting your first semester in your freshman Education course.
We also provide a field experience coordinator who will work with you one-on-one. Your coordinator will help you focus on finding the most meaningful experiences for you and your individual goals.
Right on campus, you’ll have the opportunity to work with both the Bucks County Intermediate Unit and the Central Bucks School District Special Education program, which have classrooms here. By participating in mentoring and peer group activities, you will gain valuable experience interacting with students with disabilities, which could help set you stand out from the competition in your career.
Our students also work with individual schools on special projects. For example, they have worked with a local middle school to create an outdoor science classroom.