B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education

  • Total Credit Hours: 126
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

The structure of the Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Secondary Education is to prepare teacher candidates to teach and support students in a specific content discipline in grades 6-12. Successful completion of the program leads to a Georgia Professional Standards Commission Induction Level – T-4 certification.

The Valdosta State Difference

The secondary education program is designed to prepare professional educators with the knowledge, dispositions, and competencies necessary to enhance intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and personal development of students in grades 6-12.

These courses are supported by structured field experiences designed to provide opportunities to meld theory with practice in field-based interactions with students in general education grades 6-12 and inclusive settings.

What You'll Learn

The BSED in secondary education is designed to create versatile, well-rounded educators who can teach in their specified concentration area. Students leave understanding the importance of planning, instructing, assessing and their impact on the 21st century learner.  Upon entering the secondary program, students spend time in a variety of classrooms in partner schools leading to a full semester of student teaching.   Students learn to be reflective practitioners by evaluating the effects of choices and actions on others (students, families, and other professionals in the learning community); and the ability to positively impact learning.

Internship Requirement

All Students complete field-based experiences in a variety of school settings throughout the program

Cost & Admission Requirements

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For more information about admission requirements, please visit our undergraduate admissions page


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