B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education

  • Total Credit Hours: 126
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About This Program

The structure of the Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Secondary Education is made to prepare teacher candidates to teach and support students in a specific content area in the field of secondary education. With passing of the applicable state-required assessments, the major in secondary education results in a Georgia Professional Standards Commission Certificate of Eligibility for an Induction certificate in the chosen content area in grades 6-12.

Content Areas: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Political Science, English, or History

The Valdosta State Difference

The secondary education program is designed to prepare professional educators who can manifest the knowledge, dispositions, and competencies necessary to enhance 6-12 students’ overall intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and personal growth and development. The design of the program includes a variety of methods and content courses in which hands-on activities are included. These courses are supported by structured field experiences designed to provide opportunities to meld theory with practice in field-based interactions with 6-12 students in general education and inclusive settings.

What You'll Learn

The Valdosta State secondary education undergraduate curriculum 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

For information about tuition and fees please visit our Tuition and Fees page

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


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  • Middle School Teacher
  • Private/Professional Tutor
  • Teaching Assistant
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    301 Baytree Road
    Room 1160
    Valdosta, GA 31698