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For information about beginning a BS in education at IUPUC, please contact the Division of Education. If you are a current IUPUC student, please contact your advisor. You may also explore the School of Education and IUPUI Web sites.

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English Secondary School Teaching

An Indiana University Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a concentration in English or social studies secondary teaching will provide you with real-world training for a successful career as a middle school or high school educator.

Regardless of which concentration area is right for you, you will complete a broad-based study of educational best practices for working with middle and high school students. You will also complete professional coursework and student teaching for an immersive learning experience.

English Secondary School Teaching

Earning a BS in education with a concentration in this area will prepare you to teach English language, literature, composition, grammar, and communication skills.

Social Studies Secondary School Teaching

The BS in education with a focus in this area will give you knowledge of teaching social studies content in history, and one of the following subject areas: economics, geography, or political science/government

Completing the Degree & Concentration

As an IUPUC student, you can complete a substantial portion of the requirements for an IU bachelor’s degree in education with concentrations in English or social studies secondary teaching at IUPUC. You will transfer to the School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), however, to complete remaining program requirements.

Your studies at IUPUC will include general education courses, course in the concentration area, and some education courses. Along the way, you will work closely with an academic advisor to develop a personal plan of study, identify appropriate courses that can be completed at IUPUC, and establish a timeline for transferring to IUPUI to complete program requirements. You must be in good academic standing to transfer to another IU campus.

Career Options

Engaged, passionate middle school and high school teachers are always in demand! Upon graduation with an Indiana University degree in education, you will be prepared as an effective teacher and classroom manager.

Although most IUPUI education graduates teach in public and private K-12 schools throughout Indiana, you could pursue teaching opportunities in other states.

You will also be prepared for graduate study in a master’s or Ph.D. program if you want to eventually teach at the university level or serve as a guidance counselor, college counselor, school principal, superintendent, or other senior administrator.