Teaching middle, junior high, and high school students is one of the most challenging—and rewarding—professional experiences you can have.
After graduation with an Indiana University Bachelor of Science (BS) in Secondary Education, you will be prepared to help adolescents and young adults find their way, discover their strengths and passions, and prepare for adulthood and a productive work life.
With a solid foundation in the history, theory, and philosophy of education, you will guide teens through the physical, emotional, and intellectual challenges they face. You will also employ the latest educational technologies and tools to facilitate good classroom management and facilitate successful teaching and learning outcomes.
You can complete a substantial portion of IU bachelor’s in secondary education at IUPUC. Then you will transfer to IUPUI, IU Bloomington, or another IU campus to complete the required courses not currently offered in Columbus.
- You will work closely with an academic advisor to select your courses and develop a custom plan of study for obtaining this degree.
- Your advisor will work with you to register for the appropriate classes that will apply toward this degree.
- You and your advisor will develop a timeline for the transfer to ensure a smooth transition.
To get a better feel for which secondary education content area—such as foreign language, social studies, chemistry, physical education, or the arts—is right for you, please explore these IUPUI offerings.
- If you want to teach secondary English, language arts, foreign or world languages, or social studies, explore the Indiana University School of Education at IUPUI website.
- To teach secondary mathematics (including algebra, calculus, and trigonometry) or science (including biology, chemistry, earth/space science, or physics), review the Purdue University School of Science at IUPUI website.
- If you are interested in teaching visual arts at the secondary level, see the Herron School of Art for Visual Arts Education website.
- To teach physical education, visit the IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management for programs in Physical Education website.
If you are interested in transferring to another IU campus, or a college outside of the IU system, contact the Division of Education academic advisor for more information and assistance.