Secondary Education Major
As a secondary education major, you will be prepared for a teaching career in a high school setting, specifically grades 9-12. Your work will focus in two areas: professional education and in one or two subject areas. As a senior, you will take part in an integrated professional semester of interrelated courses and teaching experiences in a local school.
In this course we examine the development of American schooling. Our focus is on three general themes: the differing conceptions of schooling held by some American political, social, and cultural thinkers; the changing relationships among schools and other educational institutions such as the church and the family; and the policy issues and arguments that have shaped the development of schooling in America.
This class will provide an overview of the sociology of education and human social development. The readings and class assignments will support the examination of how social institutions and individuals' experiences within these institutions affect educational processes and social development. The literature reviewed will span various levels of analysis, ranging from the individual to the structure of relations among social and educational institutions. In an increasingly complex society, important educational issues arise throughout the life cycle. This course will provide opportunities to examine all stages and all types of education at the individual, institutional, and organizational levels. A reoccurring theme throughout the course will be a focus on education in metropolitan regions.
our students have gone on to become:
High School Teachers
High School Administrators
Peace Corps Ambassadors
Teach for America Teachers