Degrees & Programs

Secondary Education

Help students get on track for academic and professional success. Students enter middle school with the foundations in place to take on more intensive studies in math, science, social sciences, writing, languages, and the arts. At the same time, their minds and bodies are changing rapidly, affecting the ways they absorb, process, and retain information.

We can prepare you for a position as a professional classroom teacher, supervising teacher, or department chairperson in middle schools, junior high schools, and high schools.

Programs Offered:

We can help you develop the knowledge and skills to effectively teach adolescents and early adolescents during this critical period in their emotional, intellectual, and biological development. The IU School of Education is ranked #12 in Secondary Teacher Education by U.S. News & World Report.

Our faculty are leading researchers in issues related to secondary education, including adolescent psychology and human development. We also place a strong emphasis on developing expert subject level knowledge and practical classroom experience.

We encourage all secondary education students to consider joining our Community of Teachers seminar. This community of undergraduate and graduate education students explores common issues in a seminar setting. As a participant, you'll also work with an experienced mentor teacher for additional field experiences.


Our faculty includes leading authors and researchers in the field of secondary education. Their research interests include curriculum theory and practice, teacher-student relations, ethics and religion, how secondary students understand history, and how that understanding affects their ability to become active participants in a democratic society.

  • Keith Barton, Professor, Curriculum Studies and Social Studies Education
  • David Flinders, Professor of Curriculum Studies
  • Robert Kunzman, Professor of Curriculum Studies and Philosophy of Education, and Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education
  • Adam Maltese, Associate Professor of Science Education / Adjunct Faculty in Geological Sciences
  • Lawrence Ruich, Visiting Professor

Career options for secondary education students run the gamut from teaching in middle and high schools to teaching education at the university level. If you’re new to teaching, our education careers advisors can help you with your job search. If you’re looking for a higher education position, the sites below offer a good idea of the opportunities available to you:


For further information about the M.S.Ed. in Secondary Education (General Track), please contact:

Dr. David J. Flinders, Coordinator
W.W. Wright Education Building, Rm. 3131
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-1006
Phone: (812) 856-8189