Secondary Education

Secondary Education

B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education

In the Secondary Education Anchor Program, you'll follow a proven curriculum that combines content knowledge with a solid foundation in the history, theory, and philosophy of education; adolescent development; classroom management; and the use of technology in education.

Content Areas

Choose from among the following content areas: Health*, Journalism, Language Arts/English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Earth/Space, Life Science/Biology, Physics, Social Studies, or Theatre

*Administered through the School of Public Health
Administered through the College of Arts and Sciences

  • Admissions Requirements
    Direct Admit Scholars

    To be considered for direct admission into the School of Education, students must first be admitted to IU with an intended major within the School of Education. Students who meet the following qualifications are invited to apply to join the Direct Admit Scholars program:

    • A minimum SAT score of 1170 New SAT (or 1100 Old SAT) or a minimum ACT score of 24
    • A minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
    Certification from University Division

    Students should meet with a University Division advisor, who can provide guidance in meeting certification requirements. These requirements include:

    • An overall IU grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
    • 30 credit hours of college level coursework completed
    • Completion of EDUC-G203: Communication for Youth Serving Professionals, with a grade of C or better. (Under certain circumstances, students may substitute another college level public speaking or interpersonal communication class.)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Financial Aid

    We offer a range of scholarships for qualified students. Current students can be considered for most School of Education scholarships by completing one application each year.

    We also encourage students to visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.

    If you are a prospective student who applies to our Direct Admit Scholars program, you’ll be considered for scholarship opportunities as an entering freshman.

  • Student Teaching

    The program culminates in a semester-long student teaching experience in a middle school or high school classroom. There, you'll manage a class, prepare lesson plans, deliver lessons, and assess student performance under the guidance of a mentor teacher.

    You can also take on additional field engagements as early as your second semester (depending on your admissions status) through our early field experiences program.

  • Licensing

    Secondary Education Anchor programs prepare you for one Indiana teaching license that covers both junior high/middle school and high school. Your license will include a specified content field depending on your program of study and any license additions you pursue.

    Learn more about applying for your initial license.