Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education

Build a strong teaching foundation and gain expertise in your subject area though a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education at Concordia University Ann Arbor.

Education

Department of Secondary Education

Guiding the spiritual and educational needs of today’s young adults

Remember that amazing English teacher you had in high school? The one that made Shakespeare palatable and convinced you to be a teacher? Our Secondary Education program is how you become that teacher. Teaching Secondary Education, grades 6-12, is a calling that takes energy, talent, and all of your God-given gifts. But the rewards are extraordinary. At this age, young people are maturing, defining their dreams, and yearning to develop their future and their faith. It’s an incredible few years and an amazing opportunity for you to serve as their Christian teacher, mentor, and guide.

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Careers
  • Secondary ED Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Education Administrator
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The average undergraduate student award is $16,603.

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Program Overview

Youth in middle school, junior high, and high school are a lively and fun group to teach. They are well on their way to becoming adults, but they’ve also left the door wide open, just waiting for an amazing teacher or mentor to make a thoughtful impact … to encourage their faith walk or ignite their excitement over a particular subject. Concordia’s Secondary Education program prepares you to teach grades 6-12 in your selected content area. Learn from experienced professors who bring a wealth of knowledge from the Lutheran, Christian, and public education fields. You also have the opportunity to earn your Lutheran Teaching Diploma, which allows you to teach in Lutheran schools across the country. You can BE that special teacher you remember having so long ago … the one that made a world of difference and helped direct your dreams and solidify your walk with Christ.

What to Expect

In our Secondary Education program, you will be equipped to teach in middle school, junior high, or high school in both the private and public sector. You’ll learn how to design and use teaching methods in your specialty area that will make a meaningful impact in the classroom. In our program, you will learn how to bring faith and learning together in a meaningful way for your students, plan lessons and manage a classroom, use technology and best practices, and be an educator dedicated to service in the classroom, church, and community.

Concentrations / Specializations

Secondary education candidates must complete a major and a minor in a subject area that the School of Education offers certification in. Concordia’s approved areas for teacher candidates in secondary education are described below.

Majors

  • English
  • Integrated Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Social Studies

Minors

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish
  • Special Education - Learning Disabilities
Locations
  • Ann Arbor

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