Secondary Education (B.S.Ed.)
Guide teens by teaching them and helping them find their interests, now and for their future.
High school is a critical time of education – and teaching students during their teen years has its challenges and rewards. When you earn your Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education from UND, you’ll learn how to effectively teach life skills and knowledge for students in 9th through 12th grade.
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- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
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Why Study at UND?
The University of North Dakota offers the most comprehensive selection of Teacher Education majors, minors and endorsements in the state. Our program prepares you to teach in high school classrooms in North Dakota, Minnesota and across the nation.
Through the College of Education & Human Development, in partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences, you can prepare to be a high school teacher in 11 areas to meet students’ current and future educational needs.
The Secondary Education program prepares teachers who are subject matters experts in content areas such as English, Sciences, Social Studies, Mathematics, Music, Foreign Languages, and Art and who can demonstrate innovative ways to help all students succeed in rural or urban settings.
You’ll complete a double major earning a B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education for high school teacher preparation. You’ll also complete a B.A. or B.S. related to your content area of choice (e.g., English, Mathematics, Chemistry, etc.).
Our courses are designed to provide you with real-world classroom experiences. Your program culminates in a student teaching assignment where you’ll have responsibility for instruction and assessment.
All teacher education programs at the University of North Dakota are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education is also approved by the North Dakota Educational Standards and Licensing Board.
Ready to Lead
At UND, students are prepared to guide and motivate the next generation of leaders.
Teacher Education faculty and staff continue to work with you after graduation to complete materials needed to obtain the appropriate teaching license and/or endorsement.
The Teacher Education VITAL Program connects you with local volunteer opportunities at area schools, adding to your teaching experience, building your resume, and creating professional networks.
As a student in Teacher Education, you’ll be eligible for scholarships through the College of Education & Human Development. As a future science teacher, you may also qualify for state and federal funding such as the NDUS Teacher Shortage Loan Forgiveness Program and the TEACH Grant to help offset the cost of your degree.
You can get an authentic global perspective on education through Teacher Education at UND by studying abroad. Students have recently taken advantage of study abroad opportunities at universities in Finland, Ireland, Hungary, New Zealand, Norway and elsewhere.
Secondary Education students pass the Praxis content exam on the first attempt
Secondary Education students pass the Principles of Learning & Teaching Exam on the first attempt
Becoming a Teacher
Graduates begin their teaching careers in high school classrooms at public and private schools in North Dakota, Minnesota and across the nation.
- Graduates find there is high demand in large cities as well as rural districts.
- School districts report critical shortages in all content areas, demonstrating a need for teachers throughout the state.