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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Secondary Education - Second Degree

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Program: BSEd in Secondary Education
School of Education  
College of Professional Studies

Neff Hall 250 ~ 260-481-4146

The BSEd in secondary education is second degree completed in addition to one of the content area degrees listed below.  The second degree is intended to prepare you for a successful career in teaching youth in middle school/high school settings.  Upon satisfactory completion of the program, and the other requirements listed under Licensure in the School of Education regulations, you are eligible to apply for an Indiana teaching license.  These requirements are subject to change based upon program and state regulations.

Students wishing to become middle school/high school teachers must complete a BSEd in Secondary Education and a bachelor’s degree through the Purdue Fort Wayne College of Arts and Sciences with a major in one of the following content areas:

Biochemistry    (Chemistry License with option to add Life Sciences)

Biology (Life Science)  


English (Language Arts)  

History (Social Studies)  Must also complete a minor in one of the following:




Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of a BSEd in Secondary Education students will:

  • Become more caring, humane and functional citizens in a global, multicultural, democratic society 
  • Improve the human condition by creating positive learning environments
  • Become change agents by demonstrating reflective professional practice
  • Solve client problems through clear, creative analysis
  • Assess client performance, creating and executing effective teaching, counseling, and educational leadership by utilizing a variety of methodologies reflecting current related research
  • Utilize interdisciplinary scholarship, demonstrating technology and critical literacies, and effectively communicating with all stakeholders.


  • All Secondary Education - Second Degree programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (currently seeking reaccreditation via the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation [CAEP]).  In addition all science programs are nationally recognized as high-quality programs through the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).  Because of these statuses, students who meet specified requirements are eligible for a secondary teaching license in Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Economics, French, Government and Citizenship, Historical Perspectives, Language Arts, Life Science, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, and Spanish in the state of Indiana.  Indiana holds reciprocal licensing agreements with other states.

Program Delivery:

  • This program is available on campus

Declaring/Adding This Degree:

Program Requirements

Pre-Professional Education: 6 Credits

Professional Education: 30 Credits

Admission and Graduation Requirements

Specific admission requirements exist for admission to Professional Education courses.  For admission and graduation requirements see the School of Education page for details.

Total Credits: 36

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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