Secondary Education Certification Track (SECT)

The Secondary Education Certification Track (SECT) program prepares candidates to teach either Math, History, Biology, or English, grades 6-12. Upon successful completion of the program, the candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in their selected content area and a certification to teach in middle schools and high schools across the state.

During the first two years of the SECT program, candidates are immersed in content area studies. After being admitted to the SECT program, candidates begin their Education experiences, with a wide range of focused courses intended to provide deep understandings of the theory and practice of teaching modern secondary students.

The program culminates in the senior year with intensive, immersive field experiences in actual classrooms. These engaging and rigorous experiences provide candidates with the first-hand knowledge that only real-life teaching can provide. The final semester is composed of clinical practice, in which candidates work full-time in their partnering schools, with a highly-qualified cooperating teacher in supervision.

If you are interested in becoming a secondary teacher, please contact the Secondary Education Certification Track coordinator, Dr. William Gary Cole:

Additional information on the different content areas may be accessed by clicking the links below and scrolling to the Secondary Education Track sections.

Biology (SECT)

English (SECT)

History (SECT)

Mathematics (SECT)