Secondary Education

LHU’s secondary education program helps you develop strong content knowledge while integrating blocks of instruction in methods, classroom management, special education, and educational psychology. The opportunity to concentrate in a discipline of your choice will give you all the tools necessary to enter the classroom and powerfully impact your students’ lives.

What You'll Study

Biology

A degree in Secondary Education Biology prepares you to teach Biology and Life Science to students in grades 7-12. Our unique dual-advisor program means that you will have two academic advisors—one in Science Education and one in the Biology content area so that you will be sure to have the skills you need to teach after graduation. To learn more about Secondary Education Biology, visit our program's webpage.

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Chemistry

A degree in Secondary Education Chemistry prepares you to teach Chemistry and Physical Science to students in grades 7-12. Along with your extensive coursework in Chemistry, you will also study the method and practice of teaching. Our unique dual-advisor program means that you will have two academic advisors—one in Science Education and one in the Chemistry content area so that you will be sure to have the skills you need to teach after graduation. To learn more about Secondary Education Chemistry, visit our program's webpage.

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English

If you are interested in teaching English in middle, junior, and senior high grades 7-12, this program will provide you an in-depth knowledge of writing and literature. In addition, you’ll gain the skills in educational theory necessary to instill your students with a passion for literacy and learning. To learn more about Secondary Education English, visit our program's webpage.

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General Science

A degree in Secondary Education General Science prepares you to teach Science to students in grades 7-12. Along with your extensive coursework in the Natural Sciences, you will also study the method and practice of teaching. Our unique dual-advisor program means that you will have two academic advisors—one in Science Education and one in the Geology content area so that you will be sure to have the skills you need to teach after graduation. To learn more about Secondary Education General Science, visit our program's webpage.

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Earth and Space Science

A degree in Secondary Education Earth and Space Science prepares you to teach Science to students in grades 7-12. Along with your extensive coursework in the Natural Sciences, you will also study the method and practice of teaching. Our unique dual-advisor program means that you will have two academic advisors—one in Science Education and one in the Geology content area so that you will be sure to have the skills you need to teach after graduation. To learn more about Secondary Education Earth and Space Science, visit our program's webpage.

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Mathematics

*No longer accepting applications 

The Secondary Education Mathematics program will prepare you to become certified to teach mathematics in grades 7-12 in the state of Pennsylvania. LHU’s program is extremely well-respected throughout the state as one of the premier institutions for the training of mathematics teachers. Secondary mathematics teachers are in high demand across the nation, especially in states that are growing in population and in urban areas. To learn more about Secondary Education Mathematics, visit our program's webpage.

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Physics

*No longer accepting applications 

A degree in Secondary Education Physics prepares you to teach Physics and Physical Science to students in grades 7-12. Along with your extensive coursework in Physics, you will also study the method and practice of teaching. Our unique dual-advisor program means that you will have two academic advisors—one in Science Education and one in the Physics content area so that you will be sure to have the skills you need to teach after graduation. To learn more about Secondary Education Physics, visit our program's webpage.

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Social Studies

Nationally accredited, LHU's Social Studies education program leads to Pennsylvania social studies teaching certification for grades 7-12 in the public schools. The broad content curriculum ensures competency in all seven social studies subjects and provides an in-depth focus on the study of history with a global perspective. The teaching methods curriculum includes multiple field experiences in the public schools with opportunities as early as one's sophomore year for hands-on practice teaching in diverse environments. To learn more about Secondary Education Social Studies , visit our program's webpage.

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Program Highlights

  • Blocked Classes: The Secondary Education programs at LHU offer two “blocked” groupings of courses in the method and practice of teaching. One of them is typically scheduled in the sophomore year and the other in the senior year. Each block includes a subject-specific “methods” course where prospective teachers learn about curriculum, assessment, and technology in addition to methods for teaching in the various content areas.
  • Student Teaching: In LHU’s teacher education program you will student teach at two different sites (7 weeks in a middle school and 7 weeks in a high school). You will likely have a choice of urban, rural, or suburban schools. You are also encouraged to student teach abroad at any of our partner universities.
  • Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here.
  • Careers: The current retirement rate of “baby boom” generation teachers is creating a high demand for teachers at all levels. As a graduate of LHU’s secondary education program, you will be prepared to teach in middle, junior, and senior high grades 7-12. Demand is high for Math and Science teachers (specifically Physics and Chemistry) and for secondary education teachers with a dual degree in special education throughout the country, particularly in rural and inner city districts.
    • Certification: Completion of the BSEd in Secondary Education – Biology degree at LHU leads to your positive recommendation to the Pennsylvania Department of Education when you apply for certification. The Level I certificate qualifies you to teach Biology at the high school level and Biological Science at the middle and high school level.
    • LHU’s degree program in Secondary Education General Science leads to Pennsylvania certification to teach students in grades 7-12. Our nationally accredited program offers an effective blend of science content, teacher training, and numerous field experiences.
  • Facilities:  Faculty deliver courses in technology-enhanced classrooms with vast multimedia capabilities.  Students can access open computer labs and campus wireless network when using personally-owned devices.  Students can request technology resources from Stevenson Library, Media Services.

Featured Program Faculty

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Dr. Alyce Baker
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Dr. Janet Irons

Want to Know More?

Secondary Education Coordinator

Dr. Michael Cullin
107 East Campus Science Center, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-2813

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