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School of Teacher Education

Secondary Education Program

114 McWhinnie Hall
Phone: (307) 766-3275, FAX: (307) 766-3387


LEIGH HALL, B.S. University of South Florida 1996; M.Ed. Peabody College of Vanderbilt University 1997; Ph.D. Michigan State University 2005; Professor of Secondary Education 2017.
B.A. University of Colorado-Denver 1984; M.A. University of Montana 1990; Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison 1996; Professor of Secondary Education 2017.
B.S. Texas A&M-Commerce 1984; M.Ed. 1996; Ph.D. University of Georgia, 2002; Professor of Secondary Education 2014, 2002; Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs 2013.
B.S. Kansas State University 1989; B.S. Ed. 1989; M.S. Clemson University 1991; Ph.D. University of South Carolina 1993; Professor of Secondary Education 2008.

Associate Professors

ANDREA C. BURROWS, B.S. University of Central Florida 1992; M.S. Florida State University 1994; Ed.D. University of Cincinnati 2011; Associate Professor of Secondary Education 2017, 2011.
LYDIA DAMBEKALNS, B.A. College of William and Mary 1981; M.Ed. Pennsylvania State University 1994; Ph.D. 1996; Associate Professor of Secondary Education 2002, 1996.
J. CHRIS HAYNES, B.S. Tarleton State University 1986, 1991; M.S. Tarleton State University 2007; Ph.D. Oklahoma State University 2010; Associate Professor of Secondary Education 2017, 2011.
LINDA HUTCHISON, B.A. Humboldt State University 1978; M.A. Stanford University 1986; Ph.D. University of Washington 1992; Associate Professor of Secondary Education 2000, 1993..

Assistant Professor

GABRIEL P. SWARTS, B.A. Baldwin-Wallace College 2003; M.A. Kent State University 2006; Ph.D. 2017; Assistant Professor of Secondary Education 2017..

Assistant Lecturer

ROD THOMPSON, B.A. University of Nebraska at Kearney 1991; M.A. University of Northern Iowa 1998; Assistant Lecturer of Secondary Education 2012, 2009, 2003.


The undergraduate degree program in secondary education includes course work in the University Studies Program and additional content areas along with a sequence of professional education courses and field experiences with classroom teachers. Students select a concentration from agriculture, art, English, industrial technology, mathematics, modern languages, science, or social studies.

Masters and Doctoral degrees in education are available. The Secondary Education Program joins with the Educational Studies and Elementary and Early Childhood Education Programs to offer graduate programs in Curriculum and Instruction. Additional information can be found in the Graduate Bulletin or on the Curriculum and Instruction Department's web page (

Secondary Education (EDSE) Courses

Agricultural Education

This curriculum provides a diversified background of technical and professional agricultural subjects necessary to prepare teachers of agricultural education for service in the public middle, secondary and post-secondary schools. Courses listed below are taken in the Secondary Education Program.

Agricultural Education (EDAG) Courses

Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) Courses

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