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Department of Secondary Education

Kate Muir Welsh, Department Head
114 McWhinnie Hall
Phone: (307) 766-3275, FAX: (307) 766-3387


LESLIE S. RUSH, 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

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.
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 Professors

ANDREA C. BURROWS, B.S. University of Central Florida 1992; M.S. Florida State University 1994; Ed.D. University of Cincinnati 2011; Assistant Professor of Secondary Education 2011.
J. CHRIS HAYNES, B.S. Tarleton State University 1986, 1991; M.S. Tarleton State University 2007; Ph.D. Oklahoma State University 2010; Assistant Professor of Secondary Education 2011.

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.

Temporary Assistant Professor

JASON KATZMANN, B.S. Texas Women's University 1994; M.A. Colorado College 2000; Ph.D. University of Northern Colorado; Temporary Assistant Lecturer of Secondary Education 2007.

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 Department joins with the departments of Educational Studies and Elementary and Early Childhood Education 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 Department.

Agricultural Education (EDAG) Courses

Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI) Courses

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