Secondary Education

Bachelor's Degree (B.A., B.S. or B.A.S.)

On-Campus & Online

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Become A Teacher

Inspire the next generation by sharing your passion for a particular subject area with middle school and high school students or help pass along the skills required for adolescents and adults to excel in wide range of high-wage, high-demand careers.

The Secondary education degree prepares you to teach in secondary settings with eligibility for teaching licensure for grades 6-12 upon completion in your chosen subject area. If you already hold a bachelor’s degree you may be able to fast track your career in teaching by completing the teaching secondary content graduate certificate.

What is Secondary Education?

In your education courses and applied practical experiences you will learn the best practices of teaching middle and high school students while gaining a deep understanding of effective classroom management. You will expand your knowledge in a specific content area by earning a concurrent major and completing coursework in the UW College of Arts and Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources or College Engineering and Applied Science.

Starting early in your academic career, you will spend a large portion of your time in classrooms honing your craft. Your experience will culminate when you are paired with an encouraging and supportive mentor teacher in your subject area to complete your student teaching residency. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to become a teacher in Wyoming and across the country.

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These are just some of the classes you might take as a Secondary Education major at the University of Wyoming:

  • Foundations of Development and Learning
  • Diversity & the Politics of Schooling
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Methods II - Secondary Education Methods
  • Teaching with Technology


What Can You Do with a Secondary Education Bachelor’s Degree?

A bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Wyoming allows you master the skills you need to support our state's economic diversity as a secondary educator or to further your education in pursuit of a graduate degree in education.

Secondary Education Careers

UW School of Teacher Education graduates can work as:

  • Middle school teacher
  • High school teacher
  • Teacher/coach
  • Department head
  • Educational facilitators in environments such as:
    • Museums
    • Community centers and non-profits
    • After school programs
    • Place-based education programs


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With our flexible degree, you can complete the program in Laramie or take advantage of our educator preparation and endorsement programs offered at UW Casper.

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Secondary Education Bachelor’s Degree Program Highlights

Here are some reasons to consider the UW bachelor's programs in Secondary education:


Add minors or endorsements to your degree program to expand your skills and increase your appeal to employers. Explore disability studies, English as a second language and secondary computer science.

Elementary Student Teaching

Spend a semester during your student teaching residency leading your first classroom alongside a supportive mentor teacher. There are even provide options to complete a portion of this experience internationally!

Professional Advisors & Faculty

On top of studying with award-winning faculty that have extensive 6-12 classroom experience, the full-time advising staff in the College of Education Student Success Center will also help you navigate your degree program and apply for your teaching license.



Top-Notch Classroom Experience

The University of Wyoming offers an excellent opportunity for students pursuing a career in education. The University's Lab School, a K-8 public school connected to the College of Education building, serves as a learning laboratory where you can gain valuable experience. 


Financial Support & Student Support

Around $300,000 in scholarships are awarded to College of Education students each year. At UW you will enjoy a robust support system to help you and your family navigate academic and personal struggles and find solutions the ensure your success.




Enjoy the added security of studying in a program that is nationally accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). Secondary Education programs at UW are nationally recognized in our subject areas:

National Council of Teachers of English
National Council of Teachers of Math
National Council of the Social Studies
National Science Teachers Association
Professional Teaching Standards Board Agriculture
Professional Teaching Standards Board Industrial Technology




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College of Education Student Success Center

Department 3374, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2230