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Secondary Education Bachelors Program

Inspire the next generation by sharing your passion for a particular subject area with junior high 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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Resident Tuition: $160/credit hour

Non-resident Tuition: $665/credit hour

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With a high demand for skilled teachers and, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a median annual salary of $60,620, Wyoming is a great place to be a secondary education teacher

Secondary Education Bachelor’s Degree Program Highlights

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

Marketability. 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.

Flexibility You can complete the program in Laramie or take advantage of our educator preparation and endorsement programs offered at UW at Casper.

Classroom simulations. Hone your teaching and classroom management abilities using our virtual teaching simulator, Mursion. You will practice teaching to digital avatars and get immediate feedback from instructors.

Classroom experience. Start working in classrooms by your sophomore year. You will by participate in two practicums (10 hour and 30 hour) before you begin student teaching.

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. The full-time advising staff in the Teacher Preparation and Advising Office will help you navigate your degree program and apply for your teaching license.

Accredited. Enjoy the added security of studying in a program that is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Secondary Education programs at UW are nationally recognized in our subject areas:

  • National Council of Teachers of English NCTE
  • National Council of Teachers of Math NCTM
  • National Council of the Social Studies NCSS
  • National Science Teachers Association NSTA
  • Professional Teaching Standards Board Agriculture PTSB Agriculture
  • Professional Teaching Standards Board Industrial Technology PTSB Industrial Technology

Faculty. Study with award-winning faculty that have extensive 6-12 classroom experience.

University of Wyoming Lab School. The K-9 public school connected to the College of Education building serves as a learning laboratory where you will gain experience.

Teaching spaces. Utilize tools and technology in spaces such as the Agriculture Education Lab, the Innovation Wrkshop, and the Shell 3-D Visualization Center to take your teaching to new heights.

Scholarships. Around $300,000 in scholarships are awarded to College of Education students each year with over 40 scholarships available to undergraduate students.

Student Support. 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.

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

Examples of Secondary Education Degree Program Courses

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

  • Foundations of Education for a Diverse Society
  • The Art and Science of Teaching
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Methods II
  • Advanced Topics in Pedagogy
  • Seminar in Assessment

View the full Secondary Education curriculum by clicking the program you are interested below.

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