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If you’re perpetually inspired by films like Mr. Holland’s Opus and Stand and Deliver, maybe you’ve considered becoming a secondary education teacher. If you feel called to be the teacher you needed or relied on when you were in junior high, middle, or high school, you need a secondary education degree from Indiana University Kokomo. The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education is designed to turn the things that pique your interest into a successful career of teaching grades 5-12, whether you’re passionate about:
- Fine Arts: Visual Arts
- English/Language Arts
- Social Studies
As you progress through the program, you will get more in depth in both your coursework and your field work. Our program includes four categories of courses. You’ll start with general education courses, then pre-professional courses, then content courses in which you’ll gain a broad knowledge base for your future classroom, and professional education courses where you’ll connect theory with practice and learn how to teach your future students.
As you learn more about the profession, your field work will become progressively more challenging. You will move from observation to participation to instruction, all within school districts that are a part of our CEP. After you are formally admitted into the Teacher Education Program, you'll begin to develop and implement instruction within local schools. In your final semester in the program, you'll have a semester-long student teaching experience in a real-world classroom where you’ll put all you’ve learned to the test.
This is a two-year plan for degree completion. It is only for students who transfer to IU Kokomo from Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University with an associate degree on the Indiana Transfer Single Articulation Pathway (TSAP) plan.
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Indiana University Kokomo765-453-2000
2300 S. Washington St.
Kokomo, IN 46902-9003