The second bachelor’s degree in secondary education is designed for students who have earned their first bachelor’s in a subject taught in secondary schools. They can complete this degree and take the courses needed to qualify for licensure to teach in middle schools and high schools. Qualifying subject areas include chemistry, English, geography, history, health education, mathematics, physics, biology, theater arts, certain foreign languages, and more. Since each student’s academic background is different, they will need to see an advisor for more information on approved teaching areas and to create an individualized plan of study. The length of time required to complete the program varies, but if students have already completed the coursework required for an approved teaching major and minor in their first bachelor’s degree, they will only have to complete the teacher education courses and student teaching, which takes approximately three semesters. Typically the program takes longer than this, as most students need to take additional courses in their chosen teaching major area or complete a teaching minor in its entirety. Students receive a second BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a second BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
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