This major is for students who want to empower lives through teaching grades 6-12.
Subject areas include: English, social studies, foreign language (K-12), mathematics
or science (OSUTeach).
Why secondary education at OSU?
OSU develops educators in facilitating life-long learning and enriching the quality
of life for people in public schools and other educational settings. Our education
graduates are highly sought after by school leaders and hiring officials who recognize
the exceptional quality of OSU graduates. Our students enter the classroom with extensive
and relevant practical experience.
Some careers listed below may require additional education:
Elementary School Teacher
Middle School Teacher
High School Teacher
Career and Technical Education Teacher
Elementary, Middle and High School Principal
School and Career Counselor
Special Education Teacher
OSU graduates more national board certified teachers than any other institution
in the state.
Students participate in multiple field experiences throughout their curriculum gaining
practical, real-world experience. During junior and senior years, students observe
rural and urban classrooms. Prior to graduation, students are paired with a mentor
teacher to complete their final internship (student teaching). Students can complete
their internship locally or abroad.
The program, a collaboration between the College of Education and Human Sciences and
the College of Arts and Sciences, offers secondary teacher certification options for
degrees in biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics and physics. The OSUTeach degrees
allow students to earn full teaching certification without added time or cost. Preparation
includes clinical experiences in elementary, middle and high school classrooms under
the guidance of mentor teachers.
Our students can take a trip of a life time by completing their final internship (student
teaching) in either Costa Rica or Mexico. The goal of the 15-week international internship program is to expand the personal
and professional experience of students and enrich their global perspective as teachers.