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What is secondary education?

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.

Career paths

Some careers listed below may require additional education:

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OSU graduates more national board certified teachers than any other institution in the state.


Field experience

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.

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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.

Study abroad

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.

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