B.S.Ed. in Secondary Education (Daytime)

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Teach the next generation of world-changers

Mercer’s Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) with a major in Secondary Education prepares residential undergraduate students on the Macon campus for certification to teach adolescents in grades 6 through 12. Through a program taught within a cohort model, students will gain an academic perspective that values the individual and authentic worth of the adolescent through the inclusive lens of the regular classroom.

Complete your education coursework in one of the following areas of certification:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science

Individuals who successfully complete the program of study and obtain passing scores on the appropriate GaPSC-approved Content Pedagogy Assessment and GACE Content Assessments lead to eligibility for Level 4 induction certification.

Gain valuable field experience

Secondary Education majors fulfill a set of field placements within diverse school and community populations. Through field placements, students will:

  • Be equipped to advocate for the needs and rights of each adolescent they service in their future classrooms.
  • Understand the importance of collaboration and establishing partnerships with parents, schools, and communities.

Learn more about field experience.

Expand your knowledge

Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Understand adolescents from a holistic perspective with an emphasis on social, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and physical characteristics
  • Comprehend interdisciplinary middle and secondary curriculum design and understand how students differ in their approaches to learning
  • Design and employ a content-specific and/or integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Develop and implement a variety of formative and summative assessment strategies
  • Build collaborative relationships with families, school colleagues, communities, and other stakeholders
  • Seek to be reflective, evaluate personal development, and find opportunities to grow professionally

Learn more about our Secondary Education major

Mercer’s Tift College of Education provided me with both the pedagogical knowledge and practical skills necessary to be an effective educator. I am so grateful for the foundation and friendships the faculty provided to me throughout the start - and entire course - of my teaching career.

Daniel Brown
Mathematics, B.S. - Secondary Education Mathematics Certification Program '10
STEM High School Mathematics Teacher - Innovation Academy

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Meet the Faculty

Mercer's Tift College of Education is supported by faculty and staff who devote themselves to preparing students to become transforming educators within their communities and throughout the world.

Professional licensure

All of Mercer’s programs that lead to licensure are designed to meet the educational requirements of regulatory authorities in the State of Georgia. If you intend to seek licensure or certification outside of Georgia, please review Mercer’s professional licensure disclosure for more information.