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Secondary Education (7-12) (B.S.Ed.)

Teachers have an impactful role in the life of a developing child through mentoring, advocating and fostering learning. And as the child learner develops, the teacher continues to be a big influence in the classroom as a role model and support mechanism.

Bloomsburg University's secondary education undergraduate program includes teacher education, educational studies, educational technology, student teacher supervision (7-12) and secondary education. Students are required to spend time observing and assisting in actual classroom settings through courses offered in the sophomore and junior years.

These courses prepare students for the actual student teaching experience. Students may select an internship which provides a work-study program in an education-related setting. The secondary education major leads to a bachelor's in education (B.S.Ed.) and certification to teach grades 7 through 12.

Required Courses

Some courses, which satisfy Bloomsburg University’s general education requirement, are included in the course listings for the individual areas of specialization under secondary education.

Requirements for the secondary education (7-12) major include 35 semester hours in required core courses, plus courses specified for various specializations. Students should consult their advisor to plan a course of study.

  • EDFOUND-204 Educational Computing & Technology or EDFOUND-350 Instructional Design Systems or EDFOUND-351 Virtual Learning Communities
  • EDFOUND-206 Teachers, Schools, & Society
  • EDFOUND-251 Psych. Foundations of Education
  • EDFOUND-291 Principles of Teaching
  • EDFOUND-311 Classroom Measurement & Assessment
  • EDFOUND-406 Multicultural Education
  • EDFOUND-427 Classroom Management & Effective Discipline
  • EDFOUND-497/498 Student Teaching: First and Second Experiences

Students are required to take a secondary methods course corresponding to their major from the following:

  • SECED-351 Teaching Communication in the Secondary School
  • SECED-452 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School
  • SECED-453 Teaching Science in the Secondary School
  • SECED-355 Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School
  • LANGCULT-350 Foreign Language Methodology

Why secondary education?

Secondary education enables you to build upon your passion in a specific area of interest as a contributing influence in helping to ensure students are well prepared for their future, while serving as a positive role model and supporter.

Department Chair
  Todd Hoover | 570-389-4425
Department Secretary
  Stacey Starmack | 570-389-4032

Teaching and Learning
2221 McCormick Center
Phone: 570-389-4955
Fax: 570-389-3848

Specialization Requirement Sheets


Students enrolled as education majors enter as "Pre-Teacher Education" (PTE) status. In order to register for upper level coursework, including student teaching, students must complete and submit an admission packet. This packet is reviewed in detail during the one-credit introductory course required by each major.

Out-of-state licensure and certification:

Bloomsburg University is approved to offer Education programs that lead to certification in Pennsylvania. While we regularly monitor licensure and certification laws in each state, state requirements are subject to change without notice. If you are interested in certification outside of Pennsylvania, we encourage you to contact the appropriate state licensing agency to seek guidance and verify requirements before beginning a program and during your program of study. Please visit and for more information. If you are planning to teach in New Jersey, please note that you may be required to complete the edTPA, a performance based assessment. It's strongly recommended you contact the school district(s) of interest and the New Jersey Department of Education for more information specific to New Jersey.