Major in Secondary Education (B.A.S.)

Our secondary education curriculum readies students to apply for Rhode Island teacher certification in grades 7-12. Students majoring in secondary education select a double major in one of the following content areas: biology, English, French, history, mathematics or Spanish.

Students should consult the department website pertinent to the double major of their choice for information regarding specific course requirements. To earn the bachelor’s degree, students take a minimum of 15 education courses (39 credits).

Required courses:

  • Orientation to Teaching
  • Introduction to American Education
  • Adolescent Development and Theories of Learning
  • Tutoring and Mentoring in a Multicultural Society I and II
  • Methods Portfolio
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Area
  • Curriculum, Methods and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary School
  • Practicum for Methods I and II
  • Classroom Management
  • Student Teaching Seminar
  • Practicum in Secondary Education
  • Student Teaching

Students also complete the following courses in other disciplines:

  • Introduction to the Characteristics of Students With Exceptionalities
  • Smart Boards and Tech Tools for Teaching (not required but strongly recommended)