Secondary Education Major

Make a difference in the lives of others.

Embark upon a rewarding teaching career where you will make a difference in your community. This program prepares you to teach in public or private high schools. It also prepares you for a career in administration, counseling, curriculum or social work. You'll develop skills in written and oral communication, leadership and classroom management.

Why study secondary education at the College of Charleston?

This program prepares you to be an exceptional teacher. Get ready to teach future generations of learners and leaders. You may enhance your education through special programs and professional development. The secondary education major is available to students who also major in:

  • biology.
  • chemistry.
  • English.
  • history.
  • mathematics.
  • physics.
  • political science.
  • sociology.

What will I learn?

You will get ready to be a competent, successful high school teacher. You'll develop written and oral communication, leadership and classroom management skills. Choose your subject area or expertise with a cognate major in biology, chemistry, math, English, physics or social studies.  

View Curriculum: Secondary Education

Program Highlights

In the program, you will have the opportunity for academic and professional development. Our program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  • Hands-On Learning

    You'll take part in multiple classroom field experiences. You'll observe and interact with instructors and students alike. Advance your practical knowledge of secondary education.

  • Internships & Clinical Experiences

    Our program offers you a variety of internship opportunities. You will participate in a student-teaching clinical experience in your second semester of senior year.

Careers & Outcomes

Our graduates are exceptional teachers who prepare the future. Graduates take roles as lead instructors in public or private high schools both locally and nationally. You'll have every opportunity to make a difference and have a real impact on your community. Be a teacher, a Peace Corps volunteer, an education administrator, a social worker or a nonprofit leader.