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Secondary Education (Language Arts)

I am Interested in This Major

The Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education prepares students to work with children from ninth through twelfth grade in public, private, and alternative school systems.  You may consider a degree in education if you enjoy working with children and/or adolescents, want to strengthen the future through education, and want to make a difference in the lives of others.  MU Students work closely with mentors, practicing teachers, administrators, and university faculty to develop the knowledge and skills to enhance learning outcomes for children and youth.  The coursework through the College of Education focuses on teachers’ roles in facilitating learning at all levels of development and considers the influences of cultural, political, historical, and economic factors on students, teachers, and schools.  Upon successfully completing the initial teacher certification process, the state grants you certification in secondary language arts.  Practical and rewarding clinical training in schools and agencies begins sophomore year, and continues each semester culminating in a senior-level teaching internship, enhancing teaching skills and confidence.  Coursework within Secondary language arts provides you with experience in the methods of teaching language arts. Education courses include an introduction to language arts education, and three teaching language arts methods and assessment courses focused on literature, writing, and mass media.

Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: