Secondary Education

The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education degree program at Indiana University Kokomo is designed for those students who desire to teach at the junior high/middle school and/or high school level (grades 5-12). Students may select licensure areas from among the following subject areas or fields of specialization: English/Language Arts, Fine Arts: Visual Arts*, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies. Graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education are then eligible for a license to teach any two of the core subject areas (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies) for middle school/junior high grades 5-9. Graduates also receive licensure in one content area such as English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies for grades 5-12.

A concentration in Special Education is available under REPA licensure.

Upon completion of all degree and program requirements, students will be eligible to apply to the Indiana Office of Educator Licensing and Development for licensure in one of the following content areas at the secondary level (grades 5-12*) or any two of the following content areas at the middle school/junior high (grades 5-9) level:

Secondary (Grades 5-12)

  • Special Education - Exceptional Needs:  Mild Intervention (REPA license)
  • English/Language Arts
  • Fine Arts*
    • Visual Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
    • Life Sciences
    • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Earth/Space Science
  • Social Studies
    • Economics
    • Government
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

Middle School/Junior High (Grades 5-9)

  • English/Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

*Fine Arts: Visual Arts is a K-12 licensure program

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education is a program of study that includes three categories of courses:

  • General Education courses make you a well-rounded individual
  • Content Education courses provide a broad knowledge base for classroom teachers
  • Professional Education courses connect theory with practice

Teacher candidates progress from observation to participation to instruction. Upon formal admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP), candidates develop and produce instruction within the local schools. Finally, candidates demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and dispositions as an educator by student teaching successfully and completing an Effective Teaching Project.

NOTE:  Persons who already hold a Bachelor's degree should review the Change to Education (C2E) program information to see if this program would be an option for teacher licensure.


For More Information

Student Teacher and Practicum Student Evaluation Forms - Secondary Education (5-12, 5-9, K-12 Art)

Professional Dispositions Assessment Rubric (PDF)  Professional Dispositions Assessment Rubric (Word document)

Metastandards for Competency in the Field (PDF)

Online Submission Form (5-12)