Secondary EducationBachelor of Arts

Why study Secondary Education at Gustavus?

In the Secondary Education program at Gustavus, you will choose from 17 teacher licensure programs. You will begin working in classrooms as soon as you start the program, and 90% of graduates are placed in teaching roles across the country and the world.

Course Examples

Every year, Gustavus faculty teach more than 1,800 courses - you'll be able to choose what interests you. Maybe one of these courses from Elementary and Secondary Education will be on your class schedule.

  • EDU-389Methods and Materials in Inclusive Classrooms
  • EDU-330Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • EDU-340Middle School: Teaching Intermediate and Middle Level Learners
  • EDU-230Social Foundations of Education and Student Needs
Alex Blegen ’23, Vocal Music Education Major

The faculty have guided me through many hands-on experiences both in front of Gustavus ensembles as well as encouraging me to take outside opportunities to prepare myself for my career including working with clinicians, attending workshops, and conferences.

Alex Blegen ’23, Vocal Music Education Major

What can I do with a degree in Secondary Education?

The Secondary Education major is adaptable - and valuable - leading to many different fields and fulfilling careers. Here are a few popular paths, but a Gustavus degree can take you anywhere.

  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Program Development
Average salary 5 years post graduation Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer from the U.S. Census Bureau
75%  Ultimately attended graduate or professional school
11:1  Student to Faculty Ratio
72  Majors
100%  of courses taught by faculty members

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