Secondary Education

Simpson College nurtures and prepares highly effective teachers who are competent, caring, and reflective.

Zane Butler

Secondary education students earn a full major in their teaching area and a minor in secondary education. The various methods of teaching courses in the secondary education program are co-taught by master teachers currently on staff in the area middle and high schools. This is considered to be best practice by the Iowa Department of Education.

 

WHAT CLASSES ARE INCLUDED IN A SECONDARY EDUCATION MINOR?

Educ 114 Foundations of Education

Educ 118 Student Learning and Development

Educ 222 Assessment, Planning, and Teaching

Educ 312 Education and Collaboration for Students with Special Needs/ Exceptional Learners

Educ 316 Secondary Education and Practicum

Educ 321 Human Relations in Teaching

Educ 340s Secondary Methods

Educ 341 English/Language Arts Methods

Educ 342 World Language Methods

Educ 343 Social Studies/Social Science Methods

Educ 344 Science Methods

Educ 345 Math Methods

Educ 346 Business Methods

 

REQUIRED FOR LICENSURE 

Educ 388 Student Teaching

        Educ 388M Middle School Student Teaching

        Educ 388S Secondary Student Teaching

        Educ 388IS Instructional Strategist Student Teaching

Educ 389 Student Teaching Seminar

 

SECONDARY ENDORSEMENT AREAS

All Business

American Government*

American History

Art

Basic Science

Biology

Chemistry

Coaching*

Communications/Speech/Theatre*

Economics*

English

Health*

Journalism*

Languages (French/German/Spanish)

Mathematics

Music

Physical Education

Physics

Psychology*

Sociology*

Special Education (Instructional Strategist I)***

World History

*Must complete an additional endorsement

***Must complete an additional endorsement AND offered at the graduate level