Secondary Education

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Earn your bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Louisiana State University Shreveport and earn your certification in one of six areas of study: English, math, social studies, biology, chemistry and physics.

Earn your bachelor’s degree in secondary education in an interactive, hands-on program at LSUS. The secondary education major offers a variety of opportunities to learn in real classrooms prior to graduation and leads to certification for teaching grades 6-12 in Louisiana.

Why LSUS’ secondary education degree program? 

As a secondary education major at LSUS, you’ll take a diverse range of classes. From to planning, leading, and evaluating middle and high school classroom teaching, the curriculum will support whichever certification you’re working toward. The certifications in secondary education offered at LSUS include English, biology, chemistry, math, physics and social studies.

Clinical experiences to prepare for real-world teaching

At LSUS, you’ll have the chance to teach, reach and inspire middle and high school students as early as your first year. Whether observing or teaching lessons, your experience as an LSUS secondary education major will prepare you to be an effective teacher leader.  

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  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
  • Estimated four years for first-time freshmen
  • In-person
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Explore the Secondary Education Bachelor’s Degree at LSUS

Middle school and high school years are some of the most important in individual success. In addition to the basics of education, students are learning valuable life skills. As a teacher, you’ll directly influence the lives of your students. The secondary education degree from LSUS will give you the diverse skillset you need to succeed.  

Applicable Courses 

A mix of advanced and traditional courses, the LSUS secondary education major will introduce you to topics such as lesson plan writing, classroom organizationtechnology in the classroom, and collaboration for inclusive learning.  

Student life 

Education majors have the opportunity to join both professional associations and student-run organizations – including the Louisiana Association of Educators Student Program, Educators Rising and Kappa Delta Pi – which host workshops and networking events.

Resources to succeed 

Secondary education majors have direct access to the Pilot Educational Center. This center offers flexible workspace, a wide range of young adult books, and a Praxis preparation lab.

Middle school and high school years are some of the most important in individual success. In addition to the basics of education, students are learning valuable life skills. As a teacher, you’ll directly influence the lives of your students. The secondary education degree from LSUS will give you the diverse skillset you need to succeed.  

Financial Aid for Education Majors 

LSUS students are awarded more than $12.4 million in scholarships every year. Education majors can qualify for additional scholarships. Explore the types of financial aid you could qualify for as a secondary education major. 

Reach your goals, your way

At LSUS, we offer both traditional undergraduate teaching certifications with the option for additional add-on certifications specializing in English as a Second Language, Special Education and more! We also have TeachLSUS, an abbreviated pathway to a teaching certification for those who already possess an undergraduate degree. 

“The education department at LSUS prepared me for almost every aspect of teaching. The principal at Youree Drive Middle said she never hires any first year teachers, but hired me because she could tell I was ready to teach after observing me [during my student teaching experience]. I am also very excited to report I received a 3.8 average score in my first formal evaluation – a score usually reserved for teachers with at least five years of experience. I believe this is due to the preparation I received at LSUS.”
James Snyder, B.S. in Secondary Education, 2018

The Louisiana State University Shreveport Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP's evidence-based accreditation assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

The Pilot Education Center is a state-of-the-art learning environment for future educators at all levels. Textbook and techonology resources abound in a simulated classroom environment. The Center also includes the Praxis Lab and Curriculum Resource Center.

The Teacher Education Program: Admission & Retention - or TEPAR for short -  is a secondary admissions process that education majors must apply for in their sophomore year. If accepted, applicants can continue onward in the program to receive their degree in education. Read more about TEPAR here.

Where Can a Secondary Education Degree from LSUS Take You?

The School of Education at LSUS will make sure you step into your classroom confident and prepared. No matter which grade or subject you teach, you’ll be ready to take on a position in middle school or high school.  

Learn more about course requirements for a secondary education major. 

Thinking about a degree in secondary education? Here are a few other LSUS bachelor’s degree programs you might be interested in exploring.    

LSUS also offers a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.