Teaching in a middle or high school offers teachers the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of both adolescents and the content they are teaching adolescents.
By arranging and scaffolding learning experiences, you will help students see the value of learning as they move toward a positive future and you will delve deeply into your discipline and its relationship to your students and the world
Working with adolescents, like all teaching, is rewarding and intellectually challenging. As learners develop and their lives become more complicated, understanding their options and attaining useful skills to reach these options becomes paramount. Secondary teachers engage adolescents as they look toward the future and provide opportunities for students to be successful both inside and outside of school.
The Secondary Teacher Education Program at the University’s Curry School of Education is the perfect place to study for a career in teaching adolescents. The program offers exemplary field experiences across a range of grade levels and schools. In addition, pedagogical knowledge is supported through general methods classes in instruction, assessment, and classroom management along with specialized classes in teaching your discipline to adolescents. The program faculty work together to provide high quality experiences to all pre-service teachers through course work, advising, and community opportunities.
Teachers of secondary education typically have a deeper grounding in a specific subject area and spend their time instilling their passion for that subject in their students. Helping their charges make the transition from middle school to high school or from high school to college drives the daily activities of secondary teachers. Curry has an MT program in all core subject areas that will lead to initial teaching licensure enabling you to work with young adults.
Teaching licensure programs are determined by the Commonwealth, and Curry is approved to offer preparation programs in a number of endorsement areas that will put you in daily contact with students in middle or high school.
In particular, we recommend you review one or more of the following Curry Master of Teaching programs that will license you to teach young children:
- MT in English Education (6-12),
- MT in Foreign Language (Spanish, French, German, Chinese, or Latin) (K-12)
- MT in Health and Physical Education (K-12)
- MT in Mathematics Education (6-12)
- MT in Science Education (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics) (6-12)
- MT in Social Studies Education (6-12)
Each of the program links on this webpage will lead you to more information about entrance requirements, degree and licensure expectations, as well as contact information for those who can tell you more about a specific program.