Secondary Education

Secondary Education, B.A./B.S.DegreeB.A./B.S.
Teacher Education, Post-Baccalaureate CertificateCertificate

In addition to the Professional Education Core, Secondary Education candidates must complete either one 45 credit content endorsement, or at least one 30 credit content endorsement and one 20 credit content endorsement. The total credit count may vary depending upon the content area selected.

Information about the K-12 endorsements in Special Education and Music Education can be found on their respective pages.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to work with the College of Education Advising beginning in their first semester at ISU.

Program Outcomes

  1. The Teacher Candidate applies evidence-based professional and pedagogical knowledge that supports students’ social, emotional, behavioral and academic development.

  2. The Teacher Candidate has a deep and flexible understanding of content that supports students’ social, emotional, behavioral  and academic development in authentic learning environments.

  3. The Teacher Candidate strategically uses assessment for instructional planning and evidence-based instructional practices to make goal-directed decisions that support students’ social, emotional, behavioral and academic development.  

  4. The Teacher Candidate displays the professional dispositions that support students’ social, emotional, behavioral and academic development.

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Major Academic Plan (MAP)

Content Area Endorsements

American Government, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
American Government, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Art, 45 Credit Endorsement45 Credit Endorsement
Biological Sciences, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
Biological Sciences, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Biological Sciences, 45 Credit Endorsement45 Credit Endorsement
Business Education, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
Business Education, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Business Technology, 45 Credit Endorsement45 Credit Endorsement
Chemistry, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
Chemistry, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Chemistry, 45 Credit Endorsement45 Credit Endorsement
Communication, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
Communication, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Communication, 45 Credit Endorsement45 Credit Endorsement
Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Education (K-12), 30 Credit Endorsement 30 Credit Endorsement
Drama, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
Drama, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Drama, 45 Credit Endorsement45 Credit Endorsement
English, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
English, 45 Credit Endorsement45 Credit Endorsement
English as a Second Language (ESL), 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
Family and Consumer Sciences, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Family and Consumer Sciences, 45 Credit Endorsement45 Credit Endorsement
French, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
French, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Geology, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
Geology, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Geology, 45 Credit Endorsement45 Credit Endorsement
German, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
German, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Health Education Teaching, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
Health Education Teaching, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Health Education, 45 Credit Endorsement45 Credit Endorsement
History, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
History, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Journalism, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
Marketing Technology, 30 credit endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Marketing Technology, 21 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
Mathematics, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
Mathematics, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Mathematics, 45 Credit Endorsement45 Credit Endorsement
Natural Science, Secondary, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Physical Education, 45 Credit Endorsement45 Credit Endorsement
Physics, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
Physics, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Social Studies, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement
Spanish, 20 Credit Endorsement20 Credit Endorsement
Spanish, 30 Credit Endorsement30 Credit Endorsement

The Secondary Education program aligns with the College of Education Core Standards of Teacher Education and the Conceptual Framework. In addition, the program graduates teachers who exemplify the following guiding principles. The Secondary Educator:

  1. Is a content area expert able to represent subject matter in multiple ways to ensure depth of student understanding.

  2. Ensures curriculum alignment with state and national student achievement standards.

  3. Uses all appropriate tools and techniques of teaching to guide and assess student learning.

  4. Provides consistent opportunities for all students to learn and adapts instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners.

  5. Fosters family and community relationships that promote student learning.