Secondary Education, BS

Bachelor of Science 
Secondary Education

Secondary Education at Greenville University 

A Bachelor of Science in secondary education will prepare and license you for a career in teaching students from grades 9-12. As a secondary education major, you'll take professional education credits along with the content specialization courses you need to pursue a teaching career in your chosen area of study. Content specialization areas include:



English Language Arts 




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90% job placement
Ninety percent of graduates from Greenville University’s School of Education find work in the field of education within the first year after graduation.
99% pass rate on edTPA

Students at GU currently have a 99% pass rate on the edTPA, a high-stakes test required in the State of Illinois for licensure.

300 classroom hours

Acquire more than 300 hours of experience in classroom from rural to urban settings.

Why GU


Endorsement opportunities. To add teaching areas such as LBSI, music, Spanish, business, and other content areas to a teaching license. 


Double licensure. Complete double licensure requirements for middle grates and secondary education in a four-year bachelor's degree program. Double licensure allows teachers to work with students from grades 5-12 in public schools, providing a wide range of opportunities.


Fully accredited. Our School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).


Character education. Earn nationally recognized certification in character education from Character Plus and learn to educate the whole child.

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Secondary Education, BS Success Story

Success Stories

The education program at GU has equipped me to be a lifelong learner. With small class sizes, professors that care, and ample opportunities to gain real-life classroom experience, I feel confident in my skills and abilities going into my own classroom. Because of Greenville, I will be able to shape the future of education.

-Sidney Webster

My experience at GU has prepared me for real-life teaching scenarios. Having observed a variety of classrooms allowed me to see different teaching methods and apply coursework in real application. The educational program at GU fosters an environment of diversity and appreciation for every student that teachers take into the classroom.

-Emma Wieland

Secondary Education, BS Course Requirements

Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.

Areas of Study



English Language Arts