The Bachelor of Arts or Science degree with a major in secondary education prepares students to teach in grades 9–12 in a specific certification area, and K-12 for foreign languages. The certification areas offered are biology, business, chemistry, english, french (K-12), mathematics, physics, spanish (K-12), and social sciences. Every student pursuing the secondary education major also majors in the certification area of the student’s choice, except for business. The student’s degree, either a B.A. or a B.S., is determined by the certification area, which is listed as their primary major. Students whose primary major is in math, chemistry, biology, or physics will earn a B.S. degree. Students whose primary major is in english, spanish, french, history or political science will earn a B.A. degree. Secondary education students will have an education advisor, as well as an advisor in their chosen certification area.
To find which courses will fulfill core requirements, search the Course Schedule by “Attribute Type” to locate courses in the current and upcoming semester that fulfill specific core requirements. The Course Schedule is located on the Rockhurst Registrar’s webpage at www.rockhurst/registrar.