Secondary Education (Grades 7 through 12)
If you want to teach grades 7 through 12, then a degree with certification in secondary education could be a great choice for you. Students preparing for a late middle school or high school teaching career combine a degree in their area of interest (math, science, life sciences, English language arts and reading, history, or speech communication) and then add a group of professional training courses in education. This allows you to delve deep in the area of study that interests you most, but also obtain the skills you need to be a successful classroom teacher.
The professors in the Education Department are super excited to share their knowledge and experiences! They’re also always willing to help out in every aspect of life!
Why should I choose Secondary Education?
Secondary Education majors learn about classroom management, lesson plan development, and student engagement in ways that are specific to older and more mature students.
What are some courses I will take?
- Students and Learning
- Classroom Management
- Disciplinary Literacy
- Curriculum Design
Prepared to Lead
After graduating from UMHB with a degree in music education, Dr. Brian Guenther began his career in the ministry, working as a youth pastor and teaching pastor for several years. Feeling drawn back to education, he accepted a position at the Master's School of San Marcos as a music teacher and chaplain. He returned to UMHB to pursue a doctoral degree and in 2015 moved to San Marcos Baptist Academy to serve as the school's associate academic dean before taking the reins as president in 2018. The education he received at UMHB helped him win the endorsement of the Academy's board of trustees; Dr. Clay Sullivan, chairman of the board, said, "He is incredibly well prepared to lead students and staff."
What are some career options?
With a degree in education, you can follow many career paths:
- High school teacher
- Athletic coach/teacher
- Curriculum coordinator
- GED program instructor
Who is hiring UMHB students?
UMHB Education students have found success in many different areas:
- Private high schools
- Independent school districts across the state of Texas
Where can I go to grad school?
Many Education students have continued their education at these schools:
- University of Mary Hardin Baylor
- Baylor University
- University of Texas
- Texas A&M University
- University of North Texas
Why study secondary education at UMHB?
The passing rate for UMHB education majors on the TExES teacher certification exams is consistently above 96%.
Education courses at UMHB are taught by professors who were classroom teachers themselves, and the program offers exemplary field experiences. During a recent state accreditation visit, the UMHB education program was commended by the state of Texas for its outstanding field experiences for student teachers.
Education majors at UMHB have opportunities to conduct research and attend conferences alongside their professors.
UMHB maintains a close connection with 15 area school districts, so our students have multiple opportunities to visit schools and make connections with prospective employers.