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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4204
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Accreditation

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Kansas State Department of Education

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

Candidates who want to be a licensed middle or high school teacher when they graduate pursue a double major:

  • One major in Secondary Education
    AND 
  • One in a chosen field of study.

 All fields of study are offered on campus (only Business is offered both online and on campus).

The respective field of study department creates the program of study for secondary education majors. While candidates will take a number of education courses in their chosen field of study/major along with content courses, all secondary education majors take a common set of general education and teacher education courses.

Click on drop down menus below to go to the department for each field of study.

Secondary Education (6-12):   

Secondary Education (Pre-K - 12):   

Secondary Education Program Summary

General Education Coursework: 55 Credit Hours
Secondary Education Core: 19 Credit Hours
Courses from field of study: Variable
Student Teaching: 12 Credit Hours
Total: Total number of credit hours varies based on chosen field of study

General Education Courses
To earn an undergraduate degree at FHSU, you must complete 55 hours of General Education coursework. For the Secondary Education degree, those must include:

  • ENG 101 English Composition 1 (3 Credit Hours)
  • ENG 102 English Composition 2 (3 Credit Hours)
  • MIS 101 Intro to Computer Info Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 350 Diversity in the United States (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 110 College Algebra (3 Credit Hours)
  • MATH 250 Elements of Statistics (3 Credit Hours)

Total Secondary Education-required General Education: 21 Credit Hours

Secondary Education Core Classes

  • TEEL 202 Foundation of Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • TESP 302 Educating Exceptional Students (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 290 Introduction to Instructional Technology (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 431 Educational Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 494 The Secondary School Experience (4 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 496 Student Teaching (12 Credit Hours)

Total Secondary Education Core Semester: 31 Credit Hours 

- All program courses must be completed with a C or better.
- Here are the application forms in addition to the requirements for admission to Teacher Education and the requirements for admission to Student Teaching.

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