Majors & Programs of Study

Secondary Education

The Secondary Education program is based on a thorough preparation in the liberal arts and sciences, professional studies, and in specialty courses--all of which form a dynamic collaboration that combines theory and practice, content and skill. The program provides opportunities for the prospective teacher to become effective in the classroom, meeting the demands of a challenging and changing educational environment and satisfying state licensure requirements. The program is seen as a community where students and teachers apply theoretical concepts, practice strategies, and develop teaching approaches.


Interested students are required to complete a Composite Teaching Major or an Academic Teaching Major in one or more of the University’s academic colleges. In addition, a minimum of 37-40 semester hours, including Academic Methods and Student Teaching course, of professional education course work must be completed in the Department of Teacher Education and Human Development.


Utah licensed 6-12 Grade Teacher, work as Teacher Assistant in schools


The College resides in a state-of-the-art Education Building and operates labs for hands-on experience. A Media Center with high-tech equipment is available for students and faculty to create innovative projects and learning opportunities.

Majors and Minors Approved for Licensure

Art, Biology, Business Education, Chemistry, Communications, Dance Education, English, English as a Second Language (ESL), French, Geography, Geology, German, Health Education, History, Marketing Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physical Education (Coaching), Physical Science, Physics, Special Education Mild/Moderate, Social Science Composite Major, Spanish, and Theatre Arts


Alumni Spotlight

Name: Kendall Benson

Graduated: Southern Utah State College 1984
Southern Utah University M.Ed. 1997

Current job: Principal; Cedar Middle School

"My experience at SUSC/SUU has helped me to be very successful in Middle Level Education. SUU provided me with personal service and a well-rounded education that has been the foundation of a great career in teaching."

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