Secondary Education

Prepare for a Career in Education

Union Institute & University’s Secondary Education major prepares you to educate diverse classrooms of students in grades six through 12. At Union we know teaching adolescents is one of the most rewarding and challenging careers, that’s why our distance learning format is designed to fit your busy schedule so you can advance your education without interrupting your life.
Union has tailored our Secondary Education program for individuals seeking to teach in the state of Florida. While students residing in other states may enroll, we cannot guarantee that the program will result in eligibility for teacher licensure in states other than Florida. Please contact our Admissions Team to find out if our program will meet your state’s regulations. While the program is not currently structured to grant certification, it provides a vibrant and thorough educational foundation for students who wish to apply for certification in their state.

Careers of our Secondary Education Graduates

Union’s Secondary Education graduates excel in a variety of education careers with the skills they learn at Union. With Union’s degree, you’ll be ready to develop future opportunities in teaching and leadership, and employers will be looking for people like you who understand the care and attention needed for secondary education.

High School


Special Education


Middle School



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School Teacher


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Skills & Benefits

applying your degree to your experience

Applied & Academic Skills
  • Identify the skills needed to help adolescents learn to their fullest potential.
  • Prepare content specific lessons adapted to a diverse student population.
  • Design active learning experiences to foster independent learning.

Secondary Education Structure & Courses

•  120 Credit Hours Program (minimum)
•  Full-time & part-time options
• Classes start every 8 weeks!
• Up to 90 semester hours in transfer credits
  • Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Education
    EDU 317
  • Classroom Management
    EDU 330
  • Foundations and Practices in Teaching Reading
    EDU 331
  • Educational Assessment
    EDU 334
  • Effective Instructional Practices
    EDU 335
  • Capstone Workshop: Student Teaching Seminar
    EDU 496
  • Contemporary Perspectives on Classroom Organization
    EDU 497
  • Capstone Learning Experience: Student Teaching
    EDU 499
  • Secondary English
    Explore effective writing, helping students construct meaning from reading, teaching literature, integrating language arts & writing
  • Secondary Science
    Management of classroom and laboratory equipment & skills and application of scientific inquiry
  • Secondary Mathematics
    The nature of diverse areas in mathematics, problem solving & the connections to other disciplines
  • Secondary Social Science
    Understanding the of social science of geography, economics, political science, world history, and American history
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Graduation Capstone

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