Perfect your skills and become a middle school or high school teacher


As a secondary education minor, paired with a major from the University of Saint Mary, graduates can make a difference in the lives of middle or high school level children, typically grades 6-12.


At USM, our secondary education program is one of the most esteemed in the region.  Experienced faculty members mentor and guide you throughout the program providing individual attention to each candidate.  Inspiring, thought-provoking classes provide you with a means to:
 

  • Learn techniques to engage children in grades seven-twelve in high interest academics, preparing them to meet the challenges of the future

  • Become creative, critical, and reflective thinkers

  • Teach content to children in meaningful lessons infused with current educational research and 21st century skills

  • Possess professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions

  • Enter the education field as a well-respected professional.

USM programs in secondary education include:
 

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • English

  • History

  • Mathematics

  • Theatre


Professors routinely engage students in small group and one-on-one settings.  Clinical experiences are a “hands-on” approach that immediately provides multiple opportunities for students to put theory into practice in school settings.  Graduates move on to earn teaching positions as a result of USM’s solid reputation for preparing quality, professional educators equipped with innovative, best-practices.


For candidates who want to teach students in grades kindergarten-6, consider our elementary education degree program.