Bachelor of Science in Middle-Secondary Education

Get Classroom Experience Starting Freshman Year in the BS in Middle-Secondary Education Program.

The Marian University Bachelor of Science in Middle-Secondary Education program will give you the skills and knowledge to cultivate the educational and personal growth of youth ages 10-18 in grades 5-12.

When you complete the Middle-Secondary Education degree from Marian University, you will not only be ready for licensure in Wisconsin but prepared to fill a high need area in Wisconsin’s teacher shortage. With a focus on culturally responsive practices and problem-based learning, you will make real-world connections between your coursework and field experiences – preparing you for your first day as a teacher.

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Gain hands-on experience from your first semester onward. By the end of your program, you will receive a variety of learning opportunities in different schools and settings. Grow your knowledge base as you work with individual students in actual classrooms learning structure, routine, and discipline. Integrate theories learned in textbooks and from your teacher mentors and apply them to your future career as a middle or high school teacher.

Student engagement is very important at Marian with the use of small group collaboration, integrating technology, and experiencing various communication techniques. Graduate ready to manage your own classroom!

Job Outlook for Teachers

Career Paths Median Salary Job Growth
Elementary School Teacher $59,450 3%
Middle School Teacher $59,660 3%
High School Teacher $61,660 3%

Source: BLS 8/1/2020

Becoming A Classroom Leader

The BS in Middle-Secondary Education offers:

  • Field experience in partner schools as early as your first semester
  • Opportunities to be placed in private and public institutions, and different grade levels
  • Countless school districts and faculty members waiting to help graduates with job placement
  • The same clinical site for pre-clinical and clinical practice as a senior, ensuring a full school year of experience
  • Entry to the Marian Student Education Association and Kappa Delta Pi for program-specific professional development and networking
  • A personal advisor and dedicated faculty to provide personalized attention and individualized learning experience
  • Embedded assessments in multiple courses to prepare students for licensure requirements and professional competencies

BS in Middle-Secondary Education Curriculum

The Marian University major in Middle-Secondary Education prepares students to teach youth ages 10-18, grades 5-12. Students are equipped to view children and youth in a holistic manner, to understand early/adolescent development, assess learning, and to teach through the application of appropriate curriculum and methodology. This program requires an academic major leading to licensure, such as biologybroad field social studieschemistryEnglish, or mathematics.

General Education Courses

As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.  General education courses are required regardless of your major.

All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Argumentative and Research Writing
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
  • First Year Studies

Core Courses

Middle-Secondary Education majors will take courses covering topics such as:

  • Educating Exceptional Children
  • Intercultural Studies for Educators
  • Academic Literacy
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Interpersonal Communication

Please visit the Elementary-Middle Education webpage to read the Mission and Learning Outcomes of Marian University’s education programs.

Please visit the Elementary-Middle Education webpage to read the Admission Progression Criterion of Marian University’s Education programs.