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BS Major

Secondary Education (7-12)

Get qualified to teach in your discipline at the high school level and make education your life's work

Teachers leave students with lasting impressions of life and our world. As a student in Geneva's secondary education program, you will learn how to develop your passions to teach individuals through our distinctive "teaching redemptively" perspective. Prepare for certification that honors the call of Christians to careers of meaning and purpose in high schools teaching biology, chemistry, English, math, physics, or social studies.

Geneva prepares you to make a meaningful impact in your career, community and life.

Experiential Learning

Students begin classroom learning as early as the first year

Local Teaching Opportunities

Tutoring and extensive field experience available in local classrooms

Grant for STEM Teachers

National Science Foundation Noyce Grant available to preservice secondary STEM teachers

Key Courses

Social and Philosophical Foundations of Modern Education

Review the historical, philosophical, and social developments that influenced the American educational system from a Christian perspective

Educational Psychology

Understand how psychological principles and theories apply to teaching, the role of human development, learning, instruction models, motivation, classroom management, discipline, and more

Content Literacy

Learn how to use reading and writing to enhance students’ comprehension of classroom content

Exceptionality in the Secondary Classroom

Teachers need to be able to include students with many different skill sets. This class provides tested strategies and techniques to better engage students with physical and/or mental disabilities

Experienced & Accomplished Faculty

Career Outcomes

Graduates who aspire to have an impact in their communities and their careers through a Geneva Education gain expertise in this field enhanced by academics rooted in Christian values and ethics in Geneva’s program.

Teaching certification earned based on Geneva’s program is recognized in most U.S. states


of our education students passed their certification exams their first time (2020-21)

“I have always wanted to be a teacher, as long as I can remember. I like helping people a lot, and math has always been my best subject. I look forward to being able to encourage community and a positive environment in the classroom.” – Kim, Math Education graduate

Be prepared for careers such as...

  • High School Teacher
  • Curriculum Developer
  • Social Studies Teacher
  • Education Coordinator
  • High School Coach
  • Guidance Counselor

Further your impact...

  • Teach in classrooms overseas
  • Publish works on psychology, education, and teaching strategies
  • Graduate work and continuing education

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