Secondary Education Major


In the Goshen College secondary education program, you will learn how to make the subject you love come alive for middle and high school students. Our intensive secondary education program prepares secondary teachers to teach fifth through 12th-grade students in diverse classrooms around the country. With this program’s integrated focus on hands-on learning, you will have the opportunity to start field placements in local classrooms during your first year of study. The coursework will help you think critically and creatively about education in the United States, both past and present.

In addition to learning about teacher education, methods, and strategies, our secondary education prepares students with experience in student teaching and classroom management. You will work with students of all abilities and backgrounds and learn how to create a positive and inclusive learning environment for everyone. As Goshen College secondary education majors, aspiring teachers are well-equipped to make a difference in students’ lives and help them reach their full potential.

Intensive Secondary Education Program with an Integrated Focus on Hands-On Learning

Secondary education students complete education courses for teacher certification while double majoring in one of many possible subject areas: chemistry, English, English as a new language, life sciences, math, music, Spanish, physical education, physics, social studies, theater or visual art.

The Best Way to Become a Secondary Education Teacher

Over 90 percent of GC graduates who sought a teaching position in the last three years are now employed as teachers. Throughout the secondary education program, you are prepared to teach diverse students, integrate learning across disciplines, and design creative and challenging curricula—all of which are essential for success for middle school teachers and high school teachers.

Learn How to Make a Subject Come Alive for Middle and High School Students

If you are interested in pursuing a career in teaching, the Goshen College’s secondary education program is a perfect choice. Contact us today by filling out the form below to learn more about this program and apply. Financial aid is also available.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Goshen College community!

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Suzanne Ehst

Professor of Education
Director of Secondary Education

Kathy Meyer Reimer

Professor of Education
Director of Elementary Education

Brooke Lemmon

Associate Professor of Education
Director of Special Education

Danaé Wirth

Director of Accreditation
Assistant Professor of Education

Robina Sommers

Assistant Professor of Education
Director of Teach Elkhart County

Roy Jackson II

Assistant Professor of Education

Janine Ostergren

Education Administrative Assistant