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Adult Programs

Secondary Education

Transition to Teaching

Become a Middle or High School Teacher

As a secondary teacher, you help young people navigate the transition from childhood to adulthood. In addition to instilling a passion for your subject area, you are a mentor, guide, and advocate for young adults who are addressing big questions about their identities and futures. Our program gives you the research-based knowledge and skills to turn your passion for youth and your subject area into a meaningful career. With our program, you can become certified in American Sign Language, Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Social Studies, Spanish, Theater, or Visual Art.

Review our semester courses and tuition below.

Fall Semester

Educ 201* 2 credits Foundations of Education – T,R 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Educ 302 2 credits Exceptional Learners: Secondary – T,R 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Educ 321* 2 credits Curriculum & Instruction I: Middle School – T,R 8:00-10:45 a.m.
Field experience arranged with the professor

Spring Semester

Educ 309 2 credits Educational Psychology – R 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Educ 324* 2 credits Curriculum & Instruction II: High School – 8:00-9:15 a.m.
Field experience arranged with the professor
Educ 325 2 credits Content specific methods course – arranged with professor

Candidates for physical education, visual art, or music may have their content methods course in a different semester; ask the Director of Transition to Teaching for current scheduling information.

Fall Semester

Educ 410 6 credits Transition to Teaching Practicum
Full days for at least 12 weeks, plus additional
time to complete a professional portfolio

Total 18 credits

* denotes course including significant field experience component

  • In some cases, courses taken at other accredited institutions may be accepted. A minimum of two classes must be taken at Goshen College in order to be placed for student teaching.
  • Applicants must submit all necessary materials by June 1 to be considered for preliminary admission.

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Secondary Education Faculty & Staff

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