Secondary Education

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The secondary education (7-12) major at Nebraska is ideal for students who have a strong desire to teach and advance disciplinary knowledge in specific content areas. Upon completion, you will be recommended for teacher certification from the Nebraska Department of Education, which will allow you to teach in grades 7-12, unless otherwise noted.
  • College

  • Hours Required

    120 credit hours
  • Areas of Focus

    Business, Marketing and Information Technology, English, English and Language Arts, Mathematics (6-12), Sciences (Broad Field Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Earth and Space …, Social Sciences, World Languages (Chinese, French, German, Latin, Russian or Spanish)

The Nebraska Difference



We award more than $200,000 annually in scholarships to incoming students.


1-to-1 Advising

Your assigned advisor will support you with academic planning throughout your time at Nebraska.


Career Coaching

Career coaches can help you plan for a meaningful career built upon your degree program.


Classroom Experience

Participate in practicum field experiences in a variety of classroom settings and grade levels.

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Program Features

Leadership Development 

Become an educational leader prepared to work with diverse learners, schools and communities.

Professional Mentoring 

Receive professional mentoring from content area experts who will help you transform your passion into teaching expertise.

Global Experiences 

Take an in-depth look at the education system in Costa Rica, gain experience teaching English to speakers of other languages in Ecuador or explore how Dutch schools welcome immigrants and refugees from around the world in the Netherlands during faculty-led global experiences.

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Notable Courses

Teaching Matters (TEAC 161)

Designed to introduce critical issues, responsibilities, roles and identities to secondary education majors through school site visits, lectures and inquiry.

Teaching Multilingual Learners in Content Areas (TEAC 413M)

Identify and design linguistically and culturally responsive instruction for multilingual learners in the content areas at all levels of K-12 education.

Learning and Teaching Principles and Practices (TEAC 451)

Learn about theoretical issues in teaching and learning as applied to individual disciplines.

Fundamentals of Adolescent Development for Education (EDPS 251)

Explore fundamental concepts and principles of cognitive and social/emotional development from late childhood to early adulthood. Understand biosocial forces affecting behavior and educational development.

Huskers Do Big Things


  • First Husker peer mentor, University of Nebraska–Lincoln First-Year Experience and Transition Programs
  • Front line and event management intern, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Admissions
  • Grant writing intern, Lied Center for Performing Arts
  • Political communications intern, Nebraska Healthcare Association


  • Science teacher, Grand Island Public Schools
  • Technology applications instructor, Pasadena Independent School District
  • Careers for Kids specialist, Omaha Public Schools
  • Social studies teacher and coach, South Sioux City Public School District

Graduate Schools

  • M.A. Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Ph.D. Educational Studies, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

If you have questions about the Secondary Education major or navigating the application process, contact us.

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Contact Name
Dijon DeLaPorte
Contact Title
Director of Recruitment