Secondary Education

School of Education
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Secondary Education 

Secondary Education and Teaching majors earning the Bachelor of Science may opt for one of the six areas of education concentrations including Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Social Studies, and Spanish. Graduates of the program receive content-based teacher certification in Louisiana in grades 6-12.  ULM students are also able to major in secondary subjects outside of Education (e.g. Math & P.E., Music Vocal, Music Instrumental, and Art) and pursue teacher certification in these areas.  

Many of our graduates have gone on to become principals and educational leaders.   Some of our graduates have also been recognized at local, regional, and state levels for excellence in teaching and educational leadership.  The School of Education offers advanced degrees in special education, educational leadership, educational technology, English as a second language, and curriculum and instruction.  

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What sets us apart?

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The Secondary Education and Teaching program is part of the School of Education, which is fully accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 

Interdisciplinary collaboration

Teacher candidates in the Secondary Education and Teaching program will take a concentration of courses in a chosen content area and a series of teaching methods courses to build skills and content knowledge in preparation for successful experiences in 21st Century classrooms. 

High-quality field experiences

High-quality coursework and field experiences are embedded throughout the program to provide teacher candidates with opportunities to learn and apply research-based teaching strategies from their content areas in authentic education settings.

Educators Rising collegiate chapter

Educators Rising is a national membership organization for aspiring teachers and their mentors. Participation in this organization will provide opportunities for teacher candidates to connect with peers and experts locally and around the country to improve teaching and learning experiences for all students. 

Mentoring and Residency

Teacher candidates in the Secondary Education and Teaching program will be paired with a highly qualified mentor teacher for a yearlong residency experience that will provide extensive co-planning and co-teaching opportunities from the start of the school year. 

Advanced degrees

Graduates of the Secondary Education and Teaching program will be certified to teach by the Louisiana Department of Education and will be on track to pursue advanced degrees and certification in educational leadership, educational technology, special education, curriculum and instruction, educational diagnostics, and many other ancillary certificate areas.

Here are a few of the top careers in this field:

  • Middle School Teacher (grades 6-8)
  • High School Teacher (grades 9-12) 
  • Athletic Coach 
  • School Administrator 
  • Instructional Coach 
  • Educational Diagnostician 
  • Program Coordinator 

Students in the Secondary Education and Teaching program will complete two Curriculum courses prior to admission into the School of Education Teacher Education Program. CURR 1001, Navigating within a Culturally Pluralistic Society, and CURR 2001, Educational Foundations for Diverse Learning Environments, will provide a solid foundation for teacher candidates to understand the needs of the students they will serve as future educators. 

Once admitted into the Teacher Education Program, secondary students will complete a junior year block of courses for teaching methods, literacy development, classroom management, and differentiation for diverse learners. These courses include embedded field experiences, peer teaching, and signature assessment designed to prepare students for the yearlong residency in the senior year.  

During the senior year residency, students will be placed in a mentor teacher’s classroom for the fall and spring semesters. During this residency, students will complete advanced methods coursework and an additional class with a focus on best practices in K-12 assessment. These courses allow students to utilize authentic teaching and learning experiences to determine problems of practice with strategic interventions to support growth of students with diverse needs. 


A+PEL is an educators’ organization in Louisiana, advancing A+ teachers as career professionals. By focusing on professional development, teacher advocacy and excellence in education, A+PEL empowers Louisiana’s youth for future success. 

Educators Rising is committed to preparing future educators for 21st Century classrooms.  Our mission is to improve the quality of education provided to all K-12 students by recruiting and supporting the best and brightest potential teachers.  

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