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Corban University

Secondary Education

Did you have a favorite teacher who made you love math or English or science, just because of the way they taught and how excited they were about it? Now you can be that teacher!

Choose from these subject areas:

  • Biology
  • Health
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Social Studies

Of the Corban grads who pursue a teaching job, 99% get one—within one year!

Is Secondary Education the right major for you?

Yes, if:

  • You have a patient, kind, and empathetic personality.
  • You easily connect with others.
  • You can explain difficult concepts in a clear manner.
  • You’re not afraid to show tough love.
  • You can be passionate and enthusiastic even about topics others find mundane.
  • You’re curious and creative.

What You’ll Learn

As you prepare to teach middle school or high school students, you will take extensive courses in the subject area you choose, as well as key education courses and extensive courses in the subject area you choose. This blend of studies, plus your classroom experience each year, ensures that you are well-prepared as a teacher candidate and a subject-matter expert before you take on your own classroom.

Professional education courses for all secondary education majors include:

  • Intro to Education
  • Teaching Exceptional Learners
  • Psychology of Education
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Classroom Management & Discipline
  • Infant, Child & Adolescent Development

You may also choose to add an ESOL endorsement to any secondary education degree, giving you an extra advantage in the job market.

Learn more about Corban’s partnership with the Salem-Keizer school district, the qualifications of our expert education faculty, and what you can expect from your hands-on teaching practicum by visiting the main education page.

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree in the following areas:

  • Biology Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Health Education
  • Language Arts Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Social Studies Education