Secondary Education

Secondary Education


The Secondary Education program is designed for students who want to become teachers at the middle or high school level. The program leads to a recommendation to the State of Washington for a teaching certificate with an endorsement in at least one subject area. The program requires completion of the Secondary Education professional course sequence, a baccalaureate degree with academic preparation for a qualifying endorsement, and a student teaching internship. The program is firmly backed by current research of effective teaching and promoting student learning, and provides multiple field experiences (including service-learning, practica, and student internship). Early advising is highly encouraged to ensure your eligibility to apply.

The Secondary Education Department is part of Woodring College of Education.

Qualifying endorsements are available in the following areas:

Anthropology/Social Studies BA 

Art—P-12 BAE 

Biology— Secondary Teaching Emphasis BS 

Chemistry/ Mathematics — Secondary BAE 

Chemistry/Biology— Secondary BAE 

Chemistry/Physics—Secondary BAE 

Chinese Language and Culture 

Earth Science — Secondary BAE 

Earth Science/General Science — Secondary BAE 

Economics/Social Studies BA 

English — Creative Writing Emphasis BA 

English—Literature Emphasis BA 

French with a Teaching Endorsement Option BA 

General Science—Middle Level BAE 

Geography/Social Studies BA 

German with a Teaching Endorsement BA 

History/Social Studies BA 

Japanese with a Teaching Endorsement BA 

Mathematics — Secondary Education BAE 

Music Education P-12 BMus 

Physical Education and Health P-12 BAE 

Physics/Mathematics — Secondary Education BAE  

Political Science/Social Studies BA 

Sociology/Social Studies BA 

Spanish with a Teaching Endorsement BA 

Theatre Arts BA 

Specific information on each program's requirements


Portrait of Quinn Reno

“Wooding’s small class sizes, dedicated professors, and diverse curriculum made me a better educator, while the student-centered approach means I’ve had a real voice in my education.”

Quinn Reno
Education student

The Woodring College of Education vision fosters community relationships and a culture of learning that advances knowledge, embraces diversity, and promotes social justice. Woodring College has had a long-standing commitment to preparing teachers and producing highly capable, effective educators who strive for ambitious goals in teaching; teaching that is ambitious both in its intellectual goals and in its concern for the learning and well-being of all students.


Sample Jobs

Secondary Level (Middle or High School) Teacher

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.