Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education 

The Kennesaw State University Secondary Education degree will prepare you to become a secondary grade (grades 6 – 12) teacher. Once you have completed the degree requirements and state exams for Secondary Education, you’ll receive a Georgia teaching license and be certified to teach grades 6 -12. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from the following concentration areas:


  • Broadfield with Biology Emphasis
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics


KSU secondary education students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face 

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Secondary Education Degree Pathway
degree pathway

Secondary Education Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Choose Your Area Expertise — A secondary education degree from KSU provides you the opportunity to choose the focus of your teaching career. You can select concentrations in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics.

  • Hands-On Learning Experience — Secondary Education degree graduates get the opportunity to experience unique, hands-on learning experiences. You’ll graduate from the program with the tools and skills needed to begin your career.

  • Advocate for Education Resources — Many educational professionals must also learn to advocate for their students’ needs. You will have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to support your students — at the local, state and even national levels.

What can you do with a Secondary Education degree?

A Secondary Education degree focuses on a specialized subject matter (biology, math, chemistry, etc.) and teaching skills. As you progress in your career, you can broaden your expertise in either field or student body (middle to high school). The Secondary Education degree can lead to various professional jobs such as:

  • Adult Literacy or High School Equivalency Diploma Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Principal
  • Superintendent
  • Biology Professor
  • Chemistry Professor

Secondary Education Salary and Career Information

Below are jobs you could pursue with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from KSU.

Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

Double Owl Pathways

Department of Secondary & Middle Grades Education

Kennesaw State University
Department of Secondary & Middle Grades Education
Chantal and Tommy Bagwell Education Building
580 Parliament Garden Way NW, Mail Drop #0122
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: 470-578-6314

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