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Secondary Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

If your goal is to teach students in grades seven through 12, the secondary education major will provide strong grounding in one or more content areas, experience in teaching methods, and an introduction to current research in the field.

Faculty in the Department of Teaching and Learning spend as much time in the classrooms and hallways of Nashville’s public schools as they do in the seminar rooms of the college, leading to some of the best-prepared new teachers in the country.

The major in Secondary Education prepares students to teach English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, or the Social Sciences at the secondary school level (grades 7-12). Students complete Liberal Education Core Requirements, the Secondary Education Major, and an Arts and Science major in at least one endorsement field. Secondary Education majors may add an additional endorsement, in any of the above content areas, with appropriate course work. Each endorsement field involves 27-36 hours of course work in the discipline, plus additional field work applying theory into practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Society, the School, and the Teacher
  • Introduction to Classroom Technologies
  • Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools
  • Teaching Science in Secondary Schools

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

You may apply using either the Common Application or the Universal College Application. Select one application method and submit all materials through that method; do not submit both.

  • All required parts of either the Common Application or the Universal College Application.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Standardized Test Results: SAT or ACT with Writing (SAT code: 1871 / ACT code: 4036)
  • Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic if applicable*
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable**

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

We make three important commitments to U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens to ensure that students from many different economic circumstances can enroll at Vanderbilt:

  • First:  Since talent and promise recognize no social, cultural, economic, or geographic boundaries, our admissions process is need-blind for U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens. 
  • Second: Vanderbilt will meet 100% of a family’s demonstrated financial need. 
  • Third:  Financial aid awards do not include loans. Instead of offering need-based loans to undergraduate students, Vanderbilt offers additional grant assistance. This does not involve income bands or "cut-offs" that impact or limit eligibility.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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