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Secondary Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The major in Secondary Education offered by Vanderbilt University prepares students to teach English, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, or the Social Sciences at the secondary school level (grades 7-12).
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Overview

Students complete Liberal Education Core Requirements, the Secondary Education Major offered by Vanderbilt University, 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.

Key facts:

  • Secondary Education majors add a second non-education major, required for licensure as a teacher and adding valuable academic preparation for a wide variety of professional options. Beginning in the freshman year, students visit and observe classrooms in local schools and agencies and in experimental classrooms on campus. These real-classroom experiences, in conjunction with university course work, help students integrate educational theory, research, and classroom practice.
  • Additionally, faculty academic advisors meet with students each semester to monitor and support students' progress through their programs of study. Technology is integrated throughout the programs to support students' learning. Students are paired with experienced first-year advisors to help navigate their initial transition to the college, then linked to faculty advisors whose academic interests overlap the students’ for the remainder of their program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Society, the School, and the Teacher
  • 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.

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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