The secondary education program prepares secondary education majors to become competent, caring decision makers in the classroom. Students are trained using the most current methods in pedagogy, assessment, and technology instruction.
Students who complete the secondary education program will be eligible for a license which qualifies them to teach at the middle/junior and senior high school levels (grades 5-12). The student completes a teaching major and a sequence of courses in professional education including extensive field experiences. All course work and field internships align with Indiana’s developmental and content standards. Additionally, students complete course work in compliance with a minimum of one set of specific content standards required by the state of Indiana.
The instructional teaching content areas available at Franklin College are:
- English/Language Arts
- Physical Education with Health P-12
- Science: Life Science
- Social Studies: Historical Perspective and Government with one of the following areas: Economics, Psychology, Sociology
Education courses begin in the freshman year, and field experiences in the sophomore year. Field experiences are structured to provide candidates with progressive teaching responsibility each semester prior to full-time student teaching and encompass a variety of grade levels and diversity in both school settings and ability range of students.
Franklin College is accredited by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCATE).