Secondary Education Degree Program

Many of our students know they have a passion for teaching, and even beyond that, know they would specifically excel while working with students in middle school and high school. If you know you want to teach and have the desire to earn a secondary certification in a more specific field, CMU’s Secondary Education option is the right choice for you.

This degree program leads to Missouri Teaching Certification in grades 9-12.

Secondary Education Degree Program Offerings

This program is offered at the following locations:

Residential Campus

Online Programs

Statewide Centers

About This Program

Through the Secondary Education option, CMU students receive a degree with the option of secondary certification in Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, Instrumental and Vocal Music (K-12), Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education (K-12), Social Science, Special Education (K-12), Speech/Theatre, or Technology/Engineering. Your experience will prepare you for what you can expect while teaching in these specified areas and help you gain the skills needed for professional success. Our program is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

As a CMU Secondary Education major, you will have opportunities to:

  • build an in-demand skill set while taking classes that not only prepare you to be an educator, but also enhance your knowledge in a specific area of study
  • develop workplace skills that allow you to naturally analyze information, answer questions, communicate effectively, develop ideas, hold an audience’s attention, and encourage others to grow and learn
  • participate in hands-on learning through projects, observational and field experiences, and internships
  • become a candidate for employment who is highly desired for your creativity, leadership skills, and teaching abilities
  • receive the preparation needed to earn an advanced degree

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Degrees Available

Other CMU Education Degrees

Admission Requirements

Admission to CMU is selective. Our admission staff carefully reviews and evaluates each application on an individual basis. Please review all requirements prior to applying for admission.

CMU Admission Requirements

After being accepted to CMU, students wishing to pursue a degree in Education must meet the additional requirements for full acceptance into the program.

Education Admission Requirements