Middle School & Secondary Education


As a Middle School Education or Secondary Education major, you will focus on appropriate teaching styles for middle school or secondary school (high school), and you’ll work with
students in a variety of classrooms and informal learning environments.

  • Go to the head of the class and get recruited to teach after graduation as a middle school education or secondary school education teacher.
  • Ninety-eight percent of education majors at TCU pass the Texas teaching certification exams—one of the best pass rates in the state. Get experience in local urban schools or FWISD’s International Newcomer Academy, and/or spend time student-teaching in Canada, Denmark, England, Holland, Chile, Norway, or Sweden.
  • Become competent to teach a variety of students, including those with learning differences and second language learners.

Course Examples by Year


Academic Core Requirements


Academic Core Requirements
Critical Investigation of Teaching
Professional Roles and Responsibilities
Child & Adolescent Development


Education Psychology
Introduction to Educational Technology
Promoting Literacy in the Content Subjects
18-24 hours of courses related to your certification area*


Assessment & Classroom Implementation
Professional Practice Seminar
Student Teaching
15-18 hours of Courses related to your certification area*
Field-Based Experience

*Certification areas include Middle and Secondary English
Language Arts and Reading, Middle and Secondary Social
Studies, Middle School Math and Science, and Secondary
Life Science and Physical Science.

Where Graduates Go

Graduates are highly recruited by public and private schools through career fairs and the College of Education Interview Day. Recruiters from all over the state gather to interview and hire TCU’s education grads.