Secondary Education


As a middle school education or secondary education major, you’ll focus on appropriate teaching styles for middle school (grades 4-8) or secondary school (grades 8-12), and you’ll work with students in a number of classroom and informal learning environments.

  • Go to the head of the class and get recruited to teach after graduating as a middle school education or secondary education major.
  • Ninety-nine percent of education majors pass the Texas Certification Exam to teach – one of the best pass rates in the state.
  • Get experience in local urban schools or student teach in Canada, Denmark, England, Holland, Mexico, Norway or Sweden.
  • Experience hands-on learning working with students from around the globe at the International Newcomer Academy through Fort Worth ISD.
  • Become competent to teach a variety of students, including students with special needs and second-language learners.

Course Examples by Year


Academic Core Requirements


Academic Core Requirements
Critical Investigation of Teaching
Introduction to Educational Technology
Child & Adolescent Development


Educational Psychology
Professional Roles & Responsibilities
Promoting Literacy in the Content Subjects
18-24 hours of courses related to your certification area


Effective Teaching & Classroom Implementation
Professional Practice Seminar
Student Teaching
15-18 hours of courses related to your certification area

Certification areas include Business, Computer Science, Dance, French, History, Journalism, Mathematics, Spanish, and Speech.

Where Graduates Go

Graduates are highly recruited by public and private schools through career fairs held on the TCU campus. Recruiters gather from all over the state each year to hire TCU education grads.