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Secondary Education Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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  • Phone: (540) 231-6000

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Secondary Education Degree

The secondary education program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University prepares students for a career in teaching both middle and high school, as well as at the university level. The program focuses on teaching grades seven through twelve, depending on the school system and state regulations. Program courses include: comprehensive curriculum on specific/preferred subject matter. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer secondary education degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Secondary Education program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education

  • Description:

    Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.9% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA
      • Total Employment: 360
      • Average Annual Salary: $57,010

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Secondary Education Programs in Virginia

Secondary Education programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

74 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Elementary Education (M)
  • Secondary Education (M)
  • Early Childhood Education (M)
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Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Secondary Education (B)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development (B)
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Saint Pauls College

Lawrenceville, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Elementary Education (B)
  • Middle School Education (B)
  • Secondary Education (B)
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Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Elementary Education (C,B)
  • Middle School Education (C,B)
  • Secondary Education (C,B)
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Marymount University

Arlington, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Elementary Education (M)
  • Secondary Education (M)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development (M)
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Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

84 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Elementary Education (M)
  • Secondary Education (M)
  • Kindergarten and Preschool Education (M)
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Virginia Wesleyan College

Norfolk, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Elementary Education (B)
  • Secondary Education (B)
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels (B)