Secondary Education

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This concurrent degree program allows you to earn two distinct but complimentary ASU degrees at the same time.

The Bachelor of Arts in Education in Secondary Education degree will prepare you to teach grades 6 – 12. You'll develop a strong theoretical background in a content specialization area of your choosing and will gain the skills and teaching abilities required to successfully teach middle or high school students. This program also offers a full, structured English immersion endorsement to work with English language learners and provides extensive experiences in integrating technology into teaching.

You can apply directly to the concurrent degree program if you choose to pair a BAE in Secondary Education with a BA in Chemistry or a BS in Biological Studies.

Otherwise, after one semester of study at ASU, you can work with an advisor to pair the BAE in Secondary Education with one of many other ASU bachelor's degrees that provide specialization in a secondary education content area. Specializations are typically available in the following areas, depending on campus location: biology, business, chemistry, earth and space sciences, economics, English, geography, history, mathematics, physics, political science, and some foreign languages.


View the course list and time to completion for:

BAE Secondary Education and BA Chemistry

BAE Secondary Education and BS Biological Studies

Program locations

  • Polytechnic
  • Tempe
  • West


This degree qualifies you for an Arizona educator certification in:

Secondary Education, 6–12

You may be required to pass exams required by the state. Learn more from the Arizona Department of Education.

This program may also lead to licensure in other states. Learn more


Qualified educators are in high demand. Your future careers could include:

  • Middle school teacher
  • High school teacher
  • Educator in nonschool settings, like nonprofits or science centers

Professional experiences

As part of the BAE Secondary Education degree, you'll participate in MLFTC Professional Pathways, our suite of internships and residencies that expose you to more ways of teaching and learning. You'll complete two internships where you'll work alongside a qualified lead teacher in a 6 – 12 grade classroom. In your final semester, you will participate in a 15-week student teaching residency.

Paying for college

The cost of attendance varies widely. To get an idea of what you can expect to pay, view ASU’s standard cost of attendance.

There are many ways to reduce your costs, including scholarships and grants just for education students.  Explore your options

Admission requirements

Students are required to meet all applicable ASU admission requirements for first-year studentstransfer students or international students

As a transfer student, you can ensure a positive experience by signing up for an ASU transfer pathway program. Find your path to ASU

Professional licensure

ASU offers programs that lead to professional licensure with the state of Arizona and may allow graduates to be eligible for licensure in other states. Please check the professional licensure list for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to determine if this program meets requirements in your state. Note that not all programs within Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College lead to professional licensure. Contact our enrollment team for more information:

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