High School (Grades 8-12)
Our high schools today need teachers who not only are experts in their field of specialization, but who also are committed to understanding the unique emotional and educational needs of teens.
ACU's teacher education program prepares you for both.
We work closely with other departments - such as the sciences, mathematics, English, history and the arts - to see that you get rigorous training in your core academic field. At the same time, you will be prepared to manage a classroom and to build positive supportive relationships with your students. Upon graduation, you will be well qualified to help these teens prepare for their futures academically, socially and emotionally.
Below are fields of specialization and supplemental certificates available for secondary education teachers. Click on the buttons to see sample degree plans and sample schedules.
For more information on these degree plans, or for questions concerning transfer credit, AP credit or CLEP credit, contact Francille Vesel, degree plan specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (325) 674-2128.
High School (Grade 8 through 12)
- English - suited for students who plan to pursue a master's degree in English and teach English at the college level
- English Language Arts - suited for students who plan to pursue a master's degree in Education and continue teaching English at the high school level
- Journalism and Technology Applications
- Life Science
- Physical Science
- Social Studies
Supplemental Certificates in Education
Students interested in Special Education can certify in all levels (age 3 through grade 12), or a special education supplement can be added to any other certification. The ESL (English as a Second Language) supplement can be added to all middle school, high school and all-level certifications.
All-Level (Age 3 - Grade 12) Certification in Education
Students interested in teaching art, music, physical education, Spanish, or theatre arts at the high school level can obtain all-level certification in one of these areas. Visit the All-Levels page for more information about these certifications.