The Secondary Education Department strives to serve education students by developing team character and ethical poise toward lifelong learning. Secondary Education students receive practical experience in constructive exercises. Professors prepare future professionals with educational engagement, developing creative teaching strategies, and inspiration to pursue life goals. They engage students through applicable training which is directed toward developing strategies used in future teaching situations.
The Secondary Education Program
The Secondary Education program is designed to enhance educational leadership and inspire partnerships while promoting lifelong learning. Endorsements in many areas of study are available.
Iowa has a long history of educational excellence. Penn is a part of that tradition, training teachers for over 135 years.
Graduates of the William Penn Secondary Education program have found success in their field. Recent graduates have been employed at the following schools:
Practicum and Student Teaching
Classroom experience provides preparation in teacher development. Students are required to enhance their teaching qualifications by assisting local teachers in a professional setting. Once their education process is complete, students are than required to teach 5–12 students for 16 week supports. Students practice their organization, and classroom management skills in a professional classroom environment. With hands on experience, education students are ready to begin their careers shortly after completion of education requirements. Recent student teachers have been assigned to the following area school districts:
As one of the oldest buildings on the university campus, Penn Hall has undergone several transformations over the years; both structurally and functionality. Classrooms are located on all four stories, along with administrative offices located on the second level. All classrooms are easily accessible and are equipped with the tools and technology needed for students to be successful.
You will take the following courses as a student in the Secondary Education program:
Students will choose one of the following Secondary Methods and correlating 25 Hr. Field Exp 3
In addition to completing the Secondary Education Professional Core, students will also complete at least one of the following areas:
K-12 Education Majors:
5-12 Education Majors
Endorsement Areas – Can be added to any secondary education Major: