The Secondary Education program prepares candidates to work in the general education classroom at the middle and high school levels.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOLS

Instructors carefully structure and coordinate field experiences, giving students the opportunity to practice several teaching methods that will prepare them for a successful student teaching experience and career. A signature part of the Secondary Education program at Loras is the Professional Development School (PDS). Each Loras student will participate in diverse field experiences in technology-rich public and private schools.
 
Professional Development Schools embrace the concept that certain kinds of learning occur best in the context of real world practice. Candidates learn about teaching and what to teach in the university; they learn how to teach in schools. Similarly some aspects of student learning are best achieved by doing. Professional Development Schools are grounded in this concept and designed to support this kind of learning.” (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education).

Teaching Majors
All Secondary Education candidates are required to have an approved teaching major. These majors include:
  • American Government
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • U.S. History
  • World History

Please note students who pursue a teaching major in American government, U.S. history or world history can also attain an All Social Sciences teaching endorsement with additional course work.
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