Colorado Christian University
Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education
High school classroom.

Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education

Bachelor of Arts | Bachelor of Science

Licensure with Endorsement in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, or Social Studies

Do you remember a teacher who made a major impact on your life? Colorado Christian University’s education programs are designed to help you become a teacher that will impact the next generation of learners. If you are interested in teaching middle or high school students, CCU's Secondary Education Program will provide you with both rigorous academic coursework and practical student teaching experience so that by the time you graduate, you will be ready to handle your own classroom.

Secondary Education students receive over 800 hours of field experience that begin during your first year at CCU. Our professors have extensive teaching experience as well as connections with the local education community, ensuring excellent student teaching placement. Through small class size and a supportive advising process, faculty members build mentoring relationships with you, helping to transform you into an effective educator. Upon graduation, you will receive a bachelor's degree in the subject area you desire to teach and will leave CCU prepared for Secondary Education Licensure in Colorado. If you wish to teach in another state or country, you may pursue a second license for this purpose.

TEACH Grant

Since science education is considered a high-need area, students in CCU's secondary education licensure program with a bachelor's degree in Science may be eligible for the TEACH grant. Learn more on our Financial Aid website.

Secondary Education at CCU

Through integration of faith and learning in every course, you'll be encouraged to explore your role as a Christian in teaching and influencing young people. Participating in the development of middle school and high school students is richly rewarding. These transformational years affect young people in ways that they'll carry with them throughout their lives. CCU will prepare you to be part of that growth process, equipping you with the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective educator and leader in the classroom.

What can you do with a degree in secondary education?

  • Apply for a state licensure in grades 7-12
  • Teach in public, private, charter, Christian, or international schools
  • Education specialization (principal, reading specialist, technology specialist)
  • High school counseling

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Assessment and Action Research
  • Secondary Classroom and Behavior Management
  • Secondary Curriculum and Instruction

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

  • Financial Aid + Scholarships

    In the 2020-21 academic year, 99% of traditional undergraduate students received some form of financial aid, with over $23 million distributed in scholarships and grants.

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