The secondary education program prepares teachers who will be highly qualified in their teaching field. Students in the math and biology programs complete the content courses necessary to earn a Bachelor of Arts in their field of study. Students in the history/government program complete the coursework required to earn a Bachelor of Science in history.
Associates degrees from accredited community colleges meet all general education requirements for Newman University. Students with transfer hours should meet with an enrollment advisor at NU to determine their individual plans of study. Upon completion of the general education and content area requirements, the secondary education program consists of three semesters, including the 16 week internship (student teaching) semester.
This program has a solid reputation for turning out teachers who are successful in their professional careers. Our teacher candidates' high placement rate following program completion and their high average scores on teacher licensure examinations are just two indicators of our success. Newman University's undergraduate professional education program trains more elementary and secondary teachers than any other private college or university in Kansas.
The Newman University secondary education program is intended to prepare teachers for a successful career in the classroom. The skills acquired in this program are the same skills valued by employers in a variety of fields. Students in this program learn to create effective written documents, analyze and organize information, make oral presentations and share information effectively with others, and work with a wide variety of people. These skills could be used in a variety of other fields such as sales, office staff positions, political campaign work, and other positions which require effective communication, organization, and personal relations skills.
All students are required to complete the core curriculum of general education classes necessary to earn a baccalaureate degree. These courses consist of composition, speech, mathematics, history, science, psychology, social science, theology, philosophy, and humanities. Students must also complete all the required content courses for the area in which they seek licensure (biology, English, history/government, or mathematics).
The secondary education curriculum consists of a variety of foundation courses, content area coursework and secondary methods courses. After completion of the required course-work in the area in which secondary education students desire licensure, they complete the foundation and methods courses. The final semester is an intensive internship (student teaching) experience.