Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education

The Department of Teaching & Learning is dedicated to preparing students to excel as Secondary teachers. Students who complete this program will earn a bachelor’s degree and be licensed as a grade 6-12 teacher by the State of Nevada. Students who already have a degree and want to become a Secondary teacher, need to take course work through the teacher licensure program. Every student who intends to receive a degree in Secondary Education from UNLV is required to meet course requirements for a First Teaching Field. Second Teaching fields are optional. Secondary Teaching fields include:

  • Art
  • Biological Science
  • Earth Science
  • English
  • General Science
  • Math
  • Physical Science
  • Social Studies

For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the subject matter that they teach as described in professional and institutional standards.
  • Effectively plan classroom-based instruction utilizing effective instructional practices.
  • Practice evidence-based decision-making through the use of formative and summative assessments as well as the critical interpretation of research and inquiry in order to improve educational practice.
  • Demonstrate understanding of learners and their social, cultural, and language contexts with a global perspective and intentional sensitivity to other cultures.
  • Integrate technology in instruction to support student learning and develop data-driven solutions for instructional and school improvement.

Career Possibilities

Possible career options after receiving this degree:

  • Teacher in a secondary school in public or private institutions
  • Educational content specialist


Program Information