Secondary Education

Secondary Education Faculty

L. Lennex, S. Riegle

The primary role of secondary education is to serve various departments of the University by offering a professional education curriculum leading to certification (Statement of Eligibility) of teachers for secondary schools.

Professional education coursework is designed to prepare students to demonstrate competency on Kentucky's New Teacher Standards developed through the Education Professional Standards Board. Courses include planned opportunities for students to engage in field experiences to learn to provide for differentiated learning experiences in diverse learning environments.

Students wishing to pursue a teaching certificate in secondary education will be assigned an advisor in their respective major content area. Students need to be aware that general education requirements may differ by content area. For specific program requirements, students need to obtain an official program evaluation from their advisors or the content area department chairs (e.g., Department of English for inquiries about obtaining a secondary teaching certificate in English). General information about the Secondary Education TEPs may be obtained in 801 Ginger Hall in the Teacher Education Services, 606-783-2065, or from the Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education.