Secondary Education, B.S.

A Secondary Education major at Bemidji State University leads to a Bachelor of Science Degree and Secondary (K-12 or 5-12) Teacher Licensure.


Credits for the secondary education majors vary depending on the subject area selected. Students are advised to complete all Liberal Education courses during their freshman and sophomore years. Recommended Liberal education courses vary depending on the subject area selected.

Students should see their advisor for assistance with planning coursework. Please note that some courses have prerequisites. Also note that some courses are not offered every semester. For more information on required Education courses, see the Secondary Education (5-12) and (K-12) Program of Study.

Areas of Study

Select from the options below to learn more about the academic requirements for each area of study in Secondary Education:

Teacher Licensure Exams

In order to receive your Minnesota teaching license, you must complete coursework, student teaching, and Basic Skills, Pedagogy and Content exams. For information on which tests you should take please view the BSU Teacher Licensure Testing Guide.

FasTrack Secondary Education Initiative

Through BSU’s Office of Extended Learning, we now offer an online/hybrid licensure program that serves students who hold a non-teaching bachelor’s degree and wish to teach at the secondary level. This program meets all the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing & Standards Board requirements.

For more information, visit the FasTrack website or contact the program office at (800) 723-3567.