Secondary Education

There’s nothing like seeing someone have an aha! moment. If you have a passion for a particular subject matter and love sharing your knowledge about it, teaching middle or high school could be an ideal career path. When you study secondary education at Wheaton, you’ll fulfill licensure requirements to teach high school in Massachusetts, while gaining expertise in the content area of your choice. Secondary ed students can major in biology, chemistry, English, French, history, mathematics, or Spanish. Your student-teaching and fieldwork experiences will take you to diverse classrooms across the region, and even abroad.

Secondary Education Major Four Year Plan

Overview of MTEL Requirements for Secondary Education Majors


Additional Details


100% of Secondary Education majors from the past five years have found employment or achieved a service opportunity within six months of graduation *

Recent Graduates

Sample first jobs

  • 9-12 Mathematics Teacher, East Bridgewater Junior/Senior High School
  • English Teacher, Aspen School District
  • Paraeducator, Hingham High School
  • Teacher, Manchester Public Schools
  • Teaching Fellow, Citizen School

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 74% for the classes of 2014-2018


Offered by the Education department.