Secondary Education @NCC

Who was your favorite high school teacher?  Chances are, it is a person who believed in you, inspired you and helped direct your energy into positive directions. The best teachers leave their mark on us long after we've left their classroom.  If you are ready to transform and shape the lives of students in grades 7-12, NCC's Secondary Education program is for you!

You will develop knowledge and skills that will enable you to effectively teach every type of learner.  The Secondary Education program will prepare you to transfer into a teacher certification program to teach a specific subject (such as English or biology) at the high school level. Students gain experience in public school and young children's classrooms in the very first education course.

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Careers in Secondary Education

The Secondary Education program is designed for students to transfer smoothly into a baccalaureate level teacher education program to pursue teacher certification.  Now is a great time to get a secondary education degree. In Pennsylvania, there is a demand for teachers in grades 7-12, especially in the sciences. Secondary education is one of the most versatile education programs. You might find yourself in a high-energy middle school classroom, or leading thought-provoking discussions in the high school setting. Most of this program can be completed online.

Secondary Education Career Paths

  • High School Teacher Grades 7-12
  • Middle School Teacher Grades 7-8
  • Teaching-related positions in corporations or other sectors
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Degrees We Offer

  • Associate in Arts | 2 years

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"I love it when students realize that they have learned something in my classroom." - Karla Erdman, NCC grad and language arts teacher at Freedom High School, Bethlehem

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