Secondary Education

Graduates are qualified to teach a variety of subjects

Secondary education programs prepare students to teach core academic subjects in grades 6-12. Graduates are eligible to teach in the following areas:

* Students who hold a degree, or the appropriate coursework in the specific science area, begin the master's in education coursework. Students work on fulfilling both the licensure requirements and their coursework for a master's degree.

In addition to the secondary teaching option, the following majors offer a preK-12 teaching option:

Career Abstract

Secondary school educators are interested in working with teenagers and with a subject they love. In doing so, they help to prepare students for their future roles as citizens and productive members of society.

During the fall of senior year, students take a “block” of 15-18 semester hours of courses in education which includes two placements, one in middle school and one in high school. The block courses are specific to each core academic area. During the spring semester, students complete student teaching and in some content areas a required three-semester-hour education course.


Students apply to the professional education program through the Field Experience Office, (540) 831-5277, during junior year. You must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 in all course work, at Radford University and in your major, passed PRAXIS I, PRAXIS II and VCLA before applying. It is the student’s responsibility to determine required course work in the major and the teacher preparation program.

Meet the Professors


Dr. Ann Mary Roberts

Contact for Secondary Social Studies Education Program


Woods.Daniel smallest

Dr. Dan Woods

Contact for Secondary English Education Program


It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -Albert Einstein


Dr. Ryan Smith

Contact for Secondary Math Education Program


Dr. Kurt Grosshans

Secondary Science Education Instructor and Field Supervisor


Dr. Amanda Bozack 

Contact for Secondary Science Education Program