Secondary Education - General Science 6-12 (Bachelor of Science in Education)

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The Secondary Education – General Science Education program supports the JSU learning-centered mission through the development of highly qualified teachers who are well-prepared to instruct a diverse student population using the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required by professional educators. 
  • Graduates are qualified for a Class B Professional Teaching Certificate in the State of Alabama
    • Successful completion of the General Science Education Program qualifies teacher candidates for certification in Secondary General Science Education (Grades 6-12).
  • The program includes specialized training in the teaching of biology and other sciences at the middle school and high school levels. 

Potential Careers

  • Certified Science Teacher in Graders 6-12,
  • Teach Abroad,
  • Community Educator,
  • Many other careers related to teaching and education,
  • Other careers requiring advanced skills in communication, long- and short-range planning, and professionalism.

Median Annual Salary

Secondary General Science Teacher $52,000
*Average salary provided by World Population Review


Additional Facts

  • Jacksonville State University is one of the top producers of teachers in the state of Alabama.