A Bachelor in Higher Education qualifies students to become secondary school teachers with coursework in education theory and practical experience. Program participants choose areas of concentration that will become the focus of their classes once they are actively teaching in a classroom setting.
What is a Bachelor in Higher Education? This undergraduate degree is designed to give prospective secondary school teachers a foundation in higher education methods, theory and classroom experience. Participants will also explore human growth and development, adolescent psychology and behavior management in order to better understand the perspectives, limitations and conduct of the adolescents in their classrooms. Graduates will possess the educational coursework foundation and the expertise needed to teach in their specialized subject areas. Most institutions require one or two areas of concentration such as English or history.
Students benefit from the higher education program’s curriculum that blends perspectives on education and classroom management with specialized coursework. Graduates are exposed to a variety of teaching methods and theories and gain practical classroom experience through student teaching that allows them to practice what they learn through their studies.
Most programs require a four-year commitment to complete the higher education degree. However, the duration of the program can be different at each institution. Program costs also depend on the institution. Prospective students should check with each institution to learn the time and tuition requirements for their preferred schools.
A Bachelor in Higher Education is a path to a career as a secondary school teacher. Students can expect to complete student teaching requirements and then choose a position at a secondary school that fits their specialized studies area. Graduates will become teachers in subjects based on their specialized studies. Some subject areas require dedicated higher education programs that focus heavily on the subject, such as physical education secondary degrees or higher education programs for music education. Graduates from those programs will most likely find teaching positions that focus solely on those subjects.
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