Secondary education

Although LaGrange College does not offer an undergrauate degree in either Middle Grades or Secondary Education, we can help you achieve your goal in becoming a teacher.

Candidates seeking certification in middle or secondary education have several potential pathways.

  • Content Area Bachelor Degree - recommended for all Secondary Education Candidates:

Complete a Bachelor Degree in a chosen academic field (History, Mathematics, English, Biology).  During your junior year, you can begin taking one or more courses from the M.A.T. (Master's in the Art of Teaching) program if you are in good academic standing.  Once you complete your undergraduate degree, you may enroll in the M.A.T. program at LaGrange College.  You will complete your initial certification within 13 months of graduation and enter the field with a Master’s degree. To learn more about this degree, click here.

  • Teaching Minor:

Candidates pursuing the Content Area pathway to middle and secondary certification are highly encouraged to consider minoring in Teaching.  To learn more about this minor, click here.

  • Education Studies Degree:

Complete a Bachelor Degree in Education Studies.  This degree does not offer initial certification; however, candidates are exposed to an Education Studies Core Curriculum and two areas of concentration. During your junior year, you can begin taking one or more courses from the M.A.T. program if you are in good academic standing.  Once you complete your undergraduate degree, you may enroll in the M.A.T. program at LaGrange College.  You will complete your initial certification within 13 months of graduation and enter the field with a Master’s degree.  To learn more about this degree, click here.

Is there a way to earn my Bachelor's and Master's at the same time?

Yes, there is. Undergraduate students who meet the admission requirements for the M.A.T. (passing GACE Program Asmission Assessment or have a combined SAT score of more than 1080 or a combined ACT score of more than 43) and those who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate studies may be eligilbe to take courses in the M.A.T. program after the completion of 90 semester hours. Once accepted, candidates may take one graduate course in each summer semester, then one three-credit graduate course during fall, interim, and spring semesters (if enrolled with 12 undergraduate credits).