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    Do you enjoy working with young people? Are you a natural mentor? Do you believe that the best way to change the world is to educate the next generation? You should consider a Secondary Education major.

    Secondary Education majors focus on teaching middle and high school students. Typically, they chose areas to specialize in, including English, science, mathematics, special education, PE, music and art. SE majors take multiple education courses such as childhood development, teaching of adolescents, classroom management, proper classroom assessment, and adolescent psychology.

    Useful courses in high school include AP English, foreign language study, communications, world history, and computer science. Also helpful will be any extracurricular experiences working with young people, such as youth coaching or camp counseling. Mentorships with teachers or school counselors can also be instructive.

    SE majors generally find employment with local school districts as middle and high school teachers. They may continue their education to become college professors or school administrators.

    • Vanderbilt University

      Vanderbilt University Save

      2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37240
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      The bookstore apparently does not sell a t-shirt that reads, "Vanderbilt…It Even Sounds Expensive," but it could, because the campus, a registered arboretum, looks like it costs plenty. Great academics, southern charm, SEC football, and the bright lights of Music ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • Washington University in St Louis

      Washington University in St Louis Save

      One Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63130
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      Using Archer Daniels Midland money to offer generous scholarships to National Merit Scholars starting in the early years of rankings 30 years ago, "Wash U"-as most call it—has attracted legions of students who have either fallen just short of the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Northwestern University

      Northwestern University Save

      633 Clark St, Evanston, IL 60208
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      Just north of Chicago on the shore of Lake Michigan—in fact built in part on land reclaimed from the water—Northwestern is to the Big 10 what Vanderbilt is to the SEC: the private university for the best students in the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Boston College

      Boston College Save

      140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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      A Jesuit institution on the far end of the mass transit "T" serving the Boston suburb of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is more university than college. Its enrollment, graduate programs, and commitment to Division I sports—including a colossal football stadium ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

      University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Save

      503 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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      Long regarded as one of the so-called "Public Ivies," Michigan offers everything from the Residential College, a human-scaled liberal arts experience within the context of a major research university, to the "Big House," a football stadium that holds more than ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Bucknell University

      Bucknell University Save

      One Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837
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      "Although it's isolated from "any form of civilization," Bucknell University is the ultimate college experience, according to its students. Here in the "hidden valley," you can have the multiplicity of majors and research opportunities offered by a huge, impersonal state ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Miami

      University of Miami Save

      University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146
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      Located in suburban Coral Gables rather than where parents fear—on South Beach—the University of Miami is a rising star among private universities, in large part due to the unflagging efforts of Donna Shalala. Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin before ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Villanova University

      Villanova University Save

      800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085
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      "A very strong honors program, great colleges of engineering and business, and an all-around "excellent academic experience" lead students at Villanova University to proudly declare their school "the best school in the Northeast." Well-attended daily Masses and somewhat strict dorm ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Alternative, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Newman University

      Newman University Save

      3100 McCormick Ave, Wichita, KS 67213
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      Located in Wichita, KS, Newman University is a liberal arts institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. There are about 2,100 traditional and non-traditional students here, and students say Newman has a friendly and personable atmosphere. For entertainment, check out ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • American University

      American University Save

      4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
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      A test-optional option in the District of Columbia, American is—ironically given its name, but understandably given its location—remarkably international. Located on the edge of DC not far from the embassies and consulates of Massachusetts Avenue NW, the campus is technically ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • LeTourneau University

      LeTourneau University Save

      2100 S Mobberly Ave, Longview, TX 75607
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      LeTourneau University is a Christian school located two hours from Dallas that offers programs in the technological studies, as well as the arts and sciences. About 4000 students are enrolled. The surrounding town of Longview is home to the Great ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated
    • University of Kansas

      University of Kansas Save

      Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 230, Lawrence, KS 66045
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      The University of Kansas boasts first-rate pre-professional schools in architecture and engineering, and is also strong in pharmacy, nursing, journalism, and education. KU's library draws raves, and the are students rate the computer facilities very highly. learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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