The Department of Middle and Secondary Education, in partnership with area schools, prepares teachers to be exemplary professional practitioners and scholars who are strong in their content knowledge as well as in effective research-informed teaching strategies. It is through the preparation of the strongest teachers that we seek to continually improve the quality of life for all in our community.
The Department of Middle and Secondary Education (MISE) offers a wide variety of programs and degrees for those interested in becoming a teacher (initial certification) and for certified teachers wanting to further their education (advanced degrees including Literacy Education). Click the button below to learn more.
The Middle and Secondary Education faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized experts in their content fields. The faculty is committed to pursuing studies and issues that effect education, both locally and nationally, including the nature of pedagogy and learning, and cultural diversity. The research and service conducted by our faculty has helped the department and College establish deep connections within the surrounding community and beyond through its work in curriculum development, content leadership networks, and teacher professional development. Faculty members have authored or co-authored numerous books and publish in the top professional journals in their fields.