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3+1 Middle/Secondary School Education

booksA+ for Early Reading Instruction

Gordon College’s undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program is one of only 15 in the U.S. to earn an A+ by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for its strong commitment to evidence-based reading instruction—an approach used in all of Gordon’s undergraduate and graduate education programs. Read more ➔

Middle and high school teachers have a unique role in education—they are masters in their subject matters and guides through students’ transition to adolescence and eventually college. In the 3+1 middle/secondary school education program, you’ll first earn a degree in the particular academic area of your interest. Once the undergraduate program is complete, you’ll seamlessly transition into an accelerated master’s degree in education to prepare you for Massachusetts licensure (at Gordon’s affordable graduate-level tuition rate). Graduate programs are designed for working professionals, so you can spend your days teaching under a provisional license and evenings or weekends pursuing your degree—meaning you earn a year’s worth of experience and a graduate degree in a year.

Why study middle/secondary education at Gordon?

Gordon goes for 100. Gordon's intensely hands-on approach is just one of the reasons that 100 percent of our graduates promptly secure teaching positions, if they wish. Add in broad liberal arts exposure through your primary for content mastery, and a firm Christian foundation, and you will be holistically prepared to excel as an effective teacher. Gordon’s program is nationally recognized for graduating top-quality teachers and offering one of the best values. The College maintains a close relationship with the New England League of Middle Schools, and will prepare you to teach your subject—and your students—well.

What careers can I pursue through the middle/secondary education program?

Because of Gordon’s strong emphasis on practical classroom experience, you will be highly qualified for an initial Massachusetts teaching license (and comparable license in all 50 states and U.S. territories), and for a wide range of teaching positions across the country and around the globe, including:

  • Public schools 
  • Private schools
  • Christian schools
  • Global missions 

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