Secondary Education: Agricultural


What is Secondary Education: Agricultural?

Secondary Education is a component of the teaching option within the following majors: Integrative Biology, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemistry, English, Geology, History, Mathematics, and Physics. This minor fulfills state requirements to teach grades 9 through 12 in your chosen content area. As a Secondary Education student, you’ll learn how to plan lessons as well as how to assess students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses, working with them individually to overcome specific learning challenges. If you’re interested in Secondary Education, you’ll apply to one of the majors listed above. Once you’ve completed the majority of your major requirements (usually by the end of your sophomore year), you’ll apply into the Secondary Education minor.

Career Options

  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Teacher
  • High School (Secondary) Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Postsecondary Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Elementary, Middle and High School Principal

Post-Graduation Success1

88% employed or continuing education

62% employed after graduation

26% attending graduate school

$47,120 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Cargill, Monsanto, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Veterinary Medicine, Rush University View All

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Graduation & Retention3

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Annual Program Costs

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